Health Promotion Coordinator
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Background: Central Maine Community Health Corporation / Healthy Androscoggin is a 501c3 non-profit subsidiary of Central Maine Healthcare Corp. Healthy Androscoggin works to create a community of thriving residents by giving individuals tools to live a healthy life. Our mission also includes creating a community that values and encourages health, which is key to ensuring its residents can succeed. Our staff and partners do this by making healthy living more accessible.
Overview: The general function and responsibility of this full-time professional position is to provide state-of-the-art expertise in substance use and tobacco prevention, health promotion, outreach and education activities of the Tobacco and Substance Use prevention grants. All prevention grants are working toward decreasing substance mis/use and tobacco use among youth and adults; and building collaboration between community entities. The Coordinator will report directly to the Substance Misuse Prevention Manager. This position will be required to keep detailed records for reporting and evaluation. The candidate will work independently, be well-organized, and possess a strong attention to detail. Travel is required throughout the Western Public Health District and occasionally to statewide trainings in a central location. Position dependent on continuous funding. A minimum Provisional Prevention Specialist Certification or willingness to obtain certification required. Candidate must meet all state mandated immunization requirements for healthcare facilities.
- Ensure the implementation of all substance use and tobacco prevention activities as outlined in specific grants.
- Assist with coalition assessments; local service area assessments and helps to ensure the work plans are in line with local and state strategic plans, including the SPF-SIG strategic plan, the State Health Plan and Healthy Androscoggin’s organizational strategic plan.
- Organize and assesses the provision and availability of tobacco cessation services and ensures treatment options are available to the community, including the Tobacco Support Group.
- Plan and implement social marketing campaigns as outlined in the Strategic Prevention Plan and in the tobacco prevention work plans.
- Conduct outreach and training activities with community partners as outlined in the grant work plans.
- Staff and assist with organizing the Project Unite Committee, which is in part responsible for implementing and steering the substance use prevention activities for the County.
- Keep informed of substance use and tobacco policy and serve as the legislative advocate on substance use and tobacco policy matters for the coalition.
- Maintain positive working relationships with local agencies (including hospitals and other health care and social service organizations), municipal governments, schools, law enforcement, businesses and other work sites, civic and community groups, media, parents, youth and other community members. Network on local and state level.
- Assist with the development of a Comprehensive Community Prevention Plan that addresses substance mis/use and tobacco and includes a cultural competency plan.
- Serve as a positive spokesperson for the projects.
- Attend required trainings and meetings, both in-person and online, in accordance with grant funding.
- Complete reporting and evaluation processes as set by specific funders.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Substance Misuse Prevention Manager and the Executive Director of Healthy Androscoggin.
A Bachelor’s degree preferred. Experience in: community organizing, community health improvement, prevention planning, public health, health promotion, policy development, youth empowerment, and/or advocacy This position will be required to keep detailed records for reporting and evaluation. The following skills are also needed: ability to work independently, ability to objectively analyze programs and problem solve, excellent written and verbal communication, strong interpersonal skills, computer skills, group-facilitation, and be well-organized, and possess a strong attention to detail. Access to reliable transportation is required for travel throughout Western Maine and occasionally statewide. Ability to speak multiple languages preferred, but not required.
- Able to effectively communicate in English, both verbally and in writing
- Strong written and verbal skills
- Additional languages preferred
- Proficient computer knowledge in Microsoft Office
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position
If you are passionate about making a difference and are looking for your next great career opportunity, we look forward to reviewing your application!