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Program Coordinator - Josiah Hill III Clinic

Position Description: Program Coordinator

About the Organization: Josiah Hill III Clinic’s (JHC) mission is to protect children from environmental hazards and promote community action for healthy homes. We are a grassroots community-based organization that works in collaboration to create healthy and safe homes for Portland Metro Area families. JHC is unique in that we utilize trained volunteers and community leaders to provide environmental health education, blood lead testing, and healthy home check-ups.

About the Position: The Program Coordinator is a key position within this small local nonprofit.  This position is responsible for leading and supporting project delivery, predominately to low-income and diverse communities, in the Portland Metro area. The ideal candidate is a strong communicator that is skilled at multi-tasking and thrives in a fast-paced grassroots environment.

Job Description

Title: Program Coordinator

Reports To: Executive Director

Status: Exempt, benefit eligible

FTE: 0.8 fte

Salary Range: $21,600-26,400 annually DOE (.8 fte)

Benefits: Comprehensive benefits including options to enroll in a Kaiser medical/vision health plan, a flexible spending account for medical, transportation, or a dependent care account. If employee has benefits through other sources, they may elect to “cash out” the funds allotted for benefits as additional salary.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Program Coordination:

• Oversee delivery of lead poisoning prevention and healthy homes programs

• Track progress of activities to ensure projects are delivering outcomes according to work plans and within designated timeframes

• Develop and maintain positive community and partner relationships

• Write progress and final reports

Environmental Health Services-Healthy Homes and Toxin Reduction Education

• Develop/update culturally-appropriate and interactive trainings on healthy housing issues (e.g., indoor air quality and green cleaning) for community residents

• Schedule and assist with outreach at community events and fairs

• Conduct healthy home assessments/in-home toxin reduction education

• Collaborate with partners for cross referrals and collaborative services

• Coordinate annual community lead poisoning prevention/healthy homes fair

Blood Lead Testing Clinics

• Schedule blood lead testing clinics

• Facilitate clinics, oversee volunteers, and assist with direct service as necessary

• Ensure quality control protocols are being followed

• Maintain database and follow reporting requirements

• Update culturally-appropriate trainings on lead poisoning prevention for health promoters

Community Engagement & Volunteer Management:

• Recruit, train, and recognize volunteers and interns

• Engage and empower leaders from the community

• Effectively utilize volunteers to achieve project goals

• Develop/update volunteer trainings

• Coordinate volunteer recognition events and activities

Fund Development:

• Assist with fundraising events by working with the Director to highlight program successes

Required Minimum Qualifications and Desired Skills:

• Bachelors degree and three years of related professional experience

• Community organizing experience

• Excellent time management and organizational skills

• Detail-oriented

• Experience following project work plans to produce outcomes and reach goals

• Strong communicator (verbal and written)

• Volunteer management experience

• Experience developing programs and initiating partnerships

• Experience working in and collaborating with diverse communities

• Familiarity with environmental and social justice issues

Preferred Qualifications and Desired Skills:

• Familiarity with N/NE Portland and/or East Portland

• Knowledge and professional experience working on childhood health and housing issues

• Proficiency in a second language in addition to English

Other Requirements:

• Personal automobile transportation allowing for travel within the Portland Metropolitan area.

• Must maintain a valid driver license for the state of residency, personal auto liability insurance coverage and a driving record permitting coverage under the agency auto liability policy.

Work Environment & Hours:

Work is performed in a variety of settings including but not limited to: an office environment (located close-in on NE Alberta), community settings, and home visitation. Office hours are

Monday through Friday from 9am until 5pm. Evening and weekend work is necessary.

To Apply: Email cover letter, resume, and 3 references to [email protected] Please list Program Coordinator in the subject line. Application deadline is Sunday February 21st.

Interviews will be held in early March for selected candidates.

**No phone calls please.**

Kate O'Donnell

Program Coordinator


[email protected]


PO Box 13207

Portland, OR 97213