Coordinator, Health & Social Services, African Family Health Organization

Posted by African Family Health Organization on July 28, 2014

The African Family Health Organization (AFAHO), a community-based, non-profit organization serving African and Caribbean immigrants and refugees in the greater Philadelphia area is seeking an experienced Coordinator of Health & Social Service Programs to direct and deliver culturally appropriate health and social services to our target population. The successful candidate will be a team player who is highly organized; comfortable working in a multi-cultural environment; flexible; self-motivated; responsive to deadlines and has great verbal and written communication skills.


  • Engage African and Caribbean immigrant/refugee community members, partner organizations, and advocates around the issues of health and social services for immigrant/refugee families.
  • Build a coalition, conduct community assessments, and develop and implement a community action plan.
  • Develop, identify, and/or adapt appropriate curricula, educational activities, and counseling models for use during educational activities.
  • Establish goals for programs and projects and timelines for achieving them
  • Initiate and maintain relationships with medical and human service providers and other immigrant/refugee serving organizations throughout the region
  • Facilitate educational events during workshop presentations, health forums and other venues for target group
  • Develop, revise, and update program related information for organization’s website and social media outlets
  • Complete monthly, quarterly and annual data and narrative reporting for programs
  • Organize, facilitate and coordinate program related events
  • Participate in organizations’ marketing and public relations activities
  • Supervise outreach staff and interns
  • Assist in preparing grant proposals
  • As necessary, represent AFAHO during meetings, event and other forums


  • Master’s Degree in Social Work or Public Health required
  • Minimum two years public health or social service work experience
  • Excellent oral, group facilitation, and written communication skills; excellent computer skills
  • Ability to work with diverse staff as well as a strong commitment to supporting the collective efforts of the team in accomplishing program objectives and goals.
  • Experience mobilizing communities and building coalitions around health and social issues
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Significant program coordinating/management experience
  • Grant writing and reporting experience required
  • Supervisory skills necessary

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