PROGRAM COORDINATOR - TOBACCO PREVENTION & CONTROL - PUBLIC HEALTH Job Number: 00122990
Job Posting: May 6, 2019, 2:24:28 PM Closing Date: May 21, 2019, 4:59:00 AM Full-time Shift Start Time: 8:30 A.M. Shift End Time: 4:30 P.M.
Posting Salary : COMPETITIVE
Organization: Health and Hospital Systems
Location: Oak Forest Health Center
Shift: 8:30am to 4:30pm
In alignment with the vision and mission of the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion Unit and under direct supervision of the Unit's Program Manager, this position will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating the agency's tobacco prevention and control initiative funded by the Illinois Tobacco Free Communities (ITFC) grant and aligned with state and national goals. Specifically, this position will provide programmatic leadership and direction, as well as administrative management, to ensure successful implementation of the initiative. This will include, but is not limited to, ensuring ITFC objectives are met and reports are prepared and submitted in a timely manner; providing direct supervision to three staff; facilitating management systems that promote communication, coordination and accountability; and fostering strategic partnerships that will support implementation, evaluation and sustainability of the initiative. ITFC supports implementation of interventions leading to policy, systems and environmental changes that reduce tobacco use and exposure.
· Master's Degree in Public Health, Public Policy, Public Administration or Social Work from an accredited college or university.
(Must provide official transcripts at time of interview)
· Five (5) years of postgraduate progressive experience in community-based public health is required. Experience must include demonstration of program planning, development, implementation, evaluation and alliance building (collaborations).
· Three (3) years of experience with advancing policy, systems and environmental changes that promotes health.
· One (1) year of supervisory or project management experience is required.
· One (1) year of experience with grant management.
· One (1) year of experience with tobacco prevention and control.
· Must obtain ICS 100, 200, 700, 800 certifications within six months.
· Position requires moderate local travel for which employee must provide a valid driver's license and reliable means of transportation.
(Must provide proof at time of interview)
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
· Knowledge and demonstrated experience with applying health promotion theory or with advancing policy, systems and environmental change, using evidence-based or best practice strategies; program planning, development, implementation and evaluation; and administration of health promotion initiatives, including management of financial resources and relationships with partners and other stakeholders.
· Understand importance and principles of identifying, developing and delivering messages using a variety of communication strategies, methods and techniques; addressing social determinants of community health; and building organizational and local capacity through training and technical assistance.
· Must possess ability to plan, coordinate and manage with strong organizational skills; cultivate key relationships/stakeholders, as well as lead and facilitate group process; and effectively work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
· Builds logical approach to address problems or opportunities; manages the situation at hand by drawing on own knowledge and experience base and calling on other references and resources as necessary; and approaches analysis with an unbiased, impartial view.
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
· Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
· Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question,
ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH (CCH)
The Cook County Health’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCH is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCH is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, ...collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.
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