Facilitator/Navigator, Public Health Youth Ambassador Program Fairfax County Health Department

Fairfax, VA
Community Health Development /
Temporary /
As the public health institute serving the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, the Institute for Public Health Innovation (IPHI) develops multi-sector partnerships and innovative solutions to improve the public’s health and well-being across the region.  IPHI’s work strengthens health systems and policy, enhances conditions that promote health, and builds community capacity to ensure equitable health opportunities for all. 

The Institute for Public Health Innovation (IPHI) is seeking to hire a Classroom Facilitator for the Public Health Youth Ambassador Program (PHYAP) in Fairfax County, Virginia who will work as an integrated part of Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) under the direction of the Community Health Development (CHD) PHYAP Program Manager.

The FCHD’s PHYAP is a free program open to Fairfax County public high school students that aims to increase diversity in the public health field by providing training and opportunities for students to become health professionals, by enhancing participants’ educational and career trajectories, and by giving them tools to build generational health throughout the community. 

The FCHD is looking for a Classroom Facilitator to perform professional-level management work, in the areas of program operations; community health education; programmatic policy analysis and development; and functional partnership engagement. 

Specific duties in the area of program operations include:

    • Conducting community outreach and engagement to recruit new PHYAP program participants in participating high schools. 
    • Implement the following program components as assigned: mentorship, practicum, career development, and alumni components of the program.
    • Attending required training and meetings; identifying and scheduling training to achieve program outcomes.
    • Prepare reports and presentations of program findings and achievements as assigned by PHYAP Program Manager.
    • Ensure quality improvement through implementing program evaluation plan: collect data, conduct data entry, and report observations to the evaluation lead/team.

Specific responsibilities in the area of community health education include:

    • Develop and deliver curriculum-based programs to specific target populations (high school students 10th – 12th graders) with an emphasis on public health introduction, community health workers, opioid awareness, young adult mental health, social determinants of health, and other applicable curriculums related to emerging public health issues. 
    • Lead classroom facilitation, implementation, and evaluation efforts by imparting program curriculums; and participating in curriculum and LMS review and program QI recommendations.
    • Implement developed lesson plans, activities, and programs, while seeking improvements in the performance, quality, compliance, and efficiency of operations and services. This purview includes adherence to grant processes and outcomes.
    • Prepare public health education written and audiovisual materials while aligning program evaluation activities to meet needs. This includes gathering program metrics and data analysis and, subsequently, reporting on participant and partner activities. 
    • Develop new partner engagement and recruitment strategies, community and public-school outreach and participant recruitment, while executing training coordination, and other duties as assigned.
    • Identify and working with sub-groups of the community, to include, but not limited to: 
    • Hard to reach populations including the medically underserved and individuals without a primary care provider.
    • Various ethnic communities and non-profit organizations that routinely serve identified ethnic communities.
    • Small business owners, Universities or other Institutions of Higher Education, Non-profits and Federally Qualified Health Centers, Health Care Providers, and their staff.
    • Interfaith houses of worship and their congregations.
    • Coordinate with other internal agency, county-wide agency and external staff and programs so that opportunities for participants can be maximized by providing health promotion, health prevention education, public health capacity and/or outreach to targeted multi-cultural residents in the community.

Specific responsibilities in the area of programmatic policy analysis and development include:

    • Review existing policies and procedures and making recommendations based on best practices review, program observation, and input from staff and relevant stakeholders.
    • Review outreach surveys and/or studies, including review and evaluation of preliminary findings; and reviewing regular reports on work performed, outcomes and recommendations for future enhancements. 

Specific tasks in the area of functional partnership engagement include:

    • Identifying and engaging new community partners to achieve program outcomes. 
    • Establishing and maintaining strategic and collaborative partnerships with public health organizations, private organizations, community and faith-based organizations, non-profits, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), academia, community centers and other human oriented service providers/agencies. 
    • Creating information sharing approaches to assure two-way communication about participants, program concerns, and related information with health department staff, diverse community partners and other human service providers. 

Minimum Qualifications

    • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in field related to the functional areas described below in work experience.
    • Plus, four years of professional work experience within functional areas, such as, teaching at middle school or high school, public health, community development, workshop facilitation, community teaching, health promotion, or a related field.
    • Driver’s License
    • To learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to,” click on the following link: Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following

Preferred Qualifications

    • Fluency in English and Spanish preferred, however, not required

Requirements upon Hire

    • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification - within 60 days of appointment
    • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Certification - within 60 days of appointment
    • Community health worker, opioid awareness, and young adult mental health, and other applicable curriculum trainings – within 30 days of appointment or as they are matriculated into the expanding curriculum catalog.
Necessary Special Requirements
Candidates must be able to work onsite locally yet may occasionally be required to perform job duties outside of the typical office setting (i.e., need ready access to high-speed internet to be able to work remotely).

Candidates must be proficient in the use of mobile phones and computer applications. Position frequently communicates and must be able to exchange accurate information with others verbally and in writing. Visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor; ability to operate keyboard driven equipment and computer.
Job is generally sedentary in nature, and requires walking, standing, sitting (for long periods of time), and kneeling, reaching, bending, climbing stairs; may be required to lift or carry up to 25 lbs. occasionally. Ability to use hands to grasp, handle, and feel is required.

Ability to drive a motor vehicle. 

Work Location
Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD), Kelly Square, 10777 Main Street, Fairfax, Virginia, 22030

Work Schedule
Monday to Friday – 8:00am to 4:30pm.
Work may be required at times during evenings and weekends.

This is designated a temporary position and is contingent upon the availability of funding beyond June 30, 2024. This is a non-exempt position at an hourly rate of $27.00 per hour for an expected 32 hours per week (equivalent to an estimated gross annual salary of $44, 928). IPHI offers a flexible and collegial work environment and competitive benefits package, including vacation and health leave, health/dental/vision insurance, disability and life insurances, and retirement 403 (b) plan and contributions, among other benefits.

How to Apply
Applications should be submitted through IPHI’s on-line application system (Lever), accessible through IPHI’s website or various job advertisement boards. Please submit a resumé and cover letter to complete your application for consideration. Your cover letter can be submitted under "Additional Information" as text or uploaded as one file together with your resumé. Please note only one file can be uploaded to apply, so the cover letter and resumé must be combined into a single PDF unless the cover letter is included in the Additional Information section.
IPHI is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, IPHI will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application process, please send an email to HR@institutephi.org. This email is only provided for accommodations requests; please do not send other emails regarding the status of your application.  
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