Health Education Coordinator-Temporary

Nevada County, CA
February 20, 2021
Grass Valley, CA
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Definition and Class Characteristics Nevada County's Public Health Department is currently recruiting a
temporary, part-time Health Education Coordinator

The Public Health Department promotes the health of the our community through varied programs. From control of communicable disease, to coordination of the response to health emergencies, to individual case management, to primary prevention of disease and wellness promotion. Come join our dynamic, professional team committed to keeping Nevada County's residents safe and healthy!

The Health Education Coordinator is a position that develops, coordinates, and implements phases of health education programs and prevention programs in our department. This particular position will provide coordination and leadership to the CalFresh Healthy Living (CFHL) program, which works to support healthy, active, and nourished lifestyles for Nevada County residents. Current initiatives include supporting organizations working on impacting food insecurity, physical activity in schools and other prioritized populations, providing education to prioritized populations, and collaborating with other primary prevention programs within the department. Responsibilities include building connections and partnerships with community partners, implementation of grant activities and periodic reports, planning and implementing relevant community messaging, meeting reporting deadlines, coordination of staff and subcontractors, attending program-related coalition meetings and trainings, and performing related work as required. An enthusiasm for the goals of the program is a must.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Hold the equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Public or Community Health Education or a related field; Master's degree is preferred.
  • Have a minimum of two years of experience directing or providing staff support to a health education program.
  • Bring value to a strong, engaged team whose mission is to prevent disease, promote and support optimal health and wellness, and protect the community against disasters.
  • Participate in and be committed to the department's ongoing work towards diversity, inclusion, and equity.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, and have the ability to adapt their communication style to meet the needs of both internal and external customers.
  • Work independently, able to prioritize work and remain flexible when priorities shift.
  • Be a detail-oriented self-starter who can apply critical thinking skills to daily work and special projects.
  • Be software/system intuitive.
  • Possess strong Microsoft Office Suite skills, especially Excel and Word.

Why Nevada County? Our leadership values employee development and engagement, promotes open and transparent communication, sets us up to be a high-performing organization, and recognizes our contributions. Our leadership connects with the community, listens to them, and provides meaningful programming to keep us safe and healthy!

This position is temporary, part-time. A temporary, part-time employee works on average 20 hours but not more than 29 hours per week, for a maximum of 1000 hours per fiscal year. Temporary employees earn sick leave, but do not earn other vacation or holiday pay, and are not eligible for medical, dental, or vision benefits, or CalPERS.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Read the full job description here.Closing Date/Time: 3/12/2021 5:00 PM Pacific

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