Community Outreach Coordinator
The Community Outreach Coordinator serves to empower and improve upon the health and wellbeing of families and their babies and children in Detroit by engaging with stakeholders and community members to identify potential barriers to expecting mothers receiving pre and post-natal care. This position will seek out project champions among immigrant communities in the city to assist in assessing and understanding challenges and opportunities around services to mothers and infants.
- Nurturing new and old relationships with collaborative partners.
- Facilitating focus groups with community members and stakeholders
- Developing several important relationships with current providers, organizations, and advocates for maternal and infant health outcomes in the city and gain understanding of current pre/postpartum services to immigrant and refugee Detroit communities.
- Assessing these partners’ pain points around connecting and serving immigrant communities in the city.
- Creating or adapting appropriate assessment tools to conduct a qualitative landscape assessment of immigrant families’ experiences around pre/postpartum services in the city via stakeholder engagement
- Conducting a review of public health data and statistics to better understand intersecting barriers to healthy pre/postpartum outcomes.
- Identifying and/or foment solutions alongside partners to mitigate these pain points.
- Identifying and implementing interventions focused around infant and maternal health.
- Outgoing personality and ability to work with people from a variety of backgrounds
- Excellent listening skills
- Ability to identify community needs
- Organized and able to manage multiple projects in a timely fashion
- Ability to facilitate discussions
- Able to work some evenings and weekends
- Must have strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
- Cultural competency is a must
- Solid organizational skills; ability to manage multiple projects and meet deliverables and expectations
- Bilingual is highly desirable (Arabic)
- Must have transportation and a valid driver’s license
- 1-3 years of community health experience preferred
- Bachelor’s in Community Health or related field
- Master’s preferred but not required