Deadline: 7/24/18

Position: Project Coordinator

Organization: OR-COFA Project

Posting: Compensation: $15.00/hour. No benefits due to temporary position.   The position is housed at APANO, the 501c3 fiscal sponsor for OR-COFA Project.  

The OR-COFA Project is looking for an organized, motivated, and passionate Micronesian Islander speaking individual to provide support to the Micronesian community. The successful applicant will work with the Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS), Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO), and other community partners to provide support to Compact of Free Association (COFA) citizens living in Oregon to enroll them into the DCBS COFA Premium Assistance Program (CPAP). The ideal candidate is fluent in at least one COFA-nation language (writing, speaking, reading), resides or is willing to commute to Salem for meetings and trainings, has reliable transportation to attend enrollment events from La Grande to Eugene, and a willingness to learn community organizing.  Position Description The Project Coordinator will work directly with the Project Manager to enroll COFA citizens into the DCBS COFA Premium Assistance Program and provide follow-up assistance. Under the direction of the Project Manager, the Project Coordinator must complete a series of trainings to be a Community Assister. Further, the Project Coordinator must be able to clearly communicate in English and their respective island language. The Project Coordinator would be a qualified healthcare interpreter or certified Community Health Worker, or have extensive experience translating and interpreting for the community. The ideal candidate will be familiar with the COFA community in Oregon. The individual will be dedicated, responsible, responsive, and a passionate person who is able to communicate clearly with the Project Manager and with the community they work.  

Position Responsibilities:

● Responsible for outreach, enrollment, and retention of eligible COFA citizens into the Program. (50%)

● Conduct outreach with COFA citizens residing in Oregon.

● Enroll eligible COFA citizens into the COFA program or refer ineligible citizens to other potential programs. Attending and Participating in Required Training (20%)

● Attend the required Assister training (in person or online, with in person preferred).

● Participate in other trainings, as schedule permits. Required Supervisor-Employee Meetings (15%)

● Will meet with Project Manager once a week.

● Will meet with DCBS as needed. Record Keeping (10%)

● Maintain records of each visit with family served.

● Records will be kept in a locked, secure place. Translating documents (5%)

● Comfortable translating documents from English to their respective language.  Required Qualifications: The Project Coordinator will have: Strong community skills (written, verbal) in a COFA language (Chuukese, Pohnpeian, Yapese, Kosraean, Marshallese, and or Palauan) and English. Familiar with the Micronesian Islander community. Willing to complete required set trainings. Have a flexible schedule to conduct enrollment and outreach events including home visits that may include weekdays, weekends, and evenings. Strong attention to details. The ability to work on a deadline and maintain close communication and coordination with supervisor and DCBS. Reliable transportation. Preferred Qualifications:

● Understanding and experience with community organizing.

● Knowledge of and connection to the COFA community. To apply: Submit cover letter (no more than 3 pages) explaining how you meet the above qualifications. Resume or CV (no more than 2 pages). 3 professional references, with phone numbers and emails. No relatives.  Submit your materials to Completed applications are due no later than 7/27/2018, 5:00 p.m. PST. If materials are submitted after the deadline, it will NOT be accepted.

Timeline  Applications accepted from 7/5-7/27/2018. Interviews conducted 7/30-8/10/2018. Offer made the week of 8/13/2018. Position expected to begin no later than 8/20/2018.

Contact: Jackie Leung,