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ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND

The CAPACES Leadership Institute (CLI) was established in July of 2011 to prepare emerging leaders in the Latina/o communities of the Mid-Willamette Valley to lead community-based non-profits and for public service.  In Spanish, CAPACES means both “we are capable” and “capabilities”. The acronym stands for Colaboración Adelantando a Personal de Apoyo para Capacitarnos, Enlazarnos y Solidarizarnos (Collaborative Assisting Personnel to Advance our Capacity, Engagement and Solidarity). However, the work began as a project out of PCUN, one of our sister organizations, back in 2003.

The CAPACES Leadership Institute was founded to prepare leaders with the political consciousness and skills needed to lead and support social justice work. We envision a Latina/o community with equitable leadership representation in all sectors that is working to address social disparities. Our guiding values are commitment, courage, humility, equity and justice, sacrifice, and sustainability.

Alianza Poder Community Health Workers Hub Project Coordinator

Position: AP CHW Hub Project Coordinator

Type: Regular – Grant funded – July 2022 – June 2024

Program: AP Community Health Workers Hub

Reports to: Capaces Leadership Institute’s Associate Director of Network Based Programs

Pay Range: Salary ($22-$26 per hour depending on experience), includes medical benefits, vision, dental

Hiring timeline: ASAP

 

*To apply submit a cover letter and resume to jaime@capacesleadership.org

 

Program Description:

AP’s CHW Hub is an initiative aimed at improving community health, and promoting health equity in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, and surrounding areas with high populations of immigrants and people of color. The initiative will work to expand the number of certified and trained Community Health Workers (CHWs) in AP and allied organizations. CHWs are frontline public health workers, in our case, focused primarily on addressing social determinants of health. They are trusted members of the community served by the AP and allies network.

 

Summary of Position:

The Project Coordinator is responsible for managing the project’s overall work plan, and contracts, if any, with partnering organizations to ensure duties and deliverables are met.

This project has three main deliverables that the Project Coordinator will oversee:

  1. Approval by the relevant public agency of a selected Spanish-language CHW training course;
  2. Support AP and allied partners in adding CHWs to their organizational teams;
  3. Coordinate a community of support for AP and allied BIPOC CHWs, to promote coordination, communication, professional development, and advocacy for Health Equity;

The Project Coordinator may work remotely, but some in-person time at Capaces or partner organizations will be needed. Travel to various locations in the Willamette Valley may also be needed. Work hours may involve occasional weekends and weeknights.

 

Project Benchmarks:

This project has three planned phases, with target dates for completion of 85% or more of the benchmarks. Although there may be some overlap, they are expected to be met in chronological order, as follows,

 

  • Phase 1 – Curriculum development and approval (2023)
    • Coordinate development of culturally specific, Spanish-language curriculum for training CHWs
    • Coordinate process for approval of curriculum for accreditation of CHWs
  • Phase 2 – Training for AP and allied CHWs (before Spring 2024)
    • Coordinate recruitment of first training cohort of AP and allied CHWs
    • Coordinate launch of first training cohort of AP and allied CHWs
  • Phase 2 – Hub for AP and allied CHWs (before end of 2024)
    • Provide support to cohort, and to their home organizations, for completion of registration and CHW certification steps
    • Develop a training calendar for future cohorts and for continuing education
    • Develop a resource list for AP and allied CHWs to access during their work
    • Coordinate regular meetings with AP and allied CHWs, to build a community of support, exchange knowledge, and maintain communication across the region
    • Coordinate development of shared outcomes, measurements, and tools, as appropriate
    • Support AP and allied partners in fundraising efforts for continuation of this project

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage the project’s overall plan to ensure deliverables are met
  • Manage contracts with potential partnering organizations to ensure duties are met
  • Work closely with the Capaces administrative team to ensure project purchases and payments are made in a timely and responsive manner
  • Establish and/or strengthen relationships with project partners and basic needs social service providers (e.g. healthcare, food security, housing stability, and legal support resource providers)
  • Design, implement and oversee the project’s data collection and evaluation system
  • With the support of the Capaces administrative team, develop and provide timely project reports to AP, allies and funders, as needed (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Develop and implement a plan for collecting and reporting funder-required data for reporting
  • Facilitate training opportunities for the project team
  • Coordinate and facilitate project team meetings (e.g. check-ins, planning)
  • Create a culture of respectful collaboration among project team members, partners, and possible volunteers to ensure everyone’s safety and wellness
  • Be an active member of a participatory work environment where trust, respect, professionalism, teamwork, open communication, and strong work ethic are highly valued;
  • Apply safety practices in all facets of the performance of duties, contact emergency services as needed, and act as a Mandatory Reporter for the safety of the participants;
  • Attend professional development trainings and implement new knowledge to work;

 

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to the values, purpose, and vision of Capaces and Alianza Poder
  • Bilingual/Bicultural Spanish – English
  • Education and/or experience in public health is helpful, but not required
  • Current certification and experience as a CHW is helpful, but not required
  • Knowledge of different computer programs such as word, excel, and powerpoint
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Ability to collaborate with diverse populations
  • Experience problem solving and dealing with conflict resolution
  • Experience managing programs/projects
  • Current driver’s license and ability to travel
  • Sense of humor, positive attitude, creativity, flexibility and willingness to pitch in when necessary

 

How to Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to: jaime@capacesleadership.org


Deadline to Apply: Open until filled 

 

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