Maternal Infant Health Project Coordinator

Website Lower Sioux Indian Community

Lower Sioux Indian Community

JOB TITLE:                Maternal Infant Health Project Coordinator

DEPARTMENT:         Lower Sioux Community Health

REPORTS TO:           Community Health Director

CATEGORY:              Full Time/with potential evening & weekend community activity work

FLSA STATUS:           Non-Exempt

SUMMARY:

The Maternal Infant Health Project Coordinator will lead efforts to enhance maternal and child health within the tribal community. Responsibilities include developing culturally sensitive programs, supporting expectant mothers and families, coordinating outreach for resource access, monitoring infant health and development, and collecting program evaluation data. Ideal candidates showcase strong time management, proactive learning, and professionalism in policy adherence and confidentiality.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience working in maternal child health or a related field.
  • Associate’s degree or certification in early childhood development, maternal care, public health, or a related field.
  • Background in public health or project coordination/management.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and implement programs and initiatives focused on improving maternal and child health outcomes within the tribal community.
  • Stay informed about best practices and emerging trends in maternal and child health, particularly as they relate to Native American communities.
  • Collaborate with community stakeholders, healthcare providers, and tribal leaders to identify needs and gaps in maternal and child health services.
  • Provide culturally sensitive support and education to expectant mothers and families, including traditional birth practices and ceremonies.
  • Coordinate outreach efforts to ensure that all members of the community have access to maternal and child health resources and services.
  • Assist in project reporting, evaluation, and project assessments, including collecting all project activity data.
  • Willingness or desire to collaborate across community and clinical departments.
  • Quick and pro-active learner.
  • Polite and professional manners.
  • Non-competitive, team-oriented player.
  • Ability to work independently and with limited supervision.
  • Maintain visibility in the community and participate in and coordinate a variety of community activities.
  • Attend all mandatory meetings and training courses as required.
  • Maintain confidentiality and a high degree of professional ethics at all times.
  • Regular attendance necessary.
  • Regular punctuality necessary.
  • Available and willing to work any changes in hours on the schedule at any time during employment.
  • Other duties as assigned

SKILLS KNOWLEDGE AND ATTRIBUTES:

  • Sensitivity and understanding of Native American culture, including traditional birth practices and customs.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, with strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Must have valid Minnesota driver’s license and proof of insurance.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Working knowledge of computer operation and skills in Microsoft Office.
  • Data collection, including figures, surveys, interviews, photos, participation rates.
  • Understanding of Lower Sioux Cultural values, lifestyles, traditions.
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality are a must.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and a positive working relationship with community and staff.
  • Subject to drug screen.
  • Must pass a background check allowing work in a health care setting.
  • Interest in and commitment to American Indian/Alaska Native health.
  • Native Preference applies.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Physical activity associated with this position may include bending, stooping, lifting, standing and carrying.
  • This position may require occasional travel within the tribal community and surrounding areas

DISCLAIMER:

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job.  While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management and Community Council reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g. emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs or technical developments).

In accepting employment, I am agreeing to perform the duties and responsibilities listed above.  In addition, I agree to adhere to any policy or procedure changes that may occur during my employment with the Lower Sioux Indian Community.

To apply for this job please visit lowersioux.com.

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