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Position Title: Health Project Coordinator
Reports To: Executive Director
Term: November 2014-June 2015
Compensation: 30 hours/week
Base Salary: $ 15/hr
The Health Project Coordinator position is designed to engage the LGBTQ community in tobacco control and prevention efforts, and facilitates the youth program Out of the Smoke to plan events, campaigns, workshops, and other strategies to promote anti-tobacco as an ethic in the LGBTQ community. The position will also maintain and create partnerships with Local Health Departments and remain an active role in the Health Disparity Network by following Best Practices.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
- Mentors youth peer education program, Out of the Smoke. Provides technical assistance to youth leaders for all meetings, events, and campaigns. Upholds the tenants of Positive Youth Development.
- Stays abreast to new information and trends in tobacco control & prevention and LGBTQ health disparities. Shares knowledge with Out of the Smoke.
- Preparing Out of the Smoke youth for the legislative session and partnering with local health departments to pass tobacco-related legislation.
- Manage Out of the Smoke social media accounts to stay in touch with community members.
- Contributes youth program updates to quarterly e-newsletters to UPC listserv. Ensures content reflects national, local and agency updates.
- Submit timely, accurate monthly progress reports and invoices to the Utah Department of Health.
- Coordinates closely with youth groups at local health departments, namely Salt Lake and Washington counties, and Disparity Network partner youth groups.
- Provides outreach at community health and youth events as needed.
- High school diploma or GED required.
- Passion for health and wellness education and promotion.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills and presentation skills.
- Strong knowledge of LGBTQ communities and issues; high sense of responsibility and commitment to UPC mission.
- Enthusiasm for working with young people.
- Knowledge in tobacco control & prevention.
- Inquisitive, sense of humor, proactive, solution, oriented, collaborative, conscientious, dependable, responsible and efficient with a positive attitude.
- Ability to work closely and collaboratively with co-workers; demonstrated initiative and self-motivation.
- Computer literacy required (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
- Flexible schedule; ability and willingness to work some nights and weekends.
- Spanish speaking a plus.
- Culturally competent across contemporary issues in LGBTQ and racial/ethnic populations.
Supervision: UPC seeks a candidate who is inquisitive, innovative, strategic, solution-oriented, collaborative and inspired by UPC's mission, vision and values. The position is supervised by the UPC's Executive Director.
Compensation & Benefits: Hourly wages for this part-time position is $15/hr.
The Utah Pride Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and a community-based organization that provides support, education, outreach and advocacy for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer individuals and their allies, through programs, services and resources. Qualified persons are encouraged to apply regardless of their religious affiliation, race, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability.