Outreach and Education Specialist-Northern/Central New Jersey

LOCATION: Northern/Central New Jersey

CLASSIFICATION: Full-time, Exempt- 37.5 hours/week


JOB SUMMARY:  Provide education on COVID-19 vaccine to students and staff on college campuses and virtually in Northern/Central New Jersey. Assist in marketing and social media engagement with college students for an annual public service announcement contest.


  • Engage students in education on COVID-19 vaccine through college contacts and at campus events such as sports events, concerts, and other student activities.
  • Promote annual student contest to key contacts at colleges and universities in the Northern and Central New Jersey region.
  • Assist with activities related to the annual contest submissions, judging, and awards.
  • Participate in interactive social media events with college contacts and outside vendor to promote the annual contest and raise awareness on COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Assist with administration of online student surveys to colleges in the Northern and Central region.
  • Engage students in brief surveys during outreach activities on campus.
  • Assist in preparing bi-monthly narrative progress reports on completion of project objectives.
  • Handle other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Public Health or related field required.
  • Minimum 1 year experience in nonprofit communications/public health.
  • Ability to work remotely and independently.
  • Excellent writing, editing, project management, and planning skills.
  • Familiarity with public health-related messaging and cultural competency strongly preferred.
  • Highly collaborative styles, skilled at relationship and consensus building.
  • Strong initiative and follow through with enthusiastic positive attitude.
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office Suite.

This position reports to the College Health Initiative Project.

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