Available Positions

The mission of the Urban Health Initiative is to improve the health of and decrease disparities among diverse and underserved populations in Atlanta.

UHI is limited by its organizational capacity. Therefore, we rely on YOU (our volunteers) to make the impact on health disparities. All available positions are open to students, faculty, staff, and community members. If you are interested in a project or role not currently listed, please do not hesitate to contact us as we may have other available volunteer openings.

Marketing Communications Manager

The marketing communications manager will drive public relations and communications to maximize the awareness of the Urban Health Initiative.

Responsibilities: The marketing communications manager is a position with UHI’s internal organization. The individual will be responsible for coordinating communication between internal and external audiences by:
  • Developing public awareness strategies to communicate major initiatives undertaken by UHI
  • Manage the Urban Health Initiative’s social media accounts including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
  • Provide timely reporting and analysis of social media platforms
  • Producing weekly blog posts updating community on achievements of UHI projects and members
  • Creating, designing, and publishing promotional materials that communicate the actions and activities of the UHI
  • Attend UHI projects and events (as needed) to take photos and develop blog posts.
  • Experience in digital marketing/ social media including use of a social media management dashboard (e.g. Hootsuite, Sprout Social)
  • Thorough understanding and experience utilizing social media analytics
  • Graphic art skills and/ or journalism skills (Preferred, but not required)
  • Knowledge of best practices in public and media relations
  • Detail-oriented, self-motivated, and able to work in a deadline driven environment
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

Volunteer- GE HealthyCities

Wayfield Foods, the HEALing Community Center, and Emory University will work to improve the diets, health and well-being of an Atlanta neighborhood through increased and integrated use of food and health literacy services. The impact will be achieved by linking community-based healthy food assets, promoting healthy dietary behavior, and changing clinical care models to reinforce healthy behaviors to improve health. This project is funded by a GE HealthyCities grant.

  • Develop Lunch N Learn series for Wayfield Foods employees
  • Analyze surveys and develop report
  • Possible opportunity for data collection
  • Minimum commitment of 10 hours/week
  • Experience with data analysis and understanding of qualitative research
  • Experience developing and coordinating events

Operations Manager- Healthy Hub

The operations manager will assist the current manager and serve as a trainee during the fall semester, with a commitment to serve as manager in the spring. Healthy Hub coordinates UHI projects focused on nutrition.

  • Maintain communication and coordinate across projects by scheduling meetings
  • Detect operational gaps and inconsistencies
  • Propose operational improvements
  • Develop tool to track programs progress and develop reports as needed
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Interest in nutrition
  • Superb logistical skills
  • Ability to manage multiple deadline driven tasks at once

Project Lead- Telemedicine

The project lead will assist in the growth of the telemedicine program. This program allows Grady Community Centers to send photographs of client’s mouth to physicians at Grady Hospital for diagnosis.

  • Evaluate status of program
  • Identify new community partners
  • Assist with grants
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Grant writing experience preferred but not required

Project Lead- Walk with a Doc

The project lead will assist in the growth of the Walk with a Doc. Walk with a Doc is an international organization, with a simple goal of affecting behavior change by encouraging healthy physical activity. This group meets at the Lionel Hampton-Beecher Hills Park- Connector Trail.

  • Ability to attend events (1st Saturday of each month)
  • Recruit medical professionals and community members to join walking events
  • Create promotional materials to advertise walking events
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Interest in community health
  • Ability to travel to Lionel Hampton-Beecher Hills Park