Program Coordinator, Lead and Toxics Program (Educator Consultant III)
The application deadline is Sunday, August 14th at 11:59 pm Pacific.
We are seeking a skilled, enthusiastic, and dedicated Program Coordinator (Educator Consultant III) for our Lead and Toxics Program! This position will work in a team of four to implement Best Starts program activities to ensure families, caregivers, and providers have information and resources to promote healthy child development by preventing exposure to lead and other toxics.
The successful candidate will work to integrate this work across Best Starts strategies, manage a portfolio of community contracts, and provide lead and toxics education to internal and external partners in a variety of settings. The candidate should also have a passion for environmental justice, facilitating equitable community partnerships, developing innovative communication strategies, and creating heathier lives for all people in King County.
Program Planning and Management:
- Develop and implement community education, outreach, and public involvement strategies that promote healthy child development and reduce exposure to lead and other toxics.
- Plan and produce effective lead and toxics education materials: create in partnership with community, evaluate effectiveness, assure quality translation, and manage distribution to focus populations.
- Work with partners (internal and external) who provide services to promote healthy environments where children live, learn and play.
Contract management, planning and support:
- Develop and manage contracts and provide support and technical assistance to community-based organizations.
- Develop and implement training programs for healthcare providers and community/internal partners related to childhood lead poisoning prevention, testing, intervention, and mitigation.
- Develop and manage funding proposal processes and reports.
- Develop relationships and create equitable partnerships with other public, private, and non-profit agencies and organizations.
- Facilitate planning and implementation processes that center community voices and assure that equity considerations are integral to the development and implementation of all program strategies.
- Speak publicly on the connection between healthy home environments, environmental toxics, and public health.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
The ideal candidate will have some combination of the following knowledge, skills, and experience:
- Deep knowledge of equity and social justice principles and practices and an understanding of the effects of place, race and policy and systems-based inequities on marginalized communities and populations.
- Communicate effectively (oral, written, in-person, and remote): concise, responsive, clear, accurate communication (oral, meeting materials, slides, etc.) for diverse audiences (including community members, elected officials, representatives of agencies/organizations, peers, and staff).
- Experience with project management tools (online and in-person) to organize and prioritize work quickly in response to changing needs and work efficiently under deadlines.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office products (such as Excel, Word, Outlook, SharePoint, Teams) and Zoom or similar video conferencing software.
- Demonstrated skill and creativity planning and facilitating virtual community meetings and events.
- Demonstrated experience building trusting relationships with culturally specific and community-based groups, volunteer boards, service providers, and co-workers.
- Experience building strategic connections between government, institutional and community partners.
- Demonstrated experience facilitating community-led processes to identify priorities and address public health issues.
- Experience providing and designing engaging trainings, outreach and/or technical assistance with diverse groups using adult learning approaches related to toxics, racial health inequities and environmental justice.
- Ability to work with creativity and flexibility, both independently and as a team member; to work under deadlines and on multiple projects simultaneously; and to organize and prioritize quickly in response to changing needs.
- Demonstrated experience developing and supporting community contracts with community-based organizations.
- Demonstrated skill in creating multi-lingual fact sheets, infographics and other educational print or web-based materials for audiences speaking multiple languages.
Desired Qualifications/Transferable Skills:
- Bachelor’s or master’s degree in social work, science, public health, public administration or a combination of work experience and education.
- Well-versed in the policies/systems that contribute to lead and toxics exposures in children. A strong background in environmental justice is preferred.
*Transferable skills: Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through education, work experience (including the military) or life experience that are relevant for this position. Be sure to describe any transferable skills on your application and clearly explain how they apply to this position.
Best Starts for Kids
Building on the deep knowledge, connections, and skills within King County communities, and backed by what science and research tells us about human development, the Best Starts for Kids King County initiative meets children and families with the right services at the right time. The first Best Starts for Kids levy, approved by King County voters in 2015, reached 490,000 of King County’s youngest children and their families and 40,000 youth and young adults, catalyzing strong starts in a child’s earliest years, and sustaining those gains through to adulthood. In August 2021, King County voters chose to renew the levy with over 62% approval for another six years. The plan for Best Starts for Kids 2.0 will maintain current Best Starts for Kids investments in promotion, prevention, and early intervention, while deepening our investments to address critical needs in our community. View the Best Starts for Kids Implementation Plan: 2022 – 2027 here.