Job Posting (revised Feb 10 2020)
Part-time Outreach Coordinator Needed for the Healthy Work Campaign
@Center for Social Epidemiology and the Healthy Work Campaign
The Center for Social Epidemiology (CSE) is a small, nonprofit organization located in Los Angeles, CA and the sponsor of the Healthy Work Campaign (www.healthywork.org). The HWC is a public health campaign focused on raising awareness in the U.S. about the impacts of (psychosocial) work stress on mental and physical health and safety. The campaign focuses on promoting occupational health research and preventing work stress-related illness by educating workers, unions, OHS advocates and employers on positive actions to advance #healthywork.
The CSE engages a Director and Associate Director and a small number of research staff or consultants who have collaborated for many years on social-epidemiological research that examines the impact of work stress(ors) on cardiovascular and mental health across industries and sectors. We conclude that a participatory action approach, involving workers, labor and management working together to create workplace change is best. The Healthy Work Campaign aims to 1) raise public awareness using multi-media education strategies, 2) help workers, labor and employers assess psychosocial risks in the workplace, 3) equip all interested parties with tools and resources that can facilitate work improvements and 4) inspire action and a movement to change the culture of work by promoting the message about healthy work, change the organization of work and improve job quality.
The CSE is looking to hire a part-time Outreach Coordinator with experience in public health/occupational health and safety, and labor organizing to help coordinate the Healthy Work Campaign. We are looking for a person, preferably located in Los Angeles or Southern California environs, who can collaborate with CSE Directors and research staff on developing training materials and providing training to diverse groups, including union members and staff, occupational health and safety practitioners, and community OSH worker advocates, and others.
- Participate in the recruitment of union members and other worker groups to participate in introductory workshops on “healthy work”; where they will train, support and encourage worker volunteers to support workers organizing for workplace improvements using the tools from the HWC.
- Recruit and provide workshop training to OSH practitioner groups, union OHS staff or stewards, employer representatives, such as human resources personnel, and other groups. Workshops would include training on using the HWC tools to assess the workplace, educate, train and mobilize workers, or to develop collective ideas for workplace improvements.
- Liaise with organizations interested in partnering at various levels with the Healthy Work Campaign. Collaborate on developing or providing HWC educational material for use on partner websites or social media.
- Willing and able to also work with management and businesses interested in creating healthy workplaces and in supporting the HWC.
- Track the progress of the HWC outreach campaign by keeping records online in campaign databases.
- Meet weekly with the HWC core team to report on the progress of the above efforts.
- Background in public health, occupational health and safety, or worker rights
- Strong organizing skills, ability to engage and involve workers, unions, as well as employers and a variety of professionals
- Strong facilitation and communication skills
- Commitment to understanding the mission and goals of the Healthy Work Campaign
- Ability to work in a collaborative work environment, with flexibility
- Ability to be a self-starter who can take the initiative or be self-managed at times.
- Some knowledge about website management and social media a plus
- Fluency in English. Bilingual in Spanish and English helpful.
- California Residency preferred.
Part-time, hourly consultant (from 15 to 30 hours) – $40/hour consulting rate is negotiable. This position has flexible hours, requires working remotely with the use of Skype or Zoom video conference call programs, and will require some travel.
The Center for Social Epidemiology is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to