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Title:                                   Communications Coordinator – Health Equity

                                             $28.84 – $36.06 / Posted Thru:  8-15-22

                                             Limited Term – 1 year – Extension Possible


Location:                          Remote/Virtual – Must Be a Michigan Resident


Purpose:  The Communications Coordinator – Health Equity will oversee OEMH communication needs and manage day-to-day communications operations. This position will directly assist the Office of Equity and Minority Health (OEMH) in conducting a wide range of professional communications including writing, designing, and editing content. The position will receive guidance from and collaborate with the MDHHS Communications Office. This position will provide subject-matter expertise on cultural and linguistic appropriate communication strategies to internal stakeholders and contracted organizations. This position with work with the Grant Manager to develop and maintain a mechanism for the creation and execution of paid, earned, digital and social media campaigns for the Regional Health Equity Advisory Councils, COVID racial disparities efforts, and other OEMH/REDI equity communications needs. This position is responsible for social media planning, measurement of communications reach analytics, and reports as required by funder and/or OEMH Leader upon request. 


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Development of strategic advertising and marketing plans for OEMH that integrate digital communications, social media and other advertising, direct mail and more.
  • Provide training and technical assistance to Regional Health Equity Councils and other stakeholders related to developing and implementing communications and advertising with an emphasis on addressing health equity and cultural competency.
  • Oversee appropriate approvals prior to implementation of campaigns for OEMH, Councils and other stakeholders and assist with the implementation process.
  • Assist in executing and evaluating OEMH’s outreach and communication strategies to inform and educate the public and other targeted audiences.
  • Prepare reports, PowerPoints, newsletters, deliverables, and compose correspondence relative to the Regional Health Equity Advisory Councils and other stakeholders as applicable.
  • Establish and maintain positive, strong, credible, professional, and interpersonal relationships with all parties relevant to OEMH/REDI/MDHHS projects.
  • Maintain knowledge of industry best practices and trends through research, external networking, and membership/participation in key organizations.
  • Remain current on literature in communications, advertising, project management and other areas as applicable.
  • Always represent the best interests of MDHHS and MPHI.
  • Other duties as assigned.




Education:  Possession of a bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications, broadcasting, telecommunications, advertising, communication arts, public relations, or a related field of public health and health promotion.  Master’s degree preferred.


Experience:  Three years of professional experience post bachelor’s degree in an equivalent position of this type. Two years of content creation, social media management, health communications, content expertise around Equity and Cultural Competency preferred.


Important Skills and Characteristics:

  • Experience using social media to distribute messages and reach communication goals of programs/projects.
  • Familiarity with the development of press releases and earned media pitches regarding marketing initiatives.
  • Ability to work at the community level with diverse groups of people, concerning often sensitive topics.
  • Experience providing consultation across multiple sectors – e.g., health systems, confidential business, non-profit social service organizations, faith-based organizations.
  • Commitment to equity and serving under resourced populations.
  • Requires independent judgment and an elevated level of initiative and accountability.
  • Excellent oral and written communications.
  • Complete work in timely manner and manage multiple tasks at one time with minimal or no supervision.
  • Ability to organize, evaluate, and present information effectively.
  • Ability to maintain favorable public relations.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and familiarity with email/internet browser software.


Work Environment and Physical Requirements:  OEMH staff currently work remotely on a permanent basis. Hybrid options are available. Some in-person meetings. Routine physical activities: standing, sitting for extended periods of time at a computer, walking, reaching, and bending. Occasional physical activities:  stooping, lifting, and carrying. Requires valid vehicle operator’s license where needed to perform duties of the position. Frequent deadlines. In-state travel for training and/or meetings and out-of-state travel for responsibilities related to funding and duties.


RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WORK OF OTHERS:  No assigned responsibility.


IMPACT ON PROJECTS, SERVICES AND OPERATIONS:  This position directly impacts the quality of products, and the performance of project teams. Competent performance in this position has a substantial impact on the integrity and professional reputation of OEMH including meeting the needs of stakeholders in a timely manner and maintaining professional relationships.



Contact Person/Group



OEHM Grant Manager



OEHM Leader/Program Director

As Needed

Direction Planning


As Needed

Collaboration/Service Delivery



Collaboration/Development/Service Delivery


“For purposes of employment standards, this classification is “Non-Exempt” from overtime provisions of the fair Labor Standards Act.”


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