Program Assistant – CCD HCPA

  • Colorado
  • This position has been filled

Website Central Colorado AHEC

Connecting Students to Careers, Professionals to Communities, and Communities to Better Health

Program Assistant – CCD HCPA

About Central Colorado Area Health Education Center (CCAHEC)
Central Colorado Area Health Education Center (CCAHEC) is one of six regional centers within the Colorado AHEC System (CAS). The role of CCAHEC is to connect students to careers, professionals to communities, and communities to better health. Serving 10 counties in the Denver metro and foothills areas, CCAHEC promotes academic/community partnerships in five main areas of focus: 1) developing and maintaining strategic partnerships; 2) creating and delivering interprofessional education and training; 3) addressing the healthcare needs of rural and underserved areas and populations; 4) working with providers to facilitate and support practice transformation, distribution, and diversity; and 5) offering specialized community-based training.

Overview of the Program Assistant-CCD HCPA
The Program Assistant-CCD HCPA will serve as a CO-HELPS cohort instructor, delivering in-class instruction and providing student and partner support. Responsibilities may also include mentoring and empowering students and providing feedback regarding student successes and challenges.

This position requires some travel within the region and occasional evening and weekend events.

Details: This is a remote, online, part-time, temporary, non-exempt position. Worksite wellness program benefits, paid time off and holidays, and a professional development budget are included. No further benefits are provided. Compensation for this position is $20.00 per hour, up to 15 hours per week, for 8 weeks per cohort. Three non-consecutive cohorts are anticipated in 2021.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Working with the Education and Workforce Manager, the Program Assistant-CCD HCPA will:

  • Deliver established educational curriculum;
  • Mentor and empower students by supporting their program completion; and
  • Provide feedback regarding student successes and challenges.

Other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received:
Manages assigned responsibilities and daily schedule in partnership with and receiving general supervision from the Education and Workforce Manager.


Education and Experience-

  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in public health, education, or related field preferred
  • 1-2 years’ experience teaching and program facilitation preferred
  • Interest and/or field experience in public health, healthcare, or education
  • Experience working as both part of a team, and working independently

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities-

  • Flexible, collaborative, and has an ability to anticipate needs and priorities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Professional interpersonal skills, customer-service oriented, and efficient use of resources
  • Ability to work effectively with a high degree of independence and self-motivation
  • Demonstrates the ability to lead and empower others
  • Strong, demonstrated critical thinking, organizing and problem-solving skills. Ability to manage competing priorities, to troubleshoot and prioritize projects, meet deadlines, and manage workflow and workload
  • Computer proficiency in Office365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, and Teams), video conferencing, and fluent navigation of the internet required


Valid driver’s license, current automobile insurance, and reliable transportation.

Physical Demands:

Primarily sedentary work with occasional standing, walking, lifting, moving, and traveling to other departments or work sites. Requires ability to use hands, fingers, and arms for keyboarding, filing, telephone work, and operating office equipment greater than 75% of the time. Requires ability to push, pull, move, and/or lift 10-20 lbs. 0-25% of the time. Also, requires:

  1. Working in a standard on-site business office environment
  2. Continuous use of PC equipment including keyboard, mouse, and printer
  3. Frequent use of telephone and conference equipment
  4. Frequent use of printer, copiers, and other office equipment
  5. Occasionally needs to work during scheduled off-hours (e.g. holidays, weekends, and evenings) to meet project commitments.

Visual/Hearing Requirements:
Requires adequate hearing to receive detailed oral information over the phone and in-person. Requires ability to convey detailed spoken information to internal and external customers individually and in groups, both over the telephone and in-person. Requires adequate visual acuity to use a computer screen and read written documents.

Environmental Conditions:
Normal office environment. Team-based and worksite wellness atmosphere.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy:
CCAHEC is an equal opportunity employer and prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of race, religion, sex, gender identity, color, creed, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran status, political ideology, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, or any other status protected by applicable state or local law. Equal employment opportunity, as required by law, shall apply to all personnel actions including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, demotion, layoff or termination, working conditions, wages and salary administration, and employee benefits.

Location: Due to COVID-19, the CCAHEC offices are currently closed and all team members are working remotely. Any in person meetings require advanced approval. Should CCAHEC reopen their offices, the Program Assistant-CCD HCPA will be available to work on- and off-site. CCAHEC is at 10200 East Girard Ave. B131, Denver, CO 80231.

Application Process:
To apply please submit application materials (including a resume, cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications, and a one-page statement describing your understanding of the health challenges in Colorado) to Sandra Kohl through our website HERE (http://centralcoahec.org/forms/view.php?id=74968). Review of resumes will continue until the position is filled.

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