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Manager- Public Health

Department: Public Health Services
Location: Houston, TX

Legacy Community Health is a premium, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides comprehensive care to community members regardless of their ability to pay. Our goal is to treat the entire patient while improving their overall wellness and quality of life, in addition to providing free pregnancy tests, HIV/AIDS screening. At Legacy, we empower patients to lead better lives by promoting healthy behaviors and offering resources such as literacy classes, family planning services, and nutrition and weight management information.

Our roots began in 1981 as the Montrose Clinic, with specialization in HIV education, testing, and treatment. Since then, the agency has expanded to 10 clinics in Houston, one in Baytown, two in Beaumont, and one in Deer Park with extensive services that include: Adult primary care, HIV/AIDS care, pediatrics, OB/GYN and maternity, dental, vision and behavioral health. We also service students within KIPP and YES Prep schools. Legacy is committed to driving healthy change in our communities.


Job Description

The Manager is responsible for the long-term operational success, quality, and capacity of public health staff and services in the assigned geographic area. They will lead an inter-disciplinary team of Community Health Workers, Program Coordinators, and Patient Educators along with other staff and volunteers working in the assigned area to achieve the departmental goal of empowering community members and patients with the information they need to promote and protect their health. The Manager will diffuse performance and quality improvement, best practice, standardization, and strategic new initiatives throughout their respective teams.

*Position may be partially or fully funded by grant(s).

Essential Functions

  • Assemble, maintain, and directly supervise an interdisciplinary team of public health staff. Establish accountabilities, provide performance feedback and conduct annual performance reviews, assure demonstration of competencies and ongoing professional growth, and manage disciplinary matters.
  • Guide team members in the effective implementation of core public health strategies including, but limited to: health education and promotion, group and individual-level behavior change interventions, needs assessment, population health screenings, and linkage to care.
  • Perform all administrative functions for the assigned region and team.
  • Work with staff to meet data entry standards of timeliness, completeness, and accuracy in the EHR record and other data systems required by grants. Hold case consults/chart reviews and conduct routine data monitoring.
  • Establish effective working relationships with key Legacy community partners and clinic personnel in the assigned area to ensure the necessary conditions for team success.
  • Read, analyze, and interpret technical information, financial reports, and other documents. Respond to common inquiries or complaints from clients, patients, or partners.
  • Collaborate with marketing on strategies for the assigned area and work with service line leads.
  • Attend operational leadership meetings and problem solve jointly with leadership.
  • Work with Lead staff to provide subject matter expertise to members of the team, coordinate staff development and training, and convene team meetings.
  • Assist with managing program budgets, grants, and contracts for services in the assigned region and to assure that mandatory reporting requirements are completed by deadline.
  • Assist with establishing departmental metrics and standardize processes using public health theory and best practice. Hold staff accountable for adherence to stated performance objectives.
  • Assist with identifying and leading new initiatives (such as new curriculum design and evaluation) and ensure routine content review and updating of the Public Health portfolio.
  • Complete other projects and assignments as assigned.


Education & Training Requirements

  • Bachelorís degree or equivalent in a related field.
  • Relevant certifications preferred or ability to obtain certifications and demonstrate skills within one year after hire.

Work Experience Requirements

A minimum of three (3) years of leadership experience managing practice operations or programs including supervising direct reports; or two (2) years in good standing in a relevant internal Public Health position with progressively responsible job duties including supervising direct report.


  • 9 Holiday + 1 Floating Holiday
  • PTO
  • 403b Retirement Plan
  • Medical / Vision / Dental (if eligible)

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