COVID-19 Corps- Tribal Nation Public Health Educator

at CDC Foundation (view profile)
Location Arizona, Arizona
Date Posted October 15, 2020
Category Administration
Job Type Full Time



The CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) save and improve lives by unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC, philanthropies, corporations, organizations and individuals to protect the health, safety and security of America and the world. The CDC Foundation is the sole entity authorized by Congress to mobilize philanthropic partners and private-sector resources to support CDC’s critical health protection mission. Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has launched approximately 1,000 programs and has served as a strategic partner to CDC during public health emergencies. This is an outstanding opportunity to work with the nation’s lead agency charged with protecting the public's health.


The employee will gather and track significant data regarding COVID-19 testing, awareness, and education in supporting Cocopah Community in warning contacts of initial and possible re-exposure to stop chains of transmission. The focus of this position is to address ALL aspect of physical, mental, social and nutritional health needs of Cocopah Tribal Members and their families during and post COVID-19 pandemic exposure.  This position will VIRTUALLY work with THMP CHRs (Community Health Representatives), THMP Director and the Emergency Response Manager.

Teleworking: Fully onsite unless tribe shuts down due to surging numbers, then telework

Estimated travel: 0



  1. Provide virtual community outreach to Tribal Community public meetings/ public education.
  2. Will virtually collaborate with Fort Yuma Health Clinic, Yuma County Health Department and local community clinics to collect and maintain data related to COVID-19.
  3. Identifies and utilizes available training & technical assistance resources regarding COVID-19 and reports back all finding to THMP director and Tribal Administration.
  4. Must be able to comply with confidentiality- HIPPA Laws.
  5. Works with other Tribal Departments to virtually collaborate on projects and keep open communication via email, phone or virtual connections.
  6. Attends all virtual staff meetings, planning meetings, professional meetings and workshops. Increases professional knowledge through self-study.
  7. Knowledge of tribal community & local resources.
  8. Responsible for coordinating possible testing sites within the Cocopah community.
  9. will virtually meet with Tribal Administration and Tribal Council to provide information and updates.
  10. Possess communication skills in writing, speaking and group interaction, as well as the ability to communicate with clients on a one-on-one basis.
  11. Must maintain a high standard of personal behavior, both on the job and off.
  12. Must establish & maintain effective working relationships with THMP and Tribal Administration as well as other staff and the public.
  13. Works closely with Human Resources and Emergency Management to coordinate data and events.



Minimum qualifications

  •  Understanding of the medical terms and principles of exposure, infection, infectious period, potentially infectious interactions, symptoms of disease, pre-and post- symptomatic and asymptomatic infection.
  • Combination of Education and Experience will be considered for the position.

Desired qualifications

  • Master’s Degree preferred but not required.


Employment is contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug test and the outcome of all required criminal background checks.


This position is seeking to hire a qualified candidate to meet emerging workforce needs in order to contribute to the delivery of essential public health services as they relate to the COVID-19 pandemic. Per grant requirements, the person working in this role must be 100% focused on COVID-19 activities.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status, and all other characteristics protected by law. We comply with all applicable laws including E.O. 11246 and the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 governing employment practices and do not discriminate on the basis of any unlawful criteria in accordance with 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-300.5(a)(12) and 60-741.5(a)(7). As a federal government contractor, we take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.


The CDC Foundation is a smoke-free environment.

Relocation expenses are not included.

Please apply directly through the CDC link below:

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