Job Opening: Community Health and Design Coordinator for Built Environment and Health Impact Assessment Unit (Harris County, Texas)

14 Dec 2016 3:14 PM | Anonymous

The Environmental Public Health (EPH) Community Health and Design Coordinator plays a key role for the Built Environment Unit (BEU). Responsible for managing community and stakeholder engagement activities, including the development and implementation of broad-based marketing, communications and public relations strategies to promote and sustain the community capacity-building within institutions and among residents, namely coordination of stakeholder events and other education and outreach activities of the community planning team; the development of marketing and educational materials; and ongoing evaluation of promotion, education and outreach efforts. 

Development and Coordination

  • Synthesizes complex and diverse information; collects and objectively weighs data.
  • Uses experience, intuition, and critical thinking to complement data.
  • Supports health impact assessments, rapid needs assessments or other programs and tools necessary to support the BEU objectives.
  • Develops various programs to meet the needs of the community.
  • Collaborates and partners with external organizations and corporations.
  • Serves as the primary BEU representative and contact person for various initiatives, including initiating and maintaining relationships with community organizations in order to accomplish the BEU objectives.
  • Coordinates all aspects of outreach events associated with the BEU.
  • Seeks to continually work towards an "All Health in Policies".
  • Participates, supports and engages in Health Impact Assessments (HIA), rapid needs assessment and other various initiatives.
  • Coordinates community events, health fairs, and other marketing activities as needed.
  • Serves as the community and stakeholder engagement team leader, content expert and advisor to the BEU.
  • Supports recruitment of stakeholders of both community residents and institutions for participation related to the BEU activities.
  • Conducts community and stakeholder research related to community residents and various sectors to inform education and outreach strategies.
  • Develops and implements work plans that address communication, public relations, education and outreach activities of the BEU with respect to assessment, issue and strategy prioritization and action plan development activities.
Supervision
  • Oversees community capacity-building and mobilization efforts, including the coordination of webinar training, and educational workshops.
  • Develops and maintains record of outreach and communication channels and networks, including linkages to community gatekeepers and opinion leaders across various sectors via a contacts management system.
  • Monitors news sources, podcasts, webcasts, publications, and other media sources and informs collaborative participants and other stakeholders as information becomes available.
  • Closely monitors, tracks and evaluates results of promotion, education and outreach activities.
  • Provides needed summaries to required internal and external stakeholders.
  • Oversees the development, content and maintenance of a web-based platform (i.e. SharePoint) to support social computing, contacts and documents management and other applications relevant to community and stakeholder engagement activities.
  • Oversees the development and dissemination of culturally/linguistically appropriate promotional/marketing and educational material such as newsletters, web resource guides and press releases through various outlets, including print and electronic media through our Office of Public Information.
  • Ensures appropriate provision of interpretation, translation or other specific communication services (e.g. for the hearing or visually impaired and non-English speaking audiences) as required.
Other
  • Performs other duties as assigned, including special tasks involved in responding to an emergency event.

More information can be found here: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/harriscountytx/default.cfm?action=viewjob&JobID=1591650&ViewSupp=Yes&headerfooter=1&WDDXJobSearchParams=

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