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Health Education Manager

Village of Oak Park, IL


Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.


The health educator manager position will take lead on developing the community health needs assessment; develops health education programs and health awareness campaigns; implements and coordinates these programs/campaigns; provides health information and referrals to the general public; and evaluates village-wide health education efforts.


Under general direction of the Public Health Director.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES - Essential and other important duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Essential duties and responsibilities

1. Mobilize, facilitate and maintain community coalitions to improve the public’s health.

2. Seek out grant funding for current and new public health initiatives.

3. Write grants in collaborations with other staff members and community members.

4. Define specific educational objectives for developing community awareness and support for public health programs and services through consultation with the Public Health Directors and stakeholders.

5. Design and conduct community assessment to gauge community attitudes toward awareness of health services; use statistical public health information, local demographics, social-cultural trends and other data to define the need for developing and distributing educational media.

6. Plan and implement educational programs, develop criteria, staffing and material requirements to reach program objectives, departmental goals and to address the public health problems of defined target groups; coordinate activities with other agencies and groups to achieve greater impact, avoid duplications and enhance the effectiveness of the public health education effort.

7. Evaluate the effectiveness of health education within assigned areas of responsibility, using standard evaluation methods to measure a program’s effectiveness against pre-established goals and objectives.

8. Collaborate with, mobilize and provide technical assistance to community groups, public agencies and professional organizations; confer with schools and universities, provide training on program planning and evaluation; develop and maintain resource files to accommodate requests for speakers, films and literature.

9. Participate in public education and information efforts to increase awareness and understanding of health programs, services and activities.

10. Conduct and/or arrange in-service training for departmental staff to keep staff informed of current trends in public health education and the work of others agencies.

11. Prepare reports regarding health education and promotion activities.

12. Assist Communications Department in developing press releases regarding health topics and health programs.

Other important duties and responsibilities

1. Coordinate special projects for high risk populations; conduct needs assessment and analysis; recommend and implement programs.

2. Attend and participate in professional group meetings and conferences; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the fields of public health education and infectious diseases.

3. Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints and provide corrective active as necessary.

4. Design databases for use in managing data collection procedures.

5. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.


Knowledge of:

Community analysis and needs assessment.

Principles of health behavior, public health and program planning. Community organizing, coalition building, and community empowerment. Social marketing techniques and guidelines.
Ability to:

Research effectively and quickly and prepare educational materials and presentations

Plan, implement and evaluate programs to impact attitudes, knowledge and behaviors for improved health

Efficiently operate Microsoft Office software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Access.

Prioritize, plan and organize work to meet schedules and timelines.

Communicate orally and in writing in a clear, concise manner, tailoring the message to the intended audience.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Experience and Training Guidelines

Experience: Two years of full-time experience in health education or an equivalent combination of training and experience. AND

Training: Possession of Master’s Degree in Public Health, Health Education, and/or a CHES is preferred

License or Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver's license.

Vaccination against COVID-19 may be required.


Travel from site to site; speak in public forums in various environments.

How to Apply

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Job Details

Job Function
Division Manager
Position Type
Full Time

Village of Oak Park


123 Madison St
Oak Park, IL 60302-4205
United States

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