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Public Education Specialist


In alignment with Gift of Life Michigan’s core purpose and core values, the Public Education Specialist initiates and implements educational opportunities that heighten knowledge and support of donation and increase awareness of the Michigan Organ Donor Registry. This position will be responsible for public education initiatives with a primary focus on implementing Gift of Life’s All of Us Youth Education Program in secondary schools within the designated area. 

Duties & Responsibilities

The following job duties and responsibilities are stated in broad terms and are not intended to be inclusive. Those in bold are essential duties of the position:

  • Responsible for implementing the All of Us Youth Education Program in high schools and vocational schools within designated areas.
  • Facilitate in-person and virtual classroom presentations utilizing the All of Us curriculum and materials to engage students and increase knowledge of organ, eye, and tissue donation.
  • Administer teacher and student surveys to gauge understanding and comprehension of content, as well as overall satisfaction with the All of Us program. Addresses questions and concerns from teachers and instructors accordingly.
  • Responsible for taking regular inventory of all classroom materials and ensuring adequate supplies are available for each class. Communicates inventory requests and other needs to administrative assistants in a timely manner.
  • Establish and cultivate partnerships to increase the number of educational opportunities. Partnerships may include but are not limited to, schools and colleges, community organizations, healthcare organizations, and governmental entities.
  • Represent Gift of Life in classroom and community settings.
  • Work under the direction of the Senior Community Relations Coordinator, who leads the Public Education Team. Works collaboratively and seamlessly with community relations coordinators and administrative assistants to ensure public education requests are handled in a timely manner.
  • Participates in Department and Communications Division meetings, which include planning strategy, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Provide input on communications (material creation, intranet, newsletters), as needed.
  • Participate in key annual events, such as LIFE Walk in Detroit and the Michigan Donor Family Gathering.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in education, public health, social work, or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience


  • Michigan teacher certification
  • Two years of high school classroom teaching
  • Bilingual, fluent in reading, writing and speaking Spanish
  • Prior experience in a healthcare organization, transplant center, or organ/tissue procurement organization.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA)

  • Written and verbal fluency in English.
  • Ability to exercise initiative, critical thinking, and problem-solving.
  • Strong verbal and written presentation skills are required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, including Outlook and Teams, and other technology systems used in business operations.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple and competing priorities.
  • Demonstrate attention to detail.

Organizational Culture Expectations

  • Demonstrate the competencies of Professional, Determined, and Compassionate.
  • Maintain a motivated and positive attitude.
  • Support an inclusive work environment.
  • Ability to successfully collaborate and work as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Actively seek improvements.
  • Always maintain a safe working environment and use of Universal Precautions.
  • Maintain appropriate level of confidentiality in all areas dealing with sensitive, protected, and confidential information.