Family Education, AmeriCorps Member
Milwaukee, WI 
Posted 8 days ago
Contract/Freelance Project Description
Sixteenth Street Community HealthCorps
September 2022 – July 2023 Service Year Position Description

Family Education AmeriCorps Member

Member Position – Summary and Purpose
The Family Education AmeriCorps Member will enhance programing for participants by facilitating education in nutrition, cooking and physical activity as well as coordinating volunteers and the logistics of the sessions. This member will also serve a portion of their time in the Healthy Schools Program and the Community Outreach Program and any appropriate project for the Department of Environmental Health & Community Wellness.
Member Duties and Responsibilities
Family Education Program
  • Member will expand recruitment for family programing
  • Provide direct linguistically and culturally appropriate health education (nutrition, physical activity) to participants in the family education programs.
  • Member will serve in snack preparation and demonstrations during weekly sessions
  • Oversee logistics for sessions
  • Recruit and manage volunteers for the Family Education Programs and prepare recognition activities and evaluation data
  • Member will track patients BMI and behavioral changes and have data readily available for evaluations
  • Develop marketing materials to use in education and promotion of the program
  • Production of content for social media platform at our “Healthy Choices” Facebook page as well promote its growth.
  • Member will coordinate social media research and provide weekly education via social media, specifically in the Healthy Choices Facebook page
  • Participate in team meetings and one on one meetings with Program Supervisor on a weekly basis where feedback for program improvement is welcome and encouraged
  • Lead or co-lead education, advocacy, and/or outreach programs to expand capacity of the Dept. of Environmental Health & Community Wellness
  • Collect and report data of individuals served on a change of behavior or intent to change behavior for a healthier lifestyle.
  • Member will have the opportunity for mentorship, collaboration projects and event planning across Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers.
  • Member will avoid all prohibited activities while serving or representing AmeriCorps.

Healthy Schools Program
  • Member will collaborate with the Healthy Schools Coordinator to provide education to children.

Community Leadership Program
  • Member will collaborate with the Community Advocacy AmeriCorps member to participate in different projects of the Community Leadership and Advocacy program (including but not limited to community assessments and outreach, bicycle and walking clubs, and education at neighborhood events)

Qualifications and Experience
  • Be a high school graduate, GED recipient, working toward attaining a high school diploma or GED during the term of service. Members must agree to obtain either a diploma or GED before using an education award.
  • 17 years old or older, no upper age limit
  • Hold one of the following citizenship statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent Resident Aliens
  • Pass a National Service Criminal History Check
  • Experience (or high interest) in health education, nutrition/fitness programs, public health
  • Ability to relate well to and communicate well with people of various ages and from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds
  • Flexibility to work some evenings and occasionally on weekends as needed.
  • Able to work accurately under pressure both independently and in a team-based environment
  • Experience using Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point and Publisher)
  • Knowledge of social media and video production
  • Valid Wisconsin driver's license, use of an automobile, and current auto insurance
  • Bilingual (Spanish- English) preferred.

Line of Supervision
The Family Education AmeriCorps Member will report directly to the Family Program Coordinator.
Application Process
Interested applicants should fill out the SSCHC application by clicking the link below. For more information, please contact Erik Miller by phone at (414) 897-5609 during weekday office hours (8am-5pm) or by email at

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers is an equal employment opportunity employer and will offer reasonable accommodations upon request.


Job Summary
Project Mode
Project/Job Outsourcing
Type of Project
Full Time
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