Health Education Coordinator

Western Upper Peninsula Health Department

Western U.P. Health Department is seeking a dynamic professional to coordinate health and wellness initiatives for its 5-county region (Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga, Ontonagon, and Gogebic Counties).  Position develops and disseminates evidence based programs based on identified community needs; oversees staff preparation and presentation of health educational materials; serves as educational consultant for the Public Health and Environmental Health Divisions; assists with contract/grant/program development and administration; and promotes health education activities and programs with the public and community organizations. 

A Bachelor’s degree in health education, nursing, or related field is required.  Project management experience and an interest in health and wellness are also required.  Well-developed public speaking skills with an emphasis on motivational speaking and behavior modification, and experience in harm reduction and/or policy, systems and environment initiatives is desirable.  Experience in grant writing preferred.  Must be able to work independently, and have a good working knowledge of computers and a variety of common software and social media applications.

This is a full-time position based in Hancock or L’Anse, requiring travel throughout the 5-county region as needed. For more inforamation, click here.