Environmental Health Educator with NC Division of Public Health

Department/Section Description: The North Carolina Division of Public Health's Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, along with local health departments and other partners, works to reduce illness and death related to occupational and environmental hazards. This is accomplished through identification and quantification of exposures through risk assessment and risk communication.  The Climate and Health Program within this branch specifically focuses on climate adaptation through reducing the health impacts of heat-related illnesses and wildfire smoke in Southeastern North Carolina, in low-resource settings.

Position Description: This full-time position, while temporary, may lead to a permanent, time-limited position. The temporary position will have health benefits. This position provides the opportunity to implement and monitor climate adaptations and community interventions including a heat alert system, health education materials, and PSAs. This position requires professional skills in writing, organization, and communication, along with experience in the field of health education. There is some in-state and out-of-state travel associated with this position.  The Health Educator will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Identification and cultivation of new stakeholders within heat-related illness and wildfire smoke vulnerable communities, including coalition building.
  • Development and implementation of the Implementation and Monitoring Strategy that utilizes evidence-based public health adaptations for heat-related illness and wildfire smoke.
  • Development and implementation of the Implementation and Communication Strategy.
  • Development and implementation of two evaluation plans:
    • Climate and Health Adaptation Monitoring Plan
    • Heat-related illness and wildfire smoke adaptations

Preferred Qualifications/Proficiencies

  • Experience or Training in Health Behavior or Health Education
  • CHES Certification
  • Ability to work independently
  • Measurement and Evaluation
  • Microsoft Office
  • Experience in Low-Resource Communities and Environmental Health       

Additional Details (Location, Hours, Duration, Pay)

Although, Health Behavior or Health Education experience is preferred, those with other Social Science experience will be considered.

Health Educator will work in the Raleigh office at 5505 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, 27609

Monday – Friday, flexible hours between 7 am – 6 pm, 40 hours/week. Occasional overtime, as dictated by projects.

Now - August 2018

This is work for part of a multi-year grant.  There is a possibility for continued work past 2018.

Required Application Documents:  Resume (email to address below). Please send required documents by midnight, Sunday, August 6, 2017.

Name, Email Address, and Phone Number: Lauren Thie, MSPH, PI, Climate and Health Program, lauren.thie@dhhs.nc.gov ; 919-707-5931