UVM Extension’s Migrant Health Program seeks a Community Health Nurse to promote, protect and preserve the health of migrant workers from Latin America and Jamaica. Primary roles include leading public health initiatives focused on prevention, education, and outbreak response and developing care plans. This position will assist with illness and injury triage as well as health promotion training and support for outreach staff and volunteers. Applicants must hold an active Registered Nursing License in Vermont. Skills necessary include the ability to effectively and independently plan, organize, and coordinate access to health services with migrant households and through places of employment. Proficient computer skills are essential. Willingness travel across the state and work a flexible schedule, which at times will include evenings and weekends. Strong understanding of rural farm/agricultural and migrant families because of prior work, relationship in/to the community and/or other life experience desired. Ideal candidate lives in a rural Vermont county with a substantial presence of migrant workers. Spanish language skills desirable. This is an 80% position with full UVM benefits.
The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. To apply, go to the UVM jobs site (https://www.uvmjobs.com) and search for posting #S3197PO.
The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law.
The Migrant Health Program lives within UVM Extension at the University of Vermont. UVM Extension has an active DEI committee that has increasingly ensured that DEI conversations including issues of racial equity, diversity and belonging are integrated into as many organization wide meetings and trainings. In addition, there are intentional spaces created to engage directly about a range of topics including strategies to hire candidates who contribute to the diversity of the workforce. At a University level, there are many initiative such as the DEI Identity Centers and Center for Cultural Pluralism.