Community Health Educator
North Carolina Central University
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|Working Title||Community Health Educator|
|Appointment Type||Permanent - Full Time|
|FTE||1 = 40 hours/week, 12 months|
|If time limited, duration date|
|Primary Function of Organizational Unit|| |
This position is within the Julius L. Chambers Biomedical Biotechnical Research Institute (JLC-BBRI). The mission of the JLC-BBRI is to conduct multidisciplinary and inter-institutional research focused on health issues that disproportionately affect minority and underserved groups while providing students with research experiences that will enhance their access to careers in the biomedical sciences.
|Primary Purpose of Position|| |
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Assess the health needs of the population in the 16 counties serviced by the HOPE program; Identify current and emerging health issues by working closely with community members and organizations and use this to inform practice; Provide pertinent health education and health behavior information to vulnerable communities with the intent of assisting community members in improving health; Other duties as assigned, etc.
|Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities|| |
To succeed in their role, community health educators need to cultivate several relevant skills, including:
Community health educators gather data and analyze health indicators and risks to prioritize the most needed health education programs. They also evaluate the success of the programs they have implemented and assess what strategies can lead to needed improvements.
To successfully lead programs, community health educators must collaborate with people from diverse backgrounds. This requires an inability to inspire cooperation and participation. It also involves identifying people’s strengths and delegating responsibilities accordingly.
Writing proposals for health education programs and developing educational materials require excellent communication skills. Community health educators must also make health-related information clear and accessible to community members.
As educators, specialists in community health must use effective instructional strategies when facilitating workshops or teaching classes. They also need to understand pedagogical concepts and use them as a basis for education programs they develop.
Running successful community health education programs requires good listening skills, empathy, and responsiveness to community members. Community health educators regularly confront problems in launching and maintaining programs. To solve these problems, they need to interact with others and build trusting relationships.
|Minimum Education/Experience|| |
Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Public Health Education or related field
|Licenses or Certification required by Statute or Regulation|| |
|Equal Opportunity Employer|| |
North Carolina Central University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
|Date desired for closing or initial review|
|Open Until Filled||Yes|
|Date Position Available||08/01/2023|
|Special Instructions to Applicants|
- Cover Letter
- Unofficial Transcripts (official required from selected candidate)
- List of References
- Writing Sample
- Other Document
- DD-214 (for Veterans Only)
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