North Carolina: Appalachian District Health Department seeks Healthy Environment Policy Coordinator

11 Feb
100% Time


LOCATION: Appalachian District Health Department, Boone, NC

      • HOURS: Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:45 pm. Some early morning or evening work  required on occasion

SALARY: Hiring range: $36,636-$38,000, based on qualifications and experience

      • DESCRIPTION: This position will be responsible for building a work plan based on the national Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative. The Healthy Environment Program Coordinator will be focused on building relationships with community partners to effectively implement action plans in a timely fashion. Specifically, the position will be primarily focused on work to increase physical activity and healthy eating by utilizing evidence-based or promising approaches grounded in science that will create a local environment that supports physical activity and healthy eating. The work for this position is jurisdiction-wide in Alleghany, Ashe, and Watauga Counties with an office based in Boone, NC. This is a grant funded position and will be available through September 29, 2012.
      • Minimum Training and Education: Graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in health promotion, health education, public health, or related field with a minimum of one year experience in public health education or health promotion; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Applicant must have a comfortable working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs such as Powerpoint, Word, Excel, Publisher, and have basic email skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential for this position. This position will require the ability to work in a community partnership and recognize that this work/and position will be highly visible at the local, state, and national level. Strongly prefer candidate possessing a good working knowledge base of local food systems (farm to institution, farmers markets, community supported agriculture (CSA), or other local food initiatives) as it relates to access to fruits and vegetables that impact public health. In addition, it will be important the applicant have some basic understanding of built environment policies (ex: land use, development ordinances, master plans), the process for developing and adopting such policies, and their relative impact on physical activity and public health outcomes.
      • Other Requirements:  Due to the nature of this position, a dependable vehicle and valid driver’s license is required for regular travel within the District and other state required meetings as assigned.
      • CLOSING DATE: Wednesday, February 16, 2011
      • APPLICATION PROCESS: Send State Application and Resume to:
      • Jennifer Bryan Greene
      • Appalachian District Health Department
      • 126 Poplar Grove Connector
      • Boone, NC 28607


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