Project Coordinator – Lead Poisoning Prevention
Do you have a passion for public health in relation to prevention of childhood lead paint poisoning in the State of Maine? MCD Public Health, a division of Medical Care Development, Inc., a non-profit health services organization in collaboration with Healthy Communities of the Capital Area (HCCA), is accepting applications for a Part Time Project Coordinator to oversee the Lead Poisoning Prevention Program. This position is located at the HCCA office in Gardiner and is a grant-funded position with -potential for renewal. This 16 hour per week position is not eligible for MCD’s benefit package.
The Lead Poisoning Prevention (LPP) Coordinator works in the communities of Augusta and Gardiner to reduce paint-related lead poisoning in infants and children related to housing/buildings built prior to 1978. Augusta/Gardiner is one of five high risk areas in the state for lead poisoning. The Maine CDC Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Unit supports the work to convene a community coalition of stakeholders, educate tenants and residents, engage medical practitioners and parents in increased testing, and recruiting owners, managers, and contractors to gain skills to maintain lead-safe housing. The LPP Coordinator is a member of the prevention team at Healthy Communities of the Capital Area (HCCA).
Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Community Health, Public Health, Social Services, or related field preferred; however, equivalent related work experience may be considered. Experience of 2-3 years of community engagement preferred, but not required.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
- Strong organizational skills and the flexibility and ability to manage time and multiple tasks with little supervision.
- Knowledge of the communities of Augusta and Gardiner, willingness and ability to link with new people.
- Engaging and facilitating a coalition, working with diverse community members, housing providers, municipal code enforcement officers and others who provide services and support to community members who live in housing with risk for lead dust exposure. Acceptance of and good working relationships with diverse community members.
- Proficient in multiple modes of communication including in person.
- Proficiency with all current Microsoft Office programs as well as any other software programs, online communication platforms, and other technology necessary to perform the job.
- Basic software skills and internet research abilities. Proficient with multiple social media platforms.
- Competencies among successful applicant are expected to be consistent with those identified by the Public Health Foundation Council on Linkages as Level II.
Successful applicants will be a creative thinker, energetic, self-starter who enjoys new challenges and are able to function comfortably in a fast paced team environment or independently and relate well to co-workers, customers, organizations, and the public
This position offers a career path to growth and development within the organization. MCD and HCCA deeply value diversity, inclusiveness, empowerment, and collaboration.
Position: Professional level
Location: HCCA office in Gardiner, Maine
Projected start date: October 1, 2019
NOTE: All applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.
To apply, please submit the following:
- Cover letter
- Your salary expectations
- Two writing samples
- Three professional references
Applications should be sent to MCDCorpHR@mcd.org. Position is open until filled. Send all of the requested information to be considered. No phone calls please.
Medical Care Development, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Organization and Affirmative Action Employer