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Position: Community Programs Coordinator

Compensation: $45,000 - $51,000 (depending on experience) 

Benefits: medical, dental, vision, 401k (available after 3-months of employment) 

Employment Status: 1.0 FTE  

Exemption Status: Exempt 

Title of Manager: Community Programs Director 

Supervisee: None 

Job Location: Portland, OR (currently telecommuting)

organization overview

The Oregon Community Health Workers Association (ORCHWA) is a non-profit association dedicated to serving as a unified voice to amplify and advocate for and with community health workers across the state of Oregon. Our work and values are centered on social justice, promotion of community health and are rooted in anti-oppressive practices.


The Community Programs Coordinator supports ORCHWA’s Community Programs Department and the Community Education Worker Program collaborative. The Coordinator will provide one-on-one support to CHWs and CHW supervisors, coordinate program logistics and administration, aid in creating and implementing health promotion strategies that reduce health and educational inequities. The Coordinator works closely and collaboratively with the Community Program Director to ensure program deliverables are met and will aid in developing strategies to leverage collective knowledge and resources to support underserved communities and support educating stakeholders on impacts and benefits of CHWs in early education activities.


The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

• Collaborate with the Director of Community Programs to build upon and expand ORCHWA’s collaborative model in which health/education and other systems partner with community-based CHW programs to improve health and educational outcomes.

• Coordinate activities and support Collaborative Steering Team meetings.

• Support the development and direction of Community and CEW Programs.

• Increase collaboration and communication across stakeholders, track and share resources, identify and address programmatic issues, and support development of promising/best practices.

• Support, monitor and track the professional development of CEWs/CHWs.

• Foster and maintain strong relationships with Collaborative Partners.

• Track collaborative attendance, data collection.

• Attend program meetings and system meetings to further enhance collaboration and expand the program Model.

• Support preparation of evaluation and reports for stakeholders and partners.

• Perform other duties as assigned.


• Previous experience as a CHW/CHW supervisor or deep knowledge of the role.

• Practical knowledge of the social service system.

• Experience developing and maintaining partnerships.

• Practical knowledge and experience with methods and techniques of program design, implementation, and monitoring.

• Success in project/program management and coordination.

• Success and ability to effectively analyze program goals and objectives to determine compliance or non compliance and take appropriate action, identify program deficiencies or problems, and develop corrective action strategies to achieve goals.

• Experience and ability to provide technical assistance.

• Experience and comfort working, communicating, and facilitating cross-culturally.

• Ability to effectively plan and facilitate meetings, including preparation of agendas and coordination of speakers and participants.

• Ability to effectively administer programs through contracts, grants, and/or cooperative agreements.

• Ability to effectively manage competing priorities and stay attuned to the needs of various stakeholders.

• Strong oral and written communication

• Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Google Suit, Microsoft Office, and Zoom

• Success and comfort telecommuting.


● Experience with quality improvement, reporting and evaluation are also highly desired but not required.

● Experience using popular education to share information, build leadership, create consensus, empower participants, and facilitate broad participation in group settings

● Strong conflict resolution skills and ability to organize and motivate teams

● Strong knowledge of and/or experience with early learning.

● Strong existing relationships with and practical knowledge about CHWs and CHW programs.

● Experience developing and maintaining curriculum.

● Strong facilitation skills.

● Familiarity with Popular Education approaches to share information, build leadership, create consensus, support empowerment of participants, and facilitate broad participation.

● Bi-lingual/multilingual is a plus


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee regularly is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Please submit your resume and a cover letter to hr@orchwa.org. Please include the position title “Community Programs Coordinator Position” in the subject line. Position is open until filled, but interested candidates are strongly encouraged to respond quickly. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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