Senior Health Educator
Performs a variety of administrative and technical health education and consulting services; directs, designs, develops, and implements a specific health education program; supervises and coordinates program staff and activities.
The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.
- Receives general supervision from the Health Education Supervisor.
- Exercises direct and indirect supervision over professional, clerical staff, students, and volunteers.
- Develop, design, and implement a specific health education program. Evaluate program effectiveness and update or modify program as appropriate.
- Exercise direct, first-level supervision of positions, employees, operations, and activities within a public health education program; may include coordinating staff training, assigning and reviewing work, participating in the interview and selection process, making recommendations impacting pay, status, and disciplinary action, evaluating performance independently or in conjunction with a higher-level supervisor/manager, and approving time off.
- Assess community concerns and needs; plan program goals and objectives accordingly.
- Prepare reports, position papers, resolutions, and procedures for health education programs and issues.
- Maintain and update a variety of records, files, and reports pertaining to assigned program; may need to follow specific reporting requirements.
- Track budget for specific program.
- Locate and secure funds and community resources for implementation of programs and activities; research and prepare grant proposals.
- Serve as consultant concerning health education and health promotion; advise staff on health education activities and provide technical staff assistance.
- Act as resource or expert in program area for department and community agencies concerning health information and education; keep current on developments in the health education field and incorporate them into programs and services.
- Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with other community health agencies, organizations, and coalitions to promote health education issues, programs, and services.
- Coordinate program activities and services with other departments and divisions, outside agencies, and community groups.
- Develop and implement educational/informational presentations and materials including, fact sheets, newsletters, advertisements, web information, and talking point papers.
- Evaluate effectiveness of health promotion and campaign strategies and educational programs; develop and administer evaluation tools.
- Perform other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
- Principles and practice of health education, public health promotion, and disease prevention.
- Principles, practices, objectives, and methods as related to program development, promotion, marketing, education, and media communications in a health education program.
- Routine software and business applications including, but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and databases.
- Collateral community and inter-agency resources.
- Department and County rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and standard operation procedures.
- Recordkeeping and reporting procedures
- Basic principles and practices of epidemiology.
- Basic principles and practices of grant/budget development and management.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Effectively utilize the media and other methods of public education.
- Supervise and mentor professional and support staff in a productive and positive manner.
- Design, implement, and evaluate health education programs.
- Develop effective strategies to increase public awareness and support for comprehensive health education programs.
- Utilize appropriate technology to locate, research, and disseminate information and resources.
- Write and review grant proposals and reports.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
- Two years of progressively responsible experience in community health education, non-profit services, health services, or a directly related field, or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities.
- Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree (Master's Degree preferred) from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Health Education, Public Health, Health Science, or a related field.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado Driver's License.