Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC)

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Description, Compensation and Benefits:

Job Title: Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC)
Program Name: Saving Our Legacy: African Americans for  Smoke-Free Safe Places (SOL Project)
Location: Sacramento, CA
Position Status: Part-Time, Non-Exempt
Compensation:  $26.68 - $27.48 Hourly / $27,750 - $28,579 Annually
Travel Required: Yes
Reports to:      Project Director
Revised: September 2021
Heluna Health and Saving Our Legacy: African Americans for Smoke-Free Safe Places (SOL) Project are searching for a Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC).  The CEC applicant should be a highly organized person who communicates well both in written and oral form. This candidate must have experience organizing or facilitating collaborative partnerships with community based organizations, youth organizations, K-12 school institutions; or community residents in advocacy or policy efforts. The CEC is responsible for recruiting and maintaining youth volunteers, supporting meeting with community members, youth and elected officials. The CEC also supports program administration for community assessment and collaborative relationship building with community based organizations, public health and other tobacco control partners. Employment is with The SOL Project.

Heluna Health 
Heluna Health is the leading provider of program services and fiscal sponsorship for over 500 population health projects. We empower public health agencies, academic researchers, public/private consortia, and nonprofits. We envision a world where all people have access to the services and support they need to live healthy and productive lives.

Saving Our Legacy: African Americans for Smoke Free Safe Places (SOL Project)
The SOL Project advocates for healthy, smoke-free communities for African Americans and other populations who suffer disproportionately as a result of social conditions and tobacco use. SOL is also committed to engaging and developing African American youth advocates as agents of social change. Established in 2007, the SOL Project partners within the community to encourage local governments and boards to adopt and implement tobacco control policies that protect against harmful exposure to smoke or aerosol from plant based or synthetic products and limit the sale of menthol and flavored tobacco and vape products.

SOL is located in Sacramento, California and serves 14 Northern California Counties that are considered the “Gold Country” Region. The SOL project also provides customized tobacco control trainings and provides technical assistance regionally and nationally through partner organizations such as the African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council (AATCLC) and the Center for Health Equity. The SOL Project is currently grant funded by the State of California Department of Public Health, Tobacco Control Program.

  • Maintain and build partnerships with tobacco control projects, community-based organizations and other partners in multiple counties in the Gold Country Region (Sacramento, Stanislaus, Yolo, San Joaquin).
  • Recruit, maintain, train and supervise youth volunteers to participate in scope of work activities in coordination with Project Director.
  • Share information on public and private web-based channels.
  • Participate in implementing, evaluating and reporting of scope of work activities.
  • Staff booths at community events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Two years of college (majoring in communications, office administration, health science or related field), with a minimum of one year of community outreach experience in youth engagement (preferred). A Bachelor’s degree with one year of experience may be substituted.

  • Complete COVID 19 vaccination (boosters taken as recommended by the CDC and required by Heluna Health).
  • Successfully clear the background check process with Heluna Health.
  • A valid California driver’s license, proof of vehicle insurance, and reliable transportation or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
Other Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
  • Self-starter and good time management
  • Understanding of community outreach, relationship building and engagement strategies
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Suite (Word, Excel, Publisher, Access, PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Canva or other desktop publishing/image editing program
  • Demonstrated proficiency with various social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter)
  • Ability working with youth, volunteers and communities or previous experience working with youth, volunteers, and communities.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings, weekends and travel
  • General understanding of public health policy and/or health education
Currently schedule is via telework. Candidate will be required to transition back to a general office setting indoors and temperature controlled as determined by the current COVID 19 pandemic and fieldwork within the 14 counties of the Gold Country region.

To qualify for an interview, interested individuals must complete an application, submit a resume, include a cover letter stating personal qualification and a statement in writing up to 300 words addressing “What interests you in being part of the SOL Project team?”.

Applicants who do not to submit the above will be disqualified from interview selection.

Saving Our Legacy, African Americans for Smoke Free Safe Places and Heluna Health are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against its employees or applicants based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, medical condition, ability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other impermissible basis. People of color, LGBTQ persons, minorities, women, veterans, and people with disabilities encouraged to apply. Youth Alumni who have participated and completed tobacco control, community health worker, and other public health programs are strongly encouraged to apply.

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