Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coordinator (HSC 3) PROJECT - DOH4279

Posted on Nov 13, 2018 by Washington State Department of Health

Olympia, WA 98501
Public Sector & Government
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Description Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coordinator (HSC 3) - PROJECT
Office of Family and Community Health Improvement
Tumwater, WA
The Opportunity

Reporting to the Perinatal and Adolescent Health Program Manager, the Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Prevention Coordinator ensures the grant is implemented as planned through activities including: working with federal Project Officer to ensure efficient grant implementation; developing project plans; leading sustainability planning; and working collaboratively with local community partners and the independent evaluators to plan and implement project objectives. This position collaborates with subject experts on the various aspects of the grant to inform success of the project. The position develops, manages and monitors project-related activities, contracts and budget and ensures effective project communication.

The Teen Pregnancy Prevention project entails an innovative and collaborative effort to reduce teen pregnancy statewide. Using the All-Stars Curriculum, a character education program that emphasizes decision-making and goal setting (Ideals), the agency will work with state partners to adapt and test All-Stars among high school students to improve adolescent health, address sexual youth risk, and ultimately, reduce teen pregnancy rates in our state. The goal of the All-Stars Curriculum is to help participants see substance use and early sexual involvement as incompatible with their life goals. This is done holistically by emphasizing character development, positive parental connectedness, and addressing risky behaviors, such as premature sexual involvement. The agency will pilot the project in Walla Walla County before taking statewide.

The Prevention and Community Health Division supports the Department of Health's mission by collaborating with our partners and stakeholders to enhance the health of individuals, families, and communities. We work to prevent disease and promote a healthy start, healthy choices, and access to services. The division employees work in two primary locations and a few local health departments, to deliver public health services statewide.

The Adolescent Health (AH) unit promotes the availability of systems, tools and services to better the health of adolescents in Washington State. This position is an integral member of the Adolescent Health Program and engages in appropriate program activities to support the overall health and well-being of adolescents and young adults.

The Teen Pregnancy Prevention project and this position are currently funded through September 30, 2020.

About DOH and our Employer of Choice Initiatives

Washington State Department of Health (DOH) works with federal, state, tribal, and local partners to help people in Washington stay healthy and safe. Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide education to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies. To learn more about the agency, visit our website , DOH Infographic , and see what it's like to !

DOH is a great place to work and has implemented several "Employer of Choice" initiatives, including:
  • We are committed to diversity and inclusion . DOH fosters an inclusive environment that encourages all employees to bring their authentic selves to work each day. We strive to hire, develop, and retain a competent and diverse workforce that is reflective of the customers we serve.
  • We have an engaging program which offers programs that support healthy behaviors and work/life balance. Our program provides wellness education, access to healthy food, physical activity classes, stress relief, and many other resources to support a healthy you.
  • We support a healthy work/life balance by offering flexible/alternative work schedules, and mobile and telework options. (Depending upon job duties.)
  • We are making exciting steps towards modernizing our workplace by providing motivating and inspiring workspaces that promote creative thought, innovation, and collaboration among co-workers.
  • We have an Infant at Work Program that is based on the long-term health values of breastfeeding newborns and infant-parent bonding. Eligible employees who are new mothers, fathers, or legal guardians can bring their infant (6 weeks to 6 months) when returning to work. (Depending upon job duties and work location.)
What will you be doing? - Duties include
  • Manage the Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) grant to ensure project implementation.
  • Act as an expert consultant on community mobilization, community planning, and community systems development to Section Manager, Project Director and project staff and contractors.
  • Develop and manage project-related interagency agreements, requests for proposals, and contracts.
  • Manage project budget, including development and monitoring all interagency and contract budgets, federal project budget.
  • Participate as part of the DOH emergency response team during health emergencies and training events.
What we're looking for

The ideal candidate is a team player, defined as having a driving passion for the work, bringing humility to their job and people interactions, and understanding how their words and actions affect others.

Required Qualifications
  • Option 1: A Bachelor's degree in public health, health care administration, education, public or business administration or closely related field; AND three (3) or more years of professional management or consultative experience in a public health program focused on adolescent or children's health.
  • Option 2: An Associate's degree; AND five (5) or more years of professional management or consultative experience in a public health program focused on adolescent or children's health.
  • Option 3: Seven (7) or more years of professional management or consultative experience in a public health program focused on adolescent or children's health.
  • Demonstrated experience in the following:
    • Experience and knowledge in grants and contract management.
    • Experience in and knowledge of curriculum implementation.
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively give and receive information both orally and in writing to diverse audiences.
As well as demonstrated experience in the following competencies:
  • Process Improvement: Applies quality improvement tools to improve efficiency, accuracy and overall quality.
  • Cultural Competency: Ability to interact with diverse customers and stakeholders demonstrating cultural, ethnic, and gender sensitivity and competence.
  • Achievement Oriented: Adds value through personal contribution, technical knowledge and group achievements.
  • Analysis and Problem Solving: Demonstrates ability to address problems with new and effective solutions.
  • Professional and Technical Competence: Applies professional and technical knowledge and skills to fulfill job requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and coordinate projects/programs that include working with multiple stakeholders and partners.
Desired Qualifications
  • A Master's degree in public health, health care administration, education or closely related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in the following:
    • Adolescent prevention education.
    • Federal grant reporting and writing.
    • Working in high school settings.
Conditions of Employment/Working Conditions

With or without an accommodation, I am willing and able to:
  • Work indoors, at a desk/workstation the majority of a work day, in an open office environment with possible conversation and other noise distractions.
  • Work at a tobacco-free campus and environment.
  • Work a 40 hours work week. Standard business hours or Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A flexible work schedule or telecommunicating may be considered upon request and supervisory approval, after an initial review period.
  • Occasionally work in excess of 40 hours per week and/or to adjust normally scheduled hours, which may include evening and weekends, to meet program needs and critical deadlines.
  • Legally operate a state or privately owned vehicle OR provide alternative transportation.
  • Occasionally travel throughout the state and nationwide which may include overnight stays, as required, while performing the duties of this position. Travel may be alone or with another person.
  • Move or transport material and boxes weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • Work in a fast-paced/stressful environment with multiple priorities and competing deadlines.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding information accessed or discussed while performing the duties of the position.
  • Interact and work with customers (some of whom may be frustrated or distressed) in a positive, friendly, and supportive manner that meets the needs and standards of the office and the agency.
  • Participate as part of the DOH emergency response team during health emergencies and training events.
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Reference: 568430598

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