Manager, Child Health & Wellness Initiatives
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
FTE: Full Time Director
The mission of the Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness (SIPCW) is to promote wellness and improve the health of the Staten Island community through collaboration and a multidisciplinary approach. It has a strong record, built over 20 years, of developing and leading partnerships with key stakeholders to identify emerging health needs and collaborate on strategies aimed at addressing chronic public health issues. Improving community health is a collaborative effort, and SIPCW leverages trusted relationships to build coalitions to address SI public health issues.
SIPCW has extensive expertise in convening diverse community stakeholders, utilizing data to drive decisions, and identifying evidence-based strategies to collectively approach complex health issues for the most at-risk communities on SI. SIPCW has established itself as a trusted leader of collaborative processes that result in thoughtful, effective plans which, when implemented, produce positive outcomes.
The Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness (SIPCW) seeks a Manager of Child Health & Wellness Initiatives to provide oversight to the Child Wellness Initiative (CWI) and the SI Asthma Coalition – public/private partnerships established to reduce childhood obesity, asthma, and the burden of chronic disease in Staten Island through policy, systems, and environmental change. Key responsibilities include steering committee and Workgroup support, grants management, community engagement, communications, and data management. This position reports to the Executive Director of SIPCW.
SCOPE OF WORK
Supporting Steering Committee and Workgroup meetings:
- Providing support to Steering Committee and workgroup co-chairs to facilitate meetings, assisting in preparation of meeting materials, etc.;
- Building and maintaining relationships with Executive Committee, Steering Committee, workgroup co-chairs, and workgroup members.
- Identifying potential funding sources to support CWI’s goals and priorities:
- Writing grants, as needed, or overseeing work of grantwriter
- Working with implementing agencies to provide information to support their grant applications
- Overseeing CWI grant reporting to funders as required
- Providing support and guidance to partner organizations in aligning resources to CWI agenda
- Tracking all CWI funding, including funds from partner organizations
- Ensure initiative deliverables are met and grant reporting is complete, accurate, and submitted on time
Working with community partners:
- Coordinating research and other activities with initiative partners to minimize redundancies and to align strategies and actions, including conducting individual outreach and education as needed;
- Updating outreach strategy as new needs emerge;
- Coordinating with other projects and coalitions in the same field to maintain a full understanding of the current landscape of local and regional activities, and integrating their work into coalition and workgroup processes; and
- Building and maintaining relationships with community partners.
- Communicating the objectives of CWI to the community and potential partners, including sharing the Common Agenda, Blueprint, or other collateral;
- Facilitating communication between CWI partners and local prevention and treatment agencies by hosting regular conference calls, in-person meetings, or coordinating regular email updates to ensure alignment of activity;
- Creating or managing creation of yearly summary reports of CWI progress for Steering Committee, Partnership Board, and external audiences; and
- The following duties may be done in coordination with a communications consultant or staff:
- Developing communications materials as TYSA evolves, potentially including summary documents, brochures, FAQs, and other items;
- Developing web and social media strategy; and
- Creating press strategy, including drafting press releases, coordinating with media outlets.
Facilitation and Stakeholder Management:
- Ensure effective facilitation of all workgroup meetings, and provide regular reports on group progress against goals and indicators; and
- Help identify and recruit additional cross-sector stakeholders to participate in the CWI work.
Shared Strategy and Measurement:
Working with the ED and Data and Evaluation Team:
- Overseeing the development and implementation of a shared measurement system that will track common outcomes and indicators across the initiative and use results to inform learning and continuous improvement; and
- Gathering data from partnership members and preparing reports on progress towards goals and indicators.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
- Master’s Degree in Public Health, Public Administration, Public Policy, or Community Health
- 3 plus years of experience in public health, nonprofit, or related field
- Excellent writing and verbal communication skills, with the ability to articulate ideas and build partnerships
- Strong leadership and team building skills; able to work with a variety of system leaders to build consensus around strategy and tactics to achieve mutually beneficial goals
- Knowledge of health promotion, particularly in regard to policy and environmental change, with demonstrated experience in applying these principles to the development and implementation of programs and activities
- Knowledge of collective impact principles and best practices
- Demonstrated management and supervisory skills that will ensure effective execution of goals and objectives
- Ability to make collaborative decisions aligned with organizational mission and vision
- Ability to manage evaluation activities
SALARY RANGE: $65,000 – $72,000
TO APPLY: Please email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “CHWI Manager” in subject line.
The Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.