Health Initiatives Manager

Reports To

Senior Director, Community Initiatives and Planning

Status

Exempt

Category

Full-Time

Location

United Way of Broome County Office, Lee Barta Community Center and offsite locations as needed

For consideration

Please send cover letter and resume to:
United Way of Broome County, Inc.
Finance PO Box 550
Binghamton, NY 13902

Email

[email protected]

POSITION SUMMARY STATEMENT

This position is responsible for providing leadership and support to the Healthy Lifestyles Coalition (HLC). The primary role of the Manager is to ensure the effective implementation of community-based strategies designed to support and promote healthy eating, physical activity, and to improve the overall health of Broome County residents. He/she is responsible for working in partnership with the Healthy Lifestyles Coalition (HLC), HLC partners, and residents to identify, implement, and evaluate community-based strategies that include social determinants of health.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Administration & Management

  •  Provide direct supervision to the HLC staff
  •  Responsible for management of the Lee Barta Community Center (LBCC), to include working with the staff of United Way of Broome County and the City of Binghamton to ensure timely repair and maintenance of the facility, as well as coordination of availability and use of the facility, with community partners and residents
  • Under the direction of the Senior Manager of Community Initiatives and Planning, coordinate and facilitate the development of the annual Request for Proposal (RFP) process

Community Impact

  • Utilize data, research, and best practices to inform decision-making and problem-solving processes
  • Collaborate with community-based organizations to inform and support funding strategies and initiatives
  • Provide leadership and support to the Healthy Lifestyles Coalition, including funded community partners
  • Under the direction of the Senior Director of Marketing and Communications, develop and manage effective communication strategies such as written correspondence, website; including but not limited to HLC calendar of events, social networking, and listservs, to strengthen the unification of and communication between HLC stakeholders across Broome County

Community Engagement

  • Develop and implement an inclusive process which allows for diverse voices to be a part of all HLC and United Way of Broome County community planning efforts
  • Develop neighborhood buy-in for the HLC by meeting with residents, businesses, faith leaders, and other stakeholders to support the recruitment and engagement in HLC activities and programs
  • Work with HLC members, community stakeholders, and volunteers to develop and monitor a Community Hub Model Framework for HLC/LBCC
  • Identify and represent HLC and United Way of Broome County at community events, forums, planning meetings, and workgroups related to the overall health of Broome County residents, or as assigned by the Director of Community Initiatives and Planning

UNITED WAY OF BROOME COUNTY POSITION DESCRIPTION

Resource Development

  • Work with HLC community-based partners to develop project implementation plans at the Lee Barta Center and replicate programming across Broome County, to include the identification of required resources, both financial and personnel
  • In collaboration with the Senior Director of Community Initiatives and Planning, identify and develop foundation and government grant proposals to support the HLC and United Way of Broome County’s strategic initiatives and programs related to health inequities

Supervision

  • Under the direction of the Sr. Manager of Community Initiatives, provide daily oversight to AmeriCorps, interns and volunteers who are working at the Lee Barta Community Center.
  • Select, guide, motivate, and participate in training, professional development, and evaluation of all direct reports
  • Provide goal setting, visioning, and strategic direction for HLC staff members, ensuring they are included in team activities and decisions and they are collaboratively working to achieve organizational goals
  • Responsible for accurate and timely completion of performance reviews, professional development plans, goals and objectives, timekeeping, and ongoing documentation of performance accomplishments and/or areas requiring improvement for HLC staff members

The above list of Essential Duties and Responsibilities is intended to function as a guide and not an exhaustive list. As such, employees understand additional duties may be assigned based on the needs of the organization and the skills of the employee.

Qualifications

Qualified candidates for the position will possess the following:

Education and Experience Required:

  • Preferred: Master’s Degree in nutrition, physical education, public administration, public health, social work, or a related field; two years of experience in community organizing, public policy, program development, community education, and/or public health
  • Accepted: Bachelor’s Degree in nutrition, physical education, public administration, public health, social work, or a related field; five years of experience in community organizing, public policy, program development, community education, and/or public health; and familiarity with the Centers for Disease Control Prevention Strategies and Guidelines

Skills Required:

  • Verbal and written communication skills to include the ability to present ideas clearly and concisely, engage others, and take into consideration the perspectives of others
  • Visioning and strategic thinking skills to include the ability to create long-term objectives and strategies for meeting goals, utilizing personnel and other resources efficiently to accomplish projects, and allocating resources based on priorities
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills to include the ability to identify, analyze, organize, and solve problems in a timely and effective manner; use data and inputs from others to make sound decisions
  • Interpersonal skills to include the ability to appeal to reason, values, or emotion to generate enthusiasm for the work, commitment to task objectives, or compliance with orders and requests; ability to build, leverage, and maintain mutually positive relationships which provide support for—and add value to—United Way of Broome County, its programs, and the community
  • Coalition and partnership building skills to include the ability to cooperate and collaborate with a diverse group of stakeholders, to clearly define their objectives, and to identify solutions and plans to help reach desired goals

UNITED WAY OF BROOME COUNTY POSITION DESCRIPTION

  • Leadership and management skills to include the ability to develop individual abilities among team members by coaching, mentoring, advising, and challenging others to improve; address performance problems in a fair and timely manner; foster individual team members for advancement; effectively delegate tasks to team members; foster teamwork; and coordinate completion of team tasks

Physical Demands

Sitting, Standing, Lifting, etc.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Occasional walking or standing is required. The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects.

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