ALBUQUERQUE AREA INDIAN HEALTH BOARD, INC.
POSITION: Injury Prevention Coordinator
LOCATION: Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center (AASTEC) Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board, Inc.
REPORTS TO: AASTEC Director
FLSA STATUS: Exempt (Full-Time)
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None
Under the supervision of the AASTEC Director, the Injury Prevention Coordinator is responsible for management, reporting, and implementation of objectives of AASTEC’s new 5-year Injury Prevention Program, with an emphasis upon falls and motor vehicle accidents, that weaves together evidence-based strategies at the education, policy, system and environmental levels.
- Plans, develops, organizes, implements, administers and coordinates the objectives of the AASTEC Injury Prevention Program.
- Attends relevant trainings to attain certification(s) and strengthen capacity in unintentional injury prevention best practices.
- Provides technical assistance for the 27 Albuquerque Area Tribes on best practices in unintended injury prevention.
- Works in partnership with AASTEC epidemiologists on activities to improve unintentional injury data quality (related to falls and motor vehicle accidents) for tribes in the IHS Albuquerque Area.
- Leads the development and dissemination of culturally appropriate small media products (print and digital) to strengthen public awareness of the burden of unintentional injuries.
- Conducts routine communication and meetings with tribal and external partners, including the coordination of multi-sector tribal injury prevention coalition meetings and correspondence.
- Coordinates/co-facilitates project trainings and webinars, including participant recruitment.
- Conducts program evaluation activities.
- Monitors the progress of the grant and reports on accomplishments, present actions, and decisions to tribal stakeholders, advisory councils, and external partners.
- Prepares documentation necessary to report to the funding agency on the progress of the project.
- Travels periodically to communities and other functions to provide consultation as needed.
- Develops and maintains positive relationships with all project partners.
- Performs related tasks as assigned.
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
- Ability to co-facilitate trainings for tribal stakeholders
- Extensive organizational, planning, and coordinating skills
- Ability to think ahead and plan over a one to two year time span
- Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of important cultural considerations when working with Southwestern Indian Tribes
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relations with a wide range of individuals and organizations at every level (Tribal Councils, Indian Health Boards, Committees, individuals, healthcare providers, public and/or private agencies)
- Master’s degree in health education, public health, or related field preferred.
- Minimum bachelor’s degree in health education, community/public health, or related field.
- 3+ years experience in health promotion/disease prevention program coordination
- Knowledge and experience working with tribal communities.
- Proficient public speaking and writing skills.
- Must be able to travel.
- Able to operate a motor vehicle and have a valid State driver’s license.
- Completion of background investigation is required.
WORK CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Work is performed in a typical interior/office environment.
- Talk, hear, sit, stand; use of hands to handle objects, equipment, controls and reach with arms and hands.
- Noise level is usually minimal.
- Travel including overnight stays as needed.
- Drive company-leased vehicle to communities served by AAIHB.
Qualified American Indian applicants will be given preference in accordance with the exemption provided under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
SALARY: Negotiable, DOE
TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION: Send CV/Resume, list of three professional references, salary requirements (if any) and cover letter to Delrae Peterson at email@example.com or regular mail to: Delrae Peterson, Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board, Inc., 5015 Prospect Avenue, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. No phone calls.
For best consideration, please forward all application materials by September 18, 2015.