Temporary COVID-19 Project Manager (CPM)

Black Women for Wellness (BWW) seeks an experienced Temporary COVID-19 Project Manager(CPM) who is passionate about creating healthy communities and reducing barriers to individuals accessing health care. This temporary position will raise awareness in our community on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to connect our membership and their families to health care, social services and COVID-19 testing and vaccines when necessary.  This temporary position is under a two-month grant contract beginning May 2021 and ending July 31, 2021 and will bring awareness around COVID prevention.  The person in this position is expected to support all BWW programs and activities.

Responsibilities:

  • Attend, actively participate in, and may help facilitate monthly direct service case meetings, staff meetings, and member support meetings at BWW.
  • Train and manage canvassers, phone bankers and text bankers, implement that effort, create work schedules, track hours, budget and spending.
  • Manage Canvasser, phone bankers and text bankers timesheet collection and payroll processing. 
  • Organize with BWW COVID Outreach team, canvassing strategies, track COVID policy especially as it pertains to proposed state legislation (and federal), liaison with community clinics, hospitals and public health on COVID issues representing Black women, make presentations with CBO's on COVID as it impacts Black women.
  • Assist with developing health education groups to provide resources and information to members to better understand the impact of COVID and how to protect themselves, develop polls and collect research on how Black women are doing in regard to COVID.
  • Attend and actively participate in weekly BWW staff meetings, training, collaborative groups and all other pertinent meetings pertaining to COVID-19 outreach and education.
  • Assist in developing, writing and publishing fact sheets and door knockers for canvassers, be prepared to write and place op-ed, articles and facts in the media, interview and edit interviews of trusted messenger.
  • Perform outreach and education services virtually or in settings where our members may frequent when safety control measures and local directives permit, including: social media, online meeting platforms, canvassing, texting, and phone-banking, neighborhood education teams, at COVID-19 testing sites, workplaces, places of worship, schools, homes, and other community- preferred events, locations, or distribution points. 
  • Perform outreach duties which may include disseminating information and other items (COVID-19 Public Policy, Articles and ) to increase awareness of and promote COVID-19 prevention activities within our community.
  • Conduct case investigation and contact tracing to inform people who have been exposed to or are infected with COVID-19 about their risks and the need to isolate and quarantine, respectively.
  • Represent BWW in a professional manner at all times.

Qualifications:

  • Must possess a college degree or equivalent, in a related field (public health, social work, nursing, public policy).
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, including Microsoft Outlook email and calendar system, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work independently and under supervision, while organizing and prioritizing work.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively as a team builder and team member.
  • Proficient with online media tools including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Pinterest, WordPress and Tumblr.
  • Must have proficient oral and written communications skills and be able to present information concisely and effectively with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Minimum of one year of experience in community outreach or public health advocacy.
  • Experience working with Black communities and knowledge of South Los Angeles communities is a plus.
  • Requires a valid driver's license and a reliable and flexible means of transportation.

ANNUAL SALARY $55,000

Organized by 6 women in 1997, Black Women for Wellness (BWW) is on a mission to enhance the health and well-being of Black Women and their families through education, empowerment and civic engagement. We are a multi-generational, membership-based, volunteer-driven organization utilizing civic engagement, community education, policy and media outreach to address the health inequities of Black women and their children. Our strategies include: (1) Increasing communication, networking and information sharing among community members; (2) Developing and implementing programs and health education materials that are culturally and gender attuned to the lifestyles and needs of Black women and families in CA; (3) Supporting and empowering women to take leadership roles and positions that advocate for and drive resources; (4) Research and validation of effective prevention strategies and tools while documenting new trends that impact health and wellbeing; (4) Being an active listening voice concerning the health status of Black women and their families.

Send Resume and Cover Letter to Robert Akil Bell - akil@bwwla.com