This position serves as the project coordinator for injury prevention programs related to children, ages 0-17 years, including the topics of motor vehicle crash injuries, traumatic brain injuries/sports-related concussions, falls, drowning, violence-related injuries, and other mechanisms of injury.
• Coordinate and implement program activities including researching evidence-based prevention strategies to reduce childhood injuries and providing technical assistance and consultation;
• Evaluate injury prevention programs and policies (process and outcome evaluations);
• Research, design, develop, and implement program and policy prevention strategies to reduce fatal and nonfatal childhood injuries;
• Use evaluation techniques to measure the effectiveness of interventions and strategies;
• Collaborate and consult with communities, organizations, and other stakeholders on issues related to childhood injury prevention; meet with and facilitating groups of stakeholders;
• Facilitate, coordinate, and conduct outreach activities;
• Represent the Injury Prevention Service on workgroups, coalitions, and various related committees and provide updates and progress reports;
• Provide technical assistance and consultation to partners;
• Develop and give presentations to various audiences on childhood injury prevention topics, including child passenger safety, traumatic brain injuries and sports-related concussions, graduated driver licensing/teen driver safety, abusive head trauma and other forms of violence, drowning, and other leading mechanisms of childhood injury;
• Conduct media interviews;
• Develop and disseminate a variety of materials for professional and lay audiences on childhood injury prevention, including strategic plans, fact sheets, news releases, educational materials, social media posts, grant applications, progress reports, and legislative requests for information;
• Incorporate data from the Injury Prevention Service’s early childhood injury fatality surveillance system and promote uses of the data.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Requirements include the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as strong presentation and interpersonal skills, with the ability to facilitate effective meetings, interact with internal and external customers, and represent the Injury Prevention Service; Ability to identify and implement evidence-based intervention and prevention strategies as well as conduct public education and awareness programs; Knowledge of evaluation and performance management strategies and the ability to monitor and evaluate program performance; Ability to interpret and apply policy material and evaluate policy effectiveness; Knowledge of Microsoft products, including PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, Publisher, Excel, and Access; and the ability to work independently and on multiple projects simultaneously.
Education and Work Experience:
Requirements consist of a Master’s degree in public health, public administration, sociology, psychology, community health, or a closely related field and two years of experience in a field involving project planning and management, health education/promotion, and/or evaluation.
This position has preferred qualifications:
Experience in the Injury Prevention field