Overview

Do you have a passion for public health in Maine? Medical Care Development, Inc. (MCD), a non-profit, public health services organization, is accepting applications for a public health professional to join our team and serve as a Climate and Health Coordinator. This position will manage a US CDC-funded Climate and Health grant, working to develop, execute, and evaluate projects that help Mainers and Maine communities build resilience to the health effects of climate change. These projects are currently focused on building community resilience to extreme heat and cold events, and on exploring the public health importance of pollen and other aeroallergens through the establishment of a pollen monitoring network. The position will also provide limited program managerial support to several other US CDC grant-funded programs within Maine CDC’s Environmental and Occupational Health Program, including work on projects related to environmental public health surveillance and private well water quality. The position will work within the Maine CDC’s Environmental and Occupational Health Program (EOHP), a multi-disciplinary group consisting of epidemiologists, toxicologists, physicians, health communication specialists, and environmental health scientists. Work will be performed as part of this highly skilled and collaborative team, under limited supervision. This full-time 40-hour per week position will be housed at the Maine CDC office in Augusta, with the opportunity for significant remote work. This is a five-year grant-funded project with funding through September 2026. This position is eligible for MCD’s benefit package.

Travel within the state to support in-person stakeholder meetings may be required, as we return to in-person gatherings. Out-of-state travel to Atlanta for annual grantee meetings hosted by US CDC may be required, once these in-person meetings are re-instated.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The candidate should have a Master’s Degree in public health, community health, health sciences, health education, nursing, environmental sciences, public or health administration, or a closely related field, and one (1) year of professional experience in the planning, development, coordination, and/or evaluation of health programs or services; or equivalent combination of a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field and three (3) years of related experience.

In addition, the candidate should possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
• Able to develop, organize, execute, and evaluate projects
• Able to work independently, efficiently, and in a highly organized manner
• Skilled in stakeholder engagement and outreach
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Able to read and understand technical research documents
• Able to manage multiple projects at once
• Able to gather, synthesize, and summarize a variety of information from multiple sources
• Able to write clear and effective reports describing program activities
• Skilled in organizing, conducting, and documenting meetings
• Able to create and manage a program budget
• Skilled in using Microsoft Office programs

The following are preferred:
• Knowledge or experience related to identifying the social or physical determinants of health
• Understanding of how natural and built environments impact public health
• Understanding of tools and strategies for improving public health through policy, planning, or program development
• Knowledge of climate change science and/or of the public health implications of climate change
• Understanding of health equity and the ability to apply an equity lens to all work
• Experience with grant application, management, and administration processes
• Experience supervising and managing staff
• Knowledge of public health program evaluation methods

Location: Augusta, Maine

Application Requirements
NOTE: All applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

MCD requires all employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment, unless entitled to a medical or religious exemption. All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfaction of this requirement, and you will be required to show proof that you are fully vaccinated or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated. Please do not provide information about whether you are seeking an exemption from the vaccination requirement unless and until you receive a conditional offer of employment from MCD.

To apply, please submit the following:
• A cover letter and resume
• Your salary expectations
• Three professional references

Applications should be sent to mcdjobs2@mcd.org. Position is open until filled. Please ensure to send all of the requested information to be considered. No phone calls please.

Medical Care Development, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Organization

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About Medical Care Development Inc.

MCD is a global public health non-profit organization recognized in the United States and internationally as a leader, innovator, and trusted partner in the design, implementation, and assessment of high quality, enduring programs in public health.