Built Environment and Injury Prevention Coordinator
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Employer: Mecklenburg County
Located in: Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Degree Required: Bachelors
The Office of Policy & Prevention is actively recruiting for a candidate to fill their vacant Built Environment and Injury Prevention Coordinator position (Job ID 110477). The incumbent will be responsible for creating, implementing and sustaining strategic policy, system and environmental change initiatives that address Mecklenburg County's public health priorities. This role will focus on evidence-based and innovative strategies to design healthy environments, bike and pedestrian initiatives and injury prevention initiatives, and will work in coordination with the Office of Policy & Prevention Active Living Program Supervisor and other staff in the program to improve the health and safety of the County.
- Utilize data to support the development of innovative policies, programs and services;
- Engage community partners and stakeholders;
- Recommend evidence-based initiatives that can improve health at the population level;
- Implement proper evaluation methodologies;
- Establish specific plans and deliverables related to health priorities with an emphasis placed on current and proposed built environment and injury prevention programs;
- Coordinate and facilitate comprehensive strategies and programs in support of injury prevention.
Experience: Two years of experience in public health, health education, urban planning or health-related field.
Education: Bachelor's degree in public health, urban/regional planning or health policy.
Equivalent Education & Experience Accepted? Yes
Licenses and Certifications: Requires a valid North Carolina or South Carolina Driver’s License. Must obtain and maintain a valid Mecklenburg County Vehicle Operator’s Permit
Computer Skills: Proficiency using Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Principles and practices of public health and/or city planning/design
- Evidenced-based strategies known to improve health environments and injury prevention
- Trends and issues related to active living, built environment, urban planning, placemaking and injury prevention
- Ability to effectively implement communication and marketing strategies in focus areas
- Excellent oral, written, and presentation communication skills
- Ability to design, develop, and adapt presentations on a variety of health topics targeted toward a diverse audience
- Process and outcome evaluation, program planning and policy development
- Good interpersonal relationship skills
- Effectively engaging diverse stakeholders and community members with an emphasis placed on equity and inclusion
- Communication – Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
- Collaboration – Working effectively and cooperatively with others; establishing and maintaining good working relationships.
- Applied Learning – Assimilating and applying new job-related information in a timely manner.
- Leveraging Diversity – Working effectively with individuals of diverse cultures, interpersonal styles, abilities, motivations, or backgrounds; making the most effective use of the capabilities, insights and ideas of all individuals.
POSITION SPECIFIC INFORMATION:
- Engage and communicate with city/county planners, developers, community stakeholders, governmental officials and community members to further our mission of a healthier Mecklenburg County by design.
- Provide public health technical support, guidance and leadership with Charlotte’s Vision Zero, Safe Routes to School and Watch 4 Me NC initiatives.
- Utilize data to direct, plan, and support built environment and injury prevention initiatives.
- Coordinate and deliver presentations and data visualization projects that illustrate public health challenges and solutions to the community.
- Design and implement evaluation tools to measure effectiveness.
- Collaborate with local, regional and state partners in addressing policy, systems and environment changes that promote a healthier community by design.
- Prior experience with public health program operations and evaluation
- Prior experience conducting Health Impact Assessments (HIA) and/or walkability/bikeability audits
- Prior experiencing with injury prevention
- Skilled in public speaking and community engagement
Any questions about the position can be directed to:
Clint Grant, MSPH
Active Living Program Supervisor
Office of Policy & Prevention | Mecklenburg County Public Health
Posted on 02/12/2019
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