Outreach/Field Coordinator - Job Position and Details
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Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance is a nonprofit organization that works to create a Healthy Home for every child. Our main goal is to bring awareness and education to families in the city about environmental hazards, green and Healthy Homes and lead poisoning. We believe that education is fundamental for empowering people and creating change.
We strive to create environmental equality in Omaha for all by offering education on health hazards in the home, tenant legal rights, environmental testing, and information on the community resources available in the city.
We are quirky, fun, hardworking, and passionate about our work. We enjoy fun team meetings, going on home visits, helping ensure kids live in Healthy Homes, and occasionally breaking out in karaoke singalongs. Won't you join us?
JOB TITLE: Outreach/Field Coordinator
Reports to: Director of Health Programs
Education Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree (desired)
Oversees the planning and implementation of community outreach strategies. Engages with community partners to further the organization’s goals for community lead poisoning prevention and Healthy Housing education. Responsible for planning and coordinating community outreach events. Works with a team of field staff to ensure housing clients are living in healthy housing. Conducts authentic and genuine in-person outreach in the highest-need housing areas of Omaha.
Lead Education Action Program (LEAP)
Design community outreach strategy for the organization in compliance with LEAP grant and OHKA’s strategic plan
Provide lead poisoning prevention and healthy housing education
Conduct client home visits using Healthy Home principles to assess the health of the home
Document outcomes from outreach events
Maintain supply inventory for outreach events
Support any educational outreach events at the Center
Coordinate with the OHKA team to develop outreach materials
Conduct client follow-ups
Provide lead education and lead information to members of the community
Use software systems to track client interactions
Coordinate outreach events with the City of Omaha Lead Information Office to maximize lead education in the community, omahalead.org, and the Omaha Lead Site
Cultivate partnerships with community organizations to further the spread of lead education
Assist with organizational events as needed
Maintain accurate and complete records of outreach activities for grants
Occasional travel required
Periodic attendance at outreach events outside of normal business hours required
WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Bilingual in English and Spanish, required
Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
Experience with social services
Passion for OHKA's mission and vision, especially working with children and families in North and South Omaha
Strong self-starter and independent thinker
Detail-oriented and ability to multitask
Knowledge of building science and/or public health a plus
Team player who thrives in a dynamic environment
Strong relationship builder and communicator with experience leading diverse work team
Skilled at Microsoft and Google Tools
Able to hold or rest weighted objects up to 25 pounds directly on hands, arms, or shoulders from one location to another
Exerts oneself through walking, kneeling, and stooping
Sitting for long periods of time in an office environment required
HOW TO APPLY:
Please email your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Kiernan Scott - firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls or walk-ins please. Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The work that we do has helped me realize how a team of a few dedicated people can really impact a community. Because of the work that we do every day, thousands of kids have homes that aren't poisoning them and bright futures centered in a healthy environment.
– Ian Sheets, Impact Coordinator