URGENT – Program Coordinator – Kentucky

HealthCorps
Published
July 3, 2019
Location
Corbin, KY
Category
Job Type
Contact Name (not public)
Lisa Garcia

Description

About HealthCorps:

HealthCorps is a 501 (c)(3) corporation that gives teens tools to improve physical and mental health so they can learn to live more productive and happier lives. Founded in 2003 by Dr. Mehmet Oz, HealthCorps’ mission is to strengthen communities with the most innovative approaches to health and wellness to help the next generation be more resilient, both mentally and physically. HealthCorps students exercise more, eat better and practice positive thought. Our nationwide team accomplishes this by deploying motivated recent college graduates to limited-resource middle and high schools for two years of service.

Program Coordinators will implement an innovative in-school program that empowers teens to make healthier choices for themselves and their families. They are mentors and catalysts for sustainable changes within the school community. This unique experience happens at one or multiple middle &/or high schools, where a tailored edition of the HealthCorps Living Labs program is developed and implemented by the Program Coordinator.

The HealthCorps Coordinator experience has served as a path to medical school and advanced degrees in public health, education and public policy. HealthCorps Coordinators have the opportunity to interact with leading authorities in health and wellness and thus further impact the communities they serve.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop strong relationships and collaborate with the school and school district personnel including administrators, faculty, and cafeteria staff;
  • Deliver and facilitate the HealthCorps’ curriculum (fitness, nutrition, mental resilience, and personal health) in classrooms in partnership with school teachers throughout the school year;
  • Extend HealthCorps’ message beyond the classroom by organizing health promoting events and activities at their school site including weekly after school club meetings, monthly Café O Yea lunchtime demonstrations, and an annual health fair;
  • Support health initiatives beyond the student by organizing staff wellness challenges, parent events, and trainings that support goals of sustainable change within the site community;
  • Participate in school or district wellness council; complete Alliance for a Healthier Generation Assessment and Action Plan; facilitate a student and community stakeholder leadership project to improve wellness policy, systems and/or environment in the school community;
  • Conduct primary data collection with the HealthCorps Monitoring and Evaluation Department and record all program reach information in Salesforce;
  • Serve as a mentor and role-model to the students;
  • Oversee and implement yearly budget and complete monthly budget reports;
  • Attend and actively participate in summer training and ongoing professional development sessions throughout the year;
  • Participate and assist in the planning of additional regional HealthCorps-related events
  • The Program Coordinator may also be required to fulfill additional responsibilities as needed.

Learn more about Programming in the region: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COfS3wXep0M&t=2s

Required Qualifications/Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required. Majors in Pre-Med, Health or Education related field preferred. Recent college graduates eager to utilize their education to improve the lives of others (preferred graduation date of 2017-2019).
  • Concrete knowledge of Health and Wellness; and/or Education, and Training
  • Highly desired experience in addressing health disparities in a community setting- Experience working in education &/or youth development
  • Commitment to serving full-time in a limited resource community
  • Enthusiasm, energy, and a passion to be a part of HealthCorps’ mission
  • Strong interpersonal skills – ability to build and cultivate personal relationships and relate to people from diverse backgrounds, sectors, and experiences
  • Organized and an ability to multi-task and handle multiple projects at once
  • Proactive, self-starter, and solution seeker
  • Openness and willingness to grow professionally and personally
  • Bilingual a plus in some regional locations
  • On resume please express interest if you are Pre-Med

Additional Position Details:

All Program Coordinator positions are at-will. This position is designed to last one year, with the possibility to continue for an additional year if opportunity is available. Please be mindful that in order to give your students and communities the support needed, it is imperative that you are committed to the full length of service. Interruption in your employment due to performance or anything leading to early termination of your contract can lead to a negative impact on programming at your school.

How To Apply

PROGRAM COORDINATOR APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Submit a completed application which includes resume and cover letter.
  • Video interview with the hiring team.
  • Final phone interview with the HR Department.
  • Training for the position begins July 8th
  • As a full-time employee Basic Life insurance coverage with accidental death and dismemberment in amount of 50K is offered, and is paid for by HealthCorps. Benefits and 401K are available to you, your position will also include nine (9) HC Holidays. Fringe benefits including health, dental and vision insurance are available 30 days after date of hire. Please note that HealthCorps pays for a portion of your employee benefits.
  • We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All new hires must be able to successfully pass a background check.
  • HealthCorps offers a competitive salary that varies based on placement site and cost of living, starting at $35,000.

Benefits

HealthCorps, Inc provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements. HealthCorps, Inc complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

HealthCorps, Inc reserves the right to conduct background investigations and/or reference checks on all of its potential employees. Your job offer, therefore, is contingent upon a clearance of such a background investigation and/or reference check, if any. The offer described above is contingent upon the results of your drug screening.

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