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As a School Liaison you will support development and implementation of policies, strategies, or programs for prevention and intervention, integrating the information to advance school safety efforts against COVID 19. In this role you will: provide schools and school-based organizations with approved information about state isolation, testing, and COVID 19 related procedures; monitor compliance; and support compliance with COVID 19 guidance. The candidate for this role must have experience working in a school environment and possess the ability to understand the challenges in the communities and differences in attitudes and beliefs towards health issues and solutions. This role is critical in providing support to health department outreach to schools and school-based programs to share information and guidance.
This position requires the operation of a motor vehicle as a component of the job responsibilities and duties. In adherence with CDC Foundations Driver Safety Motor Vehicle Policy (Policy), offers for employment for this position require the Applicant to provide authorization to the CDC Foundation to conduct a Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) review both pre-employment and also annually post-employment while in this position. Additionally, if an offer of employment is accepted, employees in these positions must possess and maintain a valid driver's license in their state of residence, self-report motor vehicle violations/convictions, and provide proof of acceptable insurance coverage with mandatory minimum coverages as set forth within the Driver Safety Motor Vehicle policy. All offers of employment and continued employment for this position are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications of this Policy.
- Work with both school officials and the state with the development and revision of guidance related to COVID 19 for schools and school districts within the state including testing, screening, outbreak information, reporting requirements, and general school-related questions.
- Provides schools and school-based organizations with approved information about state isolation, testing, and COVID 19 related procedures, monitors compliance, and supports compliance with COVID 19 guidance.
- Provide non-clinical staff support for COVID-19 vaccination related activities as authorization is expanded to children.
- Support development and implementation of policies, strategies, or programs for prevention and intervention, integrating the information to advance school safety efforts against COVID 19.
- Foster partnerships with other departments in government, among schools and school districts, and community partners and stakeholders.
- Serve as the focal point for school and public health and work within the states School Health Program.
- Contribute qualitative and quantitative reports for school officials, the school system leadership, and county and state health departments.
- Develop and implement strategies for information sharing on COVID 19 and school health work across jurisdictions.
- Provide COVID 19 contacts with approved information about the quarantine procedures, and if appropriate, refer them to testing according to protocol and/or to a COVID-19 Care Resource Coordinator for students and parents
- Perform COVID-19 Testing mouth swab/self-test
- Bachelors degree from an accredited four-year college or university in public health, health education, biology, psychology, social work, political science, anthropology, or related field.
- Outstanding interpersonal and teamwork skills; collegial; energetic; and able to develop productive relationships with colleagues, stakeholders, and partners.
- Experience working on addressing child health or public health issues, including promoting child health through data analysis and application, planning, program development, community partnerships, organizational policies, and practices
- Highly detail oriented, works well within a diverse team, demonstrates a high degree of initiative, and flexibility & adaptable.
- Able to communicate effectively in a positive and professional manner, able to prioritize activities when under tight deadlines, and possesses analytical skills.
- Ability to understand the challenges in the communities and differences in attitudes and beliefs towards health issues and solutions.
- Ability to convey information in an empathetic and positive manner
- Experience working in the school system
- Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
Preferred Skills and Experiences
- Work experience in school / educations environment
- Experience in public health programs
- Previous work with schools and or community or faith-based organizations with outreach to students and parent
- Verbal and written communication skills in both English and Spanish or other languages of schools/community
- Previous work with COVID-19 mitigation or vaccination efforts
- Experience in data entry
- Salary: $47,000-$55,000 Exempt
- Position Type: Limited Term Position
- Position End Date: 07/31/2022
- Full Suite of Benefits Offered
- Remote/Hybrid/Onsite: Onsite
Notice to Applicants:
The CDC Foundation requires all employees to be fully vaccinated* for COVID-19 as a condition of employment effective November 22, 2021
. All offers of employment after that date are contingent upon proof of full-vaccination status as a part of the pre-employment process.
*Fully vaccinated is defined as follows: At least two weeks have passed since receipt of the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine, or the second dose of the either the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech two-dose vaccines.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status, and all other characteristics protected by law.
We comply with all applicable laws including E.O. 11246 and the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 governing employment practices and do not discriminate on the basis of any unlawful criteria in accordance with 41 C.F.R. 60-300.5(a)(12) and 60-741.5(a)(7). As a federal government contractor, we take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.
The CDC Foundation is a smoke-free environment.
Relocation expenses are not included.
Job Types: Full-time, Contract
Pay: $47,000.00 - $55,000.00 per year
- Dental insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Health insurance
- Paid time off
- Vision insurance
- Public health: 1 year (Preferred)
- school and education environment: 1 year (Required)
Work Location: Multiple Locations