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Coordinator, Public Health (Syringe Services Program)

ACCESS Sterling Heights, MI
  • Posted: over a month ago
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Job Title:        Coordinator of Public Health (CHRC)

Employment Type:        Regular Full-Time

Job Summary: Under limited supervision from the Public Health Manager. The Public Health Coordinator uses specialized knowledge and skills in the coordination, development, planning, implementation and evaluation of a public health program.  Work is characterized by independent judgment and discretion in meeting program objectives.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the daily operation of the program and ensure all requirements are met.
  • Provide or assist in bilingual interactive community health education to multiple audiences.
  • Develop, cultivate and maintain relationship with various funding sources.
  • May assist in the preparation and organization of community health events, fundraising and training.
  • Advocate for  public health, disease prevention and public health promotion.
  • Prepare and administer program evaluations and audits.  Work directly with program auditors when necessary.
  • May assist in grant writing and report writing activities.
  • Attend trainings and represent ACCESS at meetings and conferences as needed to fulfill funding requirements or expand current programming.
  • Provide technical and administrative support to staff; ensures that staff has documentation of outreach activities, data entry and analysis.
  • Develop, plan and execute needs assessment activities.
  • Ensure that information is collected for accurate and timely reporting as required by funding sources; meet all reporting requirements for all funding sources.
  • In conjunction with the Fiscal Department, create, manage and operate within a specified budget.
  • Prepares and delivers written and oral presentations to health care professionals, schools, parents and community members as well as organizations and professionals working with the Arab American population and/or the area of public health/disease prevention.
  • Engage in research initiatives as directed by the Public Health Manager.
  • Operates standard office equipment and uses required software applications.
  • In partnership with the Communications Department, direct all communications and publicity efforts for the program.
  • May assist Public Health Manager with assigned tasks relevant to the program’s scope of work.
  • Responsible for monthly monitoring of billing activities, ensuring units are met and monitoring completion of source documentation.
  • Train staff on new curricula that is required by the funders for requirements in the work plan or annual plans.
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in the field and shares information with program staff and community.
  • May plan, assigns, monitors and manages the work of others.
  • May review performance and evaluates results achieved by subordinates.
  • May coach and mentor subordinates.
  • May interpret, apply and recommend changes to the program.  
  • May balance conflicting resource and priority demands.
  • Shall follow the funding sources requirements and CARF standards applicable to the services you provide.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Advanced concepts, principles and practices in community health.
  • Grant and other funding sources related to the assigned functional area.


Skill in:

  • Reasoning skills:  ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Language skills:  ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
  • Operating standard office equipment and using required software applications, including Microsoft Office, Excel, etc.


Ability to:

  • Speak fluently in English and Arabic
  • Partner with other functional areas to accomplish objectives.
  • Incite enthusiasm and influence, motivate and persuade others to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Interpret and apply policies and identify and recommend changes as appropriate.
  • Organize, manage and track multiple detailed tasks and assignments with frequently changing priorities in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Write speeches and articles of publication that conforms to prescribed style and format.
  • Effectively present information to managers, clients, customers, top management, public groups, and board of directors.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Work independently as well as collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Handle stressful situations and provide a high level of customer service in a calm and professional manner.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.


Educational/Previous Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum Degree Required:
  • Bachelors Degree, Preferred Master’s Degree
  • Required Disciplines:
    • Public Health, Social Work, Psychology or related field


  • At least 3 years’ experience in a community health environment or any equivalent combination of experience, education or training approved. Public health/prevention or health promotions field.

Working Conditions:


Hours:   Normal business hours.  Some additional hours may be required.


Travel required: local travel


Working Environment:    Climate controlled office environment during normal business hours.



Sterling Heights, MI
48310 USA

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