Blog: Smoking Cessation Program Coordinator position

El Centro de la Raza is hiring a Smoking Cessation Program Coordinator. This is a great position for someone with experience in public health and/or social services and a passion for equity and addressing health disparities.

Position Title:   Smoking Cessation, Marijuana & Tobacco Prevention Program Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY: Implement the program activities/components outlined by WA State Public Health Departments, the  National Alliance for Hispanic Health/Nuestras Voces, King County Youth Prevention & Education, and the Muckleshoot Tribe/ECDLR Smoking Cessation Work Plan. Develop and teach an anti-smoking curriculum to Latino youth and families enrolled in ECDLR programs and the community at large.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 

  • Present through organized workshops/classes El Centro de la Raza’s culturally appropriate curriculum based on established best practices and assembled resources to be adapted for a Spanish speaking audience in accordance with contracted work plan(s).
  • Execute the 5th year work plan outlined by the National Alliance for Hispanic Health/ Nuestras Voces.
  • Execute Components 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the WA DOH 2017-2018 contract and each year concurrent.
  • Prepare monthly reports and invoices, including CSBG mid and end of year reports.
  • Engage in webinars, conference calls as related to contracted work.
  • On an ongoing basis, actively engage community and regional stakeholder organizations to become Network members.
  • Develop and initiate strategies to conduct outreach and education on tobacco and cancer control through local and social media.
  • Support the dissemination of Network-related information to partners and stakeholders throughout the Contractor’s NCCDPHP region as requested by Alliance.
  • Communicate with the alliance staff or its agents and/or other representatives via written reports describing progress and issues pertaining to the Nuestras Voces Project. The information provided must be complete and responsive to the information requested.
  • Present workshops in Seattle Public High Schools; Ingraham, Chief Sealth, Ballard, Denny and Washington Middle Schools in accordance with work plan.
  • Weekly meets and updates Human Services Director regarding policy, prevention and progress of the overall scope of work.
  • Attend staff meetings, case manager meetings & monthly general

MEASURABLE STANDARDS

  • Must have a proven ability to work well under pressure.
  • Must be able to work with participants from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Understands and fulfills contractual obligations.
  • Must be able to maintain effective relationships with co-workers, participants, parents, community representatives, and the general public.
  • Must be able to work in a multi-cultural/multi-ethnic environment.
  • Presents a professional manner and appearance.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS  

Essential minimum skills, education, and experience:

  • A degree and at least five years’ work experience including two years of experience working in human services and/or public health.
  • Must be bilingual Spanish/English.
  • Must have a car and a valid Washington driver’s license and show evidence of insurability.
  • Must have excellent oral, written and organizational communication skills.
  • Experience in presentations and facilitating groups.
  • Must be effective in conflict resolution.
  • Must have excellent computer skills, specifically in Excel & Power Point.
  • Familiar with Outcome and Indicator Reporting.
  • Must have good attention to detail.
  • Experience working with immigrant/refugee populations.

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WORKING CONDITIONS/ENVIRONMENT

The position will require a minimum of 40 hours per week.  The position may require evenings and weekend work. Requires local travel for presentations, meetings, and workshop locations.

A criminal background check is required for this position, due to the fact that this individual works with families & youth on a regular basis. The above duties or working procedures describe the chief function of the job and are not considered to be a detailed description of every duty of the job. Requires a 6-month probationary period.

BENEFITS

This position is eligible for El Centro de la Raza’s full benefit package including medical/dental/life insurance coverage, 401(k) plan, paid vacation and sick leave, and eight paid holidays. In addition to these paid holidays, El Centro gives additional paid time off (up to 5 days) during the last week of December for qualified employees. El Centro employees also benefit from ongoing professional development opportunities.

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APPLICATION PROCESS

Please send resume to Shannon Armstrong at sarmstrong@elcentrodelaraza.org, or stop by El Centro de la Raza at 2524 16th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144, to drop off a resume. If you have questions, please call 206.957.4626.

 

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Martin Family Foundation Honors Scholarship application now open for transfer students entering UW in 2018-19

The application is now open and available at http://expd.uw.edu/expo/scholarships/martinfamily. Deadline for applications is July 6, 2018. Students who are transferring to UW Seattle in summer 2018, fall 2018, winter 2019. or even those who have already transferred to UW Seattle but have not yet earned more than 18 credits, may be eligible to apply. The scholarship provides up to $12,000/year for up to 3 years of study at UW Seattle.

