Job Opening: Spanish Health Promotion Programs Coordinator

Spanish Health Promotion Programs Coordinator


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



This 75%-80% FTE 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, this position will work toward program expansion by partnership building, awareness campaigns, Leader trainings, and embedding and conducting workshop in organizations, agencies, and health systems around Wisconsin. 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 Community Expansion


Primary duties and responsibilities:

(1)   Continue the program implementation 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:

  • Adapt and implement the current Leader Development Plan for current and future Leaders
  • Maintain and Update Website: create support materials and Leader toolkits; update resources
  • Conduct post-Leader Training calls and annual all-Leader event
  • Engage in listserv correspondence, organization and leader engagement, and personal outreach
  • Foster a relationship with the current Program Provider Network

(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).
  • Coordinate data collection
  • Adhere to quality program standards
  • Administer programmatic updates – with the support of Master Trainers
  • Work with clinical and community partners to create referral processes
  • Enhance key infrastructure elements needed for participation in the community workshops

(4)   Capacity and Growth

  • Analyze data and use knowledge to identify gaps in service areas
  • 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.
  • Value the consumer: Develop ways to give back to community and increase awareness to other resources and helpful interventions
  • Identify the unique challenges to providing these programs. Strategize ways to reduce the barriers and increase accessibility to all resources.

(5)   Create, commit to and maintain on-going relationships with the grassroots community

  • Attend programs and presenting at community events
  • Serve on local and regional committees that align with the work of WIHA
  • 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.


Works internally with:

  • WIHA Director of Leader Development and Community Expansion (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:  Four 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 your education and experience related to:

   (a)  Spanish fluency

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

   (c)  Evidence-based health promotion program delivery;

   (d)  Program coordination and volunteer oversight; and

   (e)  Partnership development and support of a community coalition(s)


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. 


Deadline: Until position is filled. 

Estimated start date: August 2018


Salary: $18.00+/hour, depending on experience.  Generous Fringe Benefits.