The mission of the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) is to lead domestic violence prevention through the empowerment of individuals and the community by providing advocacy, education and support services. WRC prevention programs are at the forefront of domestic violence prevention nationally.
The Women’s Resource Center is the backbone agency for the Newport Health Equity Zone (HEZ), a city-wide coalition mobilizing residents and resources of the Broadway and North End neighborhoods to make Newport a place where everyone can thrive. WRC envisions a city where structural, financial, and environmental barriers to health and well-being are eliminated; public policy fosters the good health of all residents; and residents feel empowered to control health of their families and community.
The Health Equity Zone (HEZ) Project Coordinator facilitates the assessment, planning, and implementation of the Newport HEZ Initiative, a place-based approach to addressing health disparities.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Coordinate the Health Equity Zone (HEZ) initiative in Newport
- Lead strategic growth and deepen the impact of Health Equity Zone initiatives by developing strategic action goals in collaboration with stakeholders
- Spearhead relationship-building and cultivate meaningful collaborations with community leaders, local politicians, and community-based organizations
- Mobilize community members and collaborators to fulfill community-building goals
- Represent the HEZ and WRC at local events, community gatherings, workshops, trainings and to community leaders, local politicians, and community-based organizations
- Supervise Resident Consultants and Community Health Worker (CHW) Fellows
- Represent the HEZ and WRC with local and state government officials, in the media, and with private organizations
- Facilitate community organizing initiatives, including curriculum and program development
- Coordinate, collaborate, and strategize in tandem with the WRC's Director of Prevention, Resident Consultants, CHW Fellows, and HEZ Partners
- Develop program logic model and work plan
- Coordinate the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) committee
- Generate new program ideas and work with teams to implement and carry out programming related to community building and health equity
- Monitor and evaluate HEZ programs, practices, and initiatives to ensure quality and effectiveness; