1) The Center for Asian Health Equity (CAHE) is seeking a highly motivate Program Coordinator to work closely with our Center researchers to advance policy, system, and environmental strategies through evidence-based community and clinic interventions.
2) These strategies are centered on significant chronic and infectious diseases (CID) such as viral hepatitis, cardiovascular disease and diabetes that disproportionately affect Chicagoâ™s Asian American, foreign-born African, and other refugee communities.
3) Projects include the promotion of healthcare education, access, and utilization; culturally-tailored programming; community-based education, screening, and linkage to care; and other health programming within immigrant and refugee communities across the Chicago area.
4) The Program Coordinator will be responsible for activities associated with CAHEâ™s Chronic and Infectious Disease programs.
5) He/She will work closely with the CID Program Manager to implement and evaluate education, screening and linkage to care programs aimed at reducing morbidity and premature mortality from CIDâ™s among Chicagoâ™s Asian American, foreign-born African, and other refugee communities.
6) Work with the team to plan, implement and evaluate the CID programs.
7) Build and maintain partnerships with new and existing Asian and/or African serving organizations.
8) Collaborate with community and clinic partners to implement prevention, self-management, screening, and treatment programs, social marketing campaigns, and environmental-level strategies.
9) Partner with community-based organizations and clinics to deliver small group programming for community health workers, healthcare providers, and others.
10) Ensure the cultural competency and sensitivity of CAHEâ™s programming.
11) Develop and implement process and outcome evaluations of evidence-based strategies using both qualitative and quantitative data.
12) Conduct data collection, needs assessments, and analyses to support program planning.
13) Perform other duties as assigned.
1) Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
2) Fluency in Asian and/or African language.
3) Prior experience facilitating health education in a community or clinic setting.
4) Demonstrated ability to adapt health interventions to a target population.
5) Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
6) Excellent facilitation and problem solving skills.
7) Sensitivity to cultural and ethnic differences.
8) Highly proactive and flexible.
9) Project management skills, including a demonstrated ability to manage own time well and achieve objectives.
10) Ability to manage competing priorities, work simultaneously on multiple initiatives, and meet deadlines.
11) Knowledge of program planning, implementation, and evaluation.
12) Strong analytical skills and problem solving ability.
13) Excellent interpersonal communications skills to facilitate multi-cultural, multi-generational community meetings, coalition meetings, and community programming as well as one-on-one conversations with community leaders, funders, and decision makers.
14) Ability to develop strong working relationships with, and build consensus among, a diverse array of stakeholders within the organization and between the organization and community.
15) Prior experience delivering health promotion intervention to foreign-born population.
1) Bachelor's degree
1) 1 to 2 years of experience in community health/public health/social work/social sciences
2) 1 to 2 years of experience in program planning, development, and management experience
3) 1 to 2 years of experience in working with minority population
2) Cover letter
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