- - Government - Community Health
- Sault Ste. Marie, MI, USA
- Full Time
The Project Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operations of grant activities under the direction of the Health and Wellness Grant Manager. This position is responsible for working with the Health Education management team to plan, organize, implement and evaluate programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies and environments. The Project Coordinator will serve as a member of the management team and oversee implementation of the grant work plan. The Project Coordinator will communicate with Health Educators, Leadership Team, partnering agencies and Evaluators while striving to meet the goals of the grant project. The Project Coordinator will oversee contractual work and collaborate with the management team to ensure all necessary reporting and documentation is submitted to grantor.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
- Promotes and initiates community collaboration: develops coalitions, recruits coalition members, facilitates meetings, brings group to consensus, and works with community partners.
- Conducts needs assessments, participates in strategic planning, develops grant work plan, and ensures project implementation and evaluation.
- Utilizes assessment results to carry out and/or revise project goals and objectives, inform the planning process, identify desired outcomes and assess resources needed to achieve objectives.
- Implements evidence-based strategies to bring about population-based policy, systems and environmental changes to prevent chronic disease.
- Oversees day to day implementation of grant activities and regularly reports progress to the Health and Wellness Program Manager.
- Writes reports, drafts press releases, and collaborates on writing grant proposals.
- Develops media materials: newsletters, TV (Television) and radio PSAs (Public Service Announcements), brochures and fact sheets.
- Develops and conducts educational presentations to local government officials, Tribal decision-makers, school board members and other community groups.
- Responsible for working with partner organizations, assisting the project evaluators in the data collection and information related to project outcomes.
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
- Prepare and present at National Conferences /Meetings as requested by grantor.
- All other job related duties as assigned.
Education: High School diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor's Degree in Health Education/Community Health, Public Health, Health Science or health related field required. Master's degree or Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) Certification preferred.
Experience: Minimum 4 years of experience in grant project coordination required. A minimum of four years' experience in community building and organizing partnerships to implement evidence -based strategies to bring about population based policy, systems, and environmental changes to prevent chronic disease.
Certification/License: Will be required to undergo and successfully pass a background check. Must maintain a good moral character standing. Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities: Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal required. Must be able to establish and maintain effective communication with co-workers, supervisors and the general public. Must have leadership skills with ability to facilitate community coalitions. Excellent organization skills: organizing work, prioritizing tasks and managing time with demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously required. Must be able to be sensitive to the cultural dimensions of health education in Native American communities. Knowledge of national, state and local health education resources preferred. Must be able to use word processing, spreadsheet and data base software. Must be flexible and available to work various shifts. Must be able to work with minimal supervision. Must maintain confidentiality. Native American preferred.