Injury Prevention Program Coordinator

Gardnerville, United States

Position Title

Injury Prevention Program Coordinator

Job Type





E3 (30770.0 - 46154.0)




Position Summary

The Injury Prevention Program Coordinator's primary responsibility is the coordination and evaluation of injury prevention initiatives and outreach education to departments and individuals within the service area of the Washoe Tribe’s Health Center for the purpose of improving the care of the injured patients and/or educating on prevention of injuries. The Injury Prevention Program Coordinator reports to the Community Health and Diabetes Program Manager.
Minimum Qualifications
  • BA/BS required OR 3 years of equivalent experience in public health program coordination, management and/or community organizing may be substituted for undergraduate degree. Licenses, certifications or program specific experience may be required by grant or program needs.

  • Demonstrated experience or related requirements as established by the program may be needed.

  • Experience collaborating with clients and/or providers serving a variety of populations, mainly the Native American Indian community, substance abuse populations, and/or women and youth.

  • Ability to prepare reports and to maintain accurate records.   Ability to write clearly and concisely, and to follow and to give written and oral instructions in a precise, understandable manner. 

  • Ability to understand, explain, apply the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures of unit activities. 

  • Demonstrated knowledge & experience with MSOffice, MSWord/Excel, Windows and/or other software.

  • Demonstrated ability to establish effective communications and working relationships with community agencies and providers.

  • Ability to plan, develop, coordinate and evaluate health programs or services for the community.

  • Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to develop timelines and meet deadlines.

  • Demonstrated cultural competence with the diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic groups. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively. 

  • Valid California OR Nevada Driver’s license required and must be

  • Must pass a drug/alcohol test and a background check. However, a negative background record may not be an automatic bar to employment but is reviewed in relation to the job applied for.   

  • Preference given to Qualified Native American Indians.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Coordinates, monitors, develops and implements projects and/or initiatives for Injury Prevention Program. 

  • Coordinates and monitors program activities to ensure effective operations and compliance with established standards and/or contracted goals & objectives.

  • Reviews and analyzes information and data concerning program, to determine effectiveness; makes recommendations for changes in procedures; provides technical assistance, training and advice to staff and others; responds to inquiries and maintains liaison with various external agencies to provide information concerning program.

  • Collaborates with various private, state, local and federal agencies, coalitions to exchange information and/or resolve problems. 

  • As a member of a multidisciplinary team, provides health education to clients, in schools and community based settings.  

  • Represents Washoe Tribe Health Center and program at meetings, health fairs and conferences.

  • Coordinates activities which may include: fiscal monitoring; grant writing; monitoring of funded programs or agencies to ensure compliance; report preparation and writing; assisting with developing and distributing communications, brochures and educational materials; and updating program website.

  • Contributes subject expertise to policy and program development.

  • May supervise others, i.e., workers on a carpentry project, life alert workers, volunteers, etc.

  • Performs other duties as required.

Physical Demands
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee occasionally is required to stand; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment
  • Work is generally performed in an office setting with a moderate noise level. Evening and/or weekend work may be required and may be required to be on-call. Travel may be required for training, meetings, conferences, presentations, and other events.