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ORGANIZATION: Bloodworks Northwest

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Providing education to our community is an engagement strategy to further our organizational mission and deepen our connection to our local community. We believe that by educating our community on the importance of blood donation, as well as facilitating an increased understanding of blood as a life-saving therapy, it will further connect individuals to our life-saving mission.

As part of a team the Community Educator will serve as a subject matter expert by presenting the America’s Blood Centers curriculum Vein-to-Vein (V2V) in educational settings. This newly developed program is a component of Bloodwork’s broader community engagement strategy. The goal behind presenting the V2V curriculum at high schools is to inspire, educate and involve younger donors who will become committed advocates for blood donation.

Responsibilities

The Community Educator will work with the cross-departmental team charged with development and oversight of this new project. This team includes leaders from our medical, community engagement and volunteer management groups. Some of the requirements and tasks include:

  • Full understanding of the V2V curriculum and individual modules
  • Provide feedback to all stakeholders about the project and curriculum
  • Meet with all team members routinely to assess progress and goals
  • Proficient in the understanding of blood collection and donation as a critical community need
  • Creative in the delivery and options within the curriculum that can be modified to meet a targeted audience
  • Participate in the delivery of the Bloodworks V2V program using a variety of delivery methods (virtual, in-person)
Participate in scheduling, evaluation and resource development related to the Bloodworks V2V program as needed

Qualifications
  • Experience presenting topics related to public health, medical and/or blood collection or as an educator
  • Ability to present to a diverse audience and make adaptions to meet specific needs of the group
  • Ability to manage scheduling commitments, communicate with all relevant parties and represent Bloodworks in a professional manner
  • Public speaking experience (highly desired)
  • Ability to read, write, speak and comprehend English.
  • Ability to deliver program material via Zoom as well as in-person at school and community group locations.

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About Bloodworks Northwest

Location:

921 Terry Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104, US

Mission Statement

Saving lives through research, innovation, education and excellence in blood, medical and laboratory services in partnership with our community.

Description

Bloodworks Northwest: Because blood works miracles every day. As a unique, hybrid provider of health care services for the community, we collect, test and distribute essential, lifesaving blood to nearly 90 hospitals in the Pacific Northwest. We’re transfusion experts who consult with physicians. We’re also medical professionals who deliver clinical care to patients with blood disorders and disease. We’re scientists at specialized laboratories who support patients and surgeons at organ transplant and cancer treatment centers. And we’re a respected Research Institute studying everything related to blood. Here are some of the ways we’re saving lives every day:

Your Community Resource For Lifesaving Blood-With the help of a 250,000 registered donors in the region, Bloodworks NW collects about 900 units of blood each day. All blood receives immediate, comprehensive testing so that it can be available to 90 regional hospitals - usually in less than 24 hours after donation. We operate 11 donor centers and our mobile units travel to hundreds of blood drives every month at work sites, schools, churches, and other community locations throughout Western Washington.

Volunteerism-Bloodworks NW benefits from the dedicated work of volunteers. Our volunteers make a real difference and a vital contribution to help save lives, gain work experience, build skills, earn community service hours and feel justifiably proud about giving back to those in need.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Education & Literacy
Health & Medicine
Community, Education & Literacy, Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Vancouver, WA 98662

(45.68945,-122.5829)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Healthcare

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5-8 hours per week Monday-Friday, 6 month min commitment, in person and remote
  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 (two weeks after receiving final vaccine dose), or approved medical or religious exemption to the vaccine, is a condition of this role

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