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Job Opportunity- National Maternal Child Health Workforce Development Center (WDC)


Position Type: Permanent Staff

Working Position Title: Knowledge Management and Communications Coordinator

The individual in this position serves as the Knowledge Management and Communications Coordinator for the National Maternal Child Health Workforce Development Center (WDC). S/he is responsible for planning and implementing a comprehensive knowledge management and communications strategy to ensure WDC activities, results and resources are clearly documented and disseminated. This position supports efforts of the WDC to increase visibility and share knowledge with all stakeholders and broad MCH audiences. The Knowledge Management and Communications Coordinator is responsible for product development and dissemination (briefs, case studies, brochures, website, journal publications, knowledge management platform), knowledge management (information retrieval, organization, storage, access) and communications training.

This is a 3-year time-limited position with possibility of extension based on funding and performance.

Strong writing, editing, analytical and interpersonal skills. Ability to document and disseminate activities and results using traditional communication strategies as well as academic knowledge management tools. Demonstrated ability to create persuasive and clear communications in all forms, traditional and electronic, and with varying audiences. Experience with information retrieval, organization, storage, and access. Demonstrated ability to work autonomously with initiative, critical and creative thinking. Demonstrated skills in managing small and large projects with multiple internal and external partners. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a variety of individuals including faculty, staff, students, external stakeholders, as well as maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, professional staff and researchers. Ability to prioritize, focus and achieve results in a fast-paced and complex university environment. Experience with various computer software including standard Office programs, web design, graphic design and content management systems.

For more information or to apply,


August 2, 2017 at 1:23 pm Leave a comment

The Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies Job Opening


Job Opening: Media & Communications Coordinator 

Status: Full Time, Salaried position available immediately 

Job Summary: IWES is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as the Media & Communications Coordinator who will be responsible for the coordination and support of all media and communications related activities and events. This includes earned media, digital communications, film production and social marketing campaigns. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and regularly update the IWES website, which includes but is not limited to: 1) monitoring the site for outdated content, 2) working with the web designer to add new content and keep it up to date and 3) taking photographs and coordinating bios from new staff
  • Maintain the IWES communications work plan and ensure communications staff are aware of upcoming deliverables
  • Coordinate the internal communications request process, which includes but is not limited to: 1) keeping track of requests in an online database, 2) coordinating requests from IWES staff members, 3) monitoring the timely completion of requests
  • Maintain a database of all IWES press (paid and earned media) including news articles, interviews and radio or television appearances
  • Coordinate media-related events such as film screenings, panels, community gatherings and launch events
  • Maintain communication with traditional media outlets (such as TV stations, billboard companies, and radio stations) to promote IWES’ work
  • Support and coordinate IWES film projects including but not limited to: 1) videography, 2) coordinating with cast/crew/subjects of projects; 3) photography; and 4) editing
  • Assist in the supervision of volunteers and interns involved in IWES media projects, as necessary
  • Provide support to Program Staff in planning, implementation and development of media-related program activities


  • Graduate degree in fine arts, marketing and/or communications, journalism or equivalent
  • 2-3 years’ experience in film production, film editing and social media marketing/management
  • Experience with basic film equipment (i.e. camera, sound, tripod, etc.)
  • Experience with photography
  • Proficiency in current versions of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Experience with applicable media, editing and graphic software (i.e. Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop)
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills, preferably including experience in cross-cultural exchanges
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours, particularly to participate in media productions, as needed (limited requirement)
  • Interest in community-based film projects and an understanding of new media and film trends
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Sensitivity to cultural, racial and sexual diversity
  • Willingness and experience working with youth, particularly youth of color
  • Spanish language skills – a plus
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Commitment to organizational mission

Apply NOW
Position available immediately. Starting salary commensurate with experience; excellent benefits.

How to Apply
Mail/Fax/Email cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to:
Human Resources, Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies
935 Gravier Street, Suite 1140 | New Orleans, LA 70112 | 504.599.7712 |

July 28, 2017 at 10:51 am Leave a comment

Full-Time Job Opportunity: Planned Parenthood Health Educator


Planned Parenthood of New Orleans is seeking a Health Educator to join their New Orleans team! In this position the Health Educator will provide and advocate for sexuality and reproductive health education to internal and external customers. The Health Educator will also be responsible for planning and implementation of educational programs for youth, parents/adults, as well as other professionals in New Orleans and the surrounding service area.

This position requires strong interpersonal skills to make connections and build relationships with the target patient/client base. The Health Educator works collaboratively with other departments at Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast (PPGC) as well as other community-based agencies with the purpose making the critical linkages to health information and services for community members. As an advocate for community health, the Health Educator also works to educate the general public on the services available at Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast and the eligibility requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implement education programs in New Orleans, Louisiana by providing education and resources to the community in conjunction with the affiliate’s strategic goals.
  • Work closely with the Education Program Manager to provide vision and direction to all program areas within the department.
  • Maintain necessary knowledge and skills to implement education to program; stay current on recent studies on sexuality, sexual health and reproductive rights and education, family communication, educational approaches to children, teens, and parents, sexuality and developmental disabilities, and LGBTQ communities.
  • Design and implement curricula for specific populations.
  • Train educators and other professionals working with youth and parents.
  • Create and implement community education programs.
  • Ensure that program goals and objectives are met by reporting on a program timeline and reaching quarterly goals and serving as trainer, presenter and lecturer as needed.
  • Increase capacity through the creation and fostering of collaborative partnerships.
  • Market and promote PPGC programs, locally and regionally.
  • Work in collaboration with the Education Program Manager to foster public awareness and to provide expertise and to influence decision makers at the local, state, and national levels.
  • Work with the Education Program Manager on strategies to build relationships with local press/media to raise awareness about PPGC’s educational programming in Louisiana.

Follow this LINK for more details and directions on how to apply

June 5, 2017 at 11:35 am Leave a comment

Full-Time Job Opportunity: New Orleans Health Department Health & Equity Strategist


The New Orleans Health Department is seeking a full-time Health and Equity Strategist to lead the Health Department’s efforts to eliminate health disparities and ensure health for all in New Orleans. This endeavor requires visionary leadership and an ability to work within the NOHD, with other City Departments and with community partners to broaden the understanding of what creates health in New Orleans.  The Health and Equity Strategist will utilize the NOHD’s Equity Framework as a starting point to conduct structural analysis of policies and practices and to develop a “health in all polices” work plan that focuses on the social determinants of health.  In addition, this position will direct the NOHD violence prevention programs and staff which include community violence prevention, youth violence prevention, school-based and trauma-informed initiatives including restorative justice and positive behavioral support programs (PBIS) and NOHD’s community response to domestic violence.

Job Responsibilities:

Champion racial equity and social justice, developing strategies to explicitly address the health impacts of racism, poverty and gender discrimination.
Build capacity and infrastructure to promote equity within the NOHD divisions and programs.

  • Facilitate the department’s Health Equity Action Team (HEAT), a cadre of staff leading equity-focused organizational improvement initiatives.
  • Develop health equity trainings and professional development opportunities for NOHD staff and community partners.
  • Support NOHD staff in re-focusing existing programs through an equity lens and developing new programs to reduce health disparities.
  • Develop communications strategies to build awareness and understanding of the NOHD’s equity framework across City Departments.
  • Engage community partners across the city in strategies to promote equity.
  • Promote systems, structural and policy changes that enable health for all.
  • Build cross-sector partnerships to address the social determinants of health.
  • Leverage data to make the case for health equity and to measure improvements in health outcomes.
  • Engage City and community agencies and leaders in conversations and action to increase community voice in the development of violence prevention strategies.
  • Supervise and guide the NOHD’s violence prevention programs, supporting program staff and fostering collaboration to develop joint prevention strategies to address multiple forms of violence
  • Pursue funding opportunities in support of Health Department priorities

For more details Click Here

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Human Resources

June 1, 2017 at 2:28 pm Leave a comment

Student Worker Position: Reproductive Education + Advocacy Louisiana/LSU Pediatrics

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The LSU Health Sciences Center/School of Medicine Dept. of Pediatrics is seeking a full time PAID student worker (20 hrs/week during Fall/Spring Semester, up to 40hrs/week in Summer) to work within the Division of Ambulatory Pediatrics/Adolescent Medicine Section with the Reproductive Education + Advocacy Louisiana [REAL] Program ( Graduate level student preferred. Practicum-eligible position. 

This individual will be responsible for a variety of administrative and ongoing data collection/data management tasks associated with the REAL initiative to support adolescent reproductive health care, education and advocacy efforts in the greater New Orleans area with expansion to northern Louisiana (Shreveport area). 

The student worker will report to the Program Director and will work closely with a variety of medical professionals, clinical staff and other partner organizations to expand youth access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive healthcare and educate medical providers on how to best care and advocate for sexual and reproductive health. Specific duties include: 

  • Coordinate scheduling and logistics for meetings/presentations and trainings of clinical staff and medical professionals and other stakeholders on adolescent sexual and reproductive health topics ranging from Long Acting Contraceptives to Creating Teen to Youth Friendly Clinical Environments. 
  •  Assist in preparation of data collection protocols and procedures, documents and spreadsheets for program reporting to funder and the collection of clinical quality improvement data for ongoing program monitoring 
  •  Assist the Program Director in working with diverse organizational representatives in both New Orleans and Shreveport to expand adolescent health services to new clinical sites 
  •  Other duties related to ongoing Advocacy training initiate for medical providers as assigned
  •  Assist with ongoing efforts to grow and sustain programming in the future (e.g. locating funding opportunities, assisting with the preparation of grant applications, etc.) 

Ideal candidate will be able to commit to the program for a minimum of one year. Experience and comfort and with sexual and reproductive health topics for youth preferred. 

Please submit cover letter/resume to: 

Ivy W Terrell, MPH 

Program Director, Reproductive Education + Advocacy Louisiana [REAL]

(504) 813-2888

May 10, 2017 at 10:52 am Leave a comment

Fit NOLA Program Coordinator

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The City of New Orleans Health Department seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Fit NOLA Program Coordinator (Health Project & Planning Senior Analyst).

Program Overview

Mayor Mitch Landrieu launched Fit NOLA in 2012 with the goal of helping New Orleans become a top ten fittest city in the United States by 2018, the city’s 300th anniversary. More than 200 organizations and stakeholders have joined in the Fit NOLA partnership.  Part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health prizewinning network, we aim to improve the quality of life for all who live, learn, work and play in New Orleans. Fit NOLA engages in projects to promote physical activity and healthy eating among children, from early childhood through their school-age years. It also works to connect neighborhoods to healthy resources, promote healthy community design, encourage workplace wellness, and engage the health care sector to promote healthy lifestyles.

Job Duties

The Fit NOLA Program Coordinator will facilitate the implementation of the Fit NOLA partnership and projects. Specific duties include:

  • Work collaboratively with Fit NOLA partners and NOHD staff to develop and implement workplans for health and wellness initiatives in Fit NOLA’s priority areas, including setting goals, tracking performance, and reporting on progress.
  • Work with Fit NOLA chair and sector chairs to plan and coordinate Fit NOLA partnership meetings including steering committee meetings, sector meetings, and full partnership meetings.
  • Liaise with new partners to create community linkages and leverage resources to promote health and wellness.
  • Work with team members to implement Fit NOLA designation programs including Fit NOLA Businesses and Fit NOLA Schools.
  • Communicate regularly with Fit NOLA partners, followers, and the greater community through various channels including email newsletters and social media; manage Fit NOLA’s social media accounts (and/or engage interns or contractors for this purpose).
  • Work with FoodCare, Inc., and other partners to support, update and/or promote the Fit NOLA Smartphone App.
  • Provide administrative and marketing support for the Fit NOLA Live Well program.
  • Identify external funding sources; assist with grant writing and administration; track program budgets.
  • Contribute to equity, quality improvement, and organizational development initiatives within the Health Department.
  • Participate in the Health Department’s emergency response activities as needed.
  • Represent the Health Department at external meetings and working groups as needed.
  • Coordinate with other NOHD programs to support health and wellness program components.
  • Collaborate on City Hall employee wellness activities related to health promotion.
  • Provide excellent customer service for both internal and external customers. Will approach all encounters with a warm, professional greeting and assist to problem solve whenever necessary.  Will recognize when an issue needs further attention from a supervisor and inform management so that the problems can be addressed.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Required qualifications are:

  1. A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in public health, social work, physical education, science, a social science, or a closely related field.
  2. Two (2) years of professional experience in the planning and implementation of health and wellness programs working collaboratively with other organizations. Professional experience is defined as experience gained in a position that that required a Bachelor’s Degree upon entrance.

NOTE: A Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in public health, social work, physical education, a social science or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.      

Other desired qualifications include:

  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Project management skills
  • Meeting faciliatation and event planning skills
  • Marketing and communications skills, including web and social media
  • Proficiency with graphic design software such as Adobe InDesign, or a willingness to learn
  • Grantwriting and management experience, including development and management of budgets

How to Apply

Interested applicants should apply online via

Questions may be directed to Katherine Cain at or (504) 658-2572.


May 5, 2017 at 2:25 pm Leave a comment

Job postings: Louisiana Office of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health

The Louisiana Office of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health is recruiting for the following positions:

Interested applicants can find more information and instructions on applying, as well as other job postings, at


December 30, 2016 at 10:39 am Leave a comment

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