Information Specialist, with Emphasis on Disability, Aging and Public Health - Lakeshore Foundation, Birmingham, AL

Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019


Lakeshore Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 organization.  Our mission is to enable people with physical disability and chronic health conditions to lead healthy, active, and independent lifestyles through physical activity, sport, recreation, advocacy, policy and research. 

New Job Posting  :   Information Specialist, with Emphasis on Disability, Aging and Public Health

Lakeshore Foundation is currently seeking an energetic, creative, resourceful, self- starter to carry out established project objectives and directives.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITES:

Under the direct supervision of the Associate Director of NCHPAD for a federally grant funded project, responsible for providing information, technical assistance training, resources, research and project development on disability, aging and public health, as well as physical activity, fitness, health promotion, independent living, accessibility, disability legislation, disability rights/empowerment, adaptive recreation, adaptive sports, and inclusion. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's degree in specialized field (Exercise Physiology, Community Health Education, Health Promotion or Public Health) and 1-3 years' experience providing direct service delivery required, Master's degree preferred in Public Health, Nutrition Sciences, Community Health, Gerontology, or related field.   

Candidates with experience developing projects and instructional resource/training materials to promote healthy and active lifestyles for people with disabilities and possess good public speaking skills and ability to write materials for a varied audience which may include researchers, public health practitioners, fitness professionals, and individuals with disabilities and their family members/care givers, effective and efficient organizational skills and the ability to effectively work in a collaborative manner are highly preferred. 

Ability to work flexible hours; evening and weekend work may be required.

Commitment to working in a team environment

Excellent interpersonal skills, verbal, and written communications skills

Lived experience of disability prioritized

CPR and AED required (or willingness to obtain within 6 months of employment)

Send resume and letter of interest to:  Debbie Smith, Director, Human Resources, debbies@lakeshore.org.