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National Kidney Foundation of Michigan
National Kidney Foundation of Michigan in Detroit, Michigan
 
 
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Date Posted 06/17/2021
Category
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Philanthropy-Administrative-Non-profit
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to plan, organize, promote, and implement community-driven activities to address health disparities experienced by African American and Hispanic residents in Wayne County. The Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) initiative incorporates nutrition, active living, breastfeeding, community-clinical linkage, and vaccine support strategies in order to reduce risk of disease and health disparities through effective policy, systems, and environmental changes. As a community leader and lay educator, the Program Coordinator Assistant will work alongside REACH program staff to conduct outreach.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide breastfeeding education and support to new mothers, including telling the benefits of breastfeeding, getting a good start with breastfeeding, and overcoming common barriers.
  • Recruit participants for breastfeeding support groups.
  • Support coordination and facilitation of breastfeeding support groups (in-person or virtual).
  • Support participants by encouraging progress, setting goals, and working with the group to address challenges.
  • Assist with recruitment for Roundtables for Latino Community Wellbeing.
  • Help identify culturally appropriate programming and resources for Hispanics in the region.
  • Support NKFM Covid-19 and flu vaccination education and events.

Compensation

There is an hourly wage of $15.00/hr and partial travel reimbursement. The Program Coordinator Assistant is expected to conduct outreach for 5-10 hours/week with opportunity for more if desired (exact schedule is flexible). THIS IS NOT CONSIDERED A FULL TIME POSITION WITH THE NKFM.

The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness. We foster an atmosphere of collaborative decision-making, communication, and openness within and across our project teams. We do this because we believe that NKFM is At Our Best when we are able to grow and learn better together with a diverse team of employees who bring their individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, and talent to their work. NKFM is committed to honoring and protecting our organizational culture and is dedicated to retaining quality employees who embody our core values. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that candidates can bring in terms of their race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, marital status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. This applies to hiring, internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, terminations, and all other terms and conditions of employment. All NKFM employees, volunteers, clients, and contractors are expected to follow this practice.

Qualifications

  • Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds and skilled at facilitating meetings.
  • Experience coordinating events, conducting messaging campaigns, and/or community networking.
  • Bilingual and able to read, write, and speak Spanish proficiently.
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills in virtual and in-person settings.
  • Knowledge or willingness to learn basic health, nutrition, and physical activity principles.
  • Proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, email and online virtual communication platforms with access to a computer, tablet, or smartphone to allow for regular communication with class participants.
  • Ability to perform light physical effort equal to lifting or moving of lightweight materials. Regularly required to sit or stand, bend and reach.
  • Access to reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license and up to date auto insurance.
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the United States.
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