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Coalition Coordinator

Job Title and Job Description

Coalition Coordinator

I work as a community organizer - pulling people together to take action on important issues like tobacco, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, etc.

What are some related career opportunities and job titles in your company or in your career area?

Community organizing, health education

What new technology will be important?

What education or training did you have to prepare for this career?

BA in history of science; work in health education

What education or training do you recommend for students today who want to enter this field?

Writing skills * Public speaking skills * Great organizational skills * People person

When you were in high school, did you know that you would enter this field?

No, after college I tried a lot of things before I got here.

Skills Profile

Skills UsedRating (5=Most Important thru
1=Not Important)
Comments

Artistic 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat ImportantMailings, posters 
Athletic / Physical 2-Less Important2-Less ImportantYou have to carry a lot of stuff 
Bilingual 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Computer Technology 1-Not Important 
Coordination / Using Hands, Tools, and Equipment 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Creative Thinking 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most ImportantYou have to find solutions to tough problems 
Interpersonal 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most ImportantWork with a lot of volunteers 
Investigative / Fact Finding 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very ImportantResearch on resources in a community 
leadership and Supervising 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Logical Thinking 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Math 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat ImportantGrants, budgets 
Mechanical Understanding 1-Not Important 
Sales and Negotiation 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most ImportantWorking with lots of different people 
Scientific and Experimental 1-Not Important 
Social Service / Helping Skills 1-Not Important 
Teaching / Instructing 1-Not Important 
Verbal Communication 1-Not Important 
Understanding Nature, Plants, Animals 1-Not Important 
Understanding Yourself 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Writing 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most ImportantGrant writing, letter writing 
 

Interview By: CC