HEALTH EDUCATOR & ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT
Live4Lali is seeking an enthusiastic professional for a new, unique role administratively supporting the organization’s diverse team of outreach professionals (approx. 40%) while operating as an outreach team member (approx. 60%). This role requires a professional with a background in providing administrative support and community health promotion or public health, and experience working with populations impacted by substance use and co-occurring disorders. Administratively, the role requires project management, overseeing the team’s internal communications and organization system, producing presentations and documents, and special projects.
The outreach portion of the position involves providing health education related to substance use, overdose prevention and reversal, and harm reduction for people who use drugs, their friends and family, agencies and organizations, and the general public using a non-judgmental and compassionate approach. Health educators also provide case management and resource linkage. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a team of dedicated public servants committed to having an immediate and lasting impact on their community.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
- Project management and internal organizational communications
- Managing the organization’s email accounts, scheduling/calendar, and various web-based accounts and tools utilized for internal and external communications and project management
- Light billing and support for financial management alongside bookkeeper
- Preparing agendas, presentations, and documentation for meetings and training
- Ensuring Arlington Heights office is well-maintained and functional for team and participants use
- Supporting Live4Lali management with note-taking, handbook and procedural upkeep, special projects, and the administrative aspects of executing programs and events
- Responding to inquiries from a broad base of stakeholder groups
- Performing grant research to assist leadership with program enhancement and reach
Outreach Team Member:
- Facilitate and co-facilitate overdose prevention and response training, and substance use and harm reduction health education to impacted individuals, families, partners, stakeholders, and community groups; produce appropriate documentation and data collection.
- Conduct strategic street outreach in high-risk communities (team approach)
- Administer program participant data collection, maintain paperwork for trainees and submit completed forms in the required time frame
- Document activities and record information, such as the numbers of applications completed, presentations conducted, and persons assisted (based on grant requirements)
- Maintain databases, email and snail mail lists, telephone networks, and other information to facilitate the functioning of health education programs
- Research community stakeholders, establish relationships and promote opportunities for collaboration
- Represent our programs at a variety of venues to include meetings, training, and community events
- Support the needs of individuals and families through case management and resource linkage
- Bachelor’s degree in public health or community health education from an accredited college or university preferred
- Two years of experience performing public or community health education
- Excellent organizational and project management experience
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Ability to analyze and think critically to apply reasonable judgment and problem-solving skills
- Ability to work as part of a team, to prioritize and handle multiple tasks, and to work independently in a high-pressure environment
- Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with persons contacted in the course of work
- Bilingual English/Spanish highly preferred
- CPR and Basic first aid certified preferred
- Must have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance
Qualities we are looking for
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Advanced computer literacy (Proficient in the use of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
- Knowledge of substance use disorders, mental health, harm reduction, recovery, and related topics
- Working knowledge of online meeting platforms GoToMeeting and Zoom and the ability to perform training via these platforms
- Comfort with the diversity (ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, etc.) of our multicultural community
- Ability to maintain a required work schedule, be on time and accountable for time management
- Willingness to travel across suburban Cook, DuPage, Lake & McHenry Counties
- Ability to use good judgment regarding confidentiality issues
Approximately 40 hours per week
Based in Arlington Heights, IL with an option to work from home, this position covers Northwest Suburban Cook, DuPage, Lake, and McHenry Counties. Please note that during COVID-19, job performance can be provided remotely using web-based and telephone communication, with light transportation.
$40,000-46,000 depending on experience, education, and training
Live4Lali offers a full health insurance package, but does not contribute; and a competitive time off/holiday policy.
Chief Programs Officer & Executive Director
Live4Lali is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply. Involvement with the criminal justice system will not be considered a deterrent.
Please send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to [email protected] Use “Programs Administrator and Health Educator” in the subject line.