The Michigan United grassroots Public Health Navigator program began in Flint in May 2020. The work of our Navigators is incredibly important as we enter the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in light of the urgent need for large-scale vaccination to overcome the virus. Many of the communities that are most vulnerable to COVID-19 have the least access to information and resources to protect themselves and their families.
● Being the eyes and ears of the community
Being able to identify physical, emotional, and cultural needs to help community members access appropriate resources
Support, educate, and assist community members to navigate the systems that affect them
Having conversations and presentations regularly
Completing an average of 4 presentations per month (approximately 1 per week) with an average of 10-15 people at each presentation and connecting with 40-60 people each month, this number includes all the people in presentations and also individual conversations
Tracking data: including name, phone, email, home language, zip code, ethnicity and age at minimum.
Manage outreach efforts to targeted groups
Attend and participate in community stakeholder’s meetings which support the program and provide up to date information
Attend bi-weekly training/update meetings via Zoom
Further develop, maintain, and know about various health, wellness, and social services available in the Detroit area, especially related to COVID-19.
Make referrals as appropriate. Duties include scheduling appointments, following up with residents, organizing community informational meetings and other needs that may come up during outreach.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:
● Passion for our issues and vision of a more just world.
● Knowledge of public health, safety, and community organizing.
● Ability to use various communications media (i.e. zoom, google hangouts, Facebook, phone, text, etc.)
● Highly organized and self-starter.
● Ability to work in a team and supervise others in a team
● Have flexible work hours
● Experience in community organizing, with experience in grassroots leadership development preferred
- Fully vaccinated for COVID-19
To apply for this job email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org
About Michigan United
Michigan United is a statewide organization of community members and institutions fighting for economic and racial justice. We use the tools of community organizing, leadership training, advocacy, media work, and civic engagement to run strategic campaigns that win real change. We're committed to winning a better world for all of our communities, not just the privileged.
We are the largest community organizing group in the state, with offices in Detroit, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and Flint. We represent 100 member community organizations.
Michigan United organizes along the following issue areas: immigrants’ rights, criminal justice reform, environmental justice, universal family care (including health, child care, elder care and paid sick time) and civic engagement. We work to build the capacity of community members who are directly impacted these issues to lead and win concrete reforms that will change their own lives and shift the balance of power in our state.
Michigan United, along with Michigan People’s Campaign, our affiliated 501(c)(4), is serious about building long-term, political power with the aim of transforming our political and economic system into one that puts people and the planet first. Our main office is in Southwest Detroit, with additional offices in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, and Flint. As a racial and economic justice organization, we actively encourage individuals who are underrepresented on the basis of race, ethnicity, income and sexual orientation, as well as those who share the life experiences of the members we serve, to apply.