Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, a comprehensive global research university and a major engine for economic development in the region. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.
The College of Nursing and Health Professions’ Lazarex Cancer Wellness HUB at the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships is a community-driven, health promotion partnership between Drexel University and the residents of 10 Promise Zone neighborhoods, including Mantua and Powelton Village.
The Lazarex Cancer Wellness HUB is a partnership between Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, Lazarex Cancer Foundation, and the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, and the community. The Cancer Wellness HUB is designed to increase access to cancer education and prevention programs, cancer screening services, cancer support services, cancer treatment and clinical trials. The Lazarex Cancer Wellness HUB brings Drexel's academic expertise into the neighborhood, engaging faculty, professional staff, and students with community residents in creative collaboration and shared problem solving, focused on cancer health and wellness. The Lazarex Cancer Wellness HUB offers free cancer health education workshops, health screening, counseling support, and referrals. It is opened on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:00am-4:00pm providing services to community residents. It is located at the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships. The Lazarex Cancer Wellness HUB is seeking to hire a Community Health Education Coordinator to work on the Community IMPACT Cancer Initiative.
The Community Health Educator Coordinator will design, implement, and manage culturally and linguistically appropriate health education programs for the residents from the 10 West Philadelphia Promise Zone neighborhoods based on the community’s voices. These programs are designed to help individuals, families, and their communities reduce their risk for cancer, screen for cancer, receive the best treatment and clinical trial opportunities that will maximize health outcomes and maintain wellness. He/she will assist with designing educational print and video material designed to promote and facilitate their engagement in the various cancer pathways to health and wellness, including cancer prevention, screening, quality treatment, and clinical trials. He/she will develop operational plans and policies necessary to achieve health education objectives and services.
Program Development and Implementation
Design and implement culturally and linguistically appropriate cancer campaign messages and educational programs, workshops, or 1-1 sessions, based on the community’s voices, on cancer prevention, screening, quality treatment and clinical trials to promote their health, wellness and optimum outcomes in various community and faith-based settings and at the Lazarex Cancer Wellness HUB.
Assist with designing and conducting the various community conversations with residents from the 10 Promise Zone neighborhoods designed to increase their cancer awareness, attitudes and beliefs and reduce their barriers to screening, treatment, and clinical trials.
Assist with the development of all educational print, video, and social media culturally and linguistically appropriate cancer awareness, screening, treatment, and clinical trial messages Prepare and distribute health education materials, such as reports, bulletins, flyers, newsletters, posters, and visual aids.
Collaborate with health specialists and civic groups to determine community health needs and the availability of services and to develop goals for meeting needs.
Builds partnerships and promote guidance to agencies and organizations on assessment of cancer health education needs and on development and delivery of health education programs. Provide program information to the public by preparing and presenting press releases, conducting media campaigns, or maintaining program-related Web sites. Develop and maintain health education libraries to provide resources for staff and community agencies. Coordinates the logistics of all educational sessions.
Design and administer the various cancer health education training programs in partnership with the Cancer Care Companion for the Neighborhood Health Ambassadors and other team members to build up their knowledge and skills and to use when they conduct outreach and community education programs. Prepare all training materials.
Monitor all staff implementing community education programs.
Work with Cancer Care Companion to assist with designing and conducting evaluations to assess the quality and performance of health education programs.
Tracking & Documentation
Documents all educational workshops and 1-1 sessions presented, location, time, number of participants, and outcomes, and persons assisted.
Create and monitor the maintenance of databases, mailing lists, telephone networks, and other information to facilitate the functioning of health education programs.
Oversee Neighborhood Health Ambassadors and Community Health Workers in implementing health programs, objectives, and goals; their documentation of all client encounters and contracts made on behalf of clients; completion and submission of monthly reports; and their documentation of activities, service plans, and outcomes achieved by clients in an effective manner.
Liaison & Relationship Building
Develop and maintain positive working relationships with agencies, organizations, community leaders and residents
Outreach and Community Engagement
Assist with the creation and implementation of outreach and community engagement strategies to contact community members, and leaders to implement education programs and workshops Reporting Relations: The Community Health Educator Coordinator will report to the Manager of the Program/Director of the Community Wellness HUB.
Bachelor's degree, Community Health or related field
A minimum of 5 years experience
• Demonstrates strong experience in designing and implementing health education programs
• Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate cancer education programs.
• Demonstrates a strong understanding of research and evaluation.
• Strong experience in community-engagement with various vulnerable populations
• Strong interpersonal, social, and communication skills and the ability to collaborate and work effectively with a wide range of individuals from a wide range of professional and personal backgrounds.
• Strong leadership skills
• Ability to communicate medical information to clients from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.
• Skill in use of personal computers and related software applications, including e-mail.
• Strong organizational and time management skills.
• Strategic and creative thinker and planner
• Good written communication skills.
• Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel.
• Flexible and works well with a team
University City, Philadelphia
This position is classified as exempt with a salary grade of I. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure, https://drexel.edu/hr/career/ducomp/salstructure/
Special Instructions to the Applicant
Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.
Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.