Health Education Outreach Coordinator

Cook Inlet Tribal Council

Job Title:           Health Education Outreach Coordinator

Department:    Youth Empowerment Services (YES)

Reports To:      Program Manager

Supervises:      Peer Educators

FLSA Status:    Exempt

Pay Grade:       E3

Job Type:          Full-Time, Regular

AKBCU:             No    ICPA: Yes  


General Functions:

The Health Education Outreach Coordinator position is responsible for fostering relationships with organizations serving Alaska Native and Native American adolescents, ages 12 to 19 (and pregnant and parenting youth to age 21) with a focus on youth outside of formal school and agency settings who are less likely to have consistent access to pregnancy and STI/HIV prevention resources and adequate preparation for adulthood. The Health Education Outreach Coordinator will lead a team that will engage with Native youth who are in foster care, homeless, pregnant and/or parenting under age 21, runaway youth, those at risk of (or who have experienced) sex trafficking, or who are HIV positive, and LGBTQ youth. This position will serve program goals through implementation of the Tribal Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP).


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, interview, and hire for open positions on the Health Education Outreach team.
  • Provide leadership by inspiring, guiding, and motivating teams.
  • Create an environment that fosters employee engagement and satisfaction. 
  • Identify training needs, provide opportunities for learning and growth, and support the professional development of team members. 
  • Evaluate performance of team members to include providing feedback, coaching, mentoring, and conducting performance appraisals. 
  • Ensure that the curricula are appropriate, innovative, challenging, engaging, and include culturally relevant materials.
  • Provide ongoing family and student skill building by planning and participating in group cultural activities and attending special events/field trips scheduled throughout the year.
  • Build familiarity with the needs of teens and expertise in community resources to address those needs.
  • Perform needs assessment data collection and review.
  • Collect information on health, behavioral health, social service, parenting, educational issues within the local community, including availability of teen pregnancy and STD/I prevention initiatives.
  • Schedule, plan and implement community educational meetings and teen pregnancy and STD/I prevention program activities.
  • Ensure all program reports internally and externally are submitted in a timely manner and ensure programs are prepared for internal and grant required audits.
  • Establish and maintain rapport with other internal departments, state and local service agencies, and community employers, and develop partnering opportunities when possible.
  • Participate in scheduled CITC meetings, committee meetings, and community meetings off site as requested, including monthly meetings with the Outreach and Community and Entrepreneurship Coordinators.
  • Participate in all required training and project partnership planning meetings.   
  • Organize the evidence based (TBA) curriculum in collaboration with the Curriculum Assessor/Planning Developer.
  • Develop participant training to include curriculum, special presentations, and communication/correspondence.
  • Collaborate on the coordination of outreach activities involving stakeholders, businesses, and volunteers.
  • Coordinate capacity-building activities and schedule of activities.
  • Conduct community-based support services where needed.
  • Participate in community educational meetings and teen pregnancy and STD prevention program activities.
  • Maintain confidentiality according to regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Perform all related duties as assigned.


Job Specifications:

  • Excellent verbal communication and technical writing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to present sensitive information to a large group of people.
  • Demonstrate ability to build relationships with internal and external youth serving organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple activities and meet deadlines.
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Possess strong problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as an active participant in a team environment.
  • Satisfactory knowledge of Alaska Native and Native American culture/and or community resources.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the social, educational, training, and cultural needs of the Alaska Native/Native American community.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed.


Minimum Core Competencies: CITC Values Respectful Leadership, Professionalism, Emotional Intelligence, Problem Solving/Critical Thinking, Communication Skills. 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in the field of Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Public Health, Education, or related field. Relevant experience may substitute for education requirement on a year-for-year basis.
  • Two (2) years of experience working professionally with youth.
  • Continued employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory state and federal background check.
  • Valid Alaska driver’s license and insurable under CITC’s automotive insurance, which requires a driver to be at least 21 years of age and have had a driver’s license for at least three years. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with Alaska Native people, knowledge of their values and belief systems and ability to provide culturally competent services.
  • Experience working with Tribal organizations and/or within Alaska Native/American Indian communities.
  • Experience supervising and developing staff. 



The information provided in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents within this job. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and working conditions required of employees assigned to this job.  Management has sole discretion to add or modify duties of the job and to designate other functions as essential at any time.  This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.

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