Career Opportunities – Health Planning Council of NE Florida

Career Opportunities

TWO CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

 

FULL-TIME SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL COORDINATOR

Posted 7.16.19

 

Performs mid-level professional work for the Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida. Responsible for managing the Safe Routes to School Educational Outreach Coordination program within a seven-county area for one year with possibility of an extension, based upon federal funding. This position will utilize a train-the-trainer model and require regular travel throughout the region to execute workshop opportunities for teachers on pedestrian and bicycle safety curriculum. Educate school site administrators, parents, and students about pedestrian and bicycle safety; build multigenerational pedestrian and cyclist awareness; and mitigate traffic concerns by promoting a comprehensive, proactive behavior and infrastructure-based approach to securing safety along school routes and within school sites. This position requires an energetic self-starter with excellent communication, great bicycling skills, diplomacy and leadership skills, and commitment to a safer place to bike and walk for students and adults alike.  Work is performed under general supervision with latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment based on professional education and previous experience.

 

Essential Functions, Duties, and Responsibilities:

  • Implement the SRTS program as outlined by the FDOT STRTS program guidelines that will lead to more walking and biking in participating schools, including organizing and growing walking school buses and bike trains, parent organizing and other ongoing encouragement events.
  • Work directly with parents, teachers, and school administrators to develop and implement locally-appropriate campaigns and projects that significantly increase walking and biking at those schools and that develop a sustainable culture of walking and biking at each school.
  • Collaborate with local organizations to coordinate annual Walk to School Day, Bike to School Day, May Is Bike Month, and other educational and encouragement events.
  • Coordinate citywide and district-wide SRTS programming, resources, and communication.
  • Promote district-wide encouragement programs using existing resources for schools.
  • Serve on district committees and coalitions that will further SRTS Program goals.
  • Work as part of a team to improve and modify existing SRTS Curriculum; train teachers in the implementation of curriculum.
  • Reach out to and meet with principals, School Board, develop and support volunteer teams, and other school staff as needed.
  • Conduct parent and student workshops in pedestrian safety, personal safety skills, and other SRTS topics.
  • Facilitate ongoing evaluation of district walking/bicycling programs to measure progress, including assessment of parent and student attitudes.
  • Revise, maintain, and develop written and on-line teacher resources to support program activities including development and maintenance of a SRTS website.
  • Maintain program budgets and report on progress.
  • Support and encourages SRTS network among participating schools in the district.
  • Develops and recommends program parameters, program budget, and metrics, including associated program policies and operating/administrative procedures.
  • Attend regular Task Force meetings with SRTS partners/stakeholders.
  • Develops written content for web pages and events/programs. Distributes information about the program and safety for the community and individual schools.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Attributes:

  • Basic knowledge of school work plans and educational curriculum development
  • Basic knowledge of public/community affairs
  • Skill in bicycling
  • Skill in the use of Microsoft Office products (Word, Outlook, and Excel)
  • Ability to speak and present information effectively to outside organizations, community groups and the public
  • Ability to use critical thinking skills to arrive at solutions and suggest improvements to processes
  • Ability to clearly communicate and understand information in English, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities to ensure that deadlines are met
  • Working knowledge of web-based applications (HTML)

Academic:

A Bachelor’s Degree in public health, education, social work, urban planning, public administration, public transportation or a related field is required, or a combination of education, certification, training, and experience may be considered.  Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

 

Personal Effectiveness (Competencies):

  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Customer Service – Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service. Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • Interpersonal Skills – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things.
  • Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings. Communicate with a diverse workforce.
  • Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
  • Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Organizational skills – Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work.
  • Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Environment and Physical Requirements:

  • Traveling
  • Standing for extended periods
  • Extended periods viewing computer screen
  • Walking
  • Bicycling
  • Reading
  • Speaking
  • Hearing
  • Lifting/carrying up to 20 pounds
  • Repetitive motions
  • Pushing/pulling
  • Bending/stooping
  • Reaching/grasping
  • Writing

Hazards:

  • May work in various working environments and subject to outdoor elements
  • Electric current

PART-TIME HEALTH PLANNER

Posted: 7.2.19

 

The Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida is currently hiring for a part-time Health Planner.

The Health Planner fosters and leads initiatives to assess population health and develops plans and programs that address area health needs. Responsibilities include developing and implementing community health assessment and planning cycles. The Planner will identify, develop, and execute health planning, research, and the evaluation of projects in the seven county service area comprised of Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, St. Johns and Volusia counties, consistent with Florida State Statute 408 033. This position will also serve as the coordinator for ongoing health initiatives that are led by the Health Planning Council.

 

Essential Functions, Duties, and Responsibilities:

  • Develops and coordinates special studies, needs assessments, program evaluations and reports as directed by senior leadership
  • Familiar with MAPP, HIA, and/or other assessment methodologies
  • Coordinates and conducts focus groups, interviews, and surveys; engages in other data collection activities
  • Familiarity with sources of health, demographic, environmental, socioeconomic, transportation, and other data
  • Collects, synthesizes, analyzes, manages, and reports community health data
  • Familiarity with sources of health, demographic, environmental, socioeconomic, transportation, and other data
  • Compiles reports, charts, or graphs to describe and interpret findings
  • Files data and related information and maintains and updates databases
  • Researches and identifies evidence-based health programs and practices related to community issues
  • Plans, analyzes, and evaluates health programs for purposes of program development
  • Engages in resource development and grant writing
  • Plan and facilitate community meetings and work groups
  • Provides staff support to community planning studies – Plan and facilitate community meetings and work groups
  • Provides leadership and staff support to the Northeast Florida Cancer Control Collaborative
  • Develops and nourishes relationships with Cancer Collaborative partners/members
  • Ensures completion of deliverables as required under contract for the Cancer Collaborative and in accordance with the Cancer Collaborative’s established strategic plan
  • Represents the agency at community and state meetings
  • Recruits and manages interns
  • Remains informed about community health issues in Northeast Florida
  • Performs related work as required
  • Prepares and presents both verbal and written reports
  • Utilizes necessary computer software applications
  • Travels to off-site locations routinely and as needed
  • Other duties as required

Required Knowledge Skills Abilities and Attributes:

Language Skills

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals
  • Ability to effectively present data and information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public

Mathematical Skills

  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as summation, multiplication, division, and basic statistics
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations

Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions

Computer Skills

  • Knowledge of computer operating systems and application software including but not limited to Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Power Point, Access, and Project), website application software (such as WordPress) and online survey applications. Must have the ability and desire to learn to use cutting edge applications as trends require.
  • Candidates with expertise in GIS and computer/software skills, such as Excel, SurveyMonkey, WordPress preferred

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Federal and Grant management process
  • Knowledge of community planning
  • Typing/computer keyboard
  • Utilize computer software (specified above)
  • Retrieve and compile information
  • Maintain records/logs
  • Verify data and information
  • Organize and prioritize information/tasks
  • Operate office equipment
  • Advanced mathematical concepts (fractions, decimals, ratios, percentages, graphs)
  • Verbal communication
  • Written communication
  • Public speaking/group presentations
  • Research, analyze, interpret information
  • Investigate, evaluate, recommend action
  • Leadership, supervise, manage people
  • Basic math concept (add/subtract)
  • Abstract mathematical concepts (interpolation inference, frequency, reliability, formulas, equations, statistics)

Academic:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, health care administration or related field desired
  • Master’s degree in public health, health care administration or related field a plus

Personal Effectiveness (Competencies):

  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Customer Service – Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service. Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • Interpersonal Skills – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things.
  • Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings. Communicate with a diverse workforce.
  • Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
  • Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Organizational skills – Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work.
  • Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Environment and Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting for extended periods
  • Standing for extended periods
  • Extended periods viewing computer screen
  • Walking
  • Reading
  • Speaking
  • Hearing
  • Lifting/carrying up to 20 pounds
  • Repetitive motions
  • Pushing/pulling
  • Bending/stooping
  • Reaching/grasping
  • Writing

If you are interested in this position, please send a cover letter and resume to cori_aguilar@hpcnef.org with the Subject line titled:  Part-Time Health Planner Inquiry