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Community Engagement & Health Equity Specialist

University of North Carolina, Wilmington
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 30, 2022
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University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

A public institution with over 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to- BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.

The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.


CHHS - Dean's Office - 31500

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Working Title

Community Engagement & Health Equity Specialist

Job Title

Program Associate III

Temp Position Type

SHRA Temporary

Job Category


FLSA for Position


Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The key duties and primary responsibilities of the CE & HE Specialist include:
  • Participating in required workshops (Fridays, 2:00PM–3:00PM but are subject to change), meetings, and community engagement events to enhance leadership and community engagement skills and to build a sense of community among Fellows and staff.
  • Identifying topic areas, planning, and implementation of workshops which includes: producing visuals to pair with Bonner lessons, drafting scripts to pair with lessons, meeting with HEBF co-facilitator to co-plan for workshops, scheduling guest speakers, scheduling off-campus activities, assisting in coordinating one-off volunteer opportunities on or off campus, assisting in coordinating/scheduling a spring service trip, and attending the service trip.
  • Assisting in the development, implementation, analysis, and report development for HEBF assessments and CE event evaluation.
  • Assisting in marketing and recruitment efforts for the Health Equity Bonner Fellowship. Responsible for monitoring and utilizing program systems for hourly tracking, communication, and tasks.
  • Assisting in quality improvement for the Health Equity Bonner Fellowship.
  • Communicating and networking with the Bonner Network to propose improvements and share best practices.
  • Providing administrative support to the CHHS Community Engagement Team. This includes but is not limited to program and event planning, meeting scheduling and notetaking; internal and external communications; research and fact-finding; presentation, and report development.
  • Assisting with other projects and administrative tasks as needed.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

The successful candidate must meet the following requirements:
  • A history of volunteer service and community engagement
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, Etc.)
  • Experience working in an academic setting
  • Experience working in a public-facing or customer service role
Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience
  • Experience working in an office environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize competing tasks
  • An interest in improving health equity
  • Ability to interact with diverse groups and respect different opinions and experiences.
  • A desire to learn more about your community
  • Ability to work individually and in teams to reach a common goal
  • Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
  • Experience in service-learning, community service, and/or social justice activities
  • Strong desire to develop personal and professional leadership
  • Willingness and desire to learn and practice service-learning theory
  • Desire to work in a leadership position
  • Ability to take initiative for own work responsibilities
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to act and make decisions independently when needed
Required Certifications or Licensure

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

College/School Information

Work Hours

8:00AM- 5:00PM

Work Days

Monday - Friday

Hours Per Week


Type of Position

Anticipated Hiring Range


Special Instructions to Applicants

Physical Requirements/Work Environment:
  • Ability to lift up to 15 lbs
  • Ability to work outside if needed
  • This is primarily an office-based position but will require some travel to community partner sites, meetings, and conferences (as funding allows).
Please note, this is a temporary position. The length of the assignment will be based on department need with the possibility of continuation. Temporary assignments cannot exceed 11 consecutive months without a full 31-day break from employment. Employees in temporary positions are not considered permanent state employees and do not earn leave. Temporary employees are subject to the Affordable Care Act guidelines. For more info/to apply visit Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.

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EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington ( UNCW ), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Eligibility for Employment

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. UNC Wilmington participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Number of Openings

Single Incumbent
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