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Position Title: ECCHO Local Program Coordinator

Salary & Hours: $26/hour approx. 15 hours/week; flexibility for evening and some weekend hours

Location: Dane or Milwaukee

All interested applicants should complete and submit the online application HERE no later than 11:59pm on August 31, 2023.

Questions, comments, concerns? Email Kadijha Marquardt-Davis at

ECCHO Mission & Vision:

ECCHO’s mission is to center the voices and lived experiences of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) to drive policy change and transform local systems of power to equitably meet the needs of communities.


Program Overview: 

ECCHO stands for Engaging Communities to Change Health Outcomes. As a new, innovative civic engagement training program, we are committed to community-based leadership and decision-making that centers the views and experiences of those most affected by the issue. By investing in and lifting-up those most negatively impacted by generational and systemic racism in our state, ECCHO aims to increase the civic participation of communities, transform local systems of power, and improve health outcomes.

During a 9-month training program, participants work together as a cohort to design and implement a community-based project that meets the health and civic health needs of their community.


Each cohort is overseen by a Local Program Coordinator who compensates participants for their work and provides them with the training and resources they need to successfully implement their project, drive policy change, and transform local systems of power.

Local Program Coordinator Job Description: 

ECCHO seeks to recruit and hire one Local Program Coordinator (LPC) from each of the following counties - Milwaukee and Dane county. The LPC will oversee a group of 10 participants from one of the identified counties. LPCs are required to live in the same county as their cohort site. Please note that the Dane County Local Program Coordinator will need to be bilingual in Spanish.


Under the supervision of the Director of Advocacy & Civic Health, the LPC is responsible for coordinating all aspects of program implementation. This includes creating authentic relationships with all cohort participants, acting as a mentor and advocate for the cohort’s needs, and fostering successful teams of grassroots leaders. 


In addition, the ECCHO LPC is responsible for planning and executing all in-person cohort meetings/trainings, implementing the cohort curriculum, and guiding participants through the planning and implementation of their community-based project.. This role is mostly remote with regular weekday evening and weekend hours, as required for biweekly enrichment meetings.

In addition, selected applicants are required to attend the LPC orientation and training on October 13 and October 14, 2023 in Madison, WI. LPCs will be compensated for attending the training, lodging and meals will be provided, and travel reimbursed.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Must live in either Milwaukee or Dane county

  • Create authentic relationships with all cohort participants, acting as a mentor and advocate for participant needs, while fostering successful teams of grassroots leaders. 

  • Plan, execute, and facilitate in-person meetings/trainings as well as ongoing enrichment education for cohort participants, including scheduling, organizing, and leading all cohort modules 

  • Guides participants through cohort curriculum and development of a group community-based project

  • Recruit diverse and exceptional cohort of BIPOC women and non-binary people (ages 18+)

  • Directly supervise and coordinate a countywide team of participants

  • Create a culture of comfort, trust, openness, and support among participants

  • Lead and plan one 8-hour Cohort Training/Orientation annually

  • Manage cohort budgets and conduct financial reporting as requested

  • Record robust process evaluation data for all activities and ensure continuous quality improvement

  • Distribute and collect relevant evaluations at all program events

  • Assure timely communication with participants and all stakeholders

  • Remain flexible and creative in program implementation 

  • Participate in state and local community building activities to build and expand existing relationships

  • Must be bilingual in Spanish if applying for the Dane County Local Program Coordinator Position


Research shows that some candidates will only apply for a position if they meet 100 percent of the qualifications. ECCHO looks for talent and passion. We hire team members from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Below are some of the skills and experiences that will help an individual succeed in this role.  Please apply if this position holds interest for you, even if you do not hold all the qualifications:

  • Experience in group facilitation, community organizing and development, power building, programming, communication, community health impact, public health, social work, civic education, or related field  

  • Passion for improving health equity and civic engagement outcomes for BIPOC communities 

  • Appreciation of how systems (health, policy, legal, etc.) interact with one another to affect health outcomes

  • Visionary and out-of-the-box thinker who seeks to push beyond the status quo 

  • Commitment to addressing race and gender equity in all areas of work

  • Eager to learn about the political process and how local and state governments operate in Wisconsin

  • Self-starter, problem solver, and question-asker

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment

  • Motivated to grow in position and advance responsibilities

  • Proven ability to work both independently and as part of a team

  • Enjoys forming partnerships with a wide variety of organizations and stakeholders

  • Dynamic presentation and speaking skills

  • Ability to create authentic interpersonal relationships with diverse individuals, groups, and partners

  • Technologically comfortable including experience with Microsoft Office, Google Drive (including, but not limited to Docs, Sheets, Forms, etc.), social media (Facebook, Instagram, etc), and texting 

  • Must be able to engage in minimal statewide travel for trainings and conferences (1-3x/year)

  • Must be able to engage in minimal national travel for trainings & conferences (0-2x/year)

  • Must show a strong commitment to health equity and to the goals and values of the ECCHO program


This description is intended to indicate the kinds of duties and levels of work difficulty that will be required and should not be construed as specifying or defining all duties and responsibilities.

How to Apply:

Because we believe that those most impacted by the problem must be centered in the work we do, we strongly encourage applications from cisgender and transgender women, and non-binary people who are Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color. 


All interested applicants should complete and submit the online application HERE no later than 11:59pm on August 31, 2023.

Questions, comments, concerns? Email Kadijha Marquardt-Davis at

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