Employment


Community Engagement Specialist

Community Engagement Specialist

JOB DESCRIPTION

Office- Norcross

Support serving- Baldwin, Bibb, Burke, Clayton, Glascock, Hancock, Savannah/Chatham and Washington

Essential Functions

  • Assist with internal communication and coordination of all HealthMPowers work being conducted in the partnering communities.
  • Seek press and recognition for the SNAP-Ed and HealthMPowers community projects.
  • Consistently engage with community leaders to ensure HealthMPowers work complements and supports and does not duplicate or supplant the nutrition and physical activity goals established by the community (e.g. Family Connection and/or Department of Public Health action plans).
  • Schedule and conduct periodic conversations with parents, community members and food growers/retailers targeting healthy food access.
  • Partner with local food retailers (inclusive of grocery stores, corner stores, farmers markets, farm trucks, mobile vending, etc.) to increase access to fruits and vegetables.
  • Reinforce the social marketing messages of Eat, Drink, Move with local non-profits, community centers and food retail outlets.
  • Conduct adult education and fruit/vegetable taste-testing demonstrations that reinforce the importance of healthy eating and physical activity at food retail outlets, local non-profits and community centers.
  • Represent SNAP-Ed and HealthMPowers on committees addressing community mobilization and health improvement.
  • Support school and community healthy eating and physical activity promotion
  • Document work with community to show progress toward accomplishment of program
  • Collect and submit sector data as
  • Provide technical assistance and advice to schools and community.
  • Assist in conducting tri-annual trainings and services as needed.
  • Perform clerical and non-instructional assignments as
  • Ensure program implementation is consistent with HealthMPowers quality standards and evidence based
  • Maintain accurate travel logs and expenses.
  • Meet regularly with program manager and sector director for training and support.

Competencies

  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • A commitment to producing high quality and detailed work
  • The ability to identify challenges and actively work to find solutions
  • The ability to work effectively with others and to consistently display a high level of professionalism in all interactions
  • The ability to work well independently while collaborating with others on meeting common goals
  • A willingness to travel out of town
  • A willingness to work non-standard hours and occasional weekends
  • Ability to lift/push/carry/maneuver items up to 50 pounds
  • The ability to learn quickly, work in a fast paced environment and multi-task effectively
  • Strong and effective large group/small group presentation and management skills
  • Strong research based nutrition and physical activity knowledge
  • Flexibility and comfort with ambiguity

Travel
Some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected. 

Required Education and Experience

  1. Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, health science, public health or education background.
  2. Strong written and oral communication skills.
  3. Knowledge of classroom management.

If interested please contact
Hillana.McDuffie@healthmpowers.org 
770.817.1733