With grant funding from the National Association of Community Health Centers, the Institute has operated an Americorps/Community HealthCorps program for the past eight years. Each year, 17 members engage in a variety of projects that promote access to health care and health information in medically underserved communities. In addition, the Institute assists medical, nursing, public health and other students gain exposure to community health by developing and coordinating clinical placements and internships throughout our network. The Coordinator of Community HealthCorps and Student Placements will be a motivated self-starter who will have primary responsibility for the implementation of the Community HealthCorps program and for placing health professional students and volunteers at Institute health centers and program sites. These initiatives are integral to the Institute’s commitment to training the next generation of allied health professionals to provide high quality, family-oriented care to people in underserved communities.
Summary of Job Description:
The Coordinator will have overall responsibility for the following activities: recruit, interview, select, and place HealthCorps members in projects throughout the organization; work with Institute staff from multiple disciplines to identify placements and develop projects; develop and implement engaging and educational member trainings and meetings; manage all aspects of the program including member files, tracking member service hours, monitoring performance measures, addressing member/supervisor concerns, monitoring program budget, and maintaining social media presence; serve as the primary liaison to NACHC for the program; track all inquiries from health professional students, volunteers, and students from AHEC programs about placements, and match students with placements and preceptors or supervisors throughout the Institute’s network; ensure that clinical placement agreements and human resources paperwork are completed; and work with New York Metro AHECs on program development and organize didactic sessions for AHEC summer programs.
Education: Bachelors’ degree required; master’s degree in public health or related field a plus
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Two years minimum work/internship experience required, experience with volunteers and/or working with health professional students preferred. Interest in health care and human services a must; Strong communication, organizational, management, and group facilitation skills; willingness and ability to travel to placement sites in Manhattan, the Bronx, and the Hudson Valley, grantee meetings, and annual conference; team player; able to work well with multiple internal and external stakeholders.
To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter (specifying the position of interest) with minimum salary requirements to: Human Resources Department, The Institute for Family Health, 22 West 19th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10011, Fax: (212) 620-0688, E-mail: email@example.com