Founded in 2005 by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation pursues a mission of ensuring that all kids grow up in places that help them lead healthy lives especially children disproportionately affected by poor health. We accomplish this by promoting healthier habits rooted in improved nutrition and greater physical activity, as well as strengthened social and emotional learning and development. In just 13 years, Healthier Generation has made great strides in fighting our nation's obesity epidemic by taking the battle to where children spend the majority of their waking hours. Children impacted by our work are equipped for long-term success through better health, more energy and engagement in the classroom, and a lifelong approach to wellness.
This is an exciting time to join Healthier Generation as its brand and programmatic work rapidly evolve to address a more comprehensive and holistic approach to children's health. In addition to utilizing an evidenced based approach to systems change in thousands of schools, businesses and communities nationwide the organization is advancing new strategies to improve individual and family health and ensure a generation of thriving kids.
To learn more, visit: www.healthiergeneration.org.
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The Program Manager represents Healthier Generation (HG) and leads implementation of one or more of the organization's strategies or initiatives within a defined geographic area. To effectively support equitable community health promotion, the Program Manager develops and maintains deep partner and funder relationships across sectors, including with youth-serving organizations, school districts, community or state level coalitions, and public health, government and business collaborators. The Program Manager should have a genuine interest in and commitment to making kids' lifestyles healthier.
This position is partially funded from restricted regional grants, and subject to periodic renewal.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Identify and understand the needs of local community members and organizations related to children's health and well-being, especially those historically marginalized and those facing the greatest barriers to good health.
Tailor, implement and manage the delivery of HG's capacity-building and awareness strategies and initiatives towards community, organizational and/or specific grant goals and deliverables.
Develop and maintain key relationships with regional funders and leverage complementary tools and assets.
Design and deliver professional development (including in-person and remote/virtual training) for districts/schools, out-of-school time providers, partner organizations, and/or other youth serving organizations to build capacity for implementing best practices in health policies and practices.
With colleagues, identify and/or co-create new resources that supplement other known supports to further professional development delivery.
With colleagues, manage and implement digital engagement strategies and online support models for districts/schools and/or out-of-school time providers.
Cultivate and develop key relationships within the region to ensure effective collaboration towards common goals and brokering of local, state and national resources.
Cultivate and showcase successful implementation of the initiative(s) within assigned region.
Report progress and results through formal and informal reporting procedures, including via various technology systems, such as CRM (Customer Relationship Management).
With colleagues, continually identify, assess, and potentially operationalize opportunities to align and strengthen HG's support of community health and equity efforts.
Other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of school and youth-serving organization health and wellness and quality standards and processes.
Demonstrated success in managing and implementing programs in schools and/or out-of-school time organizations.
Effectively deliver training and technical assistance to diverse audiences.
Demonstrated ability to learn and navigate websites, tools, and other technology deemed necessary for the position, such as CRM, WebEx and Learning Management Systems.
Ability to absorb new information rapidly.
Ability to assess and identify significant opportunities and potential problems in schools and youth serving organizations and develop feasible solutions.
Ability to build and maintain relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
Self-driven, results-oriented with a positive and creative approach to problem-solving.
Plans, organizes, schedules and budgets in an efficient, productive manner.
Ability to manage multiple projects and be a forward planner and strategic thinker.
Exceptional communication, customer service and interpersonal skills, in person as well as via telephone/virtually and in writing.
Demonstrate a high degree of professionalism, diplomacy and integrity.
Entrepreneurial and flexible, with a proven ability to work with a high level of independence to prioritize assignments and organize limited resources to meet goals and deadlines.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
Frequent travel by car or plane up to 30% of the time.
Hold a valid driver's license and operate a motor vehicle.
Able to lift and carry up to 30 pounds.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree is required.
Minimum of three years' experience working in schools, public health, out-of-school time, or other youth environments. Background working with educators and youth serving organizations preferred.
Experience in developing and managing relationships with diverse groups/environments and individuals.
Experience in facilitating effective meetings and expertise in delivering learner-centered training to diverse audiences.
This job description is subject to change at any time.
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation is committed to Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
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