Through government-to-government relationships and a broad array of strategic partnerships, the Department of Health advances equity and innovation to improve the health of people in Washington state.
The mission of the Office of Strategic Partnerships (OSP) is to shape, support and strengthen partnerships. As leaders, we:
Empower our internal partners with guidance, resources and connections, and work to align and propel agency engagement efforts.
Develop and enhance mutually beneficial external relationships in support of agency/system goals and priorities.
We value innovation and work cross-agency and cross-system to develop/co-create new opportunities for engagement and shared resources. We seek new ways to support the agency and broader system through our partnerships, and to help define and achieve priorities through our engagement efforts.
Reporting to the Director of Strategic Engagement & Planning, as the Virtual Engagement Specialist (MA3), you will support new and ongoing internal/external virtual engagement and outreach initiatives. You will serve as an internal connector, helping to align partnership and relationship development initiatives to agency strategic priorities. You’ll work closely with OSP directors, and with staff at all levels across the agency. The position also interacts with external partners.
The position assists the Department of Health in fulfilling its mission of improving the health of all people in our state through the coordination and support of DOH staff working with Governmental Public Health System, Academic (colleges, universities, technical schools, and K-12) and business community partners.
The duty station for this position is in Tumwater, WA. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, telework (mobile-work) is currently expected. When approved to return, the incumbent is expected to report to the duty station for work activities. Partial telecommuting may be an option subject to supervisory approval. It is anticipated that the incumbent would be expected to report to the Tumwater duty station for work activities 3 times monthly.
Option 1: Three (3) or more years of experience developing communications or partner engagement plans and guidance in a health services program, public health, or other public service similar setting.
Option 2: A bachelor’s degree or higher in communications, public health, health care administration, public or business administration; AND two (2) or more years of experience developing communications plans in a health services program, public health, or another similar setting.
One (1) or more years of customer service experience which includes:
Partner engagement/relations experience.
Experience working with diverse groups of partners/populations.
One (1) or more years of experience with virtual content development and user experience which includes effectively working with a content management system such as Drupal.
Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide information to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies. To accomplish all of these, we collaborate with many partners every day.
We help ensure a safer and healthier Washington by:
Working to improve health through disease and injury prevention, immunization, and newborn screening
Providing health and safety information, education and training so people can make healthy choices
Promoting a health and wellness system where we live, learn, work, play and worship
Addressing environmental health hazards associated with drinking water, food, air quality and pesticide exposure
Protecting you and your family by licensing healthcare professionals, investigating disease outbreaks and preparing for emergencies