Outreach Specialist


  • Develop relationships within local African American community-based organizations, churches, schools and other African American venues
  • Provide direct community outreach and distribute materials regarding wellness programs, classes, and groups
  • Attend community meetings, community forums, and other various outreach events to network to promote AAHC and increase participation in the AAHC core programs
  • Conduct in-reach to our existing population as they register for various programs at the agency’s office
  • Ensure the protection and security of personal, confidential and identifiable information in a professional and responsible manner and carry out all measures to prevent from unauthorized disclosures
  • Track and report progress toward meeting assigned project goals and deliverables; make recommendations for improvements
  • Develop work plans, timeliness and outcomes for programs and groups
  • Monitor progress of projects to ensure goals and objectives are met
  • Assist in maintaining a positive, team-focused work environment
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in community health, public health, health education, mass communications, public relations or other closely related degree and/or four year’s related experience
  • Experience preparing, monitoring and conducting outreach and advocacy to the community
  • Demonstrated successful experience in logistical coordination, preparation, and follow-up for workshops, meetings, and support groups
  • Demonstrated successful experience in formatting, composing and editing a variety of correspondence and documents for presentation to staff, participants, and the community
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail, ability to multi-task and a creative approach to problem-solving
  • Experience prioritizing multiple assignments and the ability to work well under pressure to meet short timelines with frequent interruptions
  • Experience conducting outreach and advocacy within Communities of Color
  • Ability to work independently and creatively in the field without direct supervision
  • Knowledge of Office 365, Microsoft Office Suite, and Windows 10
  • Excellent organizational and record keeping skills
  • Automobile and insurance required throughout the duration of employment
  • Candidates must successfully pass a criminal background investigation
  • Availability to work occasional evening and weekends, typically with advance notice


This is a part-time position, 20 hours per week.  Salary is commensurate with experience. More hours may be available in the future.


Please send a cover letter indicating why you are an excellent candidate for this position along with a resume to mariaj@aahc-portland.org. Reference: Outreach Specialist in the subject of your email. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.  If you are selected to apply for the position, you will receive a reply with an AAHC application attached.  Please complete the application and return it electronically within 48 hours to mariaj@aahc-portland.org.


African American Mission Statement: “We promote health and improve wellness among Portland’s African American Community through health education, advocacy, and research.”  

The African American Health Coalition Inc. (AAHC), promotes wellness for African Americans who live in Portland, Oregon. Our nonprofit organization provides health education and promotion and is actively involved in advocacy and research. Our vision is to be the healthiest African American community in America. Our goal is to help reconfigure health and social services to meet the needs of African Americans.


In collaboration with the Program Manager, the Outreach Specialist will have primary responsibility for conducting outreach in the community and recruiting participants to participate in a variety of wellness classes and activities in accordance with contract guidelines and AAHC standards.  Additional responsibilities may include but are not limited to supporting the organization’s programs, activities, and events related to health education, research, and referral of program participants to appropriate community resources.


When you join our team, you will…

…Improve the health status of African American in the Portland Metro Area

…Turn evidence-based practice into practice-based evidence (How it really works in the community).

…Collaborate with dedicated staff and volunteers an open, cooperative and respectful environment

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