Health Initiatives Communication Coordinator

$65,000 yearly
  • American Indian Higher Education Consortium
  • Alexandria, VA, USA
  • May 25, 2023
Full time Education Health Care Research

Job Description


The Coordinator will support the communication and administrative efforts of the Health Initiative team. (This position requires a strong, reliable internet connection.)

Essential Functions:

Relationships and Partnerships

  • Build, strengthen, and maintain strong relationships with TCUs and partnering institutions.
  • Manage and coordinate regional and national partnerships relevant to healthcare careers and research.

Collection and Tracking

  • Development of data management, collection, and reporting for health initiatives programming and in collaboration with AIHEC’s research team.
  • Create and track project-specific tasks using Delegator, Accountable, Responsible, Consulted, and Informed (DARCI) Project Management tool.

Coordinate and Plan

  • Schedule and coordinate meetings to include meeting invites, drafting agendas, and note capture.
  • Assist in planning online and in-person conferences and summits.

Report and Proposals

  • Assist with compiling funder reports.
  • Support the team in writing proposals.

Website management

  • Website management.

Required Education, Experience and Attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree- required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, health education, healthcare administration or a related field of study and/or a concentration in Indigenous health or related field – preferred.
  • Three plus years of relevant work experience working in healthcare, healthcare research, or on health grants/opportunities - required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in multi-tasking.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to successfully identify and adjust to changing priorities.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office Suite skills, with particular knowledge in the use of Teams and creating announcements and flyers.
  • Experience in updating websites.
  • Outstanding organizational skills and high attention to detail.
  • Enjoy being part of a team.
  • Must be able to travel.
  • Works well independently.
  • Knowledge of Tribal Colleges and Universities – preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience working in Indian Country – preferred.
  • Experience working with Native college students – preferred.
  • Creative, self-starter with the desire to go above and beyond.

American Indian / Alaskan Native encouraged to apply.

This position reports to the Health Initiatives Director.

Compensation: $65,000 annually

Application Information

Please send a current CV, two (2) writing samples, and a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for this position. Send materials in PDF via email to with the subject line Attn: Health Initiatives Communication Coordinator. Must be willing to submit to a background check.

We highly encourage broad participation from qualified applicants from Tribal Nations in addition to those who identify with groups that have been underrepresented in government and academic workforces.