Health Youth Specialist – Job Description

ILI’s mission is to improve health and advance education for the Indiana Latino community through statewide advocacy, research, and culturally responsive programs.
Our vision is to be the source of authority and catalyst for change in all aspects of Health and Education that affect the Indiana Latino Community.
The Health Youth Specialist will be responsible for the implementation and delivery of goals set in the Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Program, grant-funded by the Indiana State Department of Health’s Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Commission.

This position focuses on creating local and statewide system changes through youth led advocacy work in tobacco cessation and other health equity issues, community outreach and education, coalition building, technical assistance for tobacco-free policy implementation and enforcement, as well as trainings, for youth and other audiences. This position is also responsible for data collection, reporting, creation of social media products as it pertains to programming and serve as a liaison representing ILI with funders, partners, and stakeholders at both local and statewide levels.

The ideal candidate for the Health Youth Specialist will possess the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Public Health, Public Administration, Public Affairs, Social Work, or related social service field preferred
  • 3 plus years of experience in: advocacy, program development, program management, training, implementation, facilitation, and public speaking
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Communicate effectively with a variety of individuals
  • Demonstrate Cultural Competency
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish, a plus
  • Ability to think logically and problem-solve to analyze situations, troubleshoot, and make sound work decisions
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, stressful, ever-changing and diverse environment
  • Ability to build and maintain positive work relationships with management team, staff, and external contacts
  • Available to work evenings and weekends when events are scheduled.
  • Travel to schools and other sites throughout Indiana for presentations, meetings, and events
  • Able to carry boxes and equipment, not more than 40 lbs

Requisite Candidate Traits

  • Superior interpersonal skills and ability to work with a disparate set of individuals, both within the organization and externally while representing the organization
  • Strong public speaking and written/oral communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Works well independently and/or in a group
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Maintain high level of professionalism
  • Interested in eliminating health inequities in the Indiana Latino Community
  • High-energy individual who takes initiative with a positive outlook and can manage change
  • Demonstrates the ability to take the initiative on developing creative and innovative methods for community outreach
  • Broad knowledge of national, regional and statewide tobacco control strategies
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with: state agencies, community partners, schools, providers, employers, coalition members, and property managers


Specific duties and essential skills for this position include:

  • Assist with developing, updating, and disseminating tobacco control program materials- Toolkits, presentations, video campaigns, town hall meetings, etc.
  • Attend and participate in required meetings related to programming and ongoing collaborations
  • Provide trainings to Student Health Ambassadors, school staff and parent organizations, partner organizations, in addition to other presentations as needed
  • Responsible for the recruitment, training, and management of Student Health Ambassadors in the three regions
  • Assist the Program Coordinator on the planning and organization of the Student Health Ambassadors’ trainings and annual camp
  • Responsible for VOICE recruitment outreach and support of Latino students in the program
  • Administer, collect, and enter a database evaluation surveys
  • Report monthly youth and adult outreach to the Program Coordinator
  • Responsible in the dissemination of tobacco control materials to colleges and universities
  • Identify and collaborate with college/university Latino and/or tobacco control campus organizations to raise awareness regarding Smoke Free Campus initiatives
  • Assist the Program Coordinator with Health Ed Pros’ Breathe’s curriculum implementation and dissemination in the regional Latino community as needed
  • Aid in health promotion and health equity efforts with partner organizations within the designated regional community to reduce health disparities


  • Maintain adequate safeguards for privacy and confidentiality of participants’ information
  • Provide creative approaches to promoting and facilitation of program initiatives and events
  • Maintain records of activities, locations, number of households and individuals reached, as well as prepare and submit all required grant reporting information related to activities and outcomes to the Program Coordinator


  • Partner with high schools and community partners to promote the ILI Health Program
  • Engage all program participants to effectively build a connection with the organization
  • Prepare Newsletter for providers and high school students
  • Prepare social media content
  • Promote all aspects of the programs through social media


  • Perform other job-related duties as necessary and as assigned



This position directly reports to the President/CEO

  • ILI offers a competitive salary
  • Health care, Dental and Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Plan match
  • PTO (20 days)
  • 10 paid Holidays


If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume to Marlene Dotson at:

Position will remain open until filled.