Correctional Health Program Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $45,000
Details: Full-time; 35-45 hours/week

Published

06/08/2018

Start Date

06/08/2018

Address

1621 South Jackson St
Suite 201
Seattle
WA
98144
United States

Description

WHO WE ARE:

The Hepatitis Education Project (HEP) is a Seattle-based 501(c)(3) non-profit agency committed to

providing support, education, advocacy, and direct services for people affected by hepatitis and to

helping raise hepatitis awareness. Driven by the values and principles of social justice and harm

reduction, our programs include Prevention and Outreach, Medical Case Management, Correctional

Health, and Policy and Advocacy.


POSITION AND PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

HEP is currently seeking a full-time staff member to work with our Correctional Health Program. This

position may help manage and deliver our prison- and jail-based programming and/or assist in planning

and coordinating professional development activities for hepatitis C professionals nationwide. The

person filling this role will have an opportunity to make a significant impact on the viral hepatitis

epidemic as well as for people experiencing incarceration and other marginalized populations.

Our correctional health program includes 1) providing education classes to inmates in Washington State

prisons and King County jail(s) and 2) The National Hepatitis Corrections Network, which is a professional

network of diverse stakeholders supporting a public health approach to hepatitis C in prisons and jails.

Specific duties for this position may be flexible and will be determined based on the experience,

qualifications, and interests of the candidate.


PROGRAM RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE:

  • Schedule, plan, and teach viral hepatitis 101 courses to people incarcerated in Washington
  • Department of Corrections facilities and King County Correctional Facility
  • Schedule, plan, and teach HEP’s “Project SHIELD” inmate peer educator training program for
  • HIV/hepatitis risk reduction in Washington Department of Corrections facilities
  • Continuously work to improve program quality, reach, and capacity
  • Answer mail from prisoners seeking hepatitis information
  • Track trends in hepatitis prevention, testing and treatment in US prisons and jails
  • Maintain relationships and facilitate information sharing among professionally diverse network partners from around the United States and work to create new relationships
  • Plan annual network stakeholder meeting and assist with meeting facilitation
  • Manage network communications including data-sharing forums such as webinars and conference calls, the NHCN website, and quarterly NHCN e-newsletter
  • Support other agency community-based events as needed
  • Support basic day-to-day tasks as needed and/or other duties as required


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• Background or lived experience that demonstrates understanding of incarceration in the United States and related social issues

• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

• Strong attention to detail and organizational abilities

• Superior communication skills including teaching, facilitation, networking, and public speaking

• Strong interest in health disparities and passion for social change

• Experience in program coordination or another relevant field

• Knowledge of hepatitis trends, harm reduction, and experience working with people affected by viral hepatitis

Benefits

Health insurance; generous PTO and other benefits

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

jason@hepeducatio.org
http://www.hepeducation.org

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to hepresumes@hepeducation.org. Resumes without a

cover letter will not be considered. For questions, please contact the Hepatitis Education Project at

(206) 732-0311.


Persons with a personal or family history of incarceration are encouraged to apply.


The Hepatitis Education Project does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender

expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any

of its activities or operations.


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