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Outreach Specialist (Public Health AmeriCorps)

This Public Health AmeriCorps member (PHA) will be working to support the work of CACTC, a regional public health agency based in Cortland County. The PHA will support outreach and engagement efforts tied to all projects across the agency including early childhood literacy, youth prevention, overdose prevention and work around other emerging issues. The PHA will support the roll out of the Life Needs Assessment, help manage and oversee communications work, carry out a wide range of outreach and educational activities and more!

Please note, this is a Public Health AmeriCorps position, not a traditional job or internship. Members will serve in-person at the CACTC office in Cortland, NY. A term of service 1200 total hours of service throughout a 10-11 month period at 30-35 hours/week. Members receive a living allowance of $15,000 (divided into biweekly payments throughout the term) and an education award of $4,826.50 (to be used on qualified education expenses). A shorter term of 900 hours is also available. 


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  • COVID vaccination (original shot(s) and at least one booster)


Member responsibilities:

  • Facilitate communications with partner organizations and to the community.
  • Develop, write, and format letters, articles, reports, presentations, newsletters, grants.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of public health strategies, including education and awareness campaigns. This will include the Healing Cortland and HEALing Communities Study communication campaigns and related communications/ marketing work.
  • Support the maintenance of the CACTC, Upstream Parent, Hello Cortland and Healing Cortland websites and help to manage social media accounts and other communication channels.
  • Support Life Needs Assessment (LNA) development and implementation.
  • Help organize community events and trainings, including naloxone trainings.
  • Assist with community education activities and programs, including the bi-annual Drug Take Back Events (September & April).
  • Support research and/or data related activities tied to health education.
  • Maintain and organize records of project activities.