NeighborWorks America: Working Together For Stronger Communities
Purpose of Division:
The National Initiatives Division is comprised of multiple program areas that focus on progressive research and program development to support and enhance the critical lines of business of NeighborWorks organizations in homeownership, real estate and neighborhood development, and community building and engagement.
Within the National Initiatives Division, the Community Initiatives Department supports efforts to build vibrant local communities that provide equitable opportunities for people to thrive. Community Initiatives is comprised of NeighborWorks America’s Community Building and Engagement, Rural, Healthy Homes and Communities and Shared Equity Housing Initiatives. The Department supports (1) place-based community stabilization strategies aimed at creating a strong and balanced real estate market, safe and attractive conditions, and a positive neighborhood image; (2) community building and engagement strategies aimed at building resident leadership, collective capacity and social connections; and (3) systems-level strategies that bring together community stakeholders to address complex challenges. Community Initiatives accomplishes this vision through grant making, technical assistance, peer-to-peer learning, demonstration projects, trainings and workshops, research, sharing best practices, and convening practitioners and experts.
NeighborWorks launched the Healthy Homes and Communities Initiative in 2014 to advance efforts at the nexus of health, housing and community development. Through this initiative, NeighborWorks is focused on several key areas including (1) promoting high-quality, stable housing with services as foundation of health; (2) advancing community-led solutions to address health disparities and inequities; and (3) supporting systems-level approaches that increase and deepen partnerships and investment across sectors. The Director, Healthy Homes and Communities leads NeighborWorks America’s efforts to promote health as a core focus and outcome of comprehensive community development. This includes:
The Director, Healthy Homes and Communities plays a key role in translating, bridging and building relationships across health, community development and other sectors to assist NeighborWorks America and the NeighborWorks network in addressing the root causes of health disparities, promoting health equity, and improving lives for individuals, families and communities. The Director a mission-driven leader who collaborates with colleagues across NeighborWorks, the network and broader field to embed a focus on health. The Director reports to the Vice President of Community Initiatives and may supervise staff on future projects.
NOTE: Preference is for the selected candidate to work out of our Washington, DC office; consideration will also be given for NeighborWorks regional office locations (Atlanta, Boston, New York, Kansas City, Denver or Los Angeles) or remote status.
Nature of Work Contacts: The Director, Healthy Homes and Communities will interact with a diverse group of NeighborWorks staff, NeighborWorks network members, community residents, consultants, external partners, funders, and other stakeholders from within and outside NeighborWorks America.Fiscal Responsibilities: The Director will be responsible for managing program budgets, grantmaking processes and procurement activities.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
(a) Education: A bachelor’s degree is required; a graduate degree in a related field (e.g. public health, health administration, public policy, urban planning, or nonprofit management) is preferred. Relevant experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.
(b) Experience: At least seven (7) years of professional experience working to develop, implement, promote and evaluate efforts aimed at improving health outcomes for individuals and communities. Direct experience with health and/or community development organizations working at the nexus of health, housing and community development is preferred.
(c) Licenses, Certifications: None specified
(d) Competencies, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
(e) NeighborWorks America Staff are expected to demonstrate excellence in the following:
(f) Technology: Proficient use of Microsoft Office suite.Preferred Qualifications: A graduate degree in public health, public policy, urban planning, nonprofit management or other related field is preferred.Working Conditions: (a) Travel: Up to 25 percent required.(b) Physical/Sensory Demands: Extensive computer and telephone usage. Fast paced work environment.Special Provisions: None Specified.
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