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Director of Community Health Initiatives


JOB SUMMARY: Community Health Initiatives Director will take a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach in creating a health system that is more equitable for the communities we serve. Community health take a hands-on approach with local institutions to develop programs that work to improve the health of the community New Settlement serves. This position will oversee two divisions, Community Food Action and Community Health and Wellness. The Director will work with an interdisciplinary team in the development, implementation and evaluation of data collection, analysis and reports according to established guidelines and standards.

Job Duties include but not limited to:

  • Explore new and build currant programs for opportunities by meeting with potential partners and conducting analyses to expanded Community Health Initiatives.
  • Create and implement evaluation plan; adjust program strategy accordingly
  • Manage and evaluate long-term relationships along with growing coalitions to coordinate on shared goals and assess progress
  • Create and implement advocacy plan
  • Manage current and future funders through communication, site visits, and required reporting under Community Health Initiatives.
  • Manage operations/evaluation of program management tools, facilitate team meetings, annual staff assessments, and identify challenges and possible solutions to support team.
  • Develops and Promote health discussions between public, civic, professional, and voluntary agencies.
  • Researches, selects and /or prepares and disseminates educational and/or informational materials relevant to health promotion and disease prevention
  • Implement community surveys and collaborates with other health specialists and civic groups to ascertain health needs, develop desirable health goals, and determine availability of professional health services.


Candidates must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to be considered for employment. Proof of vaccination is required upon hiring. Applicants may seek medical or religious exemption from this requirement in accordance with applicable law.


Education and Experience:

  • Experience planning health lessons and facilitating hands-on education for diverse communities.
  • Experience overseeing and building programs initiatives that meet the needs of divers populations.
  • Experience working in or engaging with a low-income community-based setting required.
  • Undergraduate degree in relevant field preferred.
  • 3-4 years of previous supervisory or leadership experience.

Preferred Competencies Include:

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and proven ability to coordinate with partners including schoolteachers and administration.
  • Knowledge of or enthusiasm about Health issues as related to healthy living and uplifting.
  • Committed to principals of racial, social, and economic justice
  • Bilingual English/Spanish speaker strongly preferred
  • Organized, upbeat, and flexible individuals strongly preferred.
  • Solid written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruption, to make the best of limited space and supplies, and to simultaneously supervise a variety of tasks.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, problem solve and be flexible.
  • Bronx or Upper Manhattan native or resident preferred.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

The position requires working outdoors in all weather conditions, and in nature, being around garden critters and touching soil and plants with bare hands.

  • The ability to sit, stand, walk and use hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and telephone to talk and hear.
  • The ability to frequently sit and reach with hands and arms.
  • Lifting and carrying heavy and bulky items up to 50 pounds. Regularly carrying food and supplies up and down flights of stairs.
  • Standing and walking for extended periods

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Must be able to utilize office equipment such as desktop/notebook computers, copiers, printers, scanners, telephones, and calculators.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Employment is at will and employees will undergo 45- and 90-day check-ins during their 90-day probationary period.


NOTICE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the environment and level of work being performed by this job. This job description in no way states or implies that the duties and responsibilities listed are the only tasks to be performed by the employee in this job. The employee will be required to follow other instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor. This job description supersedes prior job descriptions. When duties and responsibilities change and develop, the job description will be reviewed and subject to changes of business necessity.

New Settlement is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

This job description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions expected of an employee. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of you as an employee. You may be asked to perform other duties as required.






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