Please note that students from ANY Washington State community college are potentially eligible to apply for this scholarship (see complete details on the website and eligibility details below).

The Martin Family Foundation Honors Scholarship Program enables community college students of exceptional ability and outstanding achievement to complete their baccalaureate degrees at the University of Washington-Seattle. Martin Scholars are encouraged to join departmental honors programs at UW, if available. Applicants are considered for superior strength of character, intellectual ability, and sense of purpose. They are expected to have well-formulated ideas about the direction of future studies and subsequent careers. There should be evidence that a Martin Scholarship will encourage pursuit of a program of education most likely to fulfill the applicant’s potential. Financial need may be considered but is not a requirement.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be Washington State residents who are in any one of the following three categories: (1) US citizens, or (2) US Permanent Residents, or (3) Eligible for in-state tuition through HB 1079 qualification.
  • Applicants must be currently attending or have attended a community college in the state of Washington.
  • Applicants must have earned a minimum of 36 credits at a Washington State community college by the time they matriculate at the University of Washington. Students who hold an associate’s degree are encouraged to apply.
  • Washington State community college transfer students who are currently enrolled at the University of Washington may not have earned more than 18 UW credits by the application deadline of July  6, 2018.
  • The award will depend on successful admission to the University of Washington as a matriculated student.
  • The selection committee gives no consideration to an applicant’s gender, race, color, creed, or national origin.

Please let me know if you or your students have any questions or concerns. Please feel free to share and/or post the attached flyer where possible. Additional details about this application are at http://expd.uw.edu/expo/scholarships/martinfamily and additional details about the Martin Family Foundation are at http://expd.uw.edu/scholarships/martin/.

WSPHA Scholarship Application Now Open

WSPHA recognizes that students and professionals across the state face limited resources to put towards their training and career development needs. We are pleased to offer scholarships to support attendance at our Annual Conference happening on October 15-17th in Wenatchee. Scholarships provide for conference registration, up to $100 in travel reimbursement and 1-year complimentary WSPHA membership. Students, young professionals, special health care workers, and those who experience financial barriers to attending this year’s conference are especially encouraged to apply.

Scholarship application is open until June 22nd

More info about scholarships

Scholarship & Career Opportunities with United Way AmerICorps

United Way of King County is hiring for 10-week and 10-month positions across King County right now. Will you please help me pass along the following opportunities?

Beginning June 20th: 

Beginning September 1st: 

  • Benefits Hub Team – Help students at some of the most diverse colleges in Washington State get by, get ahead, and stay ahead while pursuing their education.
  • Financial Empowerment Associate – Become IRS Certified and help coordinate the largest anti-poverty program in Washington State – the Free Tax Preparation Campaign.
  • Fuel Your Future In-School Team – Break down barriers to healthy food in high-needs schools by leading community programming and nutrition education while increasing access to school and summer meals.
  • Streets to Home Team – Reduce homelessness and poverty in King County by providing crucial interventions to improve housing readiness and financial resiliency.

Benefits of a United Way AmeriCorps Term: 
National Service at United Way offers a supportive cohort experience and a network of hundreds of engaged members and alumni. No prior experience is necessary – after a comprehensive training and certification, members receive excellent coaching and personalized professional development support. Benefits include an up to $1,466 monthly service stipend, unlimited ORCA transit pass, healthcare and other benefits, student loan deferment and an education award of up to $5,900.

Please help us share these positions with young people in your network:

  • Forward this email to classes, clubs or prospective candidates. You may also schedule a time for my team to attend an event or come share with a group or class.

 

United Way AmerICoprs 2018

Martin Family Foundation Honors Scholarship application now open for transfer students entering UW in 2018-19

The Martin Family Foundation Honors Scholarship application is now open and available at http://expd.uw.edu/expo/scholarships/martinfamily. Deadline for applications is July 6, 2018. Please share with your students who are transferring to UW in summer 2018, fall 2018, winter 2019 or even those who have already transferred to UW but have not yet earned more than 18 credits.

 

Please note that students from ANY Washington State community college are potentially eligible to apply for this scholarship (see complete details on the website and eligibility details below).

 

The Martin Family Foundation Honors Scholarship Program enables community college students of exceptional ability and outstanding achievement to complete their baccalaureate degrees at the University of Washington-Seattle. Martin Scholars are encouraged to join departmental honors programs at UW, if available. Applicants are considered for superior strength of character, intellectual ability, and sense of purpose. They are expected to have well-formulated ideas about the direction of future studies and subsequent careers. There should be evidence that a Martin Scholarship will encourage pursuit of a program of education most likely to fulfill the applicant’s potential. Financial need may be considered but is not a requirement.

