IHP Project Coordinator – Health Sciences and Social Work
The Project Coordinator is funded by the Immokalee Health Project (IHP) is program in Immokalee by the Southwest Florida Community Foundation and directed by faculty from the Department of Health Sciences and Social Work at Florida Gulf Coast University. The purpose of the IHP is to enhance the well-being of Latinos/as and Haitians in Immokalee, Florida by increasing health literacy and promoting participants’ knowledge and care of existing physical health conditions.
Typical duties include but are not limited to:
- Develop action plans to ensure project is on time, on budget, and meets all required deliverables and reporting.
- Assist with the development and implementation of effective communication strategies to disseminate public health information to the community, health departments, and other entities as needed.
- Coordinate workshops and screenings locations.
- Enroll participants to attend 15 workshops between April and October 2020.
- Conducts six-month evaluation of workshop participants to gather relevant information about best practices in teaching care of existing physical health conditions.
- Facilitates two-hour workshops and create environment that allow civil dialogue and input from all participants.
Additional Job Description
Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in health, public health, or community health. Familiarity with the Latino and Haitian communities located in Immokalee. Valid driver’s license and own transportation. Creole and/or Spanish language proficiency. Collaborative IRB Training Initiative Program CITI training or complete within 30 days of hire. Preferred Qualifications: Certification in health education (CHES). Some experience in program/project coordination. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Knowledge of health prevention.
- Knowledge of Latino and Haitian cultures.
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
- Strong organizational skills and an ability to prioritize and complete projects within deadlines.
- Skill in giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting.
- Ability to work successfully as both a member of a team and independently with minimal supervision.
- Ability to collect, analyze, organize and present information in a meaningful manner.
- Ability to interact in a professional manner with a diverse group of staff, faculty, students, and the community.
- Promote a common purpose consistent with stated University goals and demonstrate a commitment to students and the learning environment.
- Possess the knowledge of general written standards and procedures utilized, and have the ability to read, interpret, and follow procedural and policy manual related to the job tasks.
- Demonstrate the ability to respond to supervision, guidance and direction in a positive, receptive manner and in accordance with stated policies.
- Provide quality customer service by creating a welcoming and supportive environment.
- Present a professional image in word, action and attire.
- Demonstrate professionalism in dealing with a diverse population while understanding and respecting each other’s view of the world, personalities and working styles.
- Apply effective techniques to create working relationships with others to achieve common goals; successfully communicates and collaborates with others to achieve goals.
- Demonstrate skills necessary to look at situations and processes critically to make recommendations for improvement.
FGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.
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