Healthy Lifestyles Community Coordinator
100% Grant Funded Through 8/31/2019
Offering workshops in best practices for organizations, agencies, and groups who work with volunteers.
Health Initiatives Manager
Part-Time (approximately 28 hours per week)
Please send cover letter and resume by March 21, 2018 to:
United Way of Broome County, Inc.
Finance PO Box 550
Binghamton, NY 13902
POSITION SUMMARY STATEMENT
This position is responsible for providing support to the Healthy Lifestyles Coalition Initiatives including the Health Coaching and the Fresh Cycles Bike Program. The primary role of the Coordinator is to encourage youth, individuals, and families to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors through a coordinated approach of community engagement, education, and advocacy.He/she is responsible for working with the Health Initiatives Manager in carrying out the daily activities at the Lee Barta Community Center as well as health promotion activities that take place on the North and East Sides of Binghamton.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Community Impact (40%)
- Collect data, research, and best practices on physical activity to share with decision makers including the Manager and Healthy Lifestyles Coalition members.
- Provide support to the North Side Health Coaching, Fresh Cycles and other physical activity initiatives as developed. This will include attendance and recordkeeping for all initiative meetings, resident engagement and development from the target communities, timely and accurate completion of all required reports, and monitoring and feedback of the physical activity and healthy eating strategies.
- Ensure compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal rules, regulations, and funding requirements.
Community Engagement (40%)
- Support the development of neighborhood buy-in for the Healthy Lifestyles Coalition and Fresh Cycles initiatives by meeting with residents, businesses, faith leaders, and other civic leaders in the target communities.
- Support the development of neighborhood leadership by recruiting, training, and supporting residents from the target communities to serve as health coaches and volunteers with Fresh Cycles.
- Represent United Way at community events, forums, planning meetings, and work groups as assigned by the Manager.
- Coordinate the dissemination of information about the Healthy Lifestyles Coalition and Fresh Cycles activities, events, and progress with the Communications Manager
- Solicits feedback from residents on public policy issues impacting the community and shares the information with relevant parties including the Manager, Executive Director, United Way of New York State, and United Way Worldwide.
- Work the Manager and community partners to develop and disseminate position papers and advocacy alerts on issues related to the promotion of physical activity and healthy eating.
- Recruits residents to participate in meetings with elected officials as requested by the Manager.
- Support advocacy efforts with local partners to maximize impact.
Organizational Needs (5%)
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Manager to support the effective operation of United Way of Broome County.
- Provide coverage for essential United Way functions such as mail processing, opening and closing of the office, and responding to phone inquiries as needed
Management and Supervision (10%)
- Responsible for the recruitment, development, and retention of Health Coaches and Fresh Cycles volunteers.
Education and Experience Required
Bachelor’s Degree in physical education, recreation, nutrition, or a related field and five years of experience in community organizing, program development, community education, and/or education.
Associate’s Degree in physical education, recreation, nutrition, or a related field and ten years of experience in community organizing, program development, community education, and/or education.
- 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 think long-term, challenge imaginations about how the community should work, and create a vision which captures the mind and energizes others to commit to the vision.
- Strategic and operational planning skills to include the ability to create long term objectives and strategies for meeting goals, allocate resources based on priorities, maintain accountability, utilize personnel and other resources efficiently to accomplish projects, and anticipate and plan for potential obstacles.
- Tactical planning and plan management skills to include the ability to translate strategic plans and goals into an organized, well-detailed effort to accomplish a specific project or initiative and to monitor, adjust, and manage the initiative to successful completion.
- Problem solving and decision making skills to include the ability to identify, analyze, organize, and solve problems in a timely and effective manner; and to use data and inputs from other 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; and the ability to build leverage, and maintain mutually positive relationships which provide support for and add value to United Way, its programs, and the community.
- Coalition/Partnership building skills to include the ability to cooperate/ collaborate with a diverse group of stakeholders to clearly define their objectives and to identify solutions and plans to help them reach their desired goals.
- 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.
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.