Hepatitis B Elimination Project Coordinator, Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Division of Disease Control, Viral Hepatitis Program

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Posted Date: 
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 12:30pm
Expiration Date: 
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 12:30pm
Job Summary: 

 

Reports to:                                         Viral Hepatitis Program Manager             

FLSA:                                                     Salaried, Exempt             

Status:                                                  Full-time

Supervises:                                        Project staff
 

The Hepatitis B Elimination Project Coordinator will be responsible for coordination of activities related to hepatitis B education, surveillance, and prevention within the Division of Disease Control in the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. Several activities conducted by Project staff will aim to improve HBV testing, treatment, and vaccination access throughout Philadelphia including outreach, training, education and collaboration with appropriate programs to facilitate access to hepatitis services.  This position will execute project goals in close coordination with several key partners within the Division of Disease Control and with external stakeholder partners.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Coordinate outreach, education and access to healthcare services for those at highest risk for hepatitis B infections in Philadelphia.
  • Synchronize partner activities to accomplish project goals and deliverables.
  • Organize and maintain regular standing meetings and collaboration activities with partner organizations.
  • Produce grant deliverables and reports for federal partners in timely manner.
  • Create and foster working relationships with relevant organizations, community members, and government agencies to support coordinated interventions and efforts.
  • Provide technical assistance to improve the delivery of hepatitis B services in Philadelphia.
  • Supervise and manage staff executing prevention, policy, and communications activities
  • Develop and provide training, education, and presentations for viral hepatitis targeted to at-risk individuals and providers who serve the general public as well as at-risk populations
  • Collaborate closely with the Hep B United coalition to develop culturally-competent strategies to improve access to hepatitis B services in high risk populations, including foreign-born Asian and African communities.
  • Participate in project dissemination and manuscript preparation activities.
  • Participate in local, state and national conferences, conference calls and workgroups addressing hepatitis B and related public health topics.
  • Support hepatitis B surveillance and data management activities through close work with the Hepatitis B Epidemiologist.
  • Support project evaluation activities with external evaluators and the Hepatitis B Epidemiologist.
  • Participate in emergency preparedness exercises and real response activities at the discretion of the Viral Hepatitis Manager and Division Director.

Education

  • Applicant must have a BA, and preferably an MPH or related graduate degree

Skills/Experience

  • Experience in viral hepatitis, public health, and harm reduction; multiple years professional experience preferred
  • Preferred experience managing federal grant deliverables
  • Preferred experience with program management in the public health field
  • Preferred experience supervising and managing staff
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize projects and manage time effectively
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn new tasks quickly
  • Excellent writing, communication, presentation, and organizational skills
  • Cultural competency regarding populations impacted by viral hepatitis including ethnic minorities, people who use drugs, and LGBTQ people
  • Skilled in Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Excel

Work Environment:  Standard office setting with extended periods at workstation and periodic use of office equipment.

Position Type and Work Schedule:  Full time position, typical hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.  Work location is the Philadelphia Department of Health Division of Disease Control office at 1101 Market St. 12th Floor in Philadelphia.

Travel:  This position requires minimal travel for local meetings and 2-3 overnight trips annually for conferences and meetings. 

Physical Demands: Ability to transport materials on occasion; walking to meetings in nearby offices.

Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience. Health Federation offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package, which can include:

  • Medical with vision benefits
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life,  AD&D and long term care insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan, with a company contribution
  • Paid time off including vacation, sick, personal and holiday
  • Employee Assistance Program

Eligibility and participation is handled consistent with the plan documents and HFP policy. 

DISCLAIMER

The Health Federation reserves the right to modify, interpret, or apply this job description in any way the Company desires. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee assigned to this position. This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties, including essential duties, responsibilities and/or skills to be performed by the employee occupying this position. This job description is not an employment contract, implied, or otherwise. The employment relationship remains “at will.” The aforementioned job requirements are subject to change to reasonably accommodate qualified disabled individuals.


The Health Federation of Philadelphia (HFP) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or any classification protected by federal, state or local law.