Job Opening: Spanish Health Promotion Programs Coordinator

Spanish Health Promotion Programs Coordinator


Location:  Milwaukee. Must be willing to travel for meetings.



This is a 50% six-month temporary position, with possibility of extension.  The position will be dedicated to improving the health of adult Spanish-speaking populations around Wisconsin through the coordination of two evidence-based health promotion programs: Tomando Control de Su Salud (TCDSS) and Vivir Saludable con Diabetes (VSCD). The position will work collaboratively with current organizations offering the program and support the facilitators (known as Leaders) to increase engagement of both the organizations and Leaders. Further, as time allows, this position will work towards program expansion by partnership building, identifying new organizations including health systems, and potential Leaders from those organizations, to deliver the programs to their constituencies.  Position will also identify ways to strengthen and improve the quality and cultural relevance of the programs to better serve Spanish-speaking communities.


Reports to:

Director of Leader Development


Primary duties and responsibilities:

(1)   Continue the program coordination plan that supports partner organizations and workshop Leaders in the successful on-going delivery of WIHA’s two Spanish-language wellness programs.


(2)   Leader Coordination:

  • Foster a relationship with the current Program Provider Network
  • Adapt and implement the current Leader Development Plan for current and future Leaders
  • Conduct calls and annual all-Leader event to support Leaders
  • Engage in personal outreach and correspondence to Leaders and partners

(3)   Workshop Planning and Coordination

  • Coordinate TCDSS and VSCD programs
  • Work with organizational partners and trained Leaders in planning, organizing, promoting, recruiting participants and delivering workshops in their respective communities for the individuals they serve (e.g., members, clients, congregants).
  • Adhere to quality program standards
  • With the support of Master Trainers, administer programmatic updates
  • Identify key infrastructure elements needed to increase participation in the community workshops
  • Identify the unique challenges to providing these programs. Strategize ways to reduce the barriers and increase accessibility to all resources.

(4)   Maintain current relationships with the grassroots community

  • Network and help partner organizations with collaborative events and/or coalition building
  • Work with organizational partners to identify potential workshop Leaders affiliated with their organization(s) and prepare and support these individuals through WIHA Program Leader Training.

(5)   Capacity and Growth

  • Reach out to organizations interested in TCDSS and VSCD programs to recruit for an upcoming Leader Training.
  • As time permits, grow the Spanish-language Program Provider Network (organizations and Leaders) by identifying current and potential new organizational partners that serve Spanish-speaking members who could benefit from the programs.
  • Connect with key decision-makers within agencies or organizations to offer program to their members.


Works internally with:

  • WIHA Director of Leader Development (on-site supervisor)
  • WIHA Executive Director
  • WIHA Director of Communications and Community Relations
  • WIHA Administrative Staff

Collaborates externally with:

  • Any community-based organization, faith-based organization, coalition, employer, health clinic, health system, health insurer or individual committed to: enhancing and improving the health of the Spanish-speaking community, healthy aging, wellness, prevention, self-management, empowerment, communities with health inequities, volunteerism or a related focus.
  • TCDSS and VSCD Program Master Trainers at the Hispanic Health Resource Center
  • Wisconsin’s statewide Evidence-Based Health Promotion Programs Coordinating Committee



Education: Bachelor’s or Associate degree, Certification or equivalent experience, in Community Health Education, Public Health, Community Organizing, Social Work or related field. 


Experience:  Two years of professional experience in a role related to position responsibilities such as community-organizing, health promotion, health education, volunteer development.


Desired Knowledge, Skills and/or Experience

(1)   Long-time relationships with, knowledge of, experience working with and commitment to Spanish-speaking grassroots community and major institutions

(2)   History of working with community-based or non-profit organizations

(3)   Personal commitment to health, wellness and healthy aging

(4)   Experience with positive relationship-building to work effectively with external partners, co-workers, service providers, policymakers and community members

(5)   Partner development, community-organizing, coalition-building

(6)   Knowledge of communication channels and their appropriate use in the community

(7)   Health promotion and disease prevention

(8)   Evidence-based health promotion programs

(9)   Project management, including organizational and time management, program evaluation and process improvement

(10) Ability to work independently with communities and local agencies

(11) Quality assurance, fidelity and improvement programs for service providers

(12) Outstanding written and oral communication skills, related to position responsibilities



Must be fluent in Spanish: reading, writing, and speaking.

Position based in Milwaukee.  Some travel required, including monthly meeting in Madison.  Must hold valid Wisconsin driver’s license. 



Please send electronically to:   

  1. A resume; and
  2. A cover letter, not to exceed two pages, that addresses any education and experience related to:

(a)  Spanish fluency

(b)  Working with Spanish-speaking populations to address community health needs;

(c)  Evidence-based program delivery;

(d)  Program coordination and/or volunteer oversight; and

(e)  Partnership development


In Subject Line, please type: YOUR LAST NAME: Application for Spanish Programs Coordinator. Applications that do not conform to the above requirements will not be considered. 


Salary: $25.00+/hour, depending on experience. 


Deadline: Position open until appropriate candidate is selected.