Public Health Job Opportunities

Public Health Coordinator

Deadline: 11/27/17

The Nebraska Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Program is seeking a Public Health Coordinator to plan, implement, and coordinate (1) pre-diabetes and high blood pressure lifestyle change programs and (2) the engagement of pharmacists in the community to support medication-/self-management for adults with high blood pressure and diabetes. 

Lifestyle change program work is focused on increasing awareness, access, bi-directional referrals between community resources and health systems, and reimbursement for or payment models for 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. In addition, this position will guide collaborative, coordinated work with other chronic disease programs involved directly or indirectly with diabetes program activities.

REQUIREMENT: Bachelors degree or equivalent coursework/training in community health education, biological science, 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.

PREFERRED: Master of Public Health/Community Health, Health Science, or related field. Minimum of 2 years experience in public health/health promotion projects.

OTHER: Valid driver’s license or the ability to provide independent authorized transportation.

KSA: 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. Attention to detail and data collection. Flexibility and ability to readily respond to changing circumstances and priorities in the work environment.

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