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Optimal Health Coordinator

The purpose of the Optimal Health Coordinator is to cultivate effective planning and implementation of educational lessons related to healthy relationships, nutritional health, fitness, and overall wellness in partnership with the district and community stakeholders. These partnerships will be founded in respectful collaboration with an emphasis on data driven dialogue to determine the design and delivery of effective evidence-based practices aimed at increasing proactive health factors while decreasing risk factors associated with unhealthy behaviors.

About the Role

Hiring Through

Finger Lakes Community Action


Community Schools

Job Location

To Be Determined

Salary Range

$18-$25 per hour depending on education and experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Public Administration, Education, Social Work, Human Services or related field, Master’s degree preferred.

  • Specialization in community education and community organizing preferred. Experience working within a social service or K-12 setting preferred.

  • Knowledge and experience planning and conducting youth programs, professional development, or large group presentation.

  • Computer and social media literate including basics in Microsoft Teams, and Microsoft Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and on-line media social media platforms.

  • Expert communication skills

  • Superior listening skills

  • Deep knowledge and passion for health education and wellness

  • The ability to build caring relationships with students

  • Friendliness and approachability

  • Excellent preparation and organization skills

  • Strong work ethic

  • Community-building skills

  • High expectations for all

Job Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all aspects of implementing educational activities related to improving youth wellness at assigned building/district in partnership with the Community Schools model. Deliverables will be planned and implemented under the direction of the County Optimal Health Director and the Building Principal, as well as under the direction of the district leadership at each site.

  • Participate as a member of the school intervention team(s) responsible for the implementation and management of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)

  • Support the MTSS process of reviewing and analyzing student data to define the target population for Tier II and III interventions.

  • Guide and facilitate the development of effective educational scope and sequencing specific to the assigned site, aligned with the goals of improving the overall health of youth through participation in the Community School Initiative and aligned with the respective School Improvement Plan.

  • Work collaboratively with other health education partners to ensure cultural and linguistic appropriateness of the grant services, programs, and communication efforts.

  • Serve as a point person for agencies and programs interested in partnering with the building in support of the health education activities.

  • Build relationships and mechanisms to effectively link youth participants to youth development programs with expanded learning opportunities/out of school time opportunities related to improved health and wellness.

  • Support documentation and evaluation of the health educational program activities by coordinating the collection of data, timely submission of reports and responses to other requests for information.

  • Participate in capacity-building activities, including initiative-wide and site-based trainings, and Wayne County Consortium network meetings.

  • Represent the community school strategy in various public forums as needed and participate in advocacy activities to promote the community school strategy.

  • Coordinate the allocation of space for programming and events.

Work Environment

  • Full-time, salary position with benefits

  • The position requires NYS Driver’s License and ability to easily travel between designatedprogram and office sites.

  • Day-to-Day schedule will be determined based on hours of the program and demands of theimplementation. It is anticipated that the position will require evening and weekend availability to conduct programming, meet with youth and parent/guardians and community stakeholders outside of the regular school day.

How To Apply

Send completed application & references to, cc with the subject line: Community Schools Application: Optimal Health Coordinator

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