Part Time

Program Assistant (work-study for UNM student) at Community Outreach and Patient Empowerment (COPE)

Fields: indigenous, health, food justice, outreach, Navajo

Location: Gallup, New Mexico

About the Organization: COPE is a Partners In Health sister organization and a 501c3 non-profit entity based in Gallup NM. COPE’s vision is to eliminate health disparities and improve the wellbeing of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

The three areas of strategic focus for COPE’s work are:

  1. Improve health care delivery to Native families through community-based outreach by community health workers;
  2. Increasing access to healthy foods and promoting food sovereignty in tribal communities;
  3. Strengthening local capacity and partnerships to bring about system-level change.
  • About the Position: The program assistant’s primary responsibilities will be:
    • Administrative and logistical support (60%)
      Assistance with program activities and events (10%)
      Communications, dissemination and external stakeholder engagement (10%)
      Perform other duties as required including, as allowed, support to other / general COPE activities (20%)

    Special Requirements/Qualifications:

    • Enrolled in a degree seeking program at UNM, Enrolled at least half-time (6 hours) at UNM for fall and spring semesters (Audit hours do not count), and if Work Study, you must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress.
    • Interest in and commitment to American Indian/Alaska Native health
    • Understanding of local (Navajo) language and/or culture is a preference
    • Commitment to the value of voices, experiences and perspectives of the community
    • Interest in nonprofit organizations
    • Ability to work in a non-traditional work environment; Must have own reliable transportation and be willing to use it for work travel, including making long work drives

    Estimated Salary: $10 Hourly

    Deadline: ASAP

    Apply Here:
    Community Outreach and Patient Empowerment (COPE)


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