AmeriCorps - Environmental Health Educational Coordinator

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organization:Oregon Environmental Council
position summary:

AmeriCorps Position Announcement

Position:AmeriCorps - Environmental Health Educational Coordinator

15 hours/week, from 9/09 to 6/10

Sponsored by Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility and Oregon Environmental Council.

Detailed Position Announcement:

Application Process: Send cover letter and resume to Maye Thompson, RN, PhD at [email protected] by August 10, 2009.


Support for planning, implementation and evaluation of two environmental health education projects:

1.Second Annual Northwest Environmental Health Conference, early spring, 2010. This conference is targeted to health professionals, nonprofit and governmental stakeholders. The first conference, in February 2009, featured presentations on the health impacts of global climate change, phthalates, and other chemicals of concerns in our healthcare settings; and panel presentations on public health impact assessments, environmental justice, and the role of health providers, practitioners, community health workers, and other health colleagues in energy and chemical policy reform in the Pacific Northwest. This event is a collaborative effort of CHE-Oregon, Oregon Physicans for Social Responsibility, Oregon Health Care Without Harm, Oregon Student Nurses Association, and the Multnomah County Health Department.

2. Healthy Environment Forums (HEF): 3 two-hour evening events, monthly or so starting late spring, 2010. These events reach out to a similar constituency as the Environmental Health conference. The presentations provide an in-depth focus on one particular topic with more extensive opportunity for Q&A.

General Responsibilities: Support a multi-organizational events committee, including: development of sponsors; development and circulation of promotional materials; review and disposition of speakers proposals, poster session proposals, exhibitors and session moderators; event logistics and agenda; media outreach; events programs and packets; registration; and evaluation and wrap-up activities.

Preferred qualifications: Good oral and written communication skills; good organizational skills and attention to detail; interest in environmental health or related areas.

Questions about the project? Contact Maye Thompson, (PSR) at (503) 274-2720 or [email protected] , or Renee Hackenmiller-Paradis, (CHE-OREGON) at (503) 222-1963 ext 110 or [email protected] .

Salary / Pay Rate:$1,800 educational award