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CDC COVID Health & Equity Educator

We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois.  A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public.  Bilingual skills welcome

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Date:  Nov 23, 2021

Springfield, IL, US, 62702-5076

Job Requisition ID:  9347

Agency:  Department of Public Health 
Office: Health Promotion

Posting ID: CDC-20-0005

Posted:  11/23/21-12/8/21
Salary:  $40/hour 
Job Type:  Hourly Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  1 


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Marketing Statement

The Illinois Department of Public Health is looking for a health educator with expertise in community-level initiatives to address COVID-19 health disparities among populations at high risk and under-served, including racial and ethnic minority populations and rural communities. The position plans, organizes, and conducts a comprehensive public health education program including needs assessment, logistics, schedule, and contents designed to reduce risks and impact of COVID infection. Develops, provides, and evaluates programs, facilitates training meetings, advisory/focus group meetings, and collaborates with other IDPH COVID project staff, partners and professional groups.

Job Responsibilities


  • Works directly with IDPH COVID Health & Equity Program Lead, IDPH's Regional Health Officers, and COVID Health & Equity Grants Coordinator to identify, recruit, train and retain staff for the project period in the ten COVID Health & Equity Regional Teams.
  • Utilize IDPH/LHD COVID testing, outbreak, data/information, and vaccination rates and plans to inform advisory group/focus group members and Program plans.
  • Execute introductory and quarterly advisory group meetings and focus groups to build individual, family, and community agency and confidence in participating in SARS C0V-2 testing, contact tracing, resources, and accessibility to supports during quarantine or isolation periods, acceptance of vaccination, and resumption of health care screenings, prevention activities, and treatments.
  • Using advisory group and focus group findings and in collaboration with Community Engagement Manager, determine training topics, develop training modules that address challenges with possible interventions, and role play individual conversations with COVID Regional Team members.
  • Provides ongoing support to COVID Regional Team members as they conduct individual, community-level field activities.
  • Supports IDPH COVID Health & Equity Program Lead and External evaluator in identifying relevant project evaluation criteria and tools.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a master’s degree in Public Health Education or related area.
  • Requires proficiency  in the use of health behavioral models and theories to understand and engage with individuals and communities that address Program objectives.
  • One year of professional experience in public health education or related field.
  • Microsoft suite of software skills.
  • Local, regional travel requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Two years of professional experience within state or local public health systems.
  2. One year experience in the use of health behavioral models and theories to understand and engage with diverse individuals and communities.
  3. Designed at least one health education program and training that engage hard to reach individuals and communities.
  4. Computer skills and work experience with a minimum of four years in the use of Microsoft software products including Word, Excel, Power-Point.

Work Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 5:00PM 
Work Location: 535 W Jefferson St Springfield, IL 62702-5076 

Positions will be working remote for now with a plan to work in the Springfield IDPH office.
Job Function: Fiscal/Finance/Business 


The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is tasked with the oversight of communities within Illinois to achieve and maintain optimal health and safety.  With an annual budget of over $600 million in state and federal funds, 7 regional offices, 3 laboratories and over 1,100 employees, IDPH is equipped to fulfill its mission of protecting the health and wellness of the people of Illinois through the prevention, health promotion, regulation and control of disease and injury.