Leads and supports the strategic planning, implementation and evaluation of community-based health programs aimed at addressing health disparities. Works with department leaders to identify areas of need and align outreach efforts and programming with AAMC’s service line initiatives in primary, secondary and target markets. Develops and maintains strategic partnerships with community, government and other stakeholders to address medical needs and social determinants of health in socio-economic and culturally diverse communities. Collaborates with partner organizations to achieve greater impact, avoid duplication and enhance the effectiveness of the health education efforts. This position has an emphasis on community mobilization, basic assessment skills, program planning and development, communication, cultural competence, and policy development.
Work is generally performed both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team.
Individual must have excellent communication and customer service skills. The individual must also be able to prioritize projects and tasks, problem solve and identify solutions, and time management skills.
1) Leads strategies that measurably improve health and wellbeing in underserved communities.
2) Develops information, educational marketing and outreach materials to convey health information for community education utilizing a variety of approaches.
3) Conducts research, data collection, analysis and writing as necessary on a variety of topics including community benefit programs, health needs assessments and population health.
4) Leads and coordinates effective collaboration with external partners, including community residents, non-profits, for-profits, government agencies, schools/school districts, and other health care organizations.
Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in community health, public health, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.
Five (5) years.
Possession of a CHES certification or a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in community health, public health, or related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force consistently to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.
There is reasonable expectation that employees in this position will be exposed to blood-borne pathogens.
Must be able to travel to various locations within and outside of Anne Arundel County to meet the program needs and to fulfill the job responsibilities. The incumbent is required to maintain a valid Maryland driver’s license and must be able to attend evening and weekend meetings, events, and programs.