Member Position – Summary and Purpose
Two (2) full-time Community Wellness Educator AmeriCorps Members 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 on any appropriate project for the Department of Environmental Health & Community Wellness.
Member Duties and Responsibilities
Lead or co-lead education, and/or outreach program to expand the capacity of the Dept. of Environmental Health & Community Wellness.
Coordinate logistics for classes, trainings, and community meetings among southside residents
Conduct outreach activities in the community to provide health education and community resources
Assemble and administer evaluation surveys, transcribe and prepare feedback reports of classes, events, community meetings and trainings
Coordinate and facilitate children’s activities during resident trainings or community meetings
Manage referrals and communication with patients in Epic
Recruit and manage volunteers:
Prepare and assign volunteer responsibilities in collaboration with the site supervisor
Prepare volunteer recognition activities
Gather evaluation data from volunteers
Participate in team meetings and one on one meetings with Site Supervisor on a weekly basis where feedback for program improvement is welcome and encouraged
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
Member will coordinate social media research and provide weekly education via social media,
Develop marketing materials to use in education, promotion and outreach activities
Production of content for social media platforms and promote growth of social media following
Design and translation of health materials and handouts for program participants
Family Education Program
Provide direct linguistically and culturally appropriate health education (nutrition, physical activity) to children in the family education programs.
Develop and improve children’s nutrition and physical activity curriculum in collaboration with the Health Education Coordinator
Member will prepare snacks and facilitate demonstrations during weekly sessions
Member will track patients health data and behavioral changes and have data readily available for evaluations
Collect and report data of individuals served on a change of behavior or intent to change behavior for a healthier lifestyle.
Community Leadership/Advocacy Program
Co-lead and collaborate on projects with LPLS members
Coordinate logistics and analysis of outcomes from LPLS related programs and projects
Healthy Schools Program
Member will collaborate with the Health Education Coordinator to provide education to children.
Qualifications and Experience
A degree in higher education preferred. At a minimum a member must be a high school graduate, or GED recipient.
21 years old or older preferred, 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 Community Wellness Educator AmeriCorps Members will report directly to the Healthy Lifestyles Project Manager.
Interested applicants should fill out the SSCHC application by clicking the link below. For more information, please contact Aisha Coursen by phone at (414) 897-5609 during weekday office hours (8am-5pm) or by email at email@example.com.
Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers is an equal employment opportunity employer and will offer reasonable accommodations upon request.