Public Health Job Opportunities

Community Health Educator–Senior

Deadline: September 11, 2014

NE DHHS is seeking a Community Health Educator, who will serve under the administrative direction of the Program Manager for the Tobacco Free Nebraska (TFN program within the Division of Public Health, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (NDHHS). The position works cooperatively within the TFN team to achieve tobacco goals/objectives for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Smoking and Health grant.

EXAMPLES of WORK: Provide technical assistance to local communities and sub grantees on tobacco prevention and control best practices. Plan, direct, and oversee tobacco initiatives and programs related to increasing tobacco cessation in Nebraska including but not limited to the oversight of the Nebraska Tobacco Quitline, increasing referrals, dissemination of call data, development of materials and completion of associated reports. Plan, direct, and oversee tobacco initiatives and programs related to reducing tobacco related health disparities, including oversight of contracts, grant proposals and reports, and providing technical assistance. Develop and maintain effective relationships/partnerships with internal and external partners and works in collaboration with these partners and others toward the achievement of the grant goals and strategies. Responsible for representing the Nebraska tobacco program among national and state partners and providing responses to requests from these organizations as needed. Assist in preparing grant applications, budgets and progress reports. Develops contracts and sub-grants, and monitors such sub-recipients to ensure they are following federal and agency guidelines, and ensure work is completed according to scope of work. Plan, organize, prepare, and distribute information, educational materials, and training sessions on best practices in tobacco control and prevention. Must be a team player and able to balance needs, requirements, work load, etc. for multiple projects. Must be self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision.

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.

PREFERRED: Bachelor’s degree and / or Master’s degree in public or community health or related field. Minimum of three years of experience working in public or community health.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of program planning, implementation and evaluation including the assessment of goals and measurement of programmatic achievement. Ability to demonstrate competence in group facilitation, collaboration and partnership development. Skill in teaching, guiding and working with others. Ability to design, layout and use educational and informational material. Organization and operations of local governments and community organizations; Strong communication, time and priority management skills, planning, problem solving and decision making skills. Skill in word processing, spreadsheets, databases and applications. Ability to interpret agency, federal, state and local rules, guidelines, policies and procedures pertinent to tobacco and possess strong leadership skills.

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