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Health Program Manager, Healthy Harlem

In 2005, as a direct response to the public health crisis of obesity in our youth, Harlem Children’s Zone created an effort called the Healthy Living Initiative, which encouraged our students and their families to incorporate healthy food choices and physical activity into their daily lives. In the years since then, we have deepened our work in this area and developed and implemented a strategic program model called Healthy Harlem, which consists of best practices in physical activity, nutrition education, and community support. The program integrates health and wellness into HCZ programs as an all-encompassing approach to encourage healthy lifestyles while also providing targeted support for high-risk youth and their parents/caregivers.
We are currently seeking a dynamic, energetic Program Manager to oversee the development, implementation, and evaluation of Healthy Harlem programming at a portfolio of HCZ afterschool programs. This position is part of the Healthy Harlem Core Team and reports to the Director of Healthy Harlem.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Oversee the development, implementation, and assessment/evaluation of healthy eating, active living curricula at HCZ afterschool programs
  • Meet monthly with Health Coordinators and programs site leadership to provide ongoing technical support/assistance to ensure effective delivery of curriculum
  • Conduct program observations and provide quality assurance as well as individual support to Healthy Harlem site-based staff
  • Ensure that program sites in portfolio meet internal Healthy Harlem goals
  • Support in the recruitment, hiring, and onboarding of site-based Healthy Harlem staff
  • Facilitate trainings, workshops, and special events related to Healthy Harlem programming
  • Support in the development of Healthy Harlem curriculum, newsletters, resources, and reports
Qualifications, Skills, and Knowledge Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree in nutrition, education, public health, public administration, or a related field preferred
  • 3+ years of management or experience, preferably in health, youth development, or program evaluation
  • Passionate about health and youth development
  • Comfortable working in various urban settings and with diverse populations
  • Fluent in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Team-oriented with strong organizational and collaborative skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills to inspire patience, flexibility, creativity, and perseverance in others
  • Manages time and work effectively, and delivers at a high standard of excellence
  • Strategic problem-solver and decision-maker; breaks down problems into components and recognizes interrelationships; makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions
  • Experience with human-centered design and/or curriculum development a plus
  • Must be available to work occasional evenings and weekends