• Community Development Coordinator (Lexington Affiliate)

    About this Job

    FLSA Status:

    Location: Lexington, KY

    Job Description:

    The community development coordinator’s responsibility is to grow and develop Komen Lexington’s Ties that Bind/Lazos que Perduran program, designed to increase breast cancer awareness in the Latino and Spanish-speaking communities in 13 target counties in Kentucky, and to increase the likelihood that communities of color will benefit from the resources available from Susan G. Komen.

    The community development coordinator will work independently to build breast cancer awareness in the Latino community by networking, locating outreach sites, planning and attending events, and always implementing the program with culturally effective ideas.

    The community development coordinator will also assist the mission director with outreach and fundraising in the area of underserved population and communities of color, specifically focusing on Ties that Bind and Colors of Promise (Komen Lexington’s African American outreach program).

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Work continuously to create lasting relationships with local nonprofits specializing in Hispanic/Latino outreach.
    • Organize, schedule, host and/or attend coalition and networking events to support outreach programs (Ties that Bind/Lazos que Perduran, Colors of Promise, general Komen education)
    • Support both groups and one-on-one education (lectures, workshops, seminars)
    • Create and/or attend health and educational events (health fairs,etc.)
    • Maintain contact with all outreach sites and committee members
    • Create culturally aware educational material; aide in development and dissemination of educational material
    • Collect and input data for review report
    • Attend required training seminars, webinars and workshops hosted either locally or at Komen Headquarters
    • Provide assistance with grant research and writing for continuation of outreach programs
    • Increase the numbers of non-government organizations (NGO’s) that serve Hispanic/Latin American community residents who know about and apply for Susan G. Komen Lexington grant funds  

    Job Qualification:

    • Bilingual - Fluent Spanish is a must
    • A passion and/or desire for working in and with the Latino community
    • Passion for breast cancer awareness and Komen mission
    • Ability to self-motivate and work independently
    • Excellent communication, customer service and interpersonal skills
    • Strong time-management and organizational skills
    • Ability to connect with others and create strong relationships
    • Have strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel)
    • Must be a college or university graduate and/or be enrolled in a health related graduate studies program


    • Position requires personal computer
    • Overtime may be required for special events
    • Nights and weekend work may be required
    • Candidate may be subject to a criminal background check



    • Part-time health care stipend (supported by grant funding)
    • Holidays and flexible schedule


    To apply:

    Please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Eileen Smyth, Mission Director, at missions@komenlexington.org. In the email subject line, please include job title, and your first and last name.