Asthma & Allergy Foundation - St. Louis Chapter
Position: Program Coordinator
Classification: Non-exempt, full time, 40 hours/week (including some evenings and weekends)
Reports to: Senior Program Manager
Asthma is the #1 reason children are hospitalized in St. Louis. Allergies are the third most common chronic disease among children under the age of 18. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, St. Louis Chapter (AAFA-STL), a United Way Agency, has been a leading resource for those with asthma and allergies in the St. Louis community for nearly 40 years. AAFA-STL’s medical assistance programs provide uninsured and underinsured children with life-saving asthma and allergy medications, equipment, education, and support in homes and through schools. Our educational programs and advocacy also reach families, schools, and nurses all over the state and region. Our growing programs serving families living with food allergies will continue to educate, make safer and unite this community. AAFA continues to play a critical role in COVID-19 response as we were able to serve over 200 school districts with COVID friendly Asthma kits, protecting those who would return to school. Last year AAFA STL grew 16% and is poised for nearly an additional 25% growth in 2021 when it will celebrate its 40th anniversary.
The program coordinator will work closely with the Senior Program Manager to implement all AAFA-STL programs. These programs are rooted in 40 years of service and the Program Coordinator will honor those four decades by innovating and generating greater impact through deeper service to existing clients and through service to an increased number of clients in a growing service area. AAFA-STL is readily expanding programs and services provides. The Program Coordinator must be willing to help grow programs to the next level of impact and be willing to work in a space of “blue ocean” opportunity. (S)he must enjoy program metrics and strategy building.
· The Program coordinator will assist with tracking goals, actions, and results for the RESCUE program, BREATH program, Food Allergy initiatives, education offerings, and growing programs.
· Enhance current program offerings with intended outcomes and is dedicated to achieving goals.
· Responsible for providing education offerings to the community and enhancing partnerships in the community.
· Keep accurate records and documentation of program data and metrics.
· Support program team with program related events.
· Provide education and utilize evidence-based standardized protocols.
· Collaborate with children, caregivers, families, school personnel, hospital personnel, and other service providers within the community.
· Connect clients with referrals to environmental home assessments through Southeast Missouri State University’s Center for Environmental Analysis and Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville’s We Care clinic.
· Assess families’ readiness to adhere to asthma management behaviors, and address families’ barriers to asthma care to achieve maximum health.
· Support Development Director with data collection, grant reporting, etc.
· Represent AAFA-STL at community partner meetings
· Attend presentations and health fairs as needed.
· Serve on AAFA-STL’s program committees.
· Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills
· Excellent experience with excel and data collection
· Well-developed interpersonal skills
· Exemplary organizational skills
· Adaptability and flexibility
· Ability to work independently as well as on a team
· Maintain confidentiality and comply with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
· Experience and cultural competency with underserved, low-literacy, and low-income populations
· Willingness to support innovative program growth
· Knowledge of concepts and practices related to asthma, food allergies, public health, community wellness, collective impact, and/or social determinants of health
· Previous knowledge of asthma or food allergy preferred
· Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google, database software (Apricot or other CRM preferred)
· Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university highly preferred.
· 2+ years’ experience in nonprofit programs or comparable for profit roles
· Previous experience working with culturally diverse and low-income populations
· Sector knowledge related to AAFA’s area of focus
· Previous experience working in a healthcare related field preferred
To learn more about AAFA’s impact please visit www.aafastl.org
AAFA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identification, national origin, disability, marital status, age or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.
Medical & dental, PTO, flexible work schedule emphasizing results over time on task, new premier office setting (July of 2021), collaborative team environment, ability to make lasting change.
Email cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Please use “PC Applicant – (Your Name)” as the subject of the email. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We are looking to fill this position immediately