The Chronic Disease Prevention and Control program (DHHS Division of Public Health, Health Promotion Unit) is hiring a Lifestyle Change Program Coordinator to plan, implement, coordinate and evaluate all pre-diabetes and high blood pressure lifestyle change program activities under two CDC grants. Work is focused on increasing awareness, access, bi-directional referrals between community resources and health systems, and reimbursement for pre-diabetes and high blood pressure lifestyle change programs. Write grant applications, work plans, budget, annual reports and other documentation required by grantors. Assist in the design, implementation, and monitoring of program evaluation and performance measures to assess progress toward grant/program goals and objectives. Assist in the development of requests for grant proposal for local health departments, review grant applications and quarterly/annual reports, and provide technical assistance to grantees. Assist in monitoring, assessing, and evaluating contractor/sub-awardee activities to assure work is completed. Engage internal and external program partners to determine assets, deficits, resources, and gaps. Facilitate collaborative relationships with appropriate agencies, state, and community organizations and other coalitions to effectively implement goals of the Chronic Disease Prevention & Control Program. Interprets agency, Federal, state, and local guidelines to provide information and answer questions for agency staff, local health departments, program partners, and the general public. This position does require some day travel and occasional overnight travel. Driving is required.
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: Master of Public Health. Certification from CDC-recognized Diabetes Prevention Program as a lifestyle coach. Trained in Technology of Participation (ToP) facilitation methods. Minimum of 2 years experience in public health/health promotion projects focused on lifestyle change programs, physical activity, and/or nutrition.
OTHER: Valid driver’s license or the ability to provide independent authorized transportation.
Knowledge of the requirements and payment mechanisms for the National Diabetes Prevention Program, principles and practices of program planning, implementation and evaluation including the assessment of goals and measurement of programmatic achievements. Ability to demonstrate competence in group facilitation, collaboration and partnership development. Skills 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, spreadsheet, databases and applications. 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.
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