• Community Health Advocate

    Posted Date 1 day ago(7/16/2019 12:33 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    NWAC Northwest AR Campus Research
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    This position is located in Fayetteville, Arkansas


    The Community Health Advocate will be responsible for managing relationships with program participants and local community based and non-profit organizations and will track program progress and time-line deliverables to ensure the goals and objectives of the project are met.  The Community Health Advocate engages in a range of activities such as outreach and participant recruitment, participant screening and assessment, health education, care coordination/service navigation, and community education and engagement.


    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity.  We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.  


    UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

    • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
    • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
    • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
    • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
    • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
    • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
    • Merchant Discounts
    • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

    Salary:  Negotiable


    • Develops, coordinates and manages relationships and communication with multiple community stakeholders and program participants.
    • Works with program managers and Assistant Director to ensure deliverables are being met.
    • Works with program managers to develop and deliver appropriate outreach and communication for project.
    • Frequently tracks and reports on program deliverables through effective utilization of program management software.
    • Identifies barriers and utilizes good problem-solving skills to address issues that arise in regard to participant relationships, ensuring all program objectives are met and data collection processes and procedures are followed.
    • Coordinates community outreach efforts through presentations and multi-media.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • High School Diploma/GED plus two years of experience in outreach education or administrative experience.
    • Fluent in the Marshallese language and able to understand the Marshallese culture.

    This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check.  A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 


    This is a provisional position.  Provisional positions are funded by external grants or contracts with established end dates.  When the grant expires or is not extended, the provisional position will be eliminated.  Employees in provisional positions may apply for other positions at UAMS when their provisional position ends.


    UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.

    Physical Requirements

    Stand: Frequently
    Sit: Frequently
    Walk: Frequently
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Frequently
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 26 - 50 lbs
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Frequently
    Talk: Frequently
    Hear: Continuously
    Taste or smell: Frequently
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Frequently
    Physical Environment: Inside Office Environment
    Noise Level: Moderate
    Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
    Hazards: None


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