NHC Position Type
The Community Outreach is responsible for establishing and maintaining positive relations with internal and external partners in Erie communities. The position will attend and facilitate meetings, promote Erie services, and provide education. The position will also provide patient support when needed.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
This position will increase efforts for outreach and engagement without duplicating already existing roles or displacing staff. The Community Engagement Team is a small team of 3 responsible for supporting Erie’s patients and communities across the Chicagoland area and Northern suburbs. This position is instrumental in expanding Erie’s efforts towards creating meaningful relationships and forming lasting connections with employees, patients, supporters, and community partners, including vulnerable populations needing access to services and resources.
- Providing outreach to agencies to build awareness
- Creating and developing communications related to outreach campaigns
- Developing and providing health education for the community
- Providing outreach to stakeholders to identify issues
- Reaching out to community serving organizations to create education groups
Characteristics of an Ideal Candidate
- Familiar with health equity-related issues
- Able to build strong relationships
- Community engagement/outreach skills
- Able to communicate effectively with individuals or diverse backgrounds and identities
Knowledge Required for the Position
- Knowledge of AmeriCorps/Health Corps member requirements
- The supervisor assigns service activities, advises on changes in procedures, and is available for assistance when required
- The member independently plans and carries out the projects and selects the approaches and methods to be used in solving problems
- Member must use considerable judgment in adapting current or developing new guidance
- The service position assignments vary significantly or often involve unusual circumstances and incomplete or conflicting data
- In making decisions, the member is often required to depart from past approaches and to extend traditional techniques
- The member must develop new techniques, methods, or approaches to complete service position assignments
- Unusual physical demands involving climbing, lifting, stooping, and reaching, etc.
- Unusual service hours, involving evenings, weekends, or long shifts
- Significant travel (more than 25%)
- Health screening or service required
- Position offers flexible hours/service formats for members who may need them due to childcare commitments, probation/parole requirements, or other obligations. If so, please describe the parameters of this flexibility.