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Viral Hepatitis Prevention, Policy, and Community Coordinator, Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Division of Disease Control, Viral Hepatitis Program

Posted Date: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 1:00pm
Expiration Date: 
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 1:00pm
Job Summary: 

The Prevention Coordinator will be responsible for management of activities related to viral hepatitis prevention, including outreach, training, education and collaboration with appropriate programs to facilitate access to hepatitis services. This position works in close coordination with viral hepatitis surveillance activities.


• Strategic planning for prevention, community collaboration, patient outreach, and policy-related activities for Viral Hepatitis Program.
• Coordinate outreach, education and access to healthcare services for those at highest risk for hepatitis B & C infections in Philadelphia.
• Serve as governmental co-chair and logistical lead for the Hepatitis C Allies of Philadelphia (HepCAP) coalition to mobilize city stakeholders to improve the delivery of hepatitis C services including prevention, diagnosis, care, and support services.
• Create and foster working relationships with relevant organizations, community members, and government agencies to support coordinated interventions and efforts.
• Collaborate as the Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator with state and national partners to advance viral hepatitis elimination goals and objectives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and nationally.
• Provide technical assistance to improve the delivery of viral hepatitis services in Philadelphia.
• Assist in grant writing and submission of local and federal cooperative agreements and funding opportunities.
• 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
• Organize and convene HepCAP citywide and steering committee meetings.
• Develop and maintain online marketing campaigns through HepCAP’s marketing tools (Mailchimp, website, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook).
• 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 program dissemination and manuscript preparation activities.
• Produce grant deliverables for federal partners in timely manner.
• Participate in local, state and national conferences, conference calls and workgroups addressing viral hepatitis and related public health topics.
• Identify clinical and social service settings where adults at risk for viral hepatitis receive services, and promote integration of viral hepatitis prevention, vaccination and testing programs into those settings.
• Support disease surveillance and data management activities through close work with the viral hepatitis surveillance team.
• Participate in emergency preparedness exercises and real response activities at the discretion of the Viral Hepatitis Manager and Division Director.

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

• Experience in viral hepatitis, public health, and harm reduction preferred
• Experience providing training and/or technical assistance
• 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.

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.