DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Within the larger scope of formal and informal learning of the Programs & Services Department (PSD) and reporting to the Director of Adult Services & Cultural Programs, the Community Health Coordinator oversees all health-related programs, grants and initiatives throughout the Queens Public Library (QPL) for customers.
- Coordinates and oversees all health-related programming for Queens Public Library customers.
- Performs needs assessments to identify, recommend, and develop a robust programming that targets community needs.
- Continually monitors and evaluates program performance and attendance.
- Markets and promotes staff and customer understanding of the wide range of health-related program offerings.
- Communicates with library staff or site partner to determine topics of interest for their communities/customers.
- Sources appropriate experts to deliver presentation topic.
- Responsible for full production of programming which includes: collaborating with presenters to develop a program description; working with the Marketing Department to promote and market program; identifying equipment needed for programs and events along with identifying appropriate date/time/location for events to maximize reach/attendance.
- Coordinates with the Marketing & Communications Department to develop marketing materials and press promotion.
- Through partnerships, coordinates health related screenings for customers (i.e. mammograms, cancer and HIV screenings).
- Develops and cultivates strategic health-related partnerships to serve as customer referrals (i.e. Queens Cancer Center), program deliverers (i.e. New York Presbyterian Queens), staff capacity building providers (i.e. Planned Parenthood of New York City) and program host sites (i.e. First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica).
- Works with local health insurance Navigators to provide customers with health insurance information and enrollment opportunities at library sites.
- Identifies and maintains partnerships with special groups and unique demographics to provide presenters for targeted audiences (i.e. Association of Chinese American Physicians).
- Represents Queens Public Library at select community meetings (i.e. Queens Borough President’s Immigration Task Force) and events to network, in an effort to identify both local needs and resources.
- Builds and fosters positive relationships with customers and local organizations.
- Distributes promotional and marketing material to library locations, community meetings and organizations.
- Develops printed health referral resources as needed (i.e. Sexual and Reproductive Health Resources, Cancer Resources).
- Circulates batch mailings of promotional materials.
- Partners with colleagues to develop reports, grant proposals, and academic presentations.
- Partners with the Health & Safety Department to support and recommend ideas for staff related and wellness programming.
- Works with appropriate internal QPL departments on program contract creation. Ensures that contracts are executed and payments are timely made to presenters.
- Oversees community health-related grants, initiatives, staff and interns.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health or similar field required.
- Seven (7) to ten (10) years of relevant work experience in community organizing and health outreach, health program planning, implementation and delivery required.
- Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
- A strong commitment to targeting programs that addresses reducing health disparities and promoting health equity.
- High level of comfort working with diverse populations and working across multiple departments throughout the Library.
- Independent and self-starter, highly-organized and capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously.
- Computer proficient, including Internet research and MS Office programs.
- Able to deliver virtual programming using multiple digital platforms, such as WebEx, Microsoft Teams, and StreamYard.
- Master’s Degree in Public Health, Health Education or equivalent degree is highly desirable/preferred.
- Supervisory/Management experience is a plus.
ABOUT QUEENS PUBLIC LIBRARY:
Queens Public Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service. Our mission is to transform lives by cultivating personal and intellectual growth and by building strong communities. Queens Public Library welcomes innovators and leaders to contribute to a long history and dynamic future of serving the most diverse county in the United States. Queens Public Library is a private, non-profit corporation with 1,700 employees serving 66 locations.
TO APPLY: Send your resume and cover letter to Employment@queenslibrary.org and reference “Community Health Coordinator - QLWEB” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email.
The Queens Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.