Project Manager, REACH Project (Buffalo, NY)

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Full Time


Details: CAI offers a competitive salary dependent on educational level and professional experience



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United States


CAI is seeking a highly motivated individual for the FULL-TIME, exempt position of PROJECT MANAGER for CAI’s Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) Project in Buffalo, NY. The REACH Project will employ collective impact and community mobilization strategies to implement evidence-based solutions to improve health outcomes associated with chronic disease and promote health equity for African American residents living within the Ferry Street Corridor.  The Project Manager will report to the REACH Project Director and serves as the key day-to-day manager of all project-related activities and key liaison between core project partners, the African American Health Disparities Task Force (AAHDTF), CAI staff, Ferry Street Corridor residents, and the greater Buffalo community, in facilitating the achievement of initiative goals and objective(s). This position is located in CAI’s Buffalo, NY office.



  • Work as part of a team to support development and implementation of initiative vision, strategy, communications, and sustainability plan.
  • Work as part of a team to establish systems to link Ferry residents to health, behavioral and supportive services that promote health and wellness.
  • Implement best practice strategies to ensure that community members and stakeholders are continuously involved and that the voice of the community drives initiative activities. 
  • Mobilize community participation through enhanced outreach, special events and use of social media.
  • Guide the formation of and build capacity of Innovation Groups and other identified workgroups and/or sub-committees.
  • Participate as part of a team to facilitate training of community residents, stakeholders, and health and supportive service providers on approved evidence-based interventions and using collective impact 4.0.  
  • Act as a technical assistance advisor for partner organizations in implementation of, and continuously improving, selected interventions. 
  • Plan and facilitate regular meetings with community members to ensure initiative objectives are realized.
  • Maintains working relationships with community agencies, other stakeholders, and community members, including youth.
  • Record and disseminate meeting proceedings.
  • Provides support to initiative director in monitoring budget expenditures and addressing funder reporting requirements.
  • Ensures adherence to funder, federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations.
  • Perform other duties as necessary/assigned.



·       Master’s degree in public health, community engagement, and social work or a related field or equivalent professional experience.

·       At least five years of program management experience, including at least one year of supervisory experience.

·       Thorough knowledge of the Buffalo Community.

·       Existing knowledge and experience employing community mobilization strategies, and/or high interest in gaining expertise in, evidence-based and innovative public health strategies to address health equity, including correlated health disparities. 

·       Ability to establish rapport and work productively and sensitively with diverse stakeholders, community members and partners, including youth.

·       Ability to identify and leverage existing resources to support achievement of initiative objectives.

·       Has applied knowledge of principles and practices of providing social services to culturally diverse populations, addressing social determinants of health, and community mobilization.

·       Has applied knowledge of principles and practices associated with group facilitation, the design and delivery of training and technical assistance.

·       Demonstrated capacity to analyze administrative, personnel and organizational problems and identify appropriate solutions.

·       Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing for professional and community audiences.

·       Prepare and maintain minutes, reports and records.

·       Knowledge of various word processing/computer programs, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and etc.

·       Team-player and self-starter.

·       Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.


CAI offers a full range of employee benefits and paid time off.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply


CAI offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits and working conditions. For immediate consideration: EMAIL, FAX or MAIL your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to our Human Resources Department, attention: “Project Manager – Buffalo REACH Project” search.


Mail:     CAI Human Resources Department   505 Eighth Ave. Suite 1900  New York, NY 10018                                    


Fax:      212.629.3321