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Healthy Communities Coordinator - Umatilla County

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Location: Pendleton, OR
Full-time position
Closing Date: open until filled
Job #11755
Posted: August 30, 2017

The Healthy Communities and Public Health Modernization Coordinator is responsible for developing and leading a group of community health partners to assemble and implement a plan to reduce the burden of chronic disease throughout Umatilla County. The coordinator will also be responsible for building the UCo Health department capacity in the 7 foundational capacities in order to improve the Department’s ability to implement the four foundational programs as defined by Oregon’s public health modernization framework. In addition the Coordinator will serve as the Department’s Accreditation Coordinator and be responsible for Department’s efforts to obtain external accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board. An ideal candidate would be a creative thinker, highly community-focused with a strong background in public health, project management and community engagement.

REQUIREMENTS:  Degree in nursing, social work, public health, nutrition and/or related field plus three years of related public health work experience. Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred.  Knowledge of field concepts, practices and principles related to public health, community wellness, diet and exercise, school-based nutrition, collective impact and/or social determinants of health.  Experience working effectively with teams.  Group facilitation experience with a wide variety of participants.  Demonstrated project management skills, including managing and prioritizing multiple tasks.  Demonstrated grants management experience, including budget oversight and reporting. Proactive approach, exercise professional judgment, and make sound decisions.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office systems, including Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook.  Have and maintain a driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record.  Bilingual desired.  Have the ability to work with minimal supervision, ability to work with clients of varying ages, gender, race, ethnicity, religious and social backgrounds.

HOW TO APPLY: Use of Umatilla County application is MANDATORY. Anyone who qualifies for Veterans’ Preference in Public Employment provided for in OAR 839-006-0435; please include proper certification (OAR 839-006-0465) with your application. Any applicant with a disability who needs reasonable accommodation in any step of the application or hiring process to assist or to demonstrate qualifications or to perform the essential functions of the job for which the applicant is applying should inform the Human Resources Department. This job announcement is not intended to serve as a comprehensive job description. Blank applications and a complete job description can be obtained on our website at or the Human Resources Office, Room 108. Applications will be accepted by hand delivery, mail, fax, or email to

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