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Health Programs Coordinator

Portland, Oregon, United States
38000 - 44000
June 12, 2019



POSITION: Health Programs Coordinator

WAGE: $38,000 – $44,000 per year with Benefits

LOCATION: Asian Family Center – 8040 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213, and Africa House – 631 NE 102nd Ave. Portland, OR. 97220


STATUS: Full-Time/Regular – Exempt

SCHEDULE: 8:30am – 5:00pm., Some Weekends and Evenings – Flexible Hours

PROGRAM(S): Community Health Programs

OPENING DATE: May 29, 2019

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

LANGUAGE: English Required - Bilingual Preferred

DRIVING: Required - Valid Driver License, Auto Ins., and have full use during work hours

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY: The Health Programs Coordinator will coordinate multiple Community Health Programs and supervise Community Health Workers (CHW), Community Education Workers (CEW), OHP Assisters, and Navigators who assist immigrant and refugee community members, and families, to strengthen the health of our communities. They are expected to apply an equity lens in carrying out their responsibilities; which include administrative and reflective supervision, program budgeting, community outreach, stakeholder relationship building and maintenance, project planning, development, implementation, ensure grant deliverables are met, report writing, research and incorporate evidence-based or best practices from the field into programing, and CHW training.


• Coordinate and manage daily health program functions and activities for the immigrant and refugee community and general community.

• Manage program budget as directed by the Director. Ensure fiscal and HR records and reports pertaining to the program are completed within required periods.

• Supervise and mentor program staff and volunteers; monitor and evaluate performance; hire and terminate staff within agency policies and procedures and program guidelines.

• Train and orient new employees; encourage and ensure optimal communication through regular meetings. Ensure consistent interpretation of Agency policies. Consult with the Director and Human Resources regarding staffing needs, disciplinary issues, work plans, etc.

• Develop and maintain inter- and intra-agency agreements. Conduct outreach activities to promote programs and Agency objectives within the community. Establish and maintain cooperative external relationships with funders, volunteer agencies, the community and the public. Participate in committees and groups as required to fulfill program goals and deliverables.

• Familiar with health needs of the immigrant and refugee community and has a commitment to advancing health equity in Oregon.

• Have knowledge and some experience with Oregon health systems, health-care providers and knowledge and understanding of the CHW model.

• Organize workshops, trainings, health clinics and health advocacy events. Knowledge of and belief in

Popular Education methodology.

• Provide technical assistance to public health, insurance companies, businesses, health and human services, educational and and/or justice system staff.

• Maintain confidential individual client files including records of intakes, assessment, case management plans, hours of services and all contacts and referrals made. Review client files to ensure completeness.

• Develop, design, conduct and report on health-related research and studies. Assist with grant writing.

• Be responsible for providing consistent communication to the department manager and Program manager to evaluate project goals and outcome, ensuring that provided information, and reports clearly describe progress.

• Participate substantially in regular IRCO internal meetings of all IRCO general management meeting, coordinators meeting, department meetings and others to address issues of program development, program alignment and resource development.


• Bachelor’s Degree required or preferably a master’s degree or equivalent in Health education/teaching, early learning, child development, social services, counseling or related field.

• Understanding of Community Health Worker Model, Popular Education, Trauma-Informed Care and Experience with reflective supervision.

• Experience organizing on-going education and support groups in the community.

• Experience working as a Community Health Worker and/or completion of a CHW certification from a qualified training program that meets state, national, or international standards.

• Experience working in a multi-cultural setting.

• Experience working in a community-based setting for at least 2 to 3 years preferred.

• Providing interactive presentations in the community and building individual and community capacity.

• Strong oral and written presentation skills.

• Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other windows.

• Ability to initiate and maintain positive working relationships with IRCO staff and other organizations.

• Understand the community served and community connectedness.

• Strong communication skills, including listening well, and using language appropriately.

• Ability and willingness to provide emotional support, encouragement, and motivation to project participants.


• Fluency in English at least one of other foreign languages.

• Knowledge and understanding of local immigrant and refugee populations and the challenges.

• Ability to successfully communicate and accomplish goals in a multi-cultural environment.

• Strong group presentation, public speaking skills, and ability to write program reports that are accurate, clear, concise, and effectively convey program accomplishments.

• Use good judgment, positive leadership style, and strong analytical and decision-making ability.

• Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.

• Developing and managing program budgets and have the strong skills in tracking program outcomes/outputs, interpreting and applying IRCO’s Fiscal policies and procedures.

• Must be punctual, maintain a good attendance record, and be able to work flexible hours to meet the availability of clients and customers. This may include evening and/or weekends.

• Ability to use basic office equipment, telephone, copy machine, fax machine, and personal computer.

• Ability to work in varied temperatures and weather conditions.

HOW TO APPLY: Applications are accessible on the IRCO website, or IRCO’s main office, 10301 NE Glisan, Portland, OR 97220, 503-234-1541. Attach resume and cover letter to IRCO application form. This position requires the completion of an IRCO application. Materials submitted without a completed application are considered incomplete and will not be considered. Due to the high volume of applications received, we will not be able to contact each applicant. We may not be able to return calls regarding the status of your application. If selected for an interview, we will contact you by telephone.

ABOUT IRCO: The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) is a non-profit organization established in 1976 to serve immigrants, refugees, and the broader community in Portland, Oregon. Our mission is to promote the integration of refugees, immigrants, and the community at large into a self-sufficient, healthy, and inclusive multiethnic society. Find out more at