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Position Title: Community Coordinator - Family & Child Health

Salary: Hourly: $24.0385 || Annual: $50,000.00

How to Apply:

Applications are submitted online until the position is filled and/or the posting is closed. After reviewing this job announcement, please click on the link at the bottom of the page to apply online. A resume is required with the application. Further instructions on submission of documents are available in the online application. A resume may not be substituted for an application.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in public health, social work or a related health field and three (3) years of community engagement experience and one (1) year of supervisory experience


Master’s Degree in public health, social work or a related health field and two (2) years of community engagement experiences and one (1) year of supervisory experience


Any equivalent combination of experience and training


Pre-Employment Proficiency Exam

Computer Literacy Exam – Measures basic computer skills, basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Outlook, and typing. Non-ACHD applicants must pass a computer literacy examination administered by the Allegheny County Health Department with a score of 75% or higher.

Education & School Transcripts

If you are claiming education to meet minimum requirements or as a part of your application, including supplemental questions, you must submit or attach a copy of your official college transcripts for your claim to be accepted. Unofficial Transcripts will not be accepted. 

Condition of Employment

It is the policy of Allegheny County that in order to receive a final offer of employment, candidates for positions within the executive branch must provide proof of a Covid-19 vaccination. The prospective employee will need to be fully vaccinated or have at least one shot of a two-shot series before beginning work. Any employee who does not receive and provide proof of the second shot within 30 days will have their probationary employment terminated. Allegheny County will allow for medical and religious exemptions from the requirements in accordance with state and federal law. 

Additionally, it is the policy of Allegheny County that in order to receive a final offer of employment, candidates must successfully pass a background check, which includes verification of Allegheny County Real Estate Tax status, and drug/medical examinations as required for the position. The pre-employment drug screen must be completed within 48 hours of the acceptance of the conditional offer of employment.

Employment Type

Full-Time, Associate Level.

This position is contingent upon grant funding.

Relevant Experience

You will receive a score based on the experience you report on your application for employment. It is therefore important that you provide complete and accurate information. Failure to do so may delay the processing of your application or result in a lower than deserved score or disqualification. Call our Office of Human Resource Management if you have any questions.

Who is Eligible

Applications will be accepted from certified Merit System employees of the Allegheny County Health Department and outside candidates who possess the experience and training listed in this announcement and who are capable of performing the duties of this position.


Education and Experience - 40%

Relevant Experience - 20%

Supplemental Questions - 40%

Supplemental Questions

Please be prepared to answer the following questions. You may upload as a Word document answers to the supplemental questions in the “Upload Page” of the application. Make sure to note “See attached” after the statement on the application form if you are attaching a separate document. If you are unable to upload the document, email to ACHD Human Resources Department.

  1. Please describe any outreach activities you have conducted with people from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, and cultures. Describe the outreach methods used, why that approach was appropriate, if you were successful in your outreach efforts, and any lessons you learned.
  2. Please list any experience you have leading teams such as community collaboratives, coalitions and/or projects.
  3. Describe your experience helping people access needed services and support? Please share challenges you have faced and if/how you overcame them.
  4. Please describe any previous work/volunteer experience you have had in the field of maternal and child health?
  5. What experience do you have presenting on health education topics? (Please list specifically any Maternal and Child Health education experience you have). Also, please include any experiences planning/coordinating events such as community focused events, seminars, and/or conferences.

Allegheny County Civil Service Employees (Non-ACHD)

Regular or probationary employees of County Departments currently in this classification, hired under a State Civil Service System, who apply for this position will not be considered as Open Competitive applicants. Those employees selected for transfer to the Allegheny County Health Department will be considered to have resigned their Civil Service status from the Department in which they are currently working and will be required to complete a probationary period with the Health Department.

Please refer to Instruction Sheet for proper completion of Allegheny County Employment Application Form.

This announcement may be modified, amended or canceled by the Allegheny County Health Department at any time.


To establish open competitive and promotional eligible lists for use in making merit system appointments in the Allegheny County Health Department. The list will contain the names of successful candidates ranked in the order of final earned ratings. The list will be in effect for one (1) year unless previously exhausted or superseded.

In the ranking, open competitive applicants qualifying for Veteran’s Preference receive an additional ten points on the final earned rating. Form DD-214 must be attached to the application form for consideration for Veteran’s Preference. Determination of Veteran’s Preference is made in accordance with State Civil Service Policy.

If you are claiming veteran's preference, then proof of eligibility; DD-214 Form or other comparable military document must be submitted for initial claim. The document must show dates of entry and separation and character of service.

Credit for a degree or college coursework can only be accepted from an official transcript submitted directly from the college or university to Allegheny C0unty Health Department.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Position Summary:

The Allegheny County Health Department is hiring a full-time Community Coordinator who will be responsible for the planning, directing, coordinating, and management of community engagement efforts for the Office of Family & Child Health (FCH). The Community Coordinator primarily oversees program enrollment, resource management and coordination, community partner relationship maintenance, and represents the program by leading or collaborating on Maternal Child Health focused initiatives. Additional tasks include identifying and supporting community partnerships, reporting, strategic planning, and project management. The Community Coordinator in this program works under supervision of a public health administrator.

  • Maintain regular communication with partners and community organizations
  • Seek opportunities to collaborative with organizations with similar maternal child health related goals and/or similar priority populations served
  • Regularly audit program enrollment data
  • Train and support enrollment staff
  • Maintain accurate contact and service information for referral sources
  • Conduct outreach to the community (individually, and as a team member) to build strong relationships with community members, organizations, businesses, and community groups
  • Manage enrollment and referral processes
  • Regularly communicate community resources/services with FCH staff
  • Work collaborative with Public Health Educator and Fatherhood Engagement Specialist to coordinate outreach, education, and community facing events and related efforts
  • Developing, coordinating, and implementing community facing efforts that are timely and relevant to the needs and desires of the community
  • Coordinate and host regular community meetings (outreach planning, community facing education, and other related topics)
  • Manage maternal and child health collaborations/collaboratives, as well as represent the program at advisory committees and other related meetings
  • Establishing and maintaining processes to maintain warm handoffs/connections to services for families as well as program staff
  • Track and maintain supply inventory
  • Coordinate efforts to ensure outreach team has the tools and skills they need to effectively participate in quality community engagement
  • Contribute to the development of MCH Program goals and objectives through participation in leadership meetings, coalitions, related program strategic planning, and other efforts
  • Lead coordination of FCH program family events
  • Continue self-education of quantitative and qualitative health information, particularly related to maternal and child health
  • Ensure utilization of a range of approaches to communicate health information to various audiences (e.g., community members and stakeholders, staff, students) with culturally relevant and linguistic proficiency
  • Participating in evaluation of programs and using the results to improve program and organizational performance
  • Keep record of all active partners and referring organizations in case management software
  • Submit managed care organizations monthly reports to PH Administrator
  • Complete quarterly community engagement tracking report
  • Submit supply orders for community engagement and partner distribution materials

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of:
  • Knowledgeable of community engagement strategies
  • Knowledge of working within and providing leadership to projects

Ability to:
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to conduct community outreach
  • Ability to manage data and databases
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with community partners
  • Ability to facilitate meetings
  • Basic computer skills
  • Competent in Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, Outlook, Teams, SharePoint, and PowerPoint

Residency: Allegheny County within 1 year.
Veterans' Preference: Will be awarded to eligible candidates.