Job Opening: District 6 Cancer Coalition Coordinator

Purposes and Overall Responsibilities of this Position

The District 6 (D6) Cancer Coalition Coordinator works under the guidance of the Indiana Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (ICCCP) Health Policy Coordinator and Administrator of the Delaware County Health Department to support all activities associated with the D6 Cancer Control Coalition, such as: managing mini-grant process; reporting; and providing general oversight for coalition communications, events, and meetings. The D6 Cancer Coalition Coordinator will coordinate the activities of the coalition including meeting scheduling, in-kind and attendance tracking, event planning, membership recruitment, project and program support, and other duties as assigned. Work is broad in scope involving strong communication, writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitate mini-grant process to support the ICCCP and the Indiana Cancer Consortium (ICC) in efforts to address the disproportionate lung cancer burden in D6 through public and organizational policy initiatives, health systems change, and health communications
  • Coordinate release of a Request for Proposals, formal review process, and contract execution with mini-grantees
  • Oversee cancer control interventions carried out at the local level by mini-grantees in D6
  • Submit quarterly program activity reports to the ICCCP Health Policy Coordinator
  • Collect quarterly program activity reports specific to mini-grantee work and submit aggregate reports to the ICCCP Health Policy Coordinator
  • Fulfill additional data requests as needed to the ICCCP and ICC
  • Participate in regular meetings and/or conference calls with ICCCP Health Policy Coordinator
  • Write and implement a coalition development plan that involves participation from all sectors (education, health care, civic, faith, business, and youth) in D6
  • Develop communication channels and outreach between the coalition and: local health departments; hospitals and local health clinics; rural health clinics; federally qualified and community health centers; community mental health centers; minority health coalitions; addictions treatment facilities; Purdue Extension offices; schools – public and private; state and local policymakers; public housing authorities; local chambers of commerce; businesses; not-for-profit organizations; cancer centers; hospice/palliative care providers; and cancer registries
  • Host monthly D6 Cancer Control Coalition meetings
  • Document coalition meetings with transcribed minutes
  • Attend all required training opportunities and workshops (coordinator will be notified of all required trainings and workshops through the ICCCP Health Policy Coordinator)
  • Facilitate increased coalition membership and meeting attendance, with the goal of attaining representation from all 13 counties in D6
  • Present on the efforts, activities, and progress of the D6 Cancer Control Coalition to the ICC Steering Committee and as part of the ICC Annual Meeting (dates TBD)

Job Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Health Science, or a related field required. Masters of Public Health preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to interpret state and local laws, regulations, and policies pertaining to public health
  • Ability to analyze state and local level political environments to identify trends that make a policy more or less likely to be adopted
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing to professionals and general public
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Experience with project coordination in an interdisciplinary/team environment
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with state, local community, and/or health organizations and other stakeholders
  • Computer knowledge in Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Publisher
  • Ability to travel – Requires up to 30 percent in-state local travel
  • Resides in one of the 13 counties within D6 (Blackford, Delaware, Fayette, Grant, Henry, Howard, Jay, Madison, Randolph, Rush, Tipton, Union, or Wayne)

Part-time position, up to 25 hours per week, at a rate of $18 per hour. Position housed at the Delaware County Health Department. To apply, please send cover letter with CV/resume to Katelin Ryan at by Friday, December 23, 2011. Please identify title of position in email subject line.

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