Health Awareness Associate: COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Grant

For immediate hire! This is a Boston Public Health Commission grant funded and will begin June 2021 until August 2021. Application deadline is fast approaching.

Commitment is 20 hours per week 

Role description:

The Health Awareness Associate will work as part of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC) COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Project. This is a grant funded, temporary position awarded by the Boston Public Health Commission. The purpose of the grant is to increase vaccine access and awareness to communities disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center grant activities will focus on culturally competent public education to build confidence in the vaccination process; direct in-person outreach via appointment-setting; and wraparound support to increase vaccine access for  diverse and immigrant populations in Roxbury and Dorchester over the course of the summer 2021.

The Health Awareness Associate will work under the leadership of the ISBCC COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Project Manager on public awareness efforts. The Health Awareness Associate should be able to effectively communicate COVID-19 vaccine content in-person/online, have strong writing and communication skills, excellent organizational skills, and strong interpersonal skills. Familiarity and passion in public health communication, and COVID-19 vaccine equity efforts. Cultural competency strongly preferred.


  • Work with the Project Manager and team of Health Awareness Associates to develop messaging and communication online and in-person.
  • Coordinate COVID-19 vaccine info sessions and seminars led by doctors and experts in-person at the ISBCC location. Includes setting up info tables and preparing public awareness content/material.
  • Coordinate COVID-19 vaccine info sessions in-person field visits to neighboring centers/mosques. Includes setting up info tables and preparing public awareness content/material.
  • Deliver the messaging of COVID-19 vaccine awareness content in person to respective populations after Friday sermon services.
  • Engage with social media platforms comments and questions in line with COVID-19 vaccine public awareness communications. Including posting public awareness content.

Qualifications and Skills:

High School Diploma, or Associate’s Degree, or  relevant work experience if rising college undergraduate.

Experience with social media audience engagement, posting, and trends in platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Preferred experience with PowerPoint, Canva, Google Drive, and MS office.

Preferred knowledge of Somali, Arabic, or Hindi/Urdu language.

Availability during evenings and weekends if needed.

A passion for public health communication and COVID-19 vaccine equity.

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