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City of Hope: Health Education Specialist- Canter for Community Alliance  

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope’s translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution.  AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope’s specialized cancer expertise.

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation’s “Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.

City of Hope’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities.  Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding.  We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

Position Summary

City of Hope partners with diverse community organizations and advocates to reduce cancer burden and disparities risk. We achieve our goal by several activities e.g., promoting screening, pathways to care, and increasing healthy eating, the adoption of evidence-based nutritional practices, and helping families and communities create an environment that supports healthy lifestyles. Our work targets three interrelated domains: research to determine the best means to prevent cancer, reduce risk and increase screening; community-based interventions that translate research into practice; and policy recommendations.

The Health Education Specialist will play a central role in the development and coordination of partnerships and deliverables as related to community-based projects.   The position requires public health knowledge and experiences, program planning, implementation, evaluation, curriculum design as well as excellent analytical, interpersonal, organizational, and writing skills all focused around community based/public health education.  

City of Hope utilizes a staff leadership model and every employee is expected to take leadership role in the department, including active involvement on a department work team. Employee will also be expected to actively participate in 1) marketing the department and department products and services; 2) educational and group programs 3) program development 4) outreach to other City of Hope departments, families, and the community.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Plans and coordinates health and cancer education curriculum, workshops, classes and services for families and the community.
  • Facilitates, implement and monitor health studies, programs and services
  • Assist in developing presentations, papers, grants, and deliverables to support project priorities.
  • Serves as resource to the internal and external community in identifying educational, health disparities, SDH materials, and marketing of program services.
  • Actively participate on work teams and other priority initiatives.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Health Education, Public Health, Health Sciences, Health Promotion or Community Education.
  • 1 year of professional Health Education experience, 1 year of experience working with patients.

Required Certification/Licensure:

  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) or obtain within six months of hire.

Preferred education experience and skills:

  • Master of Public Health, Health Education, Nutrition, or related field.
  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) or MCHES
  • Health educator experience in community education with public health, community/non-profit or school settings.

Additional Information:

  • As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

  • Posting Date: Jul 18, 2022
  • Job Field: Research
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Shift: Day Job

Click here for the application. 




TITLE: Stars MS Program Leader

OBJECTIVE: Implement the Afterschool Program for Grades 6th-8th

SCOPE: This position interacts specifically with 6th-8th grade students and their families in the Afterschool Program at Stars.

CLASSIFICATION: This position is classified as non-exempt

SALARY: $16.11 per hour

RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to Program Manager,Collaborates with internal staff and community partners Member of Stars staff

HOURS: 23 hours per week Must be available Monday – Thursday, 3pm-7pm Occasional weekend events Flexible administrative hours


The ideal candidate possesses:

  • experiencewithmentoring

  • experience with middle school students

  • acommitmenttoStars’mission,vision,andvalues

  • Spanish-speaking skills desired

  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • a high level of integrity, self-motivation, and desire for excellence

  • proficiency in Google products


With the guidance and mentorship of the Program Manager, the Program Leader assists in maintaining a culture in which students, families, and volunteers:

  • thrive academically, emotionally, economically, and spiritually

  • feelsafe,caredfor,supported,andappreciated

  • haveopportunitiestobuildrelationships,deepenfaith,andlearnfromoneanother

  • live life confidently in identity, purpose, and place in the world

  • practice a lifestyle of generosity with time, talents, and resources

  • analyze environment and face adversity with resilience

  • understandtheAfterschoolprogramgoals,expectations,andrequirements

  • feelequippedandpreparedfortheirroleatStars

  • engage in quality, enriching, age-appropriate activities and experiences

  • establish SMART goals and healthy expectations

WiththeguidanceandmentorshipoftheProgramManager,theProgramLeaderis responsible for implementing all activities of the Afterschool Program:

  • maintain a safe, welcoming, clean, learning environment

  • lead an efficient check-in/check-out process

  • collect,record,andupdatedataandcontactinformation

  • observe,monitor,andparticipateinallprogramcomponents

  • demonstrate consistent enforcement of behavior guidance system

  • ensure age-appropriate supplies are ordered and available

  • update student folders, attendance, and academic progress

  • send weekly communication updates via email, text, phone, social media, etc.

  • be familiar with best practices for pre-teen youth development

  • be familiar with grade-specific performance indicators for grades 6th - 8th

  • Helpcoordinatetransportationtoandfromprogramwhenneeded

  • perform other related duties as necessary

The Program Leader will collaborate with:

  • Program Manager for planning, implementation strategies, and mentoring
  • Afterschool program’s families for relationship building and partnership
  • Stars’staff,volunteers,ministryleaders,andcommunitypartnersforsupport
  • PasadenaUnifiedSchoolDistrictandCollaboratePasadenaforsupport
  • Committee members and event organizers for support




TITLE: Director of Operations

OBJECTIVE: To serve Stars by implementing and managing all operational duties related to the organization, its programs, property and events.

SCOPE: This position is located within Stars Organization.

CLASSIFICATION: This position is classified as non-exempt


  • Oversee property management duties for all Stars’ facilities including repairs for

    buildings from major systems (HVAC, electrical, plumbing, etc.) to minor items

    (batteries, light fixtures, large trash removal etc.)

  • Handle all contracts and relationship with vendors to maintain facilities

  • Manage both IT budget & Building repairs budget & work with Missionwell to code

    expenses & track budget expenditures

  • Manage all IT needs for Stars through IT vendor, inventory lists, & purchasing including

    hardware, IT closets, and internet accounts

  • Maintain relationship with IT vendor as point person for all IT matters

  • Handle all computer/tech check out & check in with staff & maintain IT inventory

  • Keep all IT hardware safely stored, organized, labeled, and in working order

  • Maintain Xerox copy machine in good, working order & manage vendor relationship

  • Function as super-administrator for Google Workspace & point person for managing

    Google Workspace, including Google Voice system

  • Keep all keys organized, duplicated, distributed, keep key authorization forms up to date

    for each employee, and handle locksmith issues as they arise

  • Handle logistics for Post alarm system at 712 Villa & DS Camera system at 500 Villa

  • Respond to staff members requests in a timely manner with an average 24 hour or less response time

  • Be point person for cleaning crews & landscaper, accommodating request, and purchasing supplies regularly

  • Oversee van and all related aspects, manage van driver employee, keep forms in van, make sure fluids incl. gas stay full and vehicle clean

  • Handle Insurance for organization, including renewal, claims, COI’s and related tasks

  • Provide support and leadership for program events including assisting with site logistics,

    site contracts, public events and public relations

  • Develop and update Stars property inventory in spreadsheets and maintain in proper

    working order

  • Develop policies and procedures related to operations and keep liability release forms

    up to date

  •  Oversee group service projects: setting tasks, purchasing supplies, set up for group,

    work with group on projects, and insure clean up after group leaves.

  • Perform other reasonably related duties as necessary to support operational needs for

    the organization.

  • Attend All-Staff meeting every other week and other meetings as necessary


  • Bachelor’s degree or Trade School graduate

  • 2-3 years’ experience in operations management preferred

  • Experience in non-profit/public sector preferred

  • Commitment to the mission and values of Stars

  • Experience with construction and/or technology systems preferred

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • High level of personal integrity, self-motivation and evidence of desire for excellence.

  • Ability to work independently

  • Solid understanding of Google Workspace

SCHEDULE: Schedule Flexible Must be available for occasional weeknight and weekend events and trainings


  • 20–30 hours a week

  • $30–$34/hr. based on experience


  • Reports to: Executive Director, Nancy Stiles
  • Works with: Administrative staff, Program staff, Directors Team

  • Member of: Stars Organization





TITLE: Mentoring Program Coordinator

OBJECTIVE: To assist and provide support to the Director of Mentoring Initiatives in the development and management of the Mentoring program.

SCOPE: This position is located within the Mentoring department

CLASSIFICATION: This position is classified as non-exempt


  • Collaborate with the Volunteer Coordinator to schedule and conduct interviews, an identify potential mentors.

  • Maintain records and documentation on communication with independent contractors, staff and mentors.

  • Identify and provide capacity building opportunities for the Mentoring Initiatives program.

  • Participate in mentoring program social, community and developmental activities.

  • Exhibit proficiency with Google Workspace

  • Work with the STARS program staff to provide training, supervision and support for the

    group mentoring volunteers.

  • Participate in weekly Staff Tactical Meetings (negotiable depending on hours)

  • Participate in weekly Mentoring Tactical Meetings (negotiable depending hours)

  • Participate in quarterly Organizational Strategy Days.

  • Strategically manage Mentoring Initiatives website content.


  • Committed to the mission and values of Stars

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Prior experience with mentoring programs strongly preferred

  • Ability to successfully interact with individuals from diverse socio-economic and ethnic groups

  • High level of personal integrity, self-motivation and evidence of desire for excellence.

  • Strong recruiting skills is a must and experience with recruitment is preferable

  • Ability to work well both independently and on on a team

  • Spanish speaker/writer preferred, but not required

  • Solid grasp on Google Workspace, i.e. Gmail, Drive, docs, calendar, etc.

HOURS & COMPENSATION: 20 Hours/Week and $20.00 /hour


  • Reports to: Director of Mentoring Initiatives

  • Works with: The Mentoring Team and Volunteer Coordinator

  • Member of:The Mentoring Team, Stars staff


Current Training Opportunities

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Below is a list of training opportunities in the area. For a more detailed description, including when and where each is offered, learning objectives, and costs, please click on the title of each training offered. Other training opportunities may be available, but not listed here. To search for additional offerings, simply click on the name of the desired organization below.



Name of Training

Intended Audience

Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST)

Human Trafficking Training & Technical Assistance

Attorneys and Social Service Providers serving trafficking survivors

Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST)

Social Services Monthly Technical Assistance Call

Social service providers and case managers

Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST)

Human Trafficking 101 Training

Law enforcement, service providers, government agencies, health care partners, law firms, corporations, faith-based organizations and community groups

Essential Access Health

Family Planning Health Worker

Nurses, LVNs, RNs, Medical Assistants, Health Educators, Peer Educators, Community Health Workers

Essential Access Health

Pregnancy Options Counseling

Clinicians, Nurses, Social Workers, Counselors, Health Educators, Medical Assistants

Essential Access Health

Motivational Interviewing: A Best Practice for Sexual + Reproductive Health

Clinicians, Nurses, Social Workers, Counselors, Health Educators, Medical Assistants

Essential Access Health

Helping Teens Access Sexual + Reproductive Health Services

Health Educators, Teachers, Community-based Educators, School Clinic staff, Medical Assistants

Essential Access Health

LARC Series: Best Practices for Improving Patient Experiences with Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

Physicians, Clinicians, Nurses, Certified Nurse Midwives, Medical Assistants, Health Educators

Essential Access Health

Addressing Human Trafficking in Health Care Settings

Physicians, Clinicians, Nurses, Certified Nurse Midwives, Medical Assistants, Health Educators

Essential Access Health

Addressing Intimate Partner Violence + Reproductive Coercion in Diverse Health Care Settings

Physicians, Clinicians, Nurses, Certified Nurse Midwives, Medical Assistants, Health Educators




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