 

Eligibility:

·         Applicants must be Washington State residents who are in any one of the following three categories: (1) US citizens, or (2) US Permanent Residents, or (3) Eligible for in-state tuition through HB 1079 qualification.

o   For additional information about HB 1079 qualification, please visit http://readysetgrad.org/wasfa. If this applies to you, please also be aware that some colleges may have different requirements; UW’s requirements are detailed at https://depts.washington.edu/reach/hb-1079undocumented-students/. If you have any questions or concerns about meeting this requirement, please contact Robin Chang at robinc@uw.edu or 206-543-2603.

·         Applicants must be currently attending or have attended a community college in the state of Washington.

·         Applicants must have earned a minimum of 36 credits at a Washington State community college by the time they matriculate at the University of Washington. Students who hold an associate’s degree are encouraged to apply.

·         Washington State community college transfer students who are currently enrolled at the University of Washington may not have earned more than 18 UW credits by the application deadline of July  6, 2018.

·         The award will depend on successful admission to the University of Washington as a matriculated student.

·         The selection committee gives no consideration to an applicant’s gender, race, color, creed, or national origin.

 

Please let me know if you or your students have any questions or concerns. Please feel free to share and/or post the attached flyer where possible. Additional details about this application are at http://expd.uw.edu/expo/scholarships/martinfamily and additional details about the Martin Family Foundation are at http://expd.uw.edu/scholarships/martin/.

 

 

Additional information: Martin Scholarships 2018

Job Posting – Research and Evaluation Coordinator

Cardea is a mission-driven team of committed and highly skilled staff. We dedicate our work to helping health and human service organizations deliver accessible, high quality, culturally proficient, and compassionate services to their clients.

Our values include cultural proficiency, trust, initiative, leadership, fun, flexibility, teamwork/collaboration, communication, accountability, risk-taking, and humor. If you share our dedication and values, we welcome your application.

 


 

Research and Evaluation Coordinator

Cardea is a national organization that provides training, organizational development, and research and evaluation services. Our mission is to improve organizations’ abilities to deliver accessible, high quality, culturally proficient, and compassionate services to their clients.

The Research and Evaluation Coordinator works collaboratively with other members of the team to support research and evaluation activities across Cardea. This position is based in Seattle, WA and reports directly to the Program and Impact Director.

 

Specific Duties
 Coordinate data collection and data entry to ensure adherence to research and
evaluation protocols and maintain quality
 Screen and recruit participants
 Maintain research and evaluation databases
 Perform complex scheduling efforts for participants and evaluators, including
interview and discussion group follow-up and confirmation
 Generate basic summary statistics
 Conduct/contribute to systematic literature reviews
 Create summary reports following meetings and events for staff and external
partners
 Assist with creation of data visualizations including charts/graphs/tables, and other
research and evaluation documents for reports and presentations
 Collaborate with Managers and Directors to troubleshoot research and evaluation related challenges and improve protocols
 Review dissemination products for accuracy and provide input, as needed
 Organize and manage project files on SharePoint/server Skills & Abilities
 Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
 Knowledge of public health
 Proficiency in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word,
Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint
 Familiarity with SPSS or another statistical analysis software desired
 Familiarity with SurveyGizmo or another survey platform desired
 Familiarity with NVivo or another qualitative analysis software desired
 Familiarity with Tableau data visualization desired
 Familiarity with sexual health desired
 Ability to work effectively in a small, diverse team environment
 Knowledge and experience in working with diverse constituencies
 Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally with coworkers, clients,
and program partners
 Experience in managing multiple tasks and in organizing and prioritizing work
assignments and ongoing duties
 Willingness and ability to travel locally and nationally with overnight stays
 Ability to rapidly assimilate new information and adjust to dynamic work
environment.

 
Cardea provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, and local laws. Cardea complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws that prohibit discrimination in the workplace.

 

Cardea offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, 401(K) retirement, and life and short-/long-term disability insurance. Cardea is on public transportation routes; supports flexible work schedules for employees; and is a business casual dress environment.

 

Please submit a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to
awinters@cardeaservices.org by May 28, 2018. Please write “Research and Evaluation Coordinator” in the subject line.

 

Website: http://www.cardeaservices.org/employment.html

Job description:

http://www.cardeaservices.org/documents/ResearchandEvaluationCoordinatorPositionDescription2018.pdf