The Health Promotion Coordinator is employed by Central Maine Health Care. He/she will develop a relationship with all key community organizations related to the development and implementation of the CMHC Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). He/she will work with regional and local Community Health Boards and other appropriate advisor/partners.
The general function and responsibility of this full-time professional position is implementation of community-based public health initiatives in response to the Community Health Needs Assessment data that pertains to the CMHC system. The person in this position is an active participant of a community-based coalition focusing on education, prevention, outreach, intervention, and control services related to health and wellness. The particular activities required of this position will be determined in collaboration with Bridgton/Rumford Hospital staff in response to the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). The goal is to prevent chronic disease and thus improve the overall health of our community.
The position requires a person with strong skills in strategic planning, research/analysis, community networking/organizing, public policy advocacy, policy development, project management and group facilitation. Additionally, it requires the ability to develop rapport with representatives from a diverse set of community organizations. This position is a key resource to the community, and requires proven leadership, excellent oral and written communication skills, and technology skills.
1. Research and develop a report of local health and wellness assets and organizations that can impact the implementation of the Rumford and Bridgton Hospital Community Health Implementation Plans (CHIPs)
2. Document progress on CHIP efforts and their successes and challenges.
3. Work in collaboration with the local Community Health Committees (CHCs) to develop a plan for addressing the CHIP goals and activities.
4. Assist in the implementation of objectives of the CHIP work plan objectives except where otherwise noted.
5. Participate in CHIP assessments as appropriate.
6. Participate in the CHCs regular meetings, help build capacity and share expertise on an ongoing basis with other staff members, and attend regular staff meetings.
7. Utilize the approaches outlined and evidence-based strategies presented in CHIP to coordinate the proposed outcomes with local organizations.
8. Support programs, policies, and environmental strategies that promote healthy lifestyle choices using policy and environmental strategies.
9. Work closely with CHCs and local organizations/staff/advisors/partners, local, regional and state partners, and stakeholders to collaborate and coordinate assessments and implement interventions.
10. Coordinate and assist with training and capacity building for local organizations, as appropriate, and for key subpopulations/ vulnerable groups targeted by the CHIP.
11. Coordinate the Hunger Vital Signs (HVS) program across the CMH system.
12. Assist in collecting and reporting HVS data to CMH Leadership, staff and stakeholders.
13. Assist in expanding the HVS program, as appropriate.
14. Meet weekly with Healthy Androscoggin staff.
15. Spend two days a week in Bridgton and two days a week in Rumford, as appropriate.
16. Maintain positive working relationships with local agencies (including hospitals and other health care and social service organizations), municipal governments, schools, law enforcement, businesses and other work sites, civic and community groups, media, parents, youth and other community members.
17. Support marketing and public relations efforts in the Rumford and Bridgton regions as requested by Marketing and Public Relations staff.
18. Meet weekly with Healthy Androscoggin staff who will supervise this position.
- A Bachelor's degree in public health, health education, nutrition, or related field preferred.
- Minimum of 3 years experience required in: community organizing, obesity prevention, prevention planning, public health, health promotion, nutrition, and/or health education.
- The successful candidate must be able to work independently, objectively analyze programs and problem solve.
· Proficient computer knowledge in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Access
· For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, see following description.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising client care.