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Health Disparities Coordinator, Tobacco and Substance Use Prevention and Control (TSUPC)

Do you have a background in addressing health disparities? Are you interested in a rewarding career with our Public Health Division? Then this is the right opportunity for you to join our team. Read on…..

MCD Global Health is a nonprofit global health organization recognized in the United States and around the world as a leader, innovator, and trusted partner.

Our Vision & Mission:
We envision a world in which all people have access to high quality and enduring solutions to improve and maintain their health and well-being. MCD aspires to be a premier partner of choice and an internationally recognized leader, innovator, and trusted partner in applied, cross-national public health solutions. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of people worldwide through enduring, high-quality, cost-effective, and universally accessible public health solutions.

We are looking to bring on board a Health Disparities Coordinator, who is a part of the Communication and Policy Team within the Tobacco and Substance Use Prevention and Control (TSUPC) Program at Maine CDC. The Health Disparities Coordinator works across the TSUPC Program to research, plan, develop and implement health disparities related activities for tobacco prevention and control, substance use prevention and youth engagement and empowerment efforts in Maine. The position is responsible for building relationships with stakeholders, ensuring representation from populations experiencing health disparities in workgroups and efforts to expand prevention services. This position works closely with the Office of Population Health Equity and the TSUPC Program Managers. This position is responsible for developing and facilitating health disparities related workgroup(s) to move efforts forward Statewide. The position is also responsible for ensuring that Program communications are culturally appropriate, information is translated correctly, and policies include diversity, equity and inclusion. Current identified populations of focus are individuals with a mental health diagnosis, LGBTQ individuals, racial and ethnic minority groups, as well as focus on social determinants of health.

This position will be a hybrid position with at least two days physically onsite in the Augusta Maine CDC office.

Essential Job Functions:
• Research health disparity populations impacted by tobacco and substance use and evidence informed programming to support populations experiencing health disparities.
• Assist Program Managers with providing technical assistance to community partners to implement evidence informed prevention programming for populations experiencing health disparities.
• Build and maintain relationships with stakeholders and ensure appropriate representation of populations impacted by health disparities.
• Develop and facilitate workgroups Statewide to impact populations experiencing health disparities related to tobacco and substance use.
• Other tasks as assigned.

The successful candidate will bring solid experience in primary prevention work and/or public health. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a diverse team focused on growing our impact in the public health field.

Knowledge, Qualifications and Skills:
• A Bachelor’s Degree in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Public Health, Social Work, or a closely related field OR year for year relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
• Experience with primary prevention work, preferably tobacco or substance use prevention OR a minimum of one (1) year experience working in public health.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
• Strong organizational skills and the flexibility and ability to manage time and multiple tasks independently.
• Proficiency with all current Microsoft Office programs.

Position Type: Full Time
Level: Mid-level
Location: Maine CDC, 286 Water St. Augusta, ME 04333

Application Requirements:
An updated CV and cover letter (including salary expectations) should be sent to: mcdjobs2@mcd.org. Reference MCDPH-305 when submitting an application.

Position will be open until filled.

Medical Care Development, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

MCD requires all employees to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment, unless entitled to a medical or religious exemption. Do not provide information about whether you are seeking an exemption from the vaccination requirement unless and until you receive a conditional offer of employment from MCD.


Please reference position MCDPH-305 when submitting your application.