Philadelphia Area Resources for COVID-19

IIS Education Coordinator, The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH), Division of Disease Control (DDC)

Posted Date: 
Monday, August 2, 2021 - 5:30pm
Expiration Date: 
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 5:30pm
Job Summary: 

Level: Experienced

Job Location: Main HQ Center City - Philadelphia, PA

Position Type: Full Time

Education Level: 4 Year Degree

Salary Range: $55,000.00 - $60,000.00 Salary/year

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

Job Shift: Day

Job Category: Nonprofit - Social Services

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH), Division of Disease Control (DDC) is tasked with the operation and maintenance of PhilaVax, the Immunization Information System (IIS) for the City of Philadelphia. PhilaVax’s primary mission is to collect and maintain immunization records for the City of Philadelphia. Information collected by PhilaVax is utilized by providers within the City and by partner programs within PDPH. The DDC uses IIS data to help prepare for public health emergencies and provide education to the community on how to stay safe and healthy.

The IIS Education Coordinator’s primary function is to coordinate the continued education of Immunization program and IIS staff.  Their area of focus will be the research and development of technical skills to help modernize and institutional programmatic knowledge.  Area of educational focus will center around basic technical skills like SQL, SAS, XML, and Python. The IIS education coordinator will also be responsible for creating and approving lesson plans for the IIS education specialists and finding areas of concentration for them to focus on.  The IIS education Coordinator and IIS Education specialists will be responsible for advancing their own knowledge in these fields and any other determined to be of value by IIS and Immunization program leadership.  The IIS Education Coordinator may also be tasked with creating trainings for IIS related material as needed.



  • Create educational material and structured courses for IIS and Immunization program staff.
  • Host and coordinate trainings for IIS and Immunization program staff.
  • Research and develop their own knowledge in required technical fields.
  • Provide oversight and leadership for the IIS education specialists.
  • Attend outside trainings for required technical skills.
  • Coordinate with IIS Systems lead to create trainings for new IIS modules and tertiary non-IIS support systems.
  • Prepare presentations for multiple stakeholders.
  • Willingness to help in a public health emergency.
  • Other duties as required.



  • A bachelor’s degree in Health IT, IT, Education (with an emphasis on IT), Public Health, or like field

  • Master’s degree preferred.

  • Teaching Certification preferred


  • 2 years instructional experience

  • 1 of year experience managing multiple staff.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.

  • Ability to breakdown and explain complex topics.

  • Able to train students from varied educational and technical backgrounds.

  • Ability to maintain composure throughout lengthy training sessions.

  • Ability to construct organized and organize teaching material on a variety of topics.

  • Ability to assess students’ technical ability based on their participation and response during training sessions.

  • Able to provide positive and constructive criticism to Immunization program staff, IIS staff, and IIS Education Specialists.

  • Able to conduct process improvement based on constructive criticism from routine reviews of lesson plans and trainings.

  • Classroom, professional training, or tutoring experience.

  • Experience designing educational courses or trainings.

  • Profession level knowledge of Microsoft Power Point and Microsoft Office Suite

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the US

Work Environment:

Standard office setting at workstation and periodic use of office equipment. This position will initially be fully remote and will transition to in-person work in accordance with public health guidance. Will be required to report to office to receive work-laptop and other equipment, as necessary.

Position Type and Work Schedule:

Full time position, typical hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.  Flex office schedule options available with supervisor approval. 


Some travel may be necessary provided that public health guidance allows it.

Physical Demands:

Must be able to lift 25lbs.

Salary and Benefits:

Commensurate with education and experience.  Our employees are our most valuable resource, so we offer 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 are handled consistent with the plan documents and HFP policy.  


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.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The mission of the Health Federation of Philadelphia is to improve access to and quality of health and human services for underserved and vulnerable populations.  Health equity is at the heart of all our work. We believe in and are firmly committed to equal employment opportunity for employees and applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, disability, sex or gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, military or veteran status.  This commitment applies to all aspects of the Health Federation of Philadelphia’s employment practices, including recruiting, hiring, training, and promotion.