Program Coordinator - Community Action Poverty Simulator

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Program Coordinator - Community Action Poverty Simulator

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


Central Houston, Texas

Category: Professional/Managerial

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health

Requisition #: 240001P3

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

We are seeking a Full-Time Program Coordinator to join the Department of Population Health and Advocacy as part of the UTHealth School of Public Health in Houston, TX. In this position, you will manage the operations, growth, and evaluation of the UTHealth Houston Community Action Poverty Simulator. This will include coordinating all aspects of the simulator, including volunteers, students, instructors, facilities, and budget.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

This position will support the coordination of the Poverty Simulator Program for the UTHealth's Assistant Dean for Clinical Population Health and Advocacy. This position will provide administrative support, project coordination, website update, research support, some budgetary assistance, program development, marketing and implementation. Candidate will provide overall program design and execution for the Clinical Population Health an Advocacy Department in order to achieve assigned goals and objectives.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Coordinates, develops, implements, and evaluates the strategic management/planning of theClinical Population Health an Advocacy Department

  • Participates in all phases of assigned program coordination and in research related activities,including assessing needs for program aims, targets and goals. ,

  • Backup manager for the academic, clinical and meeting calendar of UTHealth's Assistant Dean forClinical Population Health and Advocacy

  • Completes some budgetary, people management under the poverty simulator, marketing,recruitment and scheduling for the Clinical Population Health and Advocacy Department

  • Uses program tools to collect program data; writes program reports and support research activities

  • Interacts with many different types of stakeholders from different schools and institutions in order tocollaborate and facilitate programs.

  • Monitors implementation of program policies and practices.

  • Works to keep programs on schedule, within stated budgets and functioning smoothly.

  • Support program growth and development as necessary.

  • Ensures that plans and protocols are followed to ensure compliance with all federal, state laws andUTHSC-H policies, rules and regulations.

  • Creating academic calendar for program in coordination with all UTHealth Houston schools,recruitment of community volunteers, enrolling students to CAPS.

  • Grow and manage distinguish community educator's network.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of MS Office, SPSS or statistics software applications.

  • Bilingual in Spanish may be preferred.

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience in lieu of education.

Minimum Experience:

  • Three years of related experience.

  • May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.

  • Previous experience working in a community simulation is highly preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.