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Michigan Public Health Institute - MPHI Parent Coordinator Program Assistant in Okemos, Michigan

MPHI is a Michigan-based and nationally engaged, non-profit public health institute. We are a team of teams, process and content experts, dedicated to building A world where tomorrow is healthier than today!Title: Parent Coordinator Program Assistant $18.26 - $23.01 / Posted thru: 1-31-21Employee: TBDSupervisor: TBDPurpose: Under the direction of the Center for Health Equity Practice Sr. Project Coordinator, the Parent Coordinator will join CHEP staff working with families, public health, and other community partners on innovative solutions that will improve health outcomes and quality of life for families who face chronic health conditions, including those within historically oppressed populations. The Parent Coordinator will utilize personal and professional experience to support multiple projects, with a focus on social justice as it intersects with disability.Duties and Responsibilities:and#8226;Prioritize and coordinate project tasks with team members on the project.and#8226;Coordinate and participate in the development of all project reporting requirements, such as IRB paperwork, project quarterly reports, and annual reports.and#8226;Correspond with clients and subcontractors, funding agencies and project partners on an ongoing basis.and#8226;Serve on committees and engage with community and partner organizations to achieve the desired outcomes of the project.and#8226;Support the input of data and manage the quality of information from surveys and other sources.and#8226;Participate in staff meetings as scheduled and national level meetings upon request.and#8226;Complete or work with available project staff to ensure necessary administrative tasks related to meetings (including scheduling, agenda, meeting notes material preparation), trainings (including recruitment, registration, confirmation and correspondence), and training material prep are completed as needed for project activities.and#8226;Identify and collaborate with community engagement initiatives; support networks and resources for community engagement for members of the community who identify with a disability.and#8226;Collaborate with community organizations and other groups to develop and distribute technical assistance and resources on building community voice through engagement and leadership opportunities.and#8226;Identify opportunities to embed community engagement and community voice in CHEP work centered in health equity and social justice.and#8226;Support families as equal partners in decision-making by providing mentoring and guidance to families and project partners across multiple projects.and#8226;Facilitate community-based trainings and other community-based events.and#8226;Collaborate and share materials under development with parents to garner input on how to improve materials.and#8226;Work with the community and partnering organizations to address social determinant of health and other barriers to accessing coordinated health care within the context of a medical home.Qualifications/Requirements:Education: Bachelor's degree in social sciences, human development and family studies, public health or related field preferred but not required.Experience: 1 or more years' experience navigating services that support families who have a child with a special health care need.Important Skills and Characteristics:and#8226;Strong organizational and problem-solving skills including the ability to manage multiple tasks and respond to conflicting deadlines.and#8226;Excellent interpersonal skills.and#8226;Excellent written and oral communications skills.and#8226;Possess a positive attitude and professional demeanor.and#8226;Willingness and interest in learning/mastering new information and skills.and#8226;Ability to work independently.and#8226;Ability to function as a productive member of a team.and#8226;Flexibility and adaptability to a fast-paced work environment.and#8226;Proficiency with standard computer software programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoin

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