What it Takes to
Become a Coordinator
Coordinators are the heart of HealthCorps. Through the HealthCorps program, the Coordinator becomes a full-time health advocate for their school sites and its surrounding community. Each Coordinator works with an individual school to develop a tailored edition of HealthCorps, ensuring that the needs of the school community are met. Coordinators teach daily classroom lessons based on the HealthCorps Curriculum, organize and facilitate after school programming, provide staff and parent outreach and hold school-wide and community-wide events.
The HealthCorps Coordinator Defined
HealthCorps Coordinators have the opportunity to make their mark rapidly and in profound ways. You are able to exercise autonomy, freedom to express yourself through lesson facilitation and mentorship, ability to demonstrate your strong personal commitment to mission focused work, and the opportunity to impact students, families and communities. All of which allows you the ability to instill positive change.
*Final interviews will be conducted in the following cities and states: Atlanta, GA; Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; and, Sacramento, CA
HealthCorps, a comprehensive health education program founded and developed by host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” heart surgeon, and bestselling author Mehmet Oz, is seeking dynamic, proactive, and engaging individuals to teach its school curriculum and coordinate community health education events. Coordinators will be a part of a national initiative launched in response to a drastic decline in the health of our nation.
Each Coordinator works as a full-time employee of HealthCorps at an individual high school for two years to develop a tailored edition of the HealthCorps Living Labs program, ensuring that the needs of the school community are met. Coordinators facilitate daily classroom lessons based on the HealthCorps Curriculum, organize and lead after school programming, provide staff and parent outreach and hold school-wide and community-wide events.
The mission of HealthCorps is to implement an innovative in-school model that inspires teens to make healthier choices for themselves and their families.
• Develop strong relationships with the school and school district personnel including administrators, faculty, cafeteria staff to deliver HealthCorps components; convene and/or engage with the school wellness council
• Extend HealthCorps’ message beyond the classroom by organizing health promoting events and activities at their school site (i.e. health fairs; parent and teacher outreach events, lunch time demonstrations, and running after school cooking club, etc.);
• Serve as a mentor and role-model to the students;
• Establish and direct after-school program(s) during each school semester;
• Oversee and implement yearly budget;
• Manage community-based outreach events within school community;
• Attend and actively participate in summer training and ongoing professional development sessions throughout the year;
• Participate and assist in the planning of additional regional HealthCorps-related events
• May include conducting research and evaluation with the HealthCorps Research Department* The HealthCorps Coordinator may also be required to fulfill additional responsibilities as needed.
• Passion and knowledge of health, wellness, education, and issues of health disparities (open to all majors)
• Experience working with youth and communities (previous work in high needs areas preferred)
• Enthusiasm, energy, and a passion to be a part of HealthCorps’ mission
• Strong interpersonal skills – ability to build/cultivate personal relationships and relate to people from diverse backgrounds, sectors, and experiences
• Organized and an ability to multi-task and handle multiple projects at once
• Proactive, self-starter, and solution seeker
• Bilingual a plus
• Openness and willingness to grow professionally and personally
• Commitment to fulfilling a 2-year placement. *Please be mindful in order to give your students and communities the support needed, it is imperative that you are sure you can commit to a 2-year contract. Interruption in your employment due to performance or anything leading to early termination of your contract can lead to negative impact in programming at your school.
• Commuter Benefits
• Full-time Salaries Position
• Competitive salary and benefits
• Loan forbearance and forgiveness dependent on stipulation in your loans, in 2nd year as Coordinator. State and Federal loans more common, private loans may not hold service work
Application instructions: Interested applicants must complete the following.
Part 1: Coordinator Application Form
Part 2: Resume: should not exceed one page
Part 3: Cover Letter: All applicants must answer the following question in less than one page.
● What makes you an exceptional candidate for advocating for health and wellness in a High School setting? Please include specific examples of mentoring, leadership, and health education and youth engagement in your background.
● Applications will not be considered without completion of all (3) sections appropriately.
FAQs About the Interview Process
Where can I apply and how do I find out information on the application?
• All candidates much apply via the HealthCorps website. Please follow us on Social Media to get the most up to date information on jobs at HealthCorps and follow our organization’s progress across the country.
What can I expect after I apply?
• Applications will be processed on a rolling basis and candidates who are invited to move forward in the process will be notified 1-2 months after submitting their completed application.
• Please refrain from following up via phone. Due to the high volume of applicants for this position, we will only be in contact if you deem you an immediate fit for this role. We will review all applications and will only contact the applicant if there is a good match.
• Our interview process involves a phone interview and required in-person interview in the city that you applied under when submitting your initial application and a reference check.
What are the interview regional options?
• You should only select one (1) of the five (5) locations, preferences available:
1. HealthCorps Coordinator 2015 Interviewing location: NYC
2. HealthCorps Coordinator 2015 interviewing location: Houston
3. HealthCorps Coordinator 2015 interviewing location: Los Angeles
4. HealthCorps Coordinator 2015 Interviewing location: Sacramento
5. HealthCorps Coordinator 2015 Interviewing location: Atlanta
Does where I apply affect the city I am placed?
No, you should apply based on the city you would most prefer to attend an in-person interview if selected to move forward to the final selection round.
Can I apply for more than one interview location, especially if I don’t mind being placed in other cities?
• No, you should not apply for more than one interview location. Your preference for interview location has no effect on your possible site placement if offered a Coordinator role.
• As a part of the final in-person interview you will be granted the opportunity to preference your top sites to be placed as a HealthCorps Coordinator in select cities where we have openings.
“Asking questions in a way that shows an interest in collaboration has been crucial in getting meaningful dialogue going on improve the health culture at my school.” – Victoria Lyon
“During my years as a Coordinator, I learned to effectively prioritize responsibilities, develop meaningful internships (for both high school and college students), fundraise with local companies, manage an on-site budget and continue to develop strong interpersonal skills. I was able to build my communication skills, while learning to mentor adolescents and develop a high school health curriculum.” – Emily Grant
“I helped establish an LGBT support group and provide professional mental health services on campus in collaboration with a crisis center. It’s vital to me that students know that they have adult allies everywhere – not just through me.” – Naomi Soto
“I learned that if people want to enjoy life they have to love everything they do, take a chance on something new every day and not be afraid to ask questions.” – Hector Luis Sanchez