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Health Educator, Assistant - Community Health Worker (Bilingual) (Multiple Positions) (Part Time)

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Position Information

Title Health Educator, Assistant - Community Health Worker (Bilingual) (Multiple Positions) (Part Time)
Department Senior VP Health Sciences (6801)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

At the moment, health care is often one-size-fits-all. But imagine a future where your health care is tailored to you. We want to make that future possible.

How? You will help us to build a resource that allows researchers to conduct thousands of studies on health and disease.

As a bilingual Promotora (Community Health Worker), you will be part of the first-ever precision medicine educational program. There has never been a health data resource as diverse or as large as the All of Us Research Program. Researchers will be able to use this data to better understand how different factors, like environment, lifestyle, and genes, can impact health. You will provide outreach and engagement for Latino and Hispanic participants in the All of Us Research Program. You will support the Southern Arizona community or the Greater Phoenix community in the following ways:

  • Promotoras are established and trusted community leaders who have received training to work directly within the communities where they reside.
  • The intervention provided by Promotoras is unique, culturally and linguistically appropriate, and based on the needs of the community.
  • Your daily duties will be to conduct personalized home visits and serve as a bridge between the systems of health, education, government, community, and academia.

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate. We know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, and solving complex problems. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities

In support of the All of Us Research Program, your duties will be to:

  • Outreach, engage, recruit, and retain participants.
  • Provide awareness and education to the community.
  • Advocate and support program goals.
  • Assist in connecting community participants.
  • Assist in coordinating appointments and visits of participants.
  • Channel questions asked related to health issues to appropriate and qualified resources.
  • Distribute educational materials within community.
  • Provide culturally meaningful information to community, with local travel required.
  • Attend regular staff meetings, trainings and other meetings as requested.
  • There may be additional duties as assigned as it relates to this position.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of community outreach and health education.
  • Knowledge of training methods, group dynamics and community organization.
  • Skill in presenting information in group settings.
  • SS Skill in leading and coordinating the work of others.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Written and oral fluency in Spanish is required.
  • Must possess a valid Arizona driver’s license with two years of driving experience and have access to reliable transportation with proper Arizona registration and vehicle insurance.
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Health Education or a related field; OR, four years of health education experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Successful completion of a Community Health Worker formal training program.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Health Education or a related field.
  • Basic computer skills, including previous experience with laptops and tablets and willingness to learn and demonstrate proficiency with iPads.
  • Understanding of the English language strongly desired.
  • Experience working in a multicultural setting.
  • Experience working in a community-based setting for at least 2 years.
  • Good communications skills, such as active listening, and appropriate use of language.
  • Knowledge of the communities being served.
Full Time/Part Time Part Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 20
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA To Be Determined
Posted Rate of Pay $25,000 - $34,762 Annually, DOE (to be prorated by .50 FTE)
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24274
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Rachele Peterson, petersr2@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 11/27/2017
Review Start Date 12/04/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Internal Postings http://uacareers.com/postings/23280
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with diverse perspectives and experiences, we encourage minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Health Education or a related field; OR, four years of health education experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Upon hire, will you possess a valid Arizona driver’s license with two years of driving experience and have access to reliable transportation with proper Arizona registration and vehicle insurance?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have written and oral fluency in Spanish and English?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents