Community Initiatives Coordinator

Position: Community Initiatives Coordinator

Job ID: 150232

Location: US-TX-Houston


Talent Area: Professional - Non-Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at


We are searching for a Community Initiatives Coordinator — someone who works well in diverse settings. In this position, you’ll coordinate a place-based capacity building initiative in the East Harris County region (Sheldon, Channelview, Crosby, Galena Park, North Shore), which was significantly impacted by Hurricane Harvey.  You will coordinate two sets of activities: 1) a community building, advocacy training, and leadership development program anchored around the social determinants of health for a cohort of 20-30 residents, and 2) a regional collaborative to build stronger systems and policies to achieve health equity for these communities. Activities include:  developing a cohesive curriculum for residents with the help of content experts, planning and conducting sessions for residents and meetings for collaborative members, coordinating and supporting activities and information dissemination between stakeholders between sessions/meetings, supporting residents in implementation of community advocacy projects developed during the sessions, writing reports, and making presentations.



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Responsibilities :

  • Perform needs assessments and research activities to develop appropriate programs
  • Identify specific populations for outreach
  • Develop, implement, and maintain various programs focused on section pillars
  • Maintain and nurture relationships with designated community-based organizations
  • Promote events to increase attendance and participation of target audience
  • Develop program materials using print, audio, and visual media
  • Work with team members to identify new areas of need for service in the IDS and community
  • Coordinate delivery of services between the team and various community partners
  • Develop and maintain relationships with community providers that are experts in the field of assessment, treatment, and clinical care for patients of abuse
  • Identify and coordinate outreach and educational opportunities
  • Develop program materials utilizing graphic design skills and create educational packets for participants
  • Identify applicable grants to enhance team efforts aimed at education, identification, and prevention of child abuse and neglect
  • Collect and disseminate research findings to leadership for further analysis
  • Provide comprehensive monthly statistics related to outreach, research, and team activities


  • Master’s degree with a concentration in social work, public health, or a related field
  • 2 years’ work experience in social work, public health, or other related healthcare discipline

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