Classification: 0.5 FTE (20 hours/week); Non-Exempt
Reports to: Director of Programs
Salary: $20-22 per hour
Start Date: Spring 2020
About South Seattle Women’s Health Foundation
The South Seattle Women’s Health Foundation is dedicated to creating spaces for high quality, individualized perinatal and aligned healthcare, education, and support for families living in typically underserved communities through the vehicle of community-based clinics. Foundational work includes increasing capacity within the community for jobs in the healthcare industry for local women, especially those of color and immigrant women. We were founded in 2015 and are a 501c3 non-profit organization. We use global strategies that are proven to reduce costs and improve the quality of care. We teach life skills, health, childbirth and parenting education classes in clinic and in the community to promote healthcare navigation skills and use of community resources and partners to achieve optimal well-being.
Rainier Valley Midwives (RVM) is our midwifery clinic dedicated to providing comprehensive perinatal care in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team. Our clinic provides wrap around midwifery services, childbirth educators, doulas, lactation experts, and other perinatal professionals.
Outreach Coordinator Role:
Rainier Valley Midwives is partnering with Open Arms Perinatal Services to offer a comprehensive perinatal program that brings together midwives, doulas, lactation consultants, and community representatives to: 1) Provide culturally relevant, peer-to-peer educational support via home-based visits and place-based workshops; 2) Provide prenatal education in a group setting through the March of Dimes Supportive Pregnancy Model and doula services free of charge; and 3) Provide referrals to other necessary services and resources to address the life circumstances that act as barriers to a healthy pregnancy, delivery, and first year of life. These programs share a goal of improving perinatal health outcomes for the African American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Pacific Islander, and rural residents of King County.
Our Community Outreach Coordinator will play an essential role liaising with the community. Specifically, they will be responsible for educating the public about our prenatal services and recruiting participants for our programs, such as lactation lounges and group prenatal care sessions. They will represent our organization at community events and communicate activities and options for care, classes, and services to families, organizations, and local publications. The Outreach Coordinator will communicate with community members, potential clients, and providers. This position requires the ability to work independently, give presentations, and do public speaking.
The ideal candidate will have prior experience working with the diverse communities in Rainier Valley and/or South Seattle, be able to prioritize customer service, be detail oriented, and be comfortable working independently. You will also be well-versed and comfortable using video-conferencing platforms to host small and large meetings, have a positive, encouraging attitude, be open to learning and teaching, and feel connected to the mission and programs of our organization. If you are savvy, resourceful and a go-getter, please apply!
This is a part-time role (20 hours/week) located at our clinic in South Seattle, but will require the individual to travel to locations in South Seattle, Renton, and Beacon Hill for community work and meetings.
Ensure Grant Compliance
● Recruit participants for programs and services provided by grants
● Collect data for reporting, analysis and program evaluation.
Interface with the Community
● Facilitate meetings, workshops, and info sessions with community groups to present our services and programs. This will be done virtually and in-person.
● Create and distribute fliers and brochures throughout the community for all programs and services.
● Attend community events and represent the organization.
● Develop and build partnerships with other organizations.
● Communicate effectively with families, providers, community members, and funders.
● Attend meetings related to program planning and implementation, outreach efforts, community meetings and networking opportunities.
● Seek out opportunities for the Executive Director to speak, attend, and partake in community events, conferences, and platforms to promote the organization.
● Meet with Executive Director, Director of Programs weekly.
● Other assigned tasks as necessary. Requirements
● One or more years of health education and/or community outreach experience.
● Experience serving diverse communities, backgrounds, races, and religions, particularly in Rainier Valley and South Seattle.
● Education, work experience, or lived experience that demonstrates an understanding of immigrant and refugee communities.
● Strong video-conference hosting and facilitation skills; able to use technology to work remotely and connect virtually with our communities.
● A strong interest in public health, health disparities, harm reduction, and nonprofit work.
● Excellent communication skills, including written and verbal.
● Comfortable with public speaking.
● A strong commitment to integrity, professionalism and customer service.
● Detail oriented and incredibly organized.
● Demonstrated technology and computer skills, i.e. proficient with MS Office products including Word and Excel, and Google Docs and Google Sheets.
● Highly skilled in organizing electronic files and folders, and improving efficiency.
● Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
● Ability to travel to locations in South Seattle, Renton, and Beacon Hill for work and meetings.
● Effective time management skills.
Salary and Benefits
The starting salary/rate for this position is $20-22 per hour.
Rainier Valley Midwives provides a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision coverage paid by the employer. Paid holidays and a generous Paid Time Off (PTO) plan are included.
Email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Rainier Valley Midwives is an affirming, positive, diverse work environment. Rainier Valley Midwives provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.