Position: Health Education Prevention Coordinator (1 FTE)

Closing Date: Open until filled

The Asian Pacific Islander Coalition Advocating Together (APICAT) for Healthy Communities began organizing in 1997 to address tobacco control and health disparity issues in the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community. To build community capacity, APICAT supports culturally relevant leadership development, education, and policy change for social and health equity.

General Description: The Health Education Prevention Coordinator will work with adult & youth coalition members and community partners, to implement APICAT’s annual work plan for project specific activities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct outreach and education to community and faith-based organizations on topics related to tobacco, vaping, and marijuana prevention
  • Engage, recruit, train, and retain AANHPI youth (13-16) for leadership and health prevention activities.
  • Plan and implement prevention strategies that may include, but are not limited to: youth and community workshops, media campaigns, policy change efforts, community outreach and education events/activities, youth and adult leadership and supporting pro-social activities for youth.
  • Prepare and disseminate educational and informational materials with coalition partners and at community events
  • Represent APICAT at meetings and collaborate with local, regional, or state coalitions to strengthen local efforts
  • Attends various community meetings (e.g. Board of Health) and prepare and present information as needed
  • Assist in completing program reports and other administrative duties as assigned
  • Coordinate with staff, vendors, contract facilitators, and volunteers to develop and implement culturally relevant health education activities.


  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, social services or closely related field, OR 4 years of work experience in health education, public health, or related field
  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience (professional and/or volunteer) in community engagement, program coordination, and/or community-based programming involving youth.
  • Must represent target community and have the ability to work effectively with individuals and groups from the AANHPI, as well as other ethnically diverse and the LGBTQ community.
  • Self-starter who learns new concepts quickly and takes a proactive approach to their work, with proven ability to function both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Working knowledge of health education and health promotion strategies preferred.
  • Ability to prioritize, creatively solve problems and meet deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills a must.
  • Experience with public speaking, group and meeting facilitation skills a plus.
  • Able to attend meetings and events in the evening and/or weekends
  • Must have technical proficiency in Google Docs, PowerPoint, Excel, and Microsoft Word
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License (including access to insured vehicle) required
  • The selected candidate will be required to pass a thorough background investigation

Salary is dependent on experience. Please send cover letter and resume to:

Elaine Ishihara, Director – elaine@apicat.org

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