Health Promotion Coordinator, Healthy Start

Harris County
Full Time 5 pmOther days and per day TX 2223 W Loop S, Houston, TX 77027, United States Apply before 7/6/2024 11:59


Harris County Public Health has earned the 2023 Best Place for Working Parents Business Designation.

About Harris County Public Health:
Harris County Public Health (HCPH) includes a network of more than 700 public health professionals working together to improve health outcomes for the third most populous county in the United States. HCPH provides a multitude of services such as medical and dental services, community programming, and health education for the approximately 2.3 million people in unincorporated Harris County. Through its core values of innovation, engagement, and health equity, HCPH strives to bring meaningful solutions to public health issues while keeping Harris County healthy and vibrant.
Position Overview:
Healthy Start Health Promotion Coordinator will support the implementation and management of the Healthy Start initiative within Harris County Public Health (HCPH). Under the direct supervision of the Health Promotion Manager, this role is responsible for supporting Harris County Public Health’s outreach activities and serves as the key liaison to educate, promote, and connect community members to all HCPH programs/services specifically on behalf of the Healthy Start Grant. This position will develop and support the implementation of evidence-based strategies that lead to improved maternal and infant health outcomes, while also completing in-office tasks/projects to support overall health promotion team objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with Healthy Start program staff and other HCPH departments to promote coordinated and comprehensive approaches to improving maternal and infant health outcomes.
  • Serve as a liaison between key HCPH staff to fulfill the objectives for the Healthy Start Initiative and recommend changes to improve outreach and health promotion strategies.
  • Maintain knowledge/skills to educate, promote, and connect community members to all HCPH programs/services.
  • Build and maintain relationships with stakeholders and organizations to create and sustain innovative partnerships that support the Health Start Initiative's goals.
  • Provide monthly, quarterly, and annual program reports.
  • Research emerging health promotion practices and strategies and make recommendations for program enhancement.
  • Create and deliver educational presentations/workshops on public health topics for diverse target audiences.
  • Other duties as assigned, including special tasks involved in responding to an emergency event.

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email


This position is subject to a criminal history check. Only relevant convictions will be considered and, even when considered, may not automatically disqualify the candidate.


-Bachelor's degree from an accredited academic institution in Public Health, or a related field.


  • One (1) year experience in health promotion or community outreach.
  • Valid TX driver's license

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Must communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and foster teamwork in a diverse environment
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality when dealing with sensitive information
  • Ability to work well with the public and staff members

Core Competencies:Organizational Leadership
  • Understands the organizational mission
  • Understands ethics and public good; is concerned with public trust
  • Demonstrates respect for the opinions and beliefs of others

  • Contributes to an inclusive workplace where equity, diversity, inclusion, and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission
  • Demonstrates a sense of responsibility for the success of the group
  • Collaborates with others to improve quality and address needs
  • Ability to adapt to change

Interpersonal Abilities/Personal Characteristics
  • Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect
  • Behaves in an honest, fair, and ethical manner
  • Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses
  • Uses sound judgment
  • Self-motivated
  • Organizes and maintains work environment to allow for maximum productivity

  • Communicates clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing 

NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge, and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. "See Resume" will not be accepted for qualifications.