Health Equity Navigator

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

Position Title

Health Equity Navigator

Department

Community Medicine

Division

School of Medicine

Vacancy Number

23-008

Work Location

We will be recruiting candidates from the following counties for multiple positions: Butts, Carroll, Coweta, Fayette, Heard, Henry, Lamar, Meriwether, Pike, Spalding, Troup, and Upson.

Job Type

Full-time

Job Category

Staff

Responsibilities

The Health Equity Navigator will be part of the Health Equity Navigator initiative within the Center for Rural Health and Health Disparities, which is designed to increase knowledge of and access to resources to combat the effects of health disparities in a 12-county region of west Georgia. Navigators will be responsible for working with community members and organizations in the assigned region to conduct outreach and engagement focused on key health issues within the community; for training community members on health topics and the impact of health differences on their community; for connecting community members to resources and services that address underlying issues that drive health (e.g., social determinants of health such as employment and housing); for assisting with connecting community members to COVID-19 related testing, contact tracing, and vaccination promotion efforts; for delivering trainings on health topics in their assigned region; and for engaging new community partners each month. Please note - while the position is remote/work-from-home, travel within the assigned geographic area is required.

Required Qualifications

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required. Candidates must have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.  Candidates with prior experience working on community-based initiatives, experience in community development and/or experience delivering trainings are highly desirable. 

Candidates must have a valid driver's license and be insurable by the university's carrier.

Is a criminal background check needed for this position?

Yes

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

Yes

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

Pay Basis

Monthly

FLSA Status

Exempt

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 a valid driver's license?
3. Mercer University's Approved Driver's policy requires that individuals be at least 21 years of age and have possessed a valid driver's license for a minimum of 3 years. Do you meet both of these requirements?

EEO Statement

AA/EEO/Veteran/Disability

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

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

All faculty and staff, excluding student employees, on-call staff and adjunct faculty teaching online only, are required to have the COVID-19 vaccine or an approved medical or religious exemption by the University. New hires will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption by the University before their first day of employment.

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