The Community Health Fellow is responsible for the coordination and implementation of community health programs and initiatives that foster a healthy and equitable community for all in Old Brooklyn. The Community Health Fellow reports to the Executive Director.
- Build and maintain relationships with critical partners of a community health initiative including but not limited to local healthcare institutions, academic research institutions, social service providers, government agencies, faith leaders, education system, housing agencies, and others as appropriate.
- Assess existing programs, conduct an Old Brooklyn community health needs assessment using community based participatory approaches, and identify focus areas for future interventions.
- Launch a comprehensive community health initiative for OBCDC that leverages the collective impact of community development, housing, safety, education, health care, and academic partners to address social determinants of health and health inequities related in Old Brooklyn.
- Coordinate marketing and communications materials related to community health initiative with appropriate OBCDC staff.
- Identify and implement evidence-based interventions that engage community members to improve health outcomes.
- Assist in the research and grant applications for additional funding with partners for programmatic support.
- Develop reports, white papers, and policy recommendations, as appropriate, based off of findings and impact.
- Actively participate in public health initiatives in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County.
- Represent OBCDC at community meetings and in public forums.
A candidate must have a background with community health research, planning, and intervention implementation and evaluation, a commitment to racial and equity inclusion, project management experience, community organizing, and the capacity to lead. She/he must possess strong communication skills, and have the ability to cultivate relationships with a diverse set of stakeholders.
Preferred experiences and skills: prior experience in community health working with minority populations, specifically Hispanic / Latino and African American, skills in group facilitation, training and resource deployment, community outreach, volunteer coordination, and quantitative analytical skills. Proficiency in MS Office is required.
Preferred academic qualifications: Masters in Public Health (or equivalent), Health Policy, Bioethics, Medical Anthropology, Sociology.