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Community Health Education Specialist

Job Details

Toledo Administration - TOLEDO, OH
Full Time
4 Year Degree
$37,967.00 - $47,444.00 Salary/year
Up to 50%


As a socially responsible health care employer and provider, we require our associates to show proof of annual influenza and COVID-19 vaccinations unless approved exemption is provided. An approved exemption from COVID-19 vaccination will require weekly testing for the Associate. Additional information will be provided by HR upon hire.


Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio is seeking mission-minded Associates to join us as a full-time (37.5 hours per week) Community Health Education Specialist out of Toledo. 



Creates, markets, implements, and evaluates community education and outreach programs to groups and individuals in classroom, virtual / distance learning, and community settings on a variety of topics related to sexual and other health topics. Must have a demonstrated ability to establish networking relationships in the community. Job requires an ability and willingness to provide education through a variety of formats including, but not limited to, in-person, live virtual platforms, and recorded content. Commitment to quality healthcare and excellence in customer service is essential.


Experience or training in the areas of health, human sexuality, adolescent development, and learning theory preferred. Experience working with groups and individuals, specifically with youth and diverse populations, is required. Experience with content development, public speaking and implementing, coordinating, and evaluating programs preferred. Ability to utilize computer skills/programs to deliver health education content is expected. Self-motivation, self-direction, teamwork, and organizational skills required.



Our Mission

We protect, promote, and provide empowered health care for people throughout Ohio.

  • We respect and honor all people
  • We are committed to a diverse and inclusive environment for patients and staff
  • We provide health care - without judgment
  • We maintain responsible business practices
  • We regularly demonstrate our shared organizational workplace values and standards in order to educate and care for the communities that we serve



  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Medical 90% employer-paid base medical plans for single coverage
  • Dental
  • Vision 100% employer paid
  • Life Insurance 100% employer paid
  • Accidental Death & Disability 100% employer paid
  • Long Term/Short Term Disability 100% employer paid
  • 401(k) with matching employer contribution up to 4%
  • Nine (9) paid holidays per year



All associates are required to demonstrate the importance of the ethical and cultural awareness commitment of Planned Parenthood by:

  • Demonstrating empathy; recognizing inherent worth, and treating individuals with respect
  • Protecting confidentiality of staff
  • Appreciating the Planned Parenthood culture and its function in human behavior, and recognizing cultural strengths
  • Seeking to understand patient’s cultures and value of diversity to be able to provide competent services



  • Directly recruits education clients, patients, and promotes PPGOH services in affiliate service area.
  • Develops and presents information on sexual health and other health topics and promotes protective factors among adolescents and adults in school, social service, and community settings.
  • Writes and adapts lesson plans and curricula that are inclusive, trauma-informed, and culturally aware and grounded in tenets of the racial and reproductive justice movements.
  • Plans, markets, and implements department initiatives that respond to the cultural and linguistic characteristics of persons living in the PPGOH service area.
  • Establishes and stewards relationships with organizations such as businesses, schools, churches, and community service agencies to establish referral relationships, partnerships, and outreach activities.
  • Participates in developing, marketing, implementing, and evaluating designated education programs, workshops, and conferences.
  • Represents PPGOH at community meetings and coalitions as assigned.
  • Provides staff in-service training as needed.
  • Utilizes PPGOH’s database and other client tracking systems to maintain accurate records of education and outreach activities.
  • Attends regular departmental meetings and assists with department maintenance and other duties as assigned.
  • Conducts health screening/tests and processes samples for health center review and follow-up.



May occasionally require recruitment and coordination of volunteers for departmental activities



  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Service, Community Health, Communication, or related field
  • Experience with program delivery in the areas of health education, human services, community organizing or related filed required
  • Minimum of 2 years of related work experience will be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Presentation and training skills with diverse populations required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • May occasionally require negotiation skills and use of discretion
  • Creativity, problem-solving, decision-making, interpersonal skills, flexibility, and independent judgment
  • Commitment to the ethos, values, and service standards of Planned Parenthood and ability to communicate these to associates, volunteers, prospective job applicants, and others in the community




Planned Parenthood has served Ohioans with safe, accessible, and affordable health care for 100 years and welcomed more than 100,000 patient visits to our health centers in 2020. Every day, we fight to provide this care to everyone, no matter their income level, insurance status, zip code, color, creed, or country of origin.

As a mission-driven health care provider, Planned Parenthood is dedicated to ending health disparities and achieving health equity among all races. We work on all levels through our health centers, educational programming, and public policy to make the greatest impact on the communities we serve.

In order to become the leading organization for high quality reproductive health care, we continuously strive to create a supportive work environment that results in a positive experience for patients and associates alike. We find this support in our In This Together workplace values and service standards that bring associates together and foster an inclusive culture.

Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio (PPGOH) is an equal opportunity employer. We care for our business by ensuring that all of our decisions regarding the employment relationship, including the terms, conditions, and privileges of employment, are in accordance with our principles of equal opportunity.

As a matter of PPGOH policy we affirm that we respect and honor all people and we will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, military and veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

In addition to the above commitments, PPGOH seeks to have employees that reflect the broad diversity of those that we serve and we encourage all who are ready to be In This Together to apply.

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