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Job no: 475683
Work type: Support Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College:
College Of Human Medicine
Chm Flint 40000829
Salary Commensurate with Experience
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Administrative Professionals- AP, Education/Training
The mission of MUMD is to raise awareness of men’s health. Specifically, MUMD’s goal is to reduce gender, socioeconomic, and racial/ethnic disparities in chronic disease with an emphasis on depression, hypertension, diabetes, and oral health. To accomplish its mission and to achieve its goals, MUMD works in three areas; (1) community-based intervention research; (2) training professional school students in research integrating medicine and public health; (3) engagement with community partners to improve population health in Flint and southeastern Michigan. The person working in this position will work mainly, but not exclusively, in the third area by employing health communications strategies and techniques for Flint community engagement. specifically, this individual will take a leadership role in using social media, print media (e.g., newsletter), and the Internet (manupmandown.org) to develop creative approaches to: (1) promote the MUMD “brand” in Flint and surrounding areas; (2) raise awareness of men’s health issues with emphasis on racial/gender disparities and boys/men of color. Related to these two central responsibilities, this individual will play a leadership role in the following MUMD activities: (a) the Annual MUMD Flint Dental Health Fair, working closely with dental professionals from such organizations as the Genesee District Dental Society, the Mott Community College Dental Assisting Program, Michigan Dental Association, and Delta Dental; (b) assist the MUMD Director on the comorbidity of diabetes and oral health by developing guidelines for screening community residents and dental patients at risk for diabetes, hypertension, and such oral health conditions as gingivitis, and periodontitis.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge equivalent to that which would normally be acquired in a four year college degree in Public Health with an emphasis on health communications, health behavioral theory or related field; three to five years of related and progressively more expansive work experience in a field related to the position including planning and managing projects; communications content management (written, verbal, digital) experience with word processing, database, spreadsheet, presentation, calendaring software, desktop publishing and/or project management software; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
A Master’s Degree in Public Health or related field; preferably with an emphasis on health communications and health behavioral theory (e.g., Health Belief Mode, Theory of Reasoned Action, etc.); successful completion of a master’s level practicum, internship, or capstone project is highly desired; the ideal candidate should have extensive knowledge of the City of Flint and surrounding areas (i.e., Grand Blanc, Burton, Beecher, and Genesee County) and an interest in linking Flint-based health activities to the broader southeastern Michigan including Washtenaw, Macomb, and Wayne Counties; the ability to establish rapport with diverse (race/ethnicity, gender identity/gender expression, socioeconomic position) population groups is essential; displaying a courteous, respectful, and professional demeanor with MUMD community partners, is also essential; experience working with boys and men of color, the creative ability to generate engaging “sticky” health communications messages attractive to men of color is very important for this position; excellent communication skills, interpersonal and organizational skills, and experience working independently are also important.
Required Application Materials
3 Professional References
Bidding eligibility ends on 11/14/2017 at 11:55 PM
Advertised: Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Eastern Standard Time
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