Fields: health, social services, education, communications, government
Location: Lynchburg, Virginia
About the Organization: The Mission of the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is to promote and protect the health of all Virginians.
About the Position:
- Serves as the healthy communities coordinator for the local health district’s efforts to develop and implement policy, systems, and environmental strategies to improve population health in the community and in the workplace. Identifies, creates, and evaluates opportunities to improve employee and community health, teaching classes such as diabetes prevention and smoking cessation, creating related materials, and securing neccessary funding.
- Represents the health district at community events and assists the population health manager, as necessary, in coordination of CHA/ CHIP activities.
- Prepares and maintains a communications plan for the district’s social media platforms and website, engaging the community in population health efforts and keeping them apprised of related events.
- Assists with data collection and partnership building, to include working with community coalitions, schools, businesses, city leadership, urban designers, and other local organizations and partners to build support for lifestyle change.
- Develops seminars, learning sessions, or other community training opportunities to enhance the health department’s role as an expert body in public health.
- Bachelor’s degree in public health, community health, or health education, or equivalent education and experience.
- Knowledge of and ability to: collaborate with a diverse group of community partners;
- experience planning, implementing, and evaluating public health programs;
- ability to manage social media platforms;
- ability to integrate knowledge of socioeconomic and behavioral determinants of health in chronic disease prevention work.
- Preferred Qualifications:
- Master of Public Health (MPH) or equivalent education or work experience.
- Experience conducting CHA/ CHIP activities; experience collecting, analyzing, and presenting data to drive activities and prioritize needs; experience managing a program budget;
- experience integrating principles of cultural sensitivity and appropriateness in chronic disease-related health promotion work;
- experience in grant writing and management;
- experience teaching chronic disease prevention/ health promotion;
- experience utilizing evidence-based strategies to improve population health; and
- experience utilizing policy, systems, and environmental strategies.
Estimated Salary: $33,598 – $46,000
Deadline: September 9, 2018
Virginia Department of Health