HealthForward AmeriCorps Member
Health Education Center, Inc.
About the organization
To eliminate health disparities through recruiting, training, and sustaining and supporting health professionals from diverse backgrounds, community engagement, and advocacy.
Mission: To recruit and engage high school, college and health professions students in service learning activities with the goal of increasing health knowledge in disadvantaged communities.
Purpose of Position: The AmeriCorps member is responsible for the implementation of the Youth Health Service
Corps, Collegiate Health Service Corps and Community Based Experiential Training Programs with students
from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds in designated schools/ universities in their AHEC regional
Engage with school/ university liaison to recruit high school, college and/ or health professions students to
participate in the health profession pipeline programs
Conduct student volunteer trainings, including social determinants of health
Oversee the implementation of Service Learning Projects
Introduce various health/ public health careers
Coordinate health education sessions, trainings, field trips and speakers
Implement specific workshops and projects including Public Health Ambassadors Program
Support students as participants in National Service Days; MLK Day of Service and Global Youth Service Day
Manage and track student participation in the program and program outcomes
Conduct program assessments
Recruit and engage community partners, maintain contact with volunteer site coordinators, monitor service
Grant writing to support service learning activities
Members must be 18 years or older
Bachelor’s Degree Preferred
Reliable Transportation required
10-month commitment to the service area (no relocating during service term)
Contact email: [email protected]
Equal Opportunity Employment
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