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Women's Health Promotion Specialist

Salt Lake City

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Salt Lake City
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
  • Closing Date: Closed

Job Overview: Under the direction of the Health Promotion Coordinator, the Women’s Health Promotion Specialist will assist with all refugee women’s health education initiatives including conducting a need’s assessment with current refugee women and providing education and navigation to women on sexual and reproductive health, women’s health access, and other women’s health topics. Additionally, the Women's Health Promotion Specialist will work with IRC Community Liaisons to create and implement community centered programming and conduct outreach to partners and Community-Based Organizations. The assistant may provide guidance and oversight to a Health Promotion intern.

Major Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment with current resettlement clients to identify gaps in women’s health promotion education and healthcare access
  • Develop and conduct classes on sexual and reproductive health, and other women’s health topics
  • Support access to health care by providing in-depth transit orientations to women
  • Research and develop women's health promotion strategies
  • Track outcomes, analyze data, and provide recommendations for program improvement
  • Work with IRC community liaisons to develop and implement assessments and classes.
  • Maintain and cultivate partnerships (ex: University of Utah, planned parenthood... Etc...) to build capacity and expand refugee informed care/services provided to women
  • Support Health Promotion Programming and overall functioning of Health Programs, Projects and Initiatives
  • Supervise, mentor and support 1-3 Health Promotion Interns per semester as needed
  • Provide transportation to/from medical appointments for resettlement clients
  • Participate in all program meetings and staff development activities
  • Comply with all policies and protocols of the agency
  • Other related duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field of study preferred.

Work Experience:

  • Relevant professional experience in health care, social services or public health field required; minimum of 1 year experience strongly preferred.
  • Relevant professional experience working with the refugee/immigrant population or underserved communities preferred.
  • Lived experience as a refugee or coming from an immigrant background may substitute work/educational requirements.

Demonstrated Skills & Competencies:

  • Strong relationship building, diplomacy, and networking skills; ability to effectively build internal and external relationships.
  • Demonstrated success working and communicating effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills combined with the proven ability to prioritize and manage time effectively.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in work product. Well Organized and able to manage own project and workload.
  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written; proficiency in Dari/Pashto spoken by client group is strongly desired.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook); ability to use the internet and other digital tools for data entry, research, and problem-solving purposes.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a personal, insured vehicle.

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.
  • Adjustable ‘Flexing’ hours schedule allowed

COVID-19 Vaccination RequirementIn 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 new hires to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for any in-office or hybrid positions.  All IRC US offices require full vaccination to attend any in-office functions (e.g., meetings, trainings).

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.

US Benefits: We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits.  In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days depending on role and tenure, medical insurance starting at $120 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with immediately vested matching, disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles. 


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