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GSE is accepting applications for a Health and Wellness Coordinator

Garden State Equality is seeking a Health and Wellness Coordinator to manage, with supervision and assistance of the Director of Programs, Garden State Equality’s Map & Expand LGBT Health in NJ project. The Health and Wellness Coordinator will also be responsible for coordinating GSE’s Pledge and Protect LGBT Seniors project, and will work with the Director of Programs on winning transition-related health insurance coverage throughout the state of New Jersey.

Garden State Equality is seeking a Health and Wellness Coordinator to manage, with supervision and assistance of the Director of Programs, Garden State Equality’s Map & Expand LGBT Health in NJ project. The Health and Wellness Coordinator will also be responsible for coordinating GSE’s Pledge and Protect LGBT Seniors project, and will work with the Director of Programs on winning transition-related health insurance coverage throughout the state of New Jersey.

Responsibilities
Conducting research to create a comprehensive listing of medical providers in NJ that are clinically and culturally competent to work with LGBT people. This includes finding out which medical providers practicing in the state of NJ have LGBT clinical and/or cultural competence, and where they are, for the eventual goal of expanding LGBT clinically and culturally competent health services; determining curriculum, degree, and licensing requirements of NJ-based medical schools, and interviewing medical school officials and students to determine the extent to which medical schooling in the state helps or harms the cause of expanding LGBT cultural and clinical competency, and to think of eventual interventions for expanding clinical and cultural competency; meeting with medical professionals, experts, and community members to gather information about medical providers that meet the target specifications; and meeting with a larger project team to report on preliminary findings and plan next steps of the project.
Developing and deliver trainings in LGBT cultural and clinical competency for health care professionals and hospital systems, as well as for senior services, health care workers and systems serving seniors, and for senior housing programs.
Attending meetings with the Director of Programs in service of supporting the fight for transition-related care. Working with the Director of Programs to urge the Department of Banking and Insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare, and the State Health Benefits Program to remove exclusions in coverage so that all health insurance in New Jersey covers transition-related expenses for transgender people.
Grant reporting with support from the agency grant writer to include compiling program data, outputs, outcomes and contribute to narrative drafts to satisfy grant benchmarks; the Health and Wellness Coordinator may be asked to conduct research which supports new proposals.
Writing reports on findings for other project team members – eventually Map & Expand data will be shared online (www.mapandexpand.com) this position is responsible for providing the information for the map.
Protest and media work – the Health and Wellness Coordinator will work with the Executive Director and the Director of Programs to identify health care providers and hospital systems, senior housing developments, and government policy makers who are discriminating against LGBT people, are recalcitrant in removing illegal insurance exclusions for transition-related care, or resistant to becoming LGBT culturally competent. Together with the Executive Director and Director of Programs the Health and Wellness Coordinator will develop strategies to resolve these situations. This can include but is not limited to organizing protests, working with media, and/or legal to mount successful challenges.

Skill requirements:
•Bachelor’s degree in healthcare related field, Master’s in Public Health or related field preferred.
•Strong analytic skills
•Strong interpersonal skills, including a good sense of humor, and easygoing relations with colleagues
•Impeccable verbal and written communication skills
•Public speaking skills
•Strong collaborative skills
•Must form strong connections throughout the state of New Jersey with medical providers, community members, and other experts
•Background in public health, health services, or health education with a working knowledge of health access issues which effect the LGBT population
•Thorough understanding of Microsoft Office and Google Drive
•Knowledge of LGBT movement dynamics and ability to take action regarding those dynamics so that GSE is consistently recognized as a leading organization
•A strong commitment to the mission of Garden State Equality

Garden State Equality offers a competitive salary and benefits package. To apply please email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to potenza@gardenstateequality.org