The Director of Health Education serves as project lead and/or provides support for health education, technical assistance, and evaluation of department initiatives. The Director of Health Education develops educational programs and projects designed to improve organizational programs and services and to increase awareness and knowledge of bleeding disorders and other health-related topics.
· MPH, or related degree, from an accredited program
· Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), preferred
· Minimum of two years job related experience
· Knowledge of public health principles and practices, including research methodology
· Ability to interpret social science and epidemiological literature and data.
· Demonstrated ability to analyze and produce results of needs assessments, develop educational or training materials, and evaluative reports
· Ability to design curricula and provide education to individuals and groups
· Ability to develop and present information effectively and in a variety of settings
· Ability to work without supervision, to use independent judgment, and to make appropriate decisions
· Excellent public speaking and presentation skills
· Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment
· Must have high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy.
· Ability to maintain confidentiality
· Excellent organization and planning skills
· Provide own vehicle, drive, and be willing to travel as required; including flexible work hours to include evenings and weekends.
· Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
· A proven ability to use various virtual software and platforms to implement educational activities.
· Must be able to lift and carry 30 pounds
· Bilingual Spanish preferred
Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you work productively, effectively, and efficiently with customers, clients, co-workers, volunteers, and management.
· Plan, develop and implement effective strategies, interventions, and health education programs.
· Evaluate the effectiveness of activities and health education programs.
· Maintain and update the on-line Hemophilia Handbook
· Analyze data and write evaluation reports.
· Participate in the creation of needs assessments and/or patient surveys.
· Work with the Senior Director of Client Engagement to develop outcome measures for the agency’s programs and services.
· Develop experiential programs for health educational events, including client retreats and camp. For example, creating a game needed at a camp wellness class to teach a particular point.
· Develop educational materials and train or find presenters for effective in-person and/or virtual educational events for clients and families
· Develop educational programs as needed
· Develop programs or written resources to educate clients about topics related to the client’s bleeding disorder.
· Work with staff to develop health education training sessions as requested.
· Assume the lead role in implementation of the Youth Leadership Initiative – includes Leaders In Training at camp and advising the Junior Board of Directors.
· Serve on HoG’s Communications Committee and generate ideas and contribute content to support HoG’s communications efforts.
· Help develop and revise in-house publications (e.g., protocols, brochures).
· Develop posters and articles about programs and services at HoG for conferences. (e.g., poster session at NHF).
· Respond to public information requests.
· Maintain and update HoG library with appropriate literature to distribute to HoG clients and to the public.
· Maintain current knowledge base on health education practices.
· Maintain current knowledge base on specific health issues, particularly in areas relating to bleeding disorders.
· Additional duties as assigned by the Senior Director of Client Engagement or the Vice President of Programs.