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Program Director, Healthy Food Program

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SCAN-Harbor
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New York, NY

SCAN-Harbor


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Published 13 days ago

December 10, 2020
December 4, 2020
Up to $40,000

Organization: SCAN-Harbor is a non-profit youth and family service organization that provides integrated service delivery to the highest risk children and families of Harlem, East Harlem, and the South Bronx. Serving over 7,600 children and teens and 1,000 adults and families each year at 23 program sites, we are the largest youth service provider in our communities. SCAN-Harbor’s mission is simply to afford integrated services to our communities’ most vulnerable “at-risk” families and children. We provide our families and children with family-focused programming that uses a positive empowerment approach, harnesses individual strengths and fosters self-esteem, initiative and the development of life skills. SCAN- Harbor offers a diversity of programs, including: our Reach For The Stars college-bound program, young women’s empowerment, substance abuse treatment, street organization / gang outreach, violence prevention, literacy programs, early childhood education, after-school activities and events, employment skills training, LGTBQ support, mentoring and youth leadership. SCAN Harbor’s approach is predicated upon a strength-based program model. The agency has been led by its Executive Director, Lewis Zuchman, an original 1961 Freedom Rider, since 1987.


Position Reports to: Associate Executive Director for Development & External Affairs

POSITION OVERVIEW:

SCAN-Harbor is seeking a dynamic Program Director to oversee our Get Healthy, East Harlem program. Founded in 2015, the program is a youth-focused, resident-driven initiative centered in our NYCHA-based Cornerstone Community Centers in East Harlem. Through an array of activities, Get Healthy, East Harlem addresses the key challenges to improving access to, and use of, healthy food identified by the NYCHA residents with whom we partner: the cost of healthy food, the lack of education about healthier options and cooking skills, and the lack of places and methods to share knowledge and ideas about healthy food with other community members.

The goals of Get Healthy, East Harlem are to:

  • Provide critical education regarding the actual costs and availability of healthy food in the community
  • Bring new knowledge and cooking skills to residents, which will produce healthy lifestyle changes among community members
  • Improve access to healthy foods in a manner that will educate community members about integrating them into their diets
  • Foster deeper community-building and sharing of culture and information that will build residents' ability to utilize healthy food
  • Ensure a resident-driven project development and implementation process via ongoing participatory planning meetings
  • Establish a setting though which residents from other agency sites can become engaged and motivated to utilize healthy food
  • Create a space that identifies and nurtures dedicated resident leaders who can sustain the project and lifestyle changes
  • Produce trained and mobilized residents who can be authentic voices in larger, community-wide efforts and discussions
  • Generate an environment in which new partnerships with organizations with diverse expertise can be integrated into the project

DUTIES:

The ideal candidate will be able to manage multiple tasks with a wide range of partners. Prior experience managing programming for a community-based non-profit, and/or experience with food/culinary/nutrition and/or youth programming is preferred.

Working closely with the Program Directors in our NYCHA-based Cornerstone Community Centers in East Harlem, and SCAN-Harbor’s Associate Executive Director for Development and External Affairs, the Program Director will be responsible for overseeing all key aspects of the program, including:

  • Planning and executing "pop-up healthy food café events" and “intergenerational hands-on cooking labs “at our NYCHA sites, and off-site with additional community partners.
  • Recruiting, training and managing teen and young adult part-time workers, who help to plan and lead our café and lab events.
  • Providing Cooking Skills Classes for teens at our NYCHA centers.
  • Employing a mix of methods to assess if the program is achieving our anticipated outcomes and measures of success, including: tracking attendance numbers (including ages) for all program activities; tracking participation rates for programs that expect repeat attendance; tracking sales of fresh, healthy affordable prepared foods sold to community members; and, conducting discussions with youth participants, adult participants, youth and adult stipend recipients, and SCAN-Harbor staff.
  • Continuing to develop and enhance the curriculum for our Youth Leadership and Advocacy Groups.
  • Overseeing all aspects of SCAN-Harbor’s relationships with project partners, including: the New York Junior League's CHEF (Cooking and Health Education for Families) program, CUNY Institute on Urban Food Policy, Randall’s Island Park Alliance, Hunger Free America, Uptown Grand Central, and Uptown & Boogie Bicycle Advocacy.
  • Working with NYCHA resident leaders on all aspects of regular program meetings with NYCHA residents to share knowledge and identify new resources and leaders to enhance the project.
  • Working with in-house staff and virtual volunteers to envision and launch a variety of online / virtual program activities.
  • Partnering with SCAN-Harbor’s Associate Executive Director for Development and External Affairs to create funding requests for foundations and corporations, as well as content for social media and other online communications.
  • Developing new relationships with individuals and organizations that are interested in enhancing the project.
  • Sharing program news and opportunities with directors of SCAN-Harbor’s other East Harlem sites.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

o   Must hold a BA or equivalent human services degree.

o   Prior staff supervisory experience is preferred.

o   Ideal candidate will have demonstrated program management experience (preferably in youth services) and a track record of successful program outcomes.

o   Some weekend and evening hours are required.

Organization: SCAN-Harbor is a non-profit youth and family service organization that provides integrated service delivery to the highest risk children and families of Harlem, East Harlem, and the South Bronx. Serving over 7,600 children…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

Annual salary of $40,000 with an excellent benefits package.

Annual salary of $40,000 with an excellent benefits package.

Location

345 East 102nd St., Suite 301, New York, NY 10029

How to Apply

To be considered, please submit your resume, with a cover letter to:

Bill Fink

Associate Executive Director for Development and External Affairs

bfink@scan-harbor.org.

Please indicate “Get Healthy – First Name Last Name” in the subject line.

No calls please.

To be considered, please submit your resume, with a cover letter to:

Bill Fink

Associate Executive Director for Development and External Affairs

bfink@scan-harbor.org.

Please…

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