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Regional Health Coalition Project Coordinator (HPHC)

Franklin, NC (8 locations / County)

Posted 10/07/2022

NCAPHA is actively recruiting for the following position:


MountainWise Healthy People Healthy Carolinas (HPHC) Regional Health Coalition Project Coordinator



MountainWise is a public health partnership of the eight NC Region 1 health departments (Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain and Transylvania) based in the Macon County Public Health Department.  MountainWise staff work to provide opportunities for physical activity, access to healthy food, support for tobacco-free places and services for chronic-disease prevention and management. When environments encourage and are supportive of healthy choices, it becomes easier to make those choices. By honoring traditions and embracing the natural resources of the mountains, we can make the healthy choice the easy choice and strengthen the health of all communities in Western North Carolina.


Project Description

MountainWise Healthy People Healthy Carolinas is a new project funded by the Duke Endowment to use collective impact in the form of health coalitions to improve policy, systems and environmental changes to prevent chronic disease, specifically in the areas of physical activity and nutrition. 


Position Description

The Project Coordinator is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating activities associated with the Regional Health Coalition to include providing general oversight for coalition activities and associated projects; and grant development, submission, management and reporting. The Coordinator will work to develop and implement strategies that will lead to long-term involvement of community institutions, organizations and individuals in health promotion, prevention, assessment, and evaluation activities, specifically in the areas of physical activity and nutrition and chronic disease.



1.      Report to Technical Assistance (TA) team and HPHC leadership;

2.      Work as team member with HPHC TA to meet HPHC goals;

3.      Continually broaden expertise in obesity and chronic disease prevention and serve as resource;

4.      Conduct literature/resource reviews to identify best practices for coalition;

5.      Recruit and maintain a diverse coalition membership;

6.      Serve as Coordinator/ Planner for coalition by coordinating activities such as:

·        Directing needs assessment activities,

·        Develop instruments and protocols for testing effectiveness of coalition strategies,

·        Conduct community health planning activities,

·        Collect, manage, and analyze community health indicators data,

·        Direct coalition in developing health policies related to obesity/chronic disease prevention,

·        Direct coalition in implementing evidence-based interventions related to obesity/chronic disease prevention

7.      Assist coalition members in conducting annual strategic planning and guide coalition to develop a comprehensive action plan based on needs-assessment and strategic planning;

8.      Coordinate and facilitate coalition meetings and communicate effectively with members to promote collaboration, negotiation, and problem solving;

9.      Plan, coordinate, conduct and participate in educational and training activities;

10.   Collaborate and work closely with the health department administrators, hospitals, related businesses, academic institutions, and community-based organizations to promote coalition’s mission and goals;

11.   Advocate/expand Continuous Quality Improvement processes in activities;

12.   Continuously evaluate coalition effectiveness and coalition strategic plan;

13.   Document findings and progress of programs and activities in regular reports to lead agency, other funding agencies, and coalition members;

14.   Manage and oversee expenditures of coalition budget/contact. Seek and write grant proposals to obtain additional funding, as able;

15.   Report and present coalition progress and program findings through publications and presentations at national meetings/conferences.


Reporting Relationships

The Project Coordinator will report to the MountainWise Project Director.



This is an outstanding opportunity to play a critical role in improving the health and well-being of the people of Public Health Region 1 in North Carolina.  The Coordinator must be committed to the mission and overarching goals of MountainWise and Region 1 North Carolina Public Health Department leadership.  Additionally, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

·        At least 3 years of relevant work experience, including at least 1 year of proven community outreach and coordination experience

·        The executive presence to inspire confidence and passion in both internal and external audiences

·        Advanced strategy and planning skills, including an ability to think strategically on both organizational and systemic levels over multi-year horizons

·        Strong data acumen and ability to oversee complex shared-measurement systems

·        Strong facilitation and presentation skills before multiple types of audiences

·        Experience with complex project management and stakeholder management

·        Existing relationships with, or ability to build relationships with, a cross-sectoral range of stakeholders in the local or regional area, including senior executives

·        A track record of leading, inspiring, and developing high-performance teams

·        Outstanding communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build authentic relationships with a diverse set of high-profile stakeholders

·        Comfort with ambiguity and ability to thrive in a fluid, entrepreneurial environment; willingness to “roll up one’s sleeves” and extend beyond formal responsibilities based on the needs of the work

·        Fundraising or grant writing experience.


Desired Qualifications:

·        Degree in business, health, policy, nonprofit management, public health or related field

·        Experience in a start-up environment

·        Familiarity with the local area and/or focus of the initiative



Compensation for the position is commensurate with experience.  

Application Instructions:

Qualified canidates apply at: