Date: Mar 19, 2023

Location: Indianapolis, IN, US, 46205

Organization: HHC

Marion County Public Health Department is an organization that celebrates diversity, and seeks to employ a diverse workforce. We actively encourage all individuals to apply for employment and to seek advancement opportunities. Marion County Public Health Department also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities as required by law. For additional questions please contact us at:

Job Role Summary

This position is responsible for guiding and promoting evidence-based healthcare in a patient-centric manner to improve quality outcomes and equity within health care organizations and the community.  The specialist acts to reduce unnecessary healthcare services, avoidable expenses, and health disparities attributable to limited health literacy.  This position will provide training and continued education opportunities for Community Health Workers from designated Community Based Organizations on the Teach Back Method and Shared Decision Making Models.  The specialist will also assist the Advancing Health Literacy Community Health Workers in developing appropriate COVID-19 health education presentations.


  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in Public Health Promotion or similar field
  • Certified Health Education Specialist certification (CHES) preferred 
  • Experience in a health care environment and knowledge of Indianapolis’ health care organizations is strongly preferred.
  • Work effectively/provide leadership in complex, stressful situations  
  • Proven success in public speaking and understanding of adult education principles and techniques
  • Ability to analyze data and other information to evaluate programs and to determine the needs of the people served
  • Participates in ongoing professional development necessary to maintain awareness of relevant health literacy research and best practices

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Basic understanding of the program planning process.
  • Community health education philosophy, methodologies, principles, practices with the ability to apply this knowledge in the community organization process.
  • Understanding of adult learning principles, learning theory, and human relations.
  • Ability to: 
    • assess individuals and groups for level of literacy and for culturally specific needs.
    • assess the impact of health education activities and modify them accordingly.
  • Cognitive ability to read and interpret general health education materials, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to speak effectively before small groups of citizens or employees.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. 
  • Must be a good listener and be culturally sensitive to respond to the needs of the people they serve.
  • Ability to think creatively regarding how to improve the health of audiences through health education programs. 
  • Work effectively/provide leadership in complex, stressful situations  
  • Deductive reasoning, professional judgment, and accept responsibility for decisions.
  • Ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Working Enviornment

  • Primarily office environment; class instruction and/or outreach activities in varied public sites throughout the county.
  • Physical demands include lifting medium weight materials on a routine basis.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis