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Health and Wellness Coordinator

Elizabeth (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Elizabeth (United States of America)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Managerial positions
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The IRC NJ Health and Wellness Coordinator is the main representative of IRC’s health and wellness focused programming, outreach, and initiatives.The Health and Wellness Coordinator is responsible for programming that engages with local refugee, immigrant, and migrant (RIM) communities around key topics related health and wellness, including COVID-19. The coordinator will manage program development and implementation, ensure compliance of services within grants and contracts, participate in program fundraising and partnership development, and represent IRC NJ in local forums on health and wellness issues. This position reports to the Deputy Director.


·Work across program teams within the Elizabeth, NJ office to determine health care needs and gaps in services for community members

·Support clients to navigate local health care systems and increase access to care.

·Organize outreach events and workshops to provide culturally- and linguistically appropriate health and wellness information and discussion for refugee and immigrant populations.

·Work with the Deputy Director to develop partnerships with local primary care health centers, specialist care, and behavioral health care to address client needs

·Work with the Deputy Director to represent the IRC in community-led meetings, projects, etc. that advocate, promote, and provide health care services and health care access for community members.

·Serve as the COVID Community Champion for the Elizabeth, NJ office.

·Supervise staff working on the COVID National Resource Center project deliverables.

·Coordinate participation in surveys, focus groups and interviews that are population and demographic specific, assessing clients’ COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes, and practices, particularly related to vaccine hesitancy and acceptance in different populations and how these change over time with messaging.

·Assist in the development of a wide variety of messaging, video and other outreach materials that are culturally and linguistically appropriate and that can be distributed through trusted channels to targeted RIM communities. 

·Participate in all program meetings, staff development activities, including weekly meetings with project leads and monthly group meetings.

·Ensure that programs comply with all contractual and reporting requirements

·Ensure quality data collection across all programs; manage the production of reports and impact data to provide insight to internal and external stakeholders

·Assist the IRC to map local, state or regional resources and partnerships that can help public health departments’ case investigators/contact tracers in their efforts to encourage people to follow adherence and guidelines.

·Other duties as assigned.


·Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree in health care, allied health, or public health related field preferred

·At least one year of experience providing social services or health programming for vulnerable. populations. Experience working with refugees and immigrants to navigate American social/human service systems preferred.

·Ability to handle complex and sensitive cases and to work effectively with clients who have a wide range of psychosocial, protection, health, immigration, and criminal justice issues.

·Demonstrated ability to promote an organizational culture that reflects IRC’s core values of service, accountability, integrity, and equality.Ability to lead in a way that recognizes that IRC’s work is best accomplished through the true collaboration of individuals from many cultures with a great variety of skills and perspectives.

·Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work successfully in cross-cultural environment.

·Solid organizational skills with ability to multi-task, set priorities, manage time and meet deadlines. Flexibility and ability to work well under pressure is essential.

·Well organized, self-directed, and highly motivated; ability to communicate and work effectively with collaborative partners, the community, and clients in a cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary environment.

·Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.

·Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

·Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (especially Word, Excel, Outlook)

·Spoken fluency in English, and another language spoken by IRC target population preferred.

Working Environment:

·A combination of standard office environment, remote work, and ‘field’ time within the service delivery area to perform the above outlined responsibilities.

·May require occasional weekend and/or evening work.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires candidates who are selected for interview to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for this position.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity.We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


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