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Community Health Programs Consultant

Resp & Qualifications

The Community Health Programs Consultant expands and strengthens community-based programs and services within defined  geographies using a public health lens to achieve collective impact.


Establishes, articulates, documents, and monitors appropriate program goals, objectives, outcomes and milestones for new initiatives and ongoing programs that measurably eliminate health disparities, address social determinants, and reduce total cost of care. Leads program development and implementation to ensure that both are consistent with the strategic direction.

Prepares and manages operating budget, supporting routine reporting, projections, and strategic planning for place-based Community Health investments

Cultivates and maintains positive relationships with the diverse array of collaborative partners needed to support strong programs and outcomes including but not limited to peer funders, nonprofit organizations, county agencies, clinicians, consultants, educational institutions, philanthropy and the community at large.

Synthesize key insights from measurement and evaluation activities and create the intellectual capital (e.g., white papers, journal articles) that positions CareFirst as a thought leader in addressing social determinants of health and reductions in total cost of care.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
Education Details: Business, healthcare, public health or a related field
Experience: 8 years experience in consulting, corporate social responsibility or community health related program management

In Lieu of Education

In lieu of a Bachelor's degree, an additional 4 years of relevant work experience is required in addition to the required work experience.

Preferred Qualifications
Master's degree preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) Proficiency
Demonstrated ability to influence stakeholders at all levels, communicating effectively to build consensus and achieve collective impact Advanced
Experience evaluating community needs and developing recommendations for short and long term prevention, policy, or system strategies that address the root causes of social determinants of health Advanced
Effective organization and project management skills, including the ability to analyze data and track budgets Advanced

Additional Skills and Abilities

The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes him/her ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on Federal health care programs. Must be able to effectively work in a fast-paced environment with frequently changing priorities, deadlines, and workloads that can be variable for long periods of time. Must be able to meet established deadlines and handle multiple customer service demands from internal and external customers, within set expectations for service excellence. Must be able to effectively communicate and provide positive customer service to every internal and external customer, including customers who may be demanding or otherwise challenging.


Equal Employment Opportunity

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) employer.  It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Hire Range Disclaimer

Actual salary will be based on relevant job experience and work history.

Where To Apply

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Closing Date

Please apply before: 3.7.21

Federal Disc/Physical Demand

Note:  The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes him/her ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on Federal health care programs.


The associate is primarily seated while performing the duties of the position.  Occasional walking or standing is required.  The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects.  The associate must frequently talk and hear.  Weights up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted.

Sponsorship in US

Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Sponsorship

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