HealthForce Minnesota

May 16, 2017

HealthForce Minnesota is looking to fill our vacant K-16 Program Coordinator position and I need your help!

This would be a great job for a new or recent graduate in any number of disciplines including community health, marketing, communications, non-profit administration, any healthcare discipline, etc. The immediate responsibilities would involve providing assistance and some leadership at Scrubs Camps and other events this summer. This position will work out of our new WSU-Rochester location at 4th and Broadway in Rochester.

This would be an “emergency hire” meaning it is a one-year position and that an official search process would start in the spring to fill the position permanently. If we do an emergency hire, that person would be eligible to apply through the search process.

If you know an energetic, flexible, problem-solver who likes to jump right in and who would like a job that has a positive impact on youth, please share the PD with them and ask them to submit a resume to me at


Valerie DeFor
Executive Director

HealthForce Minnesota – K-16 Program Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY (One or two sentences summarizing the primary purpose for which this position exists):

The K-16 Program Coordinator assists the Director of K-16 Partnerships in planning, implementing, and evaluating outreach efforts to K-16 students including Scrubs Camps, Girls ConnectZ, Camp Explore, and other related camps and initiatives. S/he will work with the HFMN team to develop and maintain relationships with initiative partners including other Minnesota State staff, employers/industry partners, other higher education staff, and foundations. The individual works closely with others in the coordination and management of events. S/he also prepares and gives presentations, attends high school career fairs, compiles and analyzes evaluations of events, and assists with logistics related to K-16 initiatives.


Resp. # % of Time Description of Responsibilities and Duties
1. 50% K-12 Outreach Events
Coordinate and help implement events such as Scrubs Camps, Girls ConnectZ days, or other K-12 outreach events; includes leading planning teams (through on-site meetings, webex and conference calls) through the months leading up to the event; identifying and corresponding with presenters; working with sites on room reservations, set-up, parking, etc.; managing inventory of supplies for camps; is on-site for select events including staying overnight and weekends.

Coordinate and manage online registration system for K-12 outreach events.

Help develop and support K-12 educator trainings and resources.

Note: Requires overnight travel; camp season stretches from early June through early August, with attendance at several camps expected – including residential camps
2. 10% Represent HFMN at Career Fairs throughout the State; speak to high school students about careers in healthcare; help promote outreach to diverse populations.

Note: Will require travel – primarily to the Twin Cities
3. 5% Conduct, maintain and analyze surveys (created by Director or others) to support evaluation of K-16 initiatives
4. 15% Represent HFMN at stakeholder meetings related to K-16 initiatives; presentations, discussions, etc.; develop and maintain relationships with HFMN partners; coordinate work with HOSA
5. 10% Develops marketing and promotional strategies to advertise programs. Assesses marketing plans and potential, designs appropriate marketing materials. Responds to requests for information and materials in a timely manner.
6. 5% Manage social media communications for K-16 initiatives including Facebook, Flickr, HFMN website content, Instagram, etc.
7. 5% Writes small grants to support K-16 initiatives
8. Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE (Enter minimum number of years of formal education and/or experience which are required to perform the duties listed above. Do not list preferred qualifications, or an incumbent's current educational qualifications.)

Education: Bachelor’s Degree

Professional Licensure/Certification: None

Experience: # of years: 0 Type of experience:

Other Special Requirements (knowledge, skills and abilities):

1. Organizational and time management skills; ability to manage multiple deadlines
2. Ability to work productively in a high stress environment that involves management of multiple projects while serving a diverse audience.
3. Strong interpersonal communication skills in interacting effectively with a varied audience.
4. Strong written and verbal communication skills, which allow for professional reports, presentations, and training assignments.
5. Proficient with word processing and spreadsheet programs and an ability to learn new systems as needed.
6. Social media, website maintenance, and videography/photography experience is preferred.

Please identify any special working conditions such as the requirement to "live-in," on-call duty, weekend/evening assignments, etc.:

1. Will require evening, weekend, on-call, or holiday duty depending on camps and other outreach events scheduled for the program year.
2. May require overnight travel

Physical requirements (e.g. lifting and carrying equipment and materials, required overnight travel, etc.):

1. Must be able to lift and move camp and audio-visual equipment and program supplies
2. Must be able to physically participate in active youth programs and games