Public Health Job Opportunities

Community Health Educator/Senior

Deadline: June 5, 2013

Nebraska Reproductive Health at DHHS is seeking an innovative, self-starter that will take the lead role in coordinating and providing administrative, clinical, and financial training for staff at federally funded public health clinics across Nebraska. Key to this position is analyzing retrospective data, studying trends, and conducting assessments to analyze need and evaluate programs.

Plans, directs and executes community health education and health promotion activities, research objects and programs to meet state and national goals and objectives. Formulates annual training plans and prepares reports for agency administrators and community groups in compliance with agency budget allocation procedures and policy. Compares established program plans and objectives with information pertinent to program accomplishments and results to evaluate programs and make recommendations for program revisions. This will include analysis of Nebraska Family Planning Annual Report Data to further the long term program planning and vision for service delivery statewide. Interprets agency, Federal, state, and local rules, regulations, and guidelines to provide information and answer questions for agency staff and the general public. Writes project proposals and applications to obtain Federal grant funding for community health education projects. Evaluates education and training sessions received from feedback and recommends / implements revisions as warranted to ensure the participants’ needs have been fulfilled. Other projects and responsibilities that are related to the overall promotion and delivery of reproductive health education/services across the State of Nebraska as identified.

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent coursework/training in community health education, biological science, adult/continuing education or related field AND experience in public/community health education activities with responsibility for: developing, evaluating, and leading health education program activities; assessing health needs; writing and designing educational and informational material, training aids, and presentations; preparing grant proposals; or planning and leading group sessions. Related experience may substitute for a Bachelor’s degree on a year-for-year basis. 

Knowledge of: the theory and practice of health education; the sources of information concerning community, financial, physical, and human/health services; principles and practices of instruction and learning; practices of budgeting; the techniques of preparing requests for grant proposals, applications and contracts; principles and techniques of program evaluation; biological and behavioral/social sciences pertinent to community health education. Ability to: design, layout, and use educational and informational material; interpret agency, federal, State, and local rules, guidelines, policies and procedures pertinent to community health education; develop and conduct needs assessments, feasibility studies, and evaluations; communicate with individuals and groups to consult on the development and implementation of a community health education program; prepare reports; plan and organize a community health education plan.


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