University of Washington School of Public Health
Correctional Health Program Coordinator - Hepatitis Education Project
Closing Date: June 11, 2018
Posted: May 11, 2018
WHO WE ARE:
The Hepatitis Education Project (HEP) is a Seattle-based 501(c)(3) non-profit agency committed to providing support, education, advocacy, and direct services for people affected by hepatitis and to helping raise hepatitis awareness. Driven by the values and principles of social justice and harm reduction, our programs include Prevention and Outreach, Medical Case Management, Correctional Health, and Policy and Advocacy.
POSITION AND PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
HEP is currently seeking a full-time staff member to work with our Correctional Health Program. This position may help manage and deliver our prison- and jail-based programming and/or assist in planning and coordinating professional development activities for hepatitis C professionals nationwide. The person filling this role will have an opportunity to make a significant impact on the viral hepatitis epidemic as well as for people experiencing incarceration and other marginalized populations.
Our correctional health program includes 1) providing education classes to inmates in Washington State prisons and King County jail(s) and 2) The National Hepatitis Corrections Network, which is a professional network of diverse stakeholders supporting a public health approach to hepatitis C in prisons and jails. Specific duties for this position may be flexible and will be determined based on the experience, qualifications, and interests of the candidate.
PROGRAM RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE:
• Schedule, plan, and teach viral hepatitis 101 courses to people incarcerated in Washington Department of Corrections facilities and King County Correctional Facility
• Schedule, plan, and teach HEP’s “Project SHIELD” inmate peer educator training program for HIV/hepatitis risk reduction in Washington Department of Corrections facilities
• Continuously work to improve program quality, reach, and capacity
• Answer mail from prisoners seeking hepatitis information
• Track trends in hepatitis prevention, testing and treatment in US prisons and jails
• Maintain relationships and facilitate information sharing among professionally diverse network partners from around the United States and work to create new relationships
• Plan annual network stakeholder meeting and assist with meeting facilitation
• Manage network communications including data-sharing forums such as webinars and conference calls, the NHCN website, and quarterly NHCN e-newsletter
• Support other agency community-based events as needed
• Support basic day-to-day tasks as needed and/or other duties as required
• Background or lived experience that demonstrates understanding of incarceration in the United States and related social issues
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
• Strong attention to detail and organizational abilities
• Superior communication skills including teaching, facilitation, networking, and public speaking
• Strong interest in health disparities and passion for social change
• Experience in program coordination or another relevant field
• Knowledge of hepatitis trends, harm reduction, and experience working with people affected by viral hepatitis
Persons with a personal or family history of incarceration are encouraged to apply.
The Hepatitis Education Project does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. For questions, please contact the Hepatitis Education Project at (206) 732-0311.