University of Washington School of Public Health
Healthy Communities Specialist - Snap Ed - Snohomish Health District
Closing Date: open until filled
Posted: June 8, 2018
NOTE - Open until filled with first review date of Friday June 22, 2018.
Position is a temporary position through December 31, 2018.
Under the direction of the Outreach & Preparedness Supervisor, or designee, the incumbent will perform a variety of activities related to developing, implementing, and evaluating chronic disease and injury prevention programming. The incumbent works with internal interdisciplinary team(s) and with community groups, agencies, businesses, and regional partners to address health issues collectively.
Incumbent will facilitate population-based wellness efforts focused primarily on physical activity and nutrition, research data and evidence-based strategies to identify populations at highest risk for chronic disease and/or injury, and establish linkages between public health and clinical health systems. The incumbent will use policy, systems, and environmental approaches to address health issues within systems-of-care, communities, the county, and the northwest region of Washington state.
Education and Experience Required:
- Education: A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Health Education or a closely related field
- Experience: 3 years of work in community engagement/organizing/mobilization, systems change, policy development, health services, social services or education.
Or: In place of the above requirement, the incumbent may possess any combination of relevant education and experience which would demonstrate the individual’s knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above.
Licenses, Certifications and Other:
- A Masters Degree in Public Health, Health Education or a closely related field, preferred
- One year experience in community organizing, system change work and/or policy development in a public health agency of the three years required, preferred
- Paid or volunteer work in public health, preferred
- Valid Washington State Driver’s license or ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire and a driving record which meets the requirements of Snohomish Health District’s insurance carrier
- Background check pursuant to RCW 43.43.830