Grant Project Coordinator (Coordinator of Spanish Services)

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Work type: Full-Time Staff
Location: Macon, GA, Statesboro, GA, Vidalia, GA
Categories: Sponsored Programs, Grants, and Contracts

Position Title

Grant Project Coordinator (Coordinator of Spanish Services)


Community Medicine


School of Medicine

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Work Location

Macon, GA; Statesboro, GA; or Vidalia, GA

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The Grant Project Coordinator (Coordinator of Spanish Services) will coordinate all aspects of South Georgia Healthy Start's (SGHS) Spanish services focused on eliminating disparities in maternal and infant mortality in rural Georgia. Positioned within the Center for Rural Health and Health Disparities, duties will include managing all aspects of engaging Spanish-speaking participants across the SGHS service area, delivering curricula to Spanish-speaking participants, connecting Spanish-speaking participants to resources and services, helping to recruit and enroll Spanish-speaking participants, facilitating Spanish awareness campaigns, conducting outreach within Spanish-speaking communities, translating and interpreting as necessary across the program, representing the program at summits and similar initiatives, supervising students and interns involved with Spanish services, assisting with English-speaking engagement and recruitment as needed, and other duties as assigned in support of SGHS. This position is supported by grant funds and is contingent upon the receipt of continued funding. Position can be filled in Macon, Statesboro, or Vidalia.

Required Qualifications

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university is required along with two or more years of experience in health outreach, health research, health promotion, social services, engagement with Spanish-speaking clients, or related efforts OR a master's degree from an accredited college/university with six months of relevant experience is required.  The ability to both write and speak in Spanish is required for this position.  Candidates with a master's degree and/or prior experience with field-based health promotion work or working with rural and underserved populations are highly desirable.

Candidates must have a valid driver's license and be insurable by the university's carrier as this position requires travel.

Is a criminal background check needed for this position?


Does this position require travel for University business in a rental car or University owned vehicle?


Externally Funded

This position is contingent on external funding and the length of employment in this position is dependent on continuation of these funds.

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

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Required Documents

Resume, Cover Letter, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should be prepared to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have a bachelor's degree?
2. Do you have the ability to read, write, and speak fluently in both Spanish and English?
3. Describe a situation when you have communicated an idea or conducted a presentation to a group of people while speaking in Spanish.  Compose your reply in Spanish. 
4. Do you have a valid driver's license?

EEO Statement


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

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