PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF WISCONSIN, INC.
BILINGUAL EDUCATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR
At Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, Inc. (PPWI), we work to provide quality, affordable health care services, comprehensive education, and strong advocacy. We serve over 60,000 patients annually in 24 health centers statewide, making us the largest and most trusted reproductive health care provider in Wisconsin. Our goal is to help keep Wisconsin safe, healthy and strong!
This is an excellent opportunity for a Bilingual Education Program Coordinator (40 hrs/wk) at our Madison South Health Center in Madison, WI.
PURPOSE of POSITION:
The long-term goal of the program supported by this position is contributing to reductions in health disparities among Wisconsin Latinx communities in sexual and reproductive health outcomes, such as unintended pregnancy and STI/HIV/AIDS, through a focus on health equity. This position will work closely with external partners, including developing relationships with new partners, who share PPWI goals of implementing culturally-responsive and linguistically-appropriate sexual and reproductive health education for Latinx communities with a goal of increasing knowledge and utilization of sexual and reproductive health services and improving sexual and reproductive health outcomes. The Bilingual Education Program Coordinator will recruit, train, and support promotores de salud in communities across the state to deliver sexual and reproductive health education to Latinx community members across the lifespan. They will also serve as the agency liaison to Latinx communities, Latinx-serving organizations and agencies, and other community partners with a focus in Dane County and nearby communities.
1. Must be fluent in both Spanish and English.
2. Must possess a strong personal commitment to reproductive health, rights, and justice and the goals and philosophies of PPWI.
3. Must have excellent customer service skills and be committed to providing the highest level of internal and external customer satisfaction.
4. Demonstrated success building and maintaining community relationships.
5. Proven ability to develop meaningful connections with diverse communities, including a wide range of community organizations, community leaders, and community members.
6. Working knowledge of sexual and reproductive health, healthy sexuality, and Latinx communities and cultures.
7. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills and organizational skills.
8. Ability to work independently and as a team member and to prioritize work.
9. Ability to relay sensitive information regarding sexuality, values formation, and decision making to individuals across the lifespan.
10. Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
11. Demonstrated competency using Microsoft Office programs.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
A bachelor’s degree with course work in education, social work, human growth and development, community leadership and development, public health, community health, or other related field required, and at least two years’ experience OR six years of experience working with youth or adults in a community-based or educational setting.
Experience with providing health education to youth or adults as well as health promotion program planning, implementation, and evaluation is strongly preferred.
Experience supervising interns or volunteers also preferred.
The position is predominantly sedentary requiring the ability to sit, bend, stand and walk. May require occasional stooping, reaching, stair-climbing and repetitive motions of the hands and wrist related to writing and typing at an electronic keyboard. Rarely requires kneeling, pushing/pulling and repetitive motions of the feet.
Physical demands of the position necessitate hearing, talking, handling and grasping regularly. May require lifting up to 30 pounds. Specific vision conditions include close vision reading. Requires the ability to operate a computer, telephone, fax, copy machine and adding machine or calculator.
The position is generally performed in an office or community environment and may involve frequent interruptions. The noise level is generally low to quiet. The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations, however, may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform said essential functions.
Occasional evening and/or weekend hours may be necessary.
This position requires traveling primarily in southeast Wisconsin, with potential for statewide, therefore a valid driver’s license and auto insurance in accordance with agency liability standards is required.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Recruit new promotores de salud on an ongoing basis and as needed, provide support for completing consulting paperwork for the agency, and assist the Director of Latinx Programs and Initiatives with onboarding and training promotores de salud.
2. Plan logistics, such as location and food, for promotores de salud onboarding and ongoing trainings, meetings, conferences, and other events in Dane County and surrounding areas.
3. Observe promotores de salud facilitating education session during their onboarding phase and provide feedback for improvement until they are comfortable facilitating on their own.
4. Monitor ongoing training needs of promotores de salud and report these to the Director of Latinx Programs and Initiatives.
5. Assist the Director of Latinx Programs and Initiatives with identifying experts in various sexual and reproductive health content areas to provide topic-specific trainings to promotores de salud on an ongoing basis and as needed.
6. Support promotores de salud as needed to complete and submit program tracking and evaluation paperwork correctly and in a timely manner, provide additional information and resources to program participants, resolve conflicts, and address other concerns.
7. Assist the Director of Latinx Programs and Initiatives with developing and updating strategic and operational plans for promotores de salud program improvement and/or expansion at PPWI and dissemination of curricula and training to community partners and other Planned Parenthood affiliates.
8. Partner with community organizations and agencies to market and expand the promotores de salud program through tabling and other outreach opportunities.
9. Partner with community organizations and agencies to facilitate direct sexual and reproductive health education to Latinx community members and/or to provide professional training on culturally-responsive and linguistically-appropriate health education and services.
10. Partner with community organizations and agencies to coordinate guided tours with our promotores de salud program participants.
11. Partner with educational institutions to provide opportunities for internships and other student experiences to support the promotores de salud program.
12. Participate in community meetings, councils, coalitions, and other collaborative community groups working to promote health in Latinx communities.
13. Identify area business, with a focus on Latinx-owned businesses, who will provide food, materials, and other necessary resources or services at a reasonable cost for our events.
14. Provide support for department-wide projects and events, such as operational planning and the annual Safe Healthy Strong conference.
15. Work with health centers and other departments in the agency to develop partnerships between the promotores de salud program and other programs, services, and projects across the agency.
OTHER DUTIES and ABILITIES:
Perform additional related duties as requested.