Outreach Liaison – San Jose, CA


REPORTS TO: Community Wellness & Outreach (CWO) Director

STATUS: Part-time 24 hours, Non-Exempt

BACKGROUND: The Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley is a 501(c)3, nonprofit, community health clinic, located in San Jose, California. We serve people from all walks of life, regardless of race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or disability and take pride in serving our diverse patients and clients. Besides having a highly talented medical and dental department, the Indian Health Center also has an outstanding counseling department, community wellness center and WIC (Women Infants and Children) department.

Under the supervision of the CWO Director, this position will be responsible for organization of outreach events such as, but not limited to cultural classes, Family Fun Nights, American Indian Care Days. The position will be responsible for supporting health promotion activities and programs when needed and referring American Indian/Alaskan Natives and Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley (IHC) clients to IHC services. The position will also be responsible for assisting with other duties as assigned, including providing program coordination support and assistance with IHC community health programs.

• With the supervision of the manager: may recruit, organize and oversee volunteers for outreach activities
• Assists manager in developing and implementing a marketing strategy and materials for the IHC
• Assist manager with the Susan G. Komen grant ie. 200 pre and post test for Native American women
• Provides assistance to other departments with their outreach events, in-services, health education materials and cultural presentations
• Submits proposed order for promotional materials and outreach supplies to be used at outreach and wellness events to supervisor for approval
• Maintains marketing materials such as the IHC flyers, brochures, bulletin boards, display boards, etc
• All computer projects and data must be updated and maintained on the IHC main server
• Acts as a liaison between the IHC and other community-based organizations as well as other American Indian agencies by attending community and agency meetings
• Adhere to agency policies, requirements for professional licensing/certification, and with ethical standards; advance the goals of IHC in a manner that embodies the agency’s philosophy
• Maintain strictest client confidentiality, except when mandated reporting is required and follow HIPAA policies and procedures
• Assist with transportation for clients as needed
• Perform other duties as assigned

The hours and working conditions will vary depending on projects and events. Additional hours may be required to complete deadlines or projects. Will need to be able to bend, stoop, lift up to 25 lbs Ability to multitask and work in a high stress working environment.

• Minimum 2 years of experience in doing community outreach
• Minimum AA degree in related field
• Knowledge of American Indian community and culture
• Knowledge of Microsoft applications: word, power point, publisher, excel, and adobe in-design
• Working knowledge in MediCal/Medicare and keeping current with all changes
• Possession of good organizational skills, and the ability to work independently as well as good teamwork skills
• Special interest in advocating for and delivering services to American Indians / Alaskan Natives.
• Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
• Enthusiastic, flexible, innovative, team-orientated, and reliable
• Demonstrated ability to perform multiple administrative functions simultaneously in an accurate, organized, and efficient manner. Ability to multitask and thrive in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment
• Ability to carry out all responsibilities in an honest, ethical and professional manner and demonstrate good judgment
• Keep updated with current issues and events in the community
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
• Demonstrated ability to work with other staff in a team environment
• Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
• Flexibility, initiative, reliability, and creativity
• Possession of a valid California Driver License, automobile insurance, and a clean driving record

Preference is given to qualified American Indian/Alaskan Native candidates in accordance with Indian Preference Act (Title 25, US Code, Section 472, 473 and 473a). In other than the above, the Indian Health Center is an equal opportunity employer.

TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to:

Human Resource Department
Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley
1333 Meridian Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125
Fax (408) 448-1041 Email: jobs@ihcscv.org

Outreach Liaison – San Jose, CA