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Program Manager – CLOCC

Business/Organization:

CLOCC
Community Programs
225 E. Chicago Ave. Box 157, Chicago, IL

Job description:

General Summary of Position Responsibility:

CLOCCThe major responsibilities are to lead the development and implementation of community- and school-based obesity prevention strategies and manage community-based interventions.  Strategies and interventions will focus on improving food access and environmental conditions to support healthy eating and physical activity in Chicago institutions and communities.  This will be achieved through the management and oversight of CLOCC’s team of Community Program Coordinators, effective interaction with the rest of CLOCC’s staff, and coordination with partner organizations. In managing these aspects of the CLOCC program, the Program Manager will track progress on deliverables and financial expenditures related to these projects, oversee the work of volunteers and temporary student assistants, represent the program to community partners and other external organizations, collaborate on partner projects, and assist with the development of project proposals and stewardship reports. 

Responsibilities

  • Manage a team of Community Program Coordinators to implement community- and school-based obesity prevention strategies; including hiring as needed.
  • Lead development of CLOCC strategies related to community- and school-based obesity prevention strategies (e.g., improving food access, creating safe environments for physical activity).
  • Assist community partners in developing and implementing environmental change approaches (including designing and delivering training, overseeing sub-contractor relationships).
  • Serve as the primary CLOCC liaison to community-based coalitions and community partners, providing management assistance as needed.
  • Interact with CLOCC staff to assure that community and school relationships are taken into account in all CLOCC work, and that all aspects of CLOCC’s work are reflected in the community and school relationships as appropriate.
  • Provides oversight and direct staff support to CLOCC interest groups focused on community- and school-based intervention areas (e.g., food access, physical activity and the built environment, school systems).
  • Represents CLOCC at city, regional, and national events related to community and school aspects of CLOCC’s work, as assigned by Directors.
  • Participates in the development of new grant proposals and stewardship reports to CLOCC funders. Works with OSP and Lurie Children’s Foundation staff to prepare materials, ensuring consistent and timely communications with Lurie Children’s administrative departments, etc.
  • Provides feedback to the Directors in the hiring, firing, supervising, and the evaluation of the community and school programs staff; ensures a productive work environment.
  • Assume other responsibilities as assigned by the Directors.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in public health or related field. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered in lieu of the degree when the experience has been directly related to the duties of the job.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience managing a team, experience managing a field-based team preferred.
  • Prior experience working in a community- or school-based obesity prevention program, with a focus on food and nutrition and/or physical activity preferred.
  • Proven ability to develop effective systems of coordination, tracking and monitoring.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and with different personalities and educational levels.
  • Able to handle a variety of responsibilities simultaneously and without constant direction.
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills required.
  • Working knowledge and skills in Microsoft computer software applications and database technologies.
  • Ability to establish priorities and react promptly to a large variety of requests and needs, sometimes in stressful situations.

Apply here: https://careers-luriechildrens.icims.com/jobs/5652/program-manager—clocc/job

Policy and Communications Intern – WIC

Business/Organization:

NATIONAL WIC ASSOCIATION
Communications
2001 S Street, NW Suite 580, Washington, D.C.

Job description:

The National WIC Association (NWA) is the nonprofit education arm and advocacy voice of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). NWA is currently looking for a full-time Policy and Communications Intern to join our team for summer 2018. The Policy and Communications Intern will assist the association with activities related to government affairs, communications, marketing, website management, events, and other areas as needed. This is a great opportunity to learn how a nonprofit membership organization works, gain an understanding of WIC and federal nutrition policy, and acquire skills in advocacy and communications. Graduate students and recent graduates are encouraged to apply. The internship will begin Monday, June 25 and end Friday, August 31. For details or to apply, go to: https://www.nwica.org/jobs/policy-and-communications-intern-

Community Outreach Specialist

Business/Organization:

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Healthy Communities
225 E. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois

Contact info:

Kelli Day
(312) 227-7077
kday@luriechildrens.org

Job description:

Lurie Children’s Healthy Communities is hiring a Community Outreach Specialist to serve as the critical point of connection between Lurie Children’s and specific Chicago neighborhoods. The Community Outreach Specialist will ensure that our key neighborhood-level partnerships are as effective and impactful as possible. This position will represent Lurie Children’s in external meetings in selected neighborhoods and help integrate Lurie Children’s experts and employee volunteers to strengthen partnerships and improve child health. We are looking for a candidate with at least 5 years’ experience in community settings to be our “boots on the ground,” starting in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood. The ideal candidate would be from Belmont Cragin or have specific community knowledge, partnerships, and connections. Spanish fluency is a requirement. Please review the job description (posting # 2018-5914) for additional information and to apply: https://careers-luriechildrens.icims.com/jobs/5914/community-outreach-specialist—healthy-communities/job