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Eastcentral PA AHEC serves Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton and Schuylkill counties.

Key AHEC Program Contributions: 
1. Developing and supporting community-based interdisciplinary training of health professions students in underserved areas. 

2. Providing continuing education and other services to improve the quality of community-based care. 
3. Recruiting underrepresented minority and disadvantaged students into health professions through a broad range of programs. 



Job Title:
Health Educator/Program Coordinator (FT/PT)

Job Summary:
The Health Educator/Program Coordinator is responsible for the design, implementation, and evaluation of AHEC-sponsored public health programs, with a focus on recruitment and retention of the health professions workforce.  The Health Educator/Program Coordinator will also be responsible for the oversight and execution of specifically assigned AHEC programs.

Reports to:
Eastcentral Pennsylvania AHEC Executive Director

No supervisory responsibilities

Principal Responsibilities:
  • Conduct community needs assessments, gather data on health status and health education needs, and design programming to address identified needs.
  • Coordinate all aspects of assigned programs including recruitment, development of program activities, leading or facilitating program events and conducting appropriate follow up activities and data.
  • Develop and maintain programs with the community, schools, and organizations to recruit students into health professions from rural and urban medically underserved areas and disadvantaged populations.
  • Research and assist in the preparation and writing of grant proposals related to programming needs.
  • Represent the AHEC in the community; establish and maintain sound working liaisons with regional and community partners.
  • Assist with oversight of training programs sponsored or supported by Eastcentral AHEC by developing, scheduling, promoting, organizing, instructing, and facilitating details.
  • Meet with the Executive Director on a regular basis.
  • Prepare weekly activity reports and quarterly program/progress reports.
  • Attend appropriate meetings and conferences as suggested by the Executive Director and/or the Board or in conjunction with regional group activities or AHEC marketing/public relations activities.
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director to accomplish the mission, vision, and strategic initiatives of the Eastcentral Pennsylvania AHEC.

  • A minimum of an earned Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred.  Advanced education preparations in Education, Health Sciences, or related field a plus.
  • Experience in the health care/medical environment and in the process of community health needs assessment and research methodology recommended.
  • Well-developed communication skills, both written and oral, required.
  • Computer literacy required.  Database and statistical software experience preferred.
  • Grant writing experience desired.
  • Experience as an instructor preferred.
  • Ability to promote AHEC and AHEC activities through social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and website.
  • Flexible and creative, with good time management and problem-solving skills.
  • Good planning and organizational skills and ability to work independently.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and to communicate successfully with diverse groups and individuals is necessary.
  • Must have reliable transportation and willing to travel.  Work could be in any of the five counties within the Eastcentral Region including Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton, Schuylkill.
  • Complete and pass Pennsylvania State Police background check, FBI background check and PA Child Abuse background check prior to first day of employment.