Health Promotion Coordinator

State of Utah

Full Job Description
Job Description

Are you passionate about helping women, pregnant people, and families? Would you enjoy creating and sharing education on women’s health, preconception health, perinatal health, and breastfeeding? Come join the Utah Department of Health and Human Services Maternal and Infant Health Program’s Health Promotion Coordinator.

In this position, you will create and provide educational materials and presentations that address women’s health, preconception health, perinatal health and breastfeeding. You will work closely with department and program staff to implement strategies and recommendations developed by program reports, committees, and collaboratives. You will work with key stakeholders to plan, implement and report on two Maternal and Child Health Title V Block Grant Measures – well-woman visits, and breastfeeding.

In this position, you are expected to act as a resource and work to educate the community of health issues relevant to them related to maternal and infant health.

Why work for the Utah Department of Health and Human Services? In addition to the rich benefits the State of Utah offers, the department offers:

On-site fitness center, for a minimal membership fee
UTA Eco Pass, at a discounted monthly rate
Teleworking opportunities
On-site day care center at the Cannon Health Building with First Steps Day Care – contact for rates and availability, 801-538-6996

For more information on the Utah Department of Health and Human Services, please click here .

Example of Duties

Participate and coordinated MCH block grant activities, including contributing to the application, annual report, and needs assessment on activities related to well-woman visits and breastfeeding
Explore needs and provide input in the development of health education activities
Identify, develop and disseminate health education messaging and materials in the areas of women’s health, preconception health, perinatal health, and breastfeeding
Assist with collecting and reporting data for maternal and infant health populations
Maintain social media activities for the MIHP
Collaborate with other DHHS offices/programs and relevant community partners to educate target audiences on women’s health, preconception health, perinatal health, and breastfeeding
Participate in community outreach activities relevant to maternal and infant health
Oversee the MIHP website
Oversee the Power Your Life and Stepping Up for Utah Babies program

Typical Qualifications
Ideal candidate will have:

Bachelor’s degree or higher in a health-related field (public health, health promotion and education)
Experience in planning, implementing, and evaluating health promotion programs
Ability to identify and collaborate with key partners to develop health education programs
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Using plain language and health literacy skills to develop educational materials that are inclusive and easy to understand
Previous experience with maternal and child health, women’s health, or related health topics, preferred but not required
Experience with WordPress preferred but not required
Candidate must have:
At least 2 years of health education experience
CHES, MCHES, or CPH certified
Experience presenting health information to community members and other professionals through in-person and virtual events
Feel comfortable using Microsoft Suite, Google Workspace, and Adobe products

Supplemental Information

Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.
This position can telework or telecommute.
This position requires applicants to complete a written assessment prior to interview.

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