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Red Hook Community Health Network Coordinator

Posted by
Red Hook Initiative
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Brooklyn, NY
New
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Published 8 days ago

We have an exciting opportunity to work with and help grow a network of community organizations and residents who are committed to working together to improve the health and well-being of the Red Hook community. 

Position Overview

In 2018, The Alex House Project, Family Health Centers at NYU Langone, Good Shepherd Services NYU Langone Health Department of Population Health, Red Hook Community Justice Center, and Red Hook Initiative formed the Red Hook Community Health Network (RHCHN). The Network collaboratively designed and implemented Red Hook Community Health Needs and Assets Assessment (CHNAA) to better understand the strengths, top health concerns, and service needs of the community. In response to the CHNAA and the onset of the pandemic, a Community Health Worker program was initially launched to address the immediate health and social service needs of Red Hook residents. The Network is now seeking to hire a coordinator to advance the next phase of our work together.

A dynamic, self-initiating, detailed-oriented person is needed to provide facilitative, administrative and technical support to Red Hook Community Health Network in both strengthening the Network and overseeing organizing and advocacy efforts to advance policies and systems changes in the areas of housing and health care access. This position is housed at Red Hook Initiative but the Coordinator will take an active role at each of the Network’s member organizations. Evaluation and reporting will take place at the Network level.

Responsibilities: The position responsibilities will be varied and will require a candidate who is open-minded and adaptable. Specific duties include but are not limited to:

● Co-plan and facilitate monthly meetings with Network members

● Develop and implement an ongoing communication strategy among Network

members and the community.

● Facilitate the Network in identifying and implementing effective strategies to

advance collective goals and objectives, which include:

○ Creating new neighborhood dialogues, learning spaces and platforms where Red Hook residents and stakeholders can share their priorities for increased access to care for the Red Hook community

○ Build upon the Community Health Worker (CHW) program and strengthen connections between the CHW and the Red Hook community

○ Support leadership development of residents as stakeholders in partnership with RHCHN members

○ Identifying and implementing neighborhood based health equity policy campaigns

● Cultivate new and nurture existing relationships between Network members, including developing potential members from local social service, community groups, schools, and faith-based and health providers

● Build and leverage partnerships with key local and citywide stakeholders

● Stay abreast of relevant public policy, funding and stakeholder changes to inform and advance Network efforts

● Support data collection, evaluation and reporting activities on processes and goals

Desired Experience and Qualifications

● Deep connection to and knowledge of Red Hook community (Red Hook resident preferred)

● Bachelor’s Degree and/or 3-5 years of relevant work experience in a related area, preferably community health work/promotora, community organizing, community development and/or social work

● Strong facilitation and writing skills

● Spanish, Cantonese, and/or Mandarin language proficiency strongly preferred

● Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with health providers, non-profit organizations, faith-based, and/or community groups

● Ability to work as part of a team, yet take initiative and work independently

● Creative, resourceful and strong problem-solving ability

● Flexible schedule with the ability to work some weekends and evenings, if needed


To apply: Send cover letter and resume to apply@rhicenter.org with “RHCHN

Coordinator” in the subject line.

We have an exciting opportunity to work with and help grow a network of community organizations and residents who are committed to working together to improve the health and well-being of the Red Hook community. 

Position Overview

In 2018…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Brooklyn, NY
Associated Location
767 Hicks Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231, United States

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