Healthy Out of School Time (HOST) Manager

Location: Little Rock, AR

 

About the Alliance:

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation, works to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity and to empower kids to develop lifelong, healthy habits. The Alliance works with schools, companies, community organizations, healthcare professionals and families to transform the conditions and systems that lead to healthier children. To learn more and join the movement, visit www.HealthierGeneration.org.

Through one of its key initiatives, Healthy Out-of-School Time, the Alliance supports out-of-school time providers in creating healthier environments by increasing children and staff’s access to healthy foods and physical activity and engaging in positive youth development. Out-of- school settings (afterschool programs, community centers, youth clubs, faith-based organizations, summer camps, parks and recreation facilities, etc.) are uniquely positioned to create environments where physical activity and healthy eating are not only accessible to young people, but encouraged. OST providers play an essential role in and empowering all kids to make healthy choices and become leaders and advocates for physical activity and healthy eating.

It is the goal of the Alliance to fill employment vacancies with the most qualified applicants, whether recruiting internally or externally. Strong consideration will be given to qualified internal candidates. All internal and external candidates must comply with application requirements.

Position Overview:

Healthy Out-of-School Time Managers will be responsible for overall management and implementation of the Healthy Out-of-School Time initiative in a specific region.

Responsibilities will include overseeing the recruitment of out-of-school time (OST) sites; delivery of direct technical assistance to OST sites; coordination of the technical assistance needs with national Alliance staff; development, cultivation and management of key relationships within target/recruited youth-serving organizations; hands-on guidance and support to key site/organization champion(s) coordinating implementation of the initiative in their sites and organizations; and accountability for specific outcomes demonstrated by the OST sites in the defined geographic location.

Performance will be measured by progress of the OST sites in the defined geographic region.

 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Identify and understand the needs of the local community and youth-serving organizations related to childhood obesity.
  • Recruit OST sites into the Healthy Out-of-School Time initiative.
  • Implement and manage the delivery of the Healthy Out-of-School Time initiative within an assigned region.
  • Deliver technical assistance and virtual (via phone, email and webinar) support to enrolled OST sites to facilitate the implementation of the initiative.
  • Manage direct and indirect technical assistance efforts and appropriate follow-up with national Healthy Out-of-School Time staff and Alliance team.
  • Cultivate and develop key relationships within the OST health and childhood obesity prevention communities in assigned region to ensure effective collaboration and brokering of local, state and national resources.
  • Promote the initiative within assigned region to key youth-serving organizations and childhood obesity stakeholders through conferences, trainings and publications.
  • Showcase successful implementation of the initiative and activities of youth leaders and youth-serving organizations in the local community.
  • Report progress and results through formal and informal reporting procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Holds a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Knowledge of the OST environment and/or successful management and implementation of programs in OST or with youth.
  • Background in the OST field or working with OST organizations.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in general project management, OST, public health or youth environment.
  • Experience in developing and managing relationships with diverse groups/environments and individuals.
  • Holds a valid state Driver’s License and can drive.
  • Ability to travel 75% of the time, primarily in the assigned region.
  • Ability to lift and carry 25-30 pounds.

Competencies:

  • Demonstrates a genuine interest and commitment to making young peoples’ lifestyles healthier.
  • Holds the belief that young people are critical to building and strengthening communities.
  • Effectively delivers technical assistance to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to assess and identify significant opportunities and potential problems in OST sites and organizations and develop feasible solutions.
  • Demonstrates ability to absorb new information rapidly.
  • Self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook.
  • Inquisitive nature and excellent active listening skills.
  • Self-motivated, entrepreneurial and flexible, willing to roll-up his/her sleeves to do whatever is necessary to get the job done.
  • Exhibits skills to build and maintain relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Enjoys working collaboratively and has personal style to work collegially with all types of individuals.
  • Plans, organizes, schedules and budgets in an efficient, productive manner.
  • Focuses on key priorities.
  • Highly organized and able to manage several projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • A natural forward planner who critically assesses own performance.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity, diplomacy and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrates a high degree of professionalism, creativity and integrity.

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that aims to deliver culturally appropriate messages and services to all youth.

How to apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume online at our website, http://tbe.taleo.net/CH06/ats/careers/jobSearch.jsp?cws=1&org=HEALTHIERGENERATION

Little Rock, Arkansas
2013-09-30
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation
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