Become a Coordinator
What Coordinators Do
Coordinators are the heart of HealthCorps. Through the HealthCorps program, the Coordinator becomes a full-time health advocate for their school sites and its surrounding community. Each Coordinator works with an individual school to develop a tailored edition of HealthCorps, ensuring that the needs of the school community are met. Coordinators teach daily classroom lessons based on the HealthCorps Curriculum, organize and facilitate after school programming, provide staff and parent outreach and hold school-wide and community-wide events.
The HealthCorps Coordinator Defined
- Educator Coordinators work with teachers before, during, and after school to conduct HealthCorps workshops based on the HealthCorps curriculum.
- Peer-Mentor Coordinators serve as a positive role model for students, as well as a relevant mentor to help students form healthy attitudes, lifestyles, and action plans for life.
- Activist Coordinators work with students to connect classroom learning with community activism. Through service learning and community-based outreach, HealthCorps turns high school students into health educators and socially-aware activists.
About the Position
HealthCorps Coordinators commit to two years of service to work full-time in a designated high school and community. HealthCorps provides a salary-based position, health insurance and other fringe benefits. HealthCorps also provides continuing professional development and additional activism opportunities to help Coordinators best serve their school communities and to enhance their own experience and abilities.
Please see the application processing deadlines for the 2014-2016 Coordinator cycle below. Note that there are three deadlines. You must meet one of the three:
- 1st Round of Applications Accepted: February 28th
- 2nd Round of Applications Accepted: March 31st
- 3rd Round of Applications Accepted: April 30th
2014 Interview Dates:
Interviews will be conducted after each round of applications are submitted. Time and locations will vary based on the the city choices candidates select in the application process.
- Denver, CO
- New York, NY
- Los Angeles, CA
- Atlanta, GA
- Sacramento, CA
- Charlotte, NC
- Teach hands-on HealthCorps curriculum (fitness, nutrition, mental resilience, and proactive health) in high school classrooms throughout the year using the HealthCorps Curriculum;
- Collaborate with school personnel including administrators, faculty, cafeteria staff ,etc
- Extend HealthCorps’ message beyond the classroom by planning, organizing and implementing health promotion events at school site (i.e health fairs, staff wellness challenges, family outreach events, , Teen Battle Chef, etc.);
- Serve as a mentor and role-model to the students;
- Establish and direct after-school program(s) during each school semester;
- Oversee and implement yearly budget to bring HealthCorps mission to life at school site;
- Manage community-based outreach events within school community;
- Attend summer training and ongoing professional development sessions throughout the year;
- Participate and assist in the planning of additional HealthCorps-related events
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
- Passion and knowledge of health, wellness, education, and issues of health disparities
- Experience working with students and communities
- Enthusiasm, energy, and a passion to be a part of HealthCorps’ mission for change
- Desire and ability to make a two-year commitment of full time service to HealthCorps and assigned school community
- Strong interpersonal skills — ability to build/cultivate personal relationships and relate to people from diverse backgrounds, sectors, and experiences
- Organized and an ability to multi-task and handle multiple projects at once
- Proactive, self-starter, and solution seeker
- Bilingual a plus
- Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States for the full two year commitment
- Coordinators will be paid a competitive salary
- Coordinators will receive comprehensive health benefits from HealthCorps
- Coordinators will have opportunities for professional development and advancement
After receiving a job offer but prior to beginning employment, Coordinators must agree to be fingerprinted and subjected to a background check. Some school districts will require additional training, certification, and/or testing prior to allowing a Coordinator to work with students.
HealthCorps is an equal-opportunity employer. In compliance with state and federal laws, HealthCorps does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, marital status or disability in employment, or in any of its educational programs.
“HealthCorps is the most important thing I have ever done. I love this organization and enjoy the people in it. We are doing great work at the right time.”
“I know high school students are not thinking about cancer. No one thinks about cancer or heart disease until it happens to them. I want high school students to feel healthy, to be healthy.”
“Every day is different working as a HealthCorps Coordinator. This job is so rewarding because the ‘life skills’ we are instilling in students will carry with them as they become confident, successful, and healthy adults.”
“The great thing about HealthCorps is that I can take my passion for health and really talk to the people that need it the most — the high school students that are gonna be making good health decisions in the future.”
“As you ask your school to try new things, you will too. Schools look to you for advice.”