As a member of Farmworker Justice (FJ)’s Health and Safety team, the Project Coordinator (PC) will work in close coordination and consultation with the Project Director, function as technical and programmatic support related to all community-level training tasks. FJ’s Institutionalizing Capacity to Improve Occupational Safety and Health of Farmworker Communities Project will work in close partnership with community-based partners to build capacity and capabilities to systematically provide training and education to high-risk farmworkers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in their workplaces. Trainings will also emphasize farmworkers’ rights under the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act and will include the elements of a valid complaint and processes for filing an OSHA complaint.
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.