Western Healthcare Coalition (HCC) Readiness and Response Specialist
Fully Remote MT

Do you live in Western Montana? Are you someone who has a desire to help Montana’s healthcare organizations, providers and their partners plan, prepare, respond, and recover from emergencies in your community?  

This position will serve as the planning coordinator and plan developer for the Regional Healthcare Coalition of Western Montana. Duties will include engaging key stakeholders and coordinating the development of preparedness and response planning needs with the goal of creating an effective and coordinated response among healthcare system partners. This position will support the continuous development of a comprehensive training, exercise, and performance improvement cycle that includes the participating hospitals, EMS, public health, emergency management partners, and all other ESF8 partners. Responsible for the planning process including; identifying planning gaps, developing plans, implementing plans, evaluating plans and plan improvements and revisions.


Program Management

· Work with other Regional Healthcare Coalition staff and DPHHS to develop training and support to improve regional healthcare coalition preparedness, response, and recovery effectiveness utilizing plans, identified gaps, and recommendations from the ESF8 Advisory Council.

·  Lead Regional Executive Committee meetings to include: scheduling meetings, developing agenda, presentations, required materials, present budget, and distribution of materials to the executive committee per each region’s bylaws, as well as hosting the meeting if the chair or co-chair is not available and other tasks as requested.

· Complete the specific region’s Coalition Assessment Tool (CAT) with input from the respective Executive Committee members and/or complete on their behalf and report out to all partners. 

· Complete respective coalition’s Hazard Vulnerability Assessment (HVA) and, when requested, assist members of the coalition in completing their HVA and reviewing plans and processes.

Outreach and Engagement

· Participate in coalition members’ training, exercises, and assist with After-Action Report and Improvement Plans (AAR/IP). 

Data and Information Management

· Provide training and assistance on the implementation and use of all Juvare platforms and any other platforms that may become available to the healthcare coalitions, and provide situational awareness to all ESF8 partners.



· Minimum of an Associate’s degree in a health-related field or four (4) years of experience in a rural hospital, emergency preparedness, or public health organization or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

· Up-to-date knowledge and experience working with database management software such as EXCEL or Access. Prior experience in program management, public speaking, and planning, organization of professional meetings/conferences desired.

· Competitive applicants should have or obtain within one year the following: applicable Juvare platforms, Microsoft Office Products, Knowledge of Healthcare Coalitions, FEMA Courses; IS100, IS120, IS130, IS200, IS235, IS700, IS800.

· Upon hire, applicant is encouraged to obtain the following: FRAME, HSEP, HERT, HCL, and HID and obtain credentials in BDLS, ADLS, CHEC.

Travel Requirement:   

Intermittent travel is required; the position functions out of the office at association events/other meetings approximately 1-2 times/month (for 2-5 days), with additional travel as needed. Montana driver’s license is required with the ability to drive across the state by car.

Must live in one of the following counties:

  • Lincoln
  • Flathead
  • Sanders
  • Lake
  • Mineral
  • Missoula
  • Ravalli
  • Granite
  • Powell
  • Deer Lodge
  • Siver Bow
  • Beaverhead



  • Employer PAID medical, dental and vision insurance for employee
  • Employer contribution to Health Savings Account (HSA) or Montana Medical Savings Account (MSA)
  • Flex Savings account
  • 401(k)
  • Very generous 401(k) contribution after 2 years of employment
  • Employer PAID Life Insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 7 Paid holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program


Salary Description
$47,000- $58,000 per year