Community Engagement Coordinator
The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Community Engagement Coordinator.
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The Community Engagement Coordinator’s will work closely with the USM
Center for American Indian Research and Studies to manage administrative duties
related to community engagement, including but not limited to, community
connections with the Deep South Native Americans in the southeastern region of
the US, and various governing bodies and stakeholders, including a steering committee,
task force, council, and educators. The Coordinator will work with these groups
to facilitate event and meeting logistics, site recruitment, documentation for
contract and professional services and participant recruitment. The Community
Engagement Coordinator directs all out-facing efforts and
processes, manages project social media, communication and outreach, and
coordinates those activities with project partners and stakeholders. The
Coordinator plans and coordinates events, outreach, and activities in service
of the project’s goals and activities.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Coordinates recruitment, outreach and
intervention activities in community-based settings.
- Leads all communications initiatives
related to recruitment and promotion of the Okla Achukma project
(promotional materials, website content, outreach to target
populations, social media posts, etc).
- Manages and facilitates program
meetings and materials, including steering committee, task force and
council membership, meetings, and minutes.
- Maintains contractual and professional
services documentation for task force, council, and educator teams, and
community-based space rental to ensure timely payment for consultation,
services and use of space.
- Plans dissemination events to include
event logistics and stakeholder engagement.
- Coordinates educator, staff and
student teams for recruitment, outreach, and education events and
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree from
an accredited college or university in health, or humanities-related fields. and
1 year of related experience in project coordination, health promotion and/or
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Must have reliable
transportation and is able to work evenings and weekends, as needed.
- Interest in health and
well-being of diverse populations.
- Strong verbal and written
communication skills; ability to speak effectively and professionally to a
variety of audiences and to present/explain information clearly
- Ability to work independently,
demonstrating strong organizational skills, attention to detail, time
- Ability to maintain cooperative relationships with colleagues.
- Ability to analyze and solve problems.
- Ability to work effectively as
a team member, flexibility in problem-solving.
- Skill in working with diverse populations
to foster an inclusive community that recognizes the value of all people,
regardless of ethnicity, race, gender, religion, national origin, sexual
orientation, ability, or socioeconomic status.
- Strong aptitude with Microsoft
Office Suite (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, etc.) and willingness to gain
proficiency in institutional software platforms.
At least two-year related experience coordinating community-based
projects and cultural knowledge and understanding of Southeastern tribal
Health Educators (9)
About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www.usm.edu.
As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.