Type: Full time, 40 hours a week
Pay: $20 – $23.50/hour DOE
Job Location: Travels to multiple locations in Yamhill County, office located in McMinnville
Reports to: Program Activities and Operations Coordinator
Hiring timeline: Applications will be accepted until August 5, 2023, at 5:00 P.M.
About Unidos Bridging Community
Founded in 2012, Unidos Bridging Community (Unidos) is a growing, diverse and welcoming nonprofit organization. Our mission is to promote the integration, participation, representation, and success of Latino individuals and families in Yamhill County; and build bridges of understanding and support among Latinos and non-Latinos. Unidos’ values are integrity, equity, humor, teamwork, and learning. You can find more information about our programs at www.unidosyamhillcounty.org.
The office of Unidos is in downtown McMinnville with convenient access to a variety of small shops, coffee and tea spots, and popular restaurants. The office enjoys a dedicated parking lot with easy access, and several stops for the local public transportation system are within walking distance. The office building has multiple offices, and our tenant neighbors are nonprofit organizations, a yoga studio, a chiropractor, an acupuncturist, and an accounting firm. The Lower City Park and Public Library are one block away and good spots to take breaks.
About Unidos Bridging Community, the people, and culture: Unidos staff includes: the Executive Director, Program and Office Coordinator, Oregon Health Plan Assister, and two Field Navigators. We do serious work and prioritize laughing and having fun in the workplace! We relish resting, celebrating successes, and sharing a meal with the people we serve. We dare to experiment with new ideas and strategies. Learning from past mistakes is vital to our work. Above all else, we support our team members’ goals and projects with pride and care. We work hard and play hard, too! Our monthly Team Activity Day focuses on strengthening relationships among staff members, relaxing, eating, and having a good time. Past activities include going to the beach, the Portland Art Museum, the Chinese Garden, Bullwinkle’s Family Fun Center, Tillamook Ice Cream and Creamery, celebrating cultural holidays, enjoying a potluck, hiking, Tibetan tea foot soak, and yoga. Staff wellness is an integral part of our culture. We have policies and practices to support our wellness.
Program Description: The Agriculture Worker Outreach program’s goals are to 1) increase the COVID-19 vaccination rate and 2) inform workers about the health dangers of wildfire smoke and extreme heat. The program enjoys a team totaling three field navigators responsible for conducting outreach in a zone of 2-3 cities of Yamhill County.
Candidate Profile: Unidos seeks a Spanish and English bilingual individual who has a deep understanding and respectful appreciation of the life experiences and issues affecting the local Latino immigrant population. The candidate is dedicated to fulfilling our mission and vision. We will hire an outgoing, resourceful, and self-motivated person who can successfully work in a team and independently.
The candidate must possess the ability to:
- Communicate clearly and effectively in Spanish and English with Unidos staff, agriculture workers, and community stakeholders
- Organize their time strategically to complete outreach activities and reporting deadlines
- Use mobile and stationary technology devices to plan an individual work plan, coordinate outreach, and submit activity reports
Summary of Position: The Field Navigator is responsible for carrying out Unidos’ COVID-19 and wildfire smoke safety outreach, education, and resource navigation activities in service to agriculture workers. Work hours will involve some weekends and weeknights.
Primary duties and responsibilities:
COVID-19 Vaccine and Wildfire Smoke Safety Outreach and Education- 60%
- Review, comprehend, and implement the Protecting Oregon Farmworkers grant and Yamhill County Public Health grant activities to fulfill their respective deliverables.
- Contact agriculture work sites, housing units, churches, businesses, and schools in cities within their assigned zone to provide in-person outreach and educational presentations about COVID-19 vaccines, wildfire smoke, and extreme heat safety.
- Establish and strengthen relationships with social service providers to develop outreach and referral partnerships (e.g., healthcare, food security, housing stability, COVID-19 financial relief, and legal support resource providers)
- Participate with other team members in promoting and implementing COVID-19 vaccine mobile clinics.
- Attend mobile health clinics organized by local health care partners for outreach and distribution of educational materials.
- Assist agriculture workers with the navigation of services in Spanish and other indigenous languages as needed (e.g., warm handoffs to healthcare providers).
- Identify and refer agriculture workers needing Oregon Health Plan enrollment assistance to the Unidos OHP Assister staff.
- Develop and implement an annual individual work plan.
- Plan a daily calendar of activities for the following week.
- Communicate effectively with the other two Field Navigators daily and weekly about collaborative outreach activities.
- Develop oral presentations and prepare resource bags for groups of agriculture workers throughout Yamhill County at worksites about COVID-19 vaccines, wildfire smoke, and extreme heat safety.
- Actively identify opportunities for process improvement and communicate it to the project team and supervisor.
- Actively participate in training, program team meetings, Unidos all staff meetings, and check-ins with the supervisor.
- Gather required quantitative and qualitative data from daily outreach activities and provide monthly project reports using a Google Form by the 15th of each month.
- Track daily driving mileage and submit mileage reimbursement forms by the 5th of each month.
- Participate in Oregon Health Authority’s Community Partnership Outreach Program grantee monthly webinars and check-in meetings.
- High school diploma or higher education degree.
- 2-3 years experience in social service navigation, community health education, community organizing, or related field. Popular education implementation experience preferred.
- Bilingual ability required. Strong written and oral communication skills in both Spanish and English. Able to conduct oral presentations and facilitate group dialogues.
- Bicultural agility is strongly preferred: Specifically, knowledge of Latino immigrant experience, community and family communication styles, generational differences, obstacles due to language barriers, immigration law status, poverty, and racial inequity.
- Proficiency in using a computer, smartphones and tablets, multi-function printer, the internet, a shared drive, and Google Suite features (email, sheets, docs, slides, forms, calendar).
Desirable skills and abilities:
- An outgoing, engaging, positive approach in interactions with community members of different backgrounds.
- Sense of humor, creativity, and flexibility in new situations and assignments.
- High level of personal integrity and ethical standards.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to resolve interpersonal conflict with team members promptly and professionally.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with employers, local public health partners, community stakeholders, and faith leaders.
- Maturity of judgment in working with a vulnerable population while maintaining a high level of confidentiality and professionalism.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills.
- Experience with clear and engaging public speaking.
Work environment condition and administrative requirements:
- Apply safety practices (including COVID-19) in all facets of performing duties, and contact emergency services as needed.
- Travel frequently to locations throughout Yamhill County to provide in-person outreach and education indoors and outdoors.
- Planning and reporting work is done from the office; otherwise, most of the work is done in the community.
- Valid Oregon driver’s license and reliable, insured vehicle is required.
- Ability to lift 10-50 lbs.
- Frequent use of P.P.E., keyboard, monitor, mouse, and telephone.
Unidos Bridging Community compensation offers:
- Medical, dental, and vision benefits
- 20 annual paid time off days, eight annual paid holidays, and eight hours of sick time accrued monthly
- Mileage reimbursement
To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter detailing your interest in this position. The cover letter must specifically address how you meet the qualifications, experience, and other work requirements. Please include your first and last name and position title “Field Navigator ” in the subject line and send it to Miriam Vargas Corona, Executive Director, at email@example.com.
It is the policy and commitment of Unidos Bridging Community that it does not discriminate based on an individual’s race, creed or religion, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, marital status, and any status protected by law.