Position Summary

Health in Our Hands at CREATE for STEM Institute seeks a high-energy, collaborative, and social media savvy individual for a full time Project Coordinator position. Health in Our Hands (HiOH) is a project that takes place in Flint/Genesee County, Michigan funded by the Science Education Partnership Award at the National Institutes of Health.

The project will study a novel design for science education that combines 1) high quality curriculum materials, 2) teacher professional development, and 3) a community health/science education partnership (HiOH- Flint/Genesee Partnership) to support and sustain genomic health learning and inspire engagement in STEM learning and careers for underrepresented middle and high school students. The Project Coordinator’s primary role will be to work in a team with the principal investigator and research associate to support all three components of the project in schools and the community by providing staff support to the community partnership, plan meetings and events associated with the project, and assist with research and evaluation activities. The successful applicant will have demonstrated ability to work well with diverse individuals and groups; take on multiple tasks in a dynamic environment completing them efficiently and accurately, both independently and as a team member. The selected candidate will be expected to provide exceptional service through clear and effective verbal and written communication.

  • Develop plans and arrange meetings and workshops associated with the project, for example secure and prepare space and send out meeting notices, agenda, and minutes for monthly meetings of the HiOH Flint/Genesee Partnership and logistics for teacher professional workshops. Plan and coordinate community activities and events, for example family engagement meetings in schools and health summit events in the community.
  • Collaborate with members of the HiOH Flint/Genesee Partnership to 1) nurture relationships and maintain a database of potential and existing members including members from health and education related organizations, and informal educators and informal education programs; 2) assist with linking appropriate experts and informal education programs with teachers and classrooms; and 3) assisting informal educators with using HiOH in their programs.
  • Collaborate as part of the team on research and evaluation in the collection and analysis of data and reporting of required information for surveys, review documents, etc. Assist with compiling reports and preparing manuscripts for publication. Participate in dissemination activities for example attending and presenting at conferences.
  • Maintain social media communications (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, website posts) aimed to inform and involve student, school, family, community, and professional audiences.
  • Assist with curriculum activities and professional learning activities such as distributing materials for the classroom enactment and supporting workshops.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Principal Investigator.

This is an off-dated position funded for one year form the date of hire contingent upon yearly funding renewal.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which would normally be acquired in a four-year college degree in Public Relations, Communications, Business or in an area related to the work being performed; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible and expansive work experience in program/project administration, event planning, project management, or other relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  

Desired Qualifications

Ability to formulate realistic plans and contingencies and establish appropriate measurements of success; Willingness to learn and embrace continuous improvement; Must possess valid driver’s license, car and the ability to travel. Computer proficiency: Successfully uses multiple software programs independently. Software may include Excel, Outlook, Word, Office. Ability to communicate effectively one-on-one, in small groups, and in public speaking contexts; write precise, well-organized emails, letters, and memos while using appropriate vocabulary and grammar. Social Media expertise: Demonstrate expertise in social media and web site communication for multiple audiences, e.g. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. Community competencies: familiarity with health-related, community-based and educational organizations in Flint and Genesee County. Demonstrate ability to work effectively with individuals and groups across age, race, gender, socioeconomic class, disabilities and other differences.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials

Resume, cover letter, and listing of three professional references.

Together-we-will Statement

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Work Hours

Requires flexible hours, including occasional nights and weekends, based on event schedule and demands. Transportation required.

Description of End Date

This is an off dated position funded for one year after start date with possibility of extension for another year based on funding.

Summary of Physical Demands

May require to move, lift and cary program material boxes weighting more than 25 lb

The Bidding Eligibility ends 10/26/2021 at 11:55 PM

Advertised: Oct 20, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Nov 9, 2021 Eastern Standard Time