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The Delta Population Health Institute is the community engagement arm of NYIT to build equitable communities of health throughout the Mississippi Delta through policy, system, and environment change. DPHI partner with communities to transform the health of the Delta region through education, research, policy, and authentic community engagement.
The Regional Program Director will play a vital role in developing and supporting DPHI, while working with community sites to develop a comprehensive policy, system, and environment change engagement model for each site, increasing participation among community members in the DPHI catchment area and in its activities. This position will coordinate listening sessions and community engagement events as well as provide day-to-day oversight, facilitation, and coordination of DPHI community partnerships and activities. Regional Program Directors will work closely with the DPHI leadership team, the mobile health unit project manager, the Assistant Dean of Research, community members, and community partners to achieve effective communication and engagement.
This position will work closely with the DPHI community sites to develop strategies to better engage program participants/local residents and to gather data, collect success stories, and illicit participant feedback on services provided. The position will coordinate community engagement events and training, including listening sessions, workshops, and community education programs.
MAJOR SKILL SETS:
- Capacity to build relationships with diverse individuals and community organizations
- Experience working with underserved populations in the community, and the ability to build rapport with the people served by DPHI
- Build and maintain relationships with key community stakeholders,
- Proficiency in conducting community needs assessment and asset mapping. Must be proficient comprehensive policy, system, and environment change approach and community-based programming
- Oversee coordination and organization of DPHI-developed coalitions and support, if needed, for existing community coalition/workgroups, with a particular focus on developing a community engagement plan
- Coordinate logistics of community meetings and events
- Managing, coordinating, and documenting community engagement work plans with DPHI Leadership Team and DPHI staff
- Work to integrate impacted community members into all aspects of DPHI’s work
- Engage with cross-sector partners to ensure DPHI health initiatives are promoted in the region
- Strong oral and written communication skills, computer application skills, and the ability to analyze and compile technical and statistical data are required.
- Strong organizational skills required
- The ability to work independently, manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines
- Work effectively with government officials, citizens, and community organizations
- Knowledge of environmental assessment practices is preferred
- Preferred experience in government entities, municipalities, and/or administrative roles in non- profit organization or social services
- Preferred experience in effective management of teams
- Experience project development, planning, and management is required.
- A Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in a discipline closely related to the skills, duties, and responsibilities described herein
- Experience in management, community engagement, community development
Please submit cover letter & resume for consideration
New York Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity