The PC will identify and assess capacity building and training needs; plan, organize, schedule, and implement trainings and capacity-building activities; and contribute to all other project deliverables ensuring quality performance and implementing quality-control programs specific to each task/activity. The PC is responsible for developing tailored procedures, guidelines, and instructions; anticipating the challenges that may be encountered in carrying out activities and crafting solutions; and developing and monitoring project activities. In addition, through this work, the PC will gather information/data that will help inform advocacy strategies and materials around occupational safety and health in farmworker communities.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Technical Assistance and Training – Provides leadership and guidance in the development, implementation, and evaluation of capacity building and training initiatives that support community-based efforts around occupational safety and health in farmworker communities. Focus of the work may include: needs assessments and situational analysis, behavior change communication strategies, participatory training and capacity-building techniques, and dissemination of results through public/professional venues and publications. Trainings and presentations will be delivered in Spanish.
- Project Administration Support – To include supporting the development and updating of contracts with partners, administering requests for payments, logistical coordination of project-related activities and events, and maintaining relevant project-related files.
- Materials Development – Responsible for developing project-related documents, including: training curricula, conference abstracts and presentations, newsletter articles, content for the FJ web site, quarterly reports to funders, and other materials as required.
- Reporting – Reports to the Project Director and assists in preparing progress reports and financial reports. Additionally, the PC prepares a monthly project activities update report for the Project Director.
- Serves as a spokesperson for the project and FJ at external and internal meetings, conferences, and trainings.
- Professional Development – Participates in formal and informal training and continuing education activities that will ensure that the PC acquires and maintains high quality and state-of-the-art professional and technical capabilities in occupational health and safety, public health and other disciplines related to the work of FJ.
- Contributes to the development of FJ and fulfilling its mission, participating in staff activities, special events, Board of Directors meetings, etc.
- Other duties and responsibilities as required.
- Minimum of three years of proven experience in occupational or public health or related field. Master’s degree in a relevant field is a plus.
- Knowledge of public health strategies, occupational safety and health-related issues, health disparities, and health education. Experience working with promotores de salud (community health workers) and/or farmworker health initiatives is a plus.
- Experience with curriculum writing/development and editing and materials development.
- Demonstrated training skills, with experience delivering trainings to both professionals and community members.
- Advanced Spanish and English (written and oral).
- Experience in the design and application of qualitative research and/or other participatory community-based research/evaluation methodologies.
- Experience working with community-based organizations, particularly those serving rural or farmworker communities.
- Excellent communication and public-speaking skills.
- Ability to work as a team member and to travel domestically (20%).
How to Apply:
To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume and a brief writing sample to: Virginia Ruiz at firstname.lastname@example.org. No telephone inquiries please. This job will remain open until filled.