Community Engagement Coordinator

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Planned Parenthood of Illinois

Published 8 days ago

All applications should be done directly on the Planned Parenthood of Illinois website:

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The Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for establishing relationships that will help increase use of PPIL’s reproductive health services, consistent with the PPIL strategic plan and mission. The Community Engagement Coordinator will assure that PPIL is visible and credible within the community, providing education and information to promote reproductive health knowledge, and increase interest in PPIL services.

Essential Functions:

• Relationship management. Identify, develop, and maintain key relationships to promote PPIL and its services--with essential community entities such as schools, churches, coalitions, service providers, community-based organizations, health care providers, and managed care organizations. Reach out to populations with unmet need for reproductive health services in line with PPIL’s mission and values. Establish connections with staff in critical roles for facilitating referrals to PPIL for reproductive health services.  

• Engagement activities and events. Provide an active, reliable presence at health fairs and other community venues, providing accurate information and referrals for community members seeking PPIL services. Promote preventative health care and healthy behaviors for all women, men, and teens during these community engagement activities. Host engagement activities for days that highlight specific sexual health campaigns. Represent PPIL at various speaking engagements including, but not limited to, rallies, workshops, and fundraisers.

• Generation Action. Provide campus outreach through the creation and continued support of Generation Action groups. Advise and engage students in support of recruitment efforts, event planning, advocacy, and fundraising. Document and inform PPFA with current campus events. Provide resources and workshops as needed. 

• Health center collaboration. Work with health center managers and staff to develop creative mechanisms for encouraging community member access, such as helping to organize transportation, or establishing blocks of appointments for specific groups. Collaborate with health center managers to create health center open houses with community agencies and provide health center tours as needed. 

• Community education. Implement reproductive health educational programs in the community, in coordination with PPIL education program leadership, to increase knowledge of sexual health and to interest audiences in follow-up services. Keep current on reproductive health information, including specific health education strategies, and participate in trainings.

Other Functions:

• Advocacy. In coordination with the policy team and as requested, help keep local elected officials apprised of key PPIL accomplishments, and convey key policy and advocacy messages in community settings.

• Volunteers. Support the recruitment and mobilization of volunteers as needed to help assure the success of PPIL’s outreach, education, patient experience, grassroots organizing and other volunteer activities. Facilitate volunteer and escort orientations, supervise, and work with volunteers as needed.  

• Reports. Maintain logs and issue monthly reports on community engagement and outreach activities to inform colleagues, managers, directors and senior leaders across the organization of community engagement progress. Help inform PPIL on successful and replicable community engagement practices, as well as barriers to overcome.

• Commitment. Through these activities, demonstrate excellent customer service as well as an understanding of and commitment to PPIL core values of access, activism, care, confidentiality, diversity, excellence, integrity, respect, self-determination, and stewardship; practice these values in relations with internal and external customers.

• Other Duties as assigned.

Physical Demands: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk, and hear. Visual activity requires ability to look at a computer screen, regularly. The employee frequently is required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel, reach, and type. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds

Supervisor: Manager of Community Engagement

Status:  Full time. Non-exempt from the overtime provisions of the wage and salary regulations.


Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree preferred, or equivalent community engagement or community health education work experience with demonstrated results. Masters prepared candidates are encouraged to apply. Experience in conducting outreach in a community health setting is preferred.

Skills and Abilities: Self-starter, able to work independently to formulate weekly and monthly community engagement plans. Excellent relationship building skills.  Must be energetic, creative, motivated, and able to function productively and effectively with multiple teams and in multiple settings. Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule that includes evening and weekend hours. Must be able to travel throughout the assigned area.

Planned Parenthood works affirmatively to include diversity among its workforce and does not discriminate in the selection of its staff based on factors including but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, income, marital status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law. We encourage diverse candidates to apply for this position.

All applications should be done directly on the Planned Parenthood of Illinois website:

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Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule
  • High School Diploma Required
  • Entry level


-Company subsidized premiums on Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

-Up to 12 weeks Paid Parental Leave for eligible employees

-Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) and paid holidays

-Mission focused work

-401k with employer matching

-100% company-paid Life Insurance

-100% company-paid Short and Long Term Disability Coverage

-Robust Employee Assistance Program

-Professional Development awards and opportunities

-Flexible Spending Accounts

-Free Medical Services at PPIL

-Pet Insurance

-Company subsidized premiums on Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

-Up to 12 weeks Paid Parental Leave for eligible employees

-Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) and paid holidays…


Decatur, IL

How to Apply

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