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Professional Education Coordinator

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Central Colorado Area Health Education Center
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Denver Metro
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Administrative | Education | Health & Mental Health | Programs/Services
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About Central Colorado Area Health Education Center (CCAHEC)

Central Colorado Area Health Education Center (CCAHEC) is one six regional centers within the Colorado AHEC System (CAS).  The role of CCAHEC is to connect students to careers, professionals to communities, and communities to better health. Serving 10 counties in the Denver metro and foothills areas, CCAHEC promotes academic/community partnerships in five main areas of focus: 1) developing and maintaining strategic partnerships; 2) creating and delivering interprofessional education and training; 3) addressing the healthcare needs of rural and underserved areas and populations; 4) working with providers to facilitate and support practice transformation, distribution, and diversity; and 5) offering specialized community-based training.
Overview of the Professional Education Program Coordinator Role

The Professional Education Coordinator supports educational experiences for healthcare professionals, healthcare students, and the community.This position assists with performance evaluation of current programs and design and implementation of new programs as needed.The Professional Education Coordinator arranges service opportunities and makes connections to community partners when applicable, and supports educational and training activities and community-based experiential training.

This position may require some travel within the region and some evening and weekend events.

Areas of Responsibility

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Course/Training Support

  • Enrolls students in online courses.
  • Assists with revising curriculum, final exams and resources at least every 2 years.
  • Communicates with students via phone, in person, and email.
  • Works with students to troubleshoot access issues.
  • Communicates with preceptor sites and coordinates educational agreements with facilities.
  • Assists with student placement into partner database platforms.
  • Reviews Skills Checklist and attestations for RN final approval.
  • Arranges final exam testing for students at the office, approved offsite settings, or via secure online testing.
  • Assists with evaluating student experiences with Phase I online program portion and Phase II clinical placement portion. Collects and maintain program follow up employment statistics.

Community Programs Support

  • Arranges community service learning (CSL) opportunities for medical students on rotation as required.
  • Makes connections to community partners when applicable.
  • Supports professional development and health education programs for healthcare professionals, healthcare students, and community members.
  • Supports educational and training activities under the HRSA grant including (AHEC Scholars Program, Community Health Workers Substance Use Disorder program, community-based experiential training, and continuing education).

Community Relationships Development and Maintenance

  • Attends and participates in relevant meetings and events with healthcare professionals and community organizations, and seeks opportunities for collaboration and program participation.

Records Keeping

  • Keeps records, collects data, and writes reports on programs administered.

Performs other responsibilities as assigned.     

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, education, or related field
  • Ability to travel throughout the state of Colorado
  • Previous work experience in an office environment
  • Interest and/or field experience in public health and education
  • Experience working as both part of a team, and working independently
  • Flexible, collaborative, and an ability to anticipate needs and priorities
  • Uses tact and diplomacy when handling incoming and outgoing communications and matters requiring discretion
  • Ability to work with highly confidential and sensitive information.
  • Experience with online education and registration platforms
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Professional interpersonal skills, customer-service oriented, and efficient use of
  • Strong demonstrated critical-thinking, organizing and problem-solving skills. Ability to manage competing priorities, to troubleshoot and prioritize projects, meet deadlines, and manage workflow and workload.
  • Computer proficiency in Office365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point) and fluent navigation of the internet required
  • Operating knowledge of basic office computer software, large printer/copier/fax/scanner and experience with database systems
  • Must be able to pass organizational background check investigations (including the National Sex Offender Registry and the State of Colorado Criminal History check).

This is a part-time, non-exempt, position and is supervised by the Executive Director. Worksite wellness program benefits and a professional development budget are included. Neither medical nor retirement benefits are provided. This position offers an hourly wage of $20.00.

How To Apply

To apply please submit a resume, cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications, and a one-page statement describing your understanding of the health challenges to Sandra Kohl at Please include “Professional Education Coordinator” in the subject line. Review of resumes will continue until the position is filled.  

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