Community Outreach Coordinator

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Counsellor Education, Health & Medicine, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Physical Education, Other Health & Medicine, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Type
Part Time

Posting Details

Job Code/Title 80244 - H - Sr Coordinator CE 1 Position Number HU1542 Working Title Community Outreach Coordinator Department Center On Health Disparities Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Recruitment Pool All Applicants Anticipated Hiring Range $20.00 - $26.00 per hour Campus MCV Campus Position Type Hourly Hours/Week 20-29 Normal work days Normal work hours Job Category Miscellaneous Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No Is any portion of this position grant-funded? No Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Description of the Job
Health Promotion & Education

  • Develop and deliver health educational presentations, workshops and group sessions to target populations in the community

  • Conduct health education in-person and/or virtually with culturally and linguistically appropriate content

  • Lead curriculum-based programming for patients and community members

  • Build individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as, community education, learning webinars, and training opportunities

  • Take part in community activities designed to allow target populations to access prevention information

  • Serve as an ongoing resource for patients and community members in relation to their health goals

Community Engagement

  • Maintain databases, mailing lists, community contacts and other information to ensure cooperative working relationships with agencies and community partners interested in health education

  • Document activities and records information such as presentations conducted, persons assisted, and health assessments completed

  • Collaborate with health specialists and civic groups to assess health needs and goals for meeting those needs

  • Conduct activities to identify interest and needs (ex. public health surveys)

  • Other duties as assigned
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing education, health education, community health, public health, health sciences, human services, or other related field OR equivalent education and experience

  • Two (2) years of direct health education experience or community engagement experience

  • Experience in minority health research and working with Black and Latino populations is required.

  • Has reliable transportation to travel within Virginia

  • Displays strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary environment

  • Ability to learn quickly and grasp biomedical and research terminologies

  • Experience in disseminating information in scientific and public gatherings

  • Capability to train in all aspects required to effectively perform the duties associated with this position, including human subjects protection

  • Ability to work with culturally and linguistically diverse populations

  • Excellent presentation, communication and facilitation skills

  • Well versed in specific health education and/or health industry trends

  • Ability to coordinate with multiple disciplines within the health center and community organizations

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and virtual applications such as (Zoom, Google Meets, MS Teams, etc.)

  • Exceptional patient engagement and patient experience skills.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing with multiple levels within the organization

  • Excellent grammar, spelling and interpersonal skills.

  • Available for extended hours, occasional evenings and weekends

  • Ability to lift 20 pounds regularly (30-50 pounds occassionaly)

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree
  • Bilingual

Job Open Date 07/20/2021 Remove from posting on or before Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete Application Additional Information Quick Link Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please briefly describe your experience conducting research in a community setting.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Briefly describe your experience with Boards, community organizations and citizen committees.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
Optional Documents

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