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Detroit Public Health Navigator

Location: Detroit

Full time, Temporary (6 months) 

Compensation: $15 an hour



The Michigan United grassroots Public Health Navigator program began in Flint in May 2020. The work of our Navigators is incredibly important as we enter the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in light of the urgent need for large-scale vaccination to overcome the virus. Many of the communities that are most vulnerable to COVID-19 have the least access to information and resources to protect themselves and their families.


  • Being the eyes and ears of the community 

  • Being able to identify physical, emotional, and cultural needs to help community members access appropriate resources 

  • Support, educate, and assist community members to navigate the systems that affect them

  • Having conversations and presentations regularly 

  • Completing an average of 4 presentations per month (approximately 1 per week) with an average of 10-15 people at each presentation and connecting with 40-60 people each month, this number includes all the people in presentations and also individual conversations 

  • Tracking data: including name, phone, email, home language, zip code, ethnicity, and age at minimum.

  • Manage outreach efforts to targeted groups

  •  Attend and participate in community stakeholder's meetings which support the program and provide up to date information 

  • Attend bi-weekly training/update meetings via Zoom 

  • Further develop, maintain, and know about various health, wellness, and social services available in the Detroit area, especially related to COVID-19. 

  • Make referrals as appropriate. Duties include scheduling appointments, following up with residents, organizing community informational meetings and other needs that may come up during outreach. 



  • Passion for our issues and vision of a more just world. 

  • Knowledge of public health, safety, and community organizing. 

  • Ability to use various communications media (i.e. zoom, google hangouts, Facebook, phone, text, etc.) 

  • Highly organized and self-starter. 

  • Ability to work in a team and supervise others in a team 

  • Have flexible work hours 

  • Experience in community organizing, with experience in grassroots leadership development preferred 



  • Fully vaccinated for COVID-19

  • Experience in community organizing, with experience in grassroots leadership development preferred 

  • Computer savvy preferred 



  • Stipends: Transportation stipend of $ 450.06 annualized per year (17.31 a pay period) and a cell phone stipend of $300.04 annualized per year (11.54 a pay period) a month 

  • PTO is accrued by hours worked, and COVID sick time contingency is offered


Application Details:

Submit resume, statement of interest, and three references (at least two references must be work-related, one may be personal) to this link

If you're unable to upload documents, please email the materials to

Resumes that do not adhere to these instructions will be discarded

Close Date: Until hired


About Michigan United/Michigan People's Campaign

Michigan United is a statewide organization of community members and institutions fighting for economic and racial justice. We use the tools of community organizing, leadership training, advocacy, media work, and civic engagement to run strategic campaigns that win real change communities of color, immigrants, working families, and the low-income. We're committed to winning a better world for marginalized communities. 

We are the largest community organizing group in the state, with offices in Detroit, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, and Flint. Membership consists of individuals and over 125 member institutions.


Michigan United organizes along the following issue areas: immigrants' rights, criminal justice reform, environmental justice, universal family care (including health, child care, elder care and paid sick time), voter rights, housing, workers rights, and civic engagement. We work to build the capacity of community members who are directly impacted by these issues to lead and win concrete reforms that will change their own lives and shift the balance of power in our state.


Michigan United, along with Michigan People's Campaign, our affiliated 501(c)(4), is serious about building long-term, political power with the aim of transforming our political and economic system into one that puts people and the planet first. As a racial and economic justice 

organization, we actively encourage individuals who are underrepresented on the basis of race, ethnicity, income and sexual orientation, as well as those who share the life experiences of the members we serve, to apply.

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