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Program Manager

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Gather New Haven
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New Haven, CT

Gather New Haven


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Published 2 days ago

March 8, 2021
$40,000 - $44,000

General Statement of Duties

This is a full-time exempt position (equivalent to 40 [40.00] hr/wk). The Program Manager is an integral part of the management team whose primary responsibility is to plan, implement, manage and coordinate all community outreach and educational programs including program design, curriculum development, participant recruitment, logistical support, staff oversight, evaluation, and program delivery. The program manager position is responsible for overseeing and meaningfully adding value by contributing to the following programs: Wellness Program, the Community Garden Program, the Community Health Ambassador Program, Nature Preserves based recreational activities, and community outreach, education, and engagement. The position reports directly to the Executive Director.

Core Duties/Responsibilities: 

Collaborate with the Executive Director, Program Committee, Program Staff, Farm Manager, Community Gardens Manager, seasonal staff, volunteers, program evaluation team and community partners to plan, execute, supervise, and evaluate the Wellness program. 

Sustain and strengthen partnerships with healthcare providers to manage the Wellness Program referral process. 

Work within the community of New Haven to advertise, recruit, and promote the Wellness Program to eligible families, assuring the Wellness Program achieves full enrollment. 

Lead, direct and recommend the hiring of staff, interns and volunteers and contribute to the establishment of a positive, healthy work environment to facilitate the execution of the Wellness program.

Core Duties/Responsibilities

Balance competing demands to ensure that the programmatic components of the Wellness Program are grounded in best practices, consistently meet performance objectives and bring measurable evidence-based value to program participants and other stakeholders.

Utilize and evaluate systems and software for program data such as the expanded use of Salesforce, use of SMS marketing tools/text-messaging software for recruitment and integrating communication through electronic media records.

Manage youth educators and ensure high quality delivery of a nutrition-based curriculum for the children of Wellness Program participants.

Conduct weekly workshop sessions throughout the core program implementation period (June through September) and conduct virtual/in-person monthly maintenance sessions for participants (October through June).

Manage the annual program budget, track expenses, and report programmatic financial management efforts and reports to the Executive Director as requested.

Assist with development projects such as annual fundraisers and grant writing by providing data, narratives, and program updates.

Author and prepare program reports and presentations for the Executive Director, funders, and the Board of Directors.

Responsibly represent and liaise on behalf of Gather New Haven to stakeholders in virtual and in-person settings.

Attend one to one meetings with the Executive Director, team meetings, and all-hands meetings. 

Work collaboratively with the Executive Director to plan and execute  business development initiatives.

Contribute to program and organization level strategic planning initiatives. 

Continue building a culture of community inclusion and equity in our programming, along with working to create and strengthen pathways to leadership and personal empowerment for our program participants.

Provide input towards program and employee evaluations.

Support and promote the organization’s position on racial equity, environmental justice, and food justice issues which can include messaging and actions that are in opposition to discriminatory practices that produce food apartheid, disparities in health care systems and inequitable food systems.  

Core Duties/Responsibilities

Facilitate and conduct weekly food/crop share distribution to program participants.

Ensuring goals are met in all areas and when possible exceeding key performance metrics.

Implementing and managing changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved.

Participate in the development, production, and promotion of presentations and workshops throughout New Haven’s communities to an array of audiences on subjects that include but are not limited to plant based nutrition, culinary medicine, awareness of public resources to address food access issues, the therapeutic benefits of the natural environment , fitness, wellness, and naturopathic approaches to improving individual and community well-being. 

Coordinates activities between multiple projects to ensure alignment and fulfillment of Gather New Haven’s goals.

Dedication to Gather New Haven’s commitment to becoming an anti-racist organization and DEI efforts.

General Statement of Duties

This is a full-time exempt position (equivalent to 40 [40.00] hr/wk). The Program Manager is an integral part of the management team whose primary responsibility is to plan, implement, manage and coordinate all…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

Benefits include sick days, vacation, and holidays (federally recognized holidays as well as three floating holidays for non-federally recognized days of observance), and employer-sponsored medical health insurance. Workers compensation insurance is also provided. Staff are entitled to a share of farm-grown produce during the farming season.

Benefits include sick days, vacation, and holidays (federally recognized holidays as well as three floating holidays for non-federally recognized days of observance), and…

Level of Language Proficiency

Multilingual or bilingual with particular fluency in written and spoken Spanish.

Multilingual or bilingual with particular fluency in written and spoken Spanish.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New Haven, CT

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Application Details and Hiring Process

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to brent@gathernewhaven.org. If applicants have additional questions about the position, they should feel free to email Brent Peterkin directly at brent@gathernewhaven.org.   

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position has been filled.

We will begin initial screening/phone calls to applicants immediately as applications are received. You may be asked to provide references at this point.

Finalists will be invited to an interview with staff.

Our goal is to select a qualified candidate to start during March 2021 in order to advance recruiting efforts for program enrollment.

Cover Letter guidance: Your cover letter should respond to the following questions and include reference to all relevant paid and unpaid life experience: 1) Why are you interested in this position? Why do you think you would enjoy/do well in the job?  2) What experience do you have in wellness, diet and nutrition, plant-based nutrition, public health, and program management? 3) How do you think working with us will help you achieve your professional and personal goals? 4) What is your connection to public health, wellness, and food justice activities in Connecticut? Or why is this important for you and for New Haven?

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