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Job Title: Program Specialist
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Organization: Asian American Health Initiative
Posted: 6/15/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Rockville,  MD    USA
Position Description: The Asian American Health Initiative (AAHI) Program Specialist is responsible for the overall coordination, implementation and evaluation of the Health Promoters Program and outreach activities in diverse communities as well as participation in department-wide initiatives.

Essential Functions: -Leads program specialist, volunteers and interns -Exercises direction over junior-level professionals and other employees by assigning work, furnishing advice and instructions, and reviewing completed assignments -Plans, coordinates, and evaluates health events such as health fairs, health - screening events, and health lectures -Facilitates or leads special projects relating to the development of AAHI's health and social programs -Liaises to community-based and faith-based partners -Prepares reports and invoices -Maintains outreach supplies inventory -Oversees the Health Promoters Program -Creates and implements innovative outreach strategies tailored to the needs of diverse Asian Americans -Evaluates effectiveness of the Health Promoter Program and outreach activities -Assists with AAHI's overarching/general projects -Participates in MCDHHS initiatives and projects as assigned -Provides technical assistance to diverse Asian American communities -Provides administrative support such as contracts monitoring -Participates in department-wide initiatives and projects as assigned -Other duties as assigned

This position requires the ability to attend meetings or perform work at locations outside the office. This employee must be available to work on weekends and evenings and transport supplies and equipment to location to perform duties.

Bilingual applicants in the Chinese/English, Korean/English, and/or Vietnamese/English languages are encouraged to apply. If the candidate selected for this position possesses multilingual skills, he/she will be required to successfully pass an examination assessing oral communication, reading comprehension, and interpreting skills. For Advanced proficiency, the candidate must also pass an examination requiring translating text from the required language to English and vice versa.

Qualifications: Experience: Two (2) years of professional experience in related program planning, implementation and evaluation in organizing health events for Asian American communities.

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree.

Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

Organization Description: The Asian American Health Initiative (AAHI) was established in Fiscal Year 2005 (FY2005) as part of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Community Affairs. It is the first program aimed to specifically address and improve the unique and often neglected health needs of Asian American residents in Montgomery County.

AAHI boasts a myriad of programs and projects that aim to educate individual community members about health and local resources and build the capacity of local organizations to better meet their community’s needs. Throughout its history, AAHI has gained insight and knowledge from community partners about local health needs. AAHI works arduously to communicate and share this knowledge with other programs in the service sector to build a more responsive health care system. With every passing year, AAHI remains committed to working hand-in-hand with Montgomery County residents, community leaders, local organizations, and other government entities to build a healthy community.

Closing Date: 9/15/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Perry Chan,  Program Specialist
Contact Location: 1401 Rockville Pike
3rd Floor
Rockville   MD  20852
United States
Contact Location: 1401 Rockville Pike
  3rd Floor
  Rockville   MD  20852
  United States
Contact Phone: 240-777-1850 
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Additional Information: Additional Employment Information:

All applicants will respond to a series of questions related to their education, relevant experience, knowledge, skills and abilities required to minimally perform the job. The applicant's responses in conjunction with his/her resume and all other information provided in the employment application process will be evaluated to determine the minimum qualification and preferred criteria status. Based on the results, the highest qualified applicants will be placed on an Eligible List and may be considered for an interview. Employees meeting minimum qualifications who are the same grade will be placed on Eligible List as a "Lateral Transfer" candidate and may be considered for interview.

Montgomery County Government is an equal opportunity employer, committed to workforce diversity. Accordingly, as it relates to employment opportunities, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, in accordance with the law. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email to Individual determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made in accordance with all applicable laws.

Montgomery County Government also provides hiring preference to certain categories of veterans and veterans/persons with a disability. For more information and to claim employment preference, please refer to the Careers webpage on Hiring Preference.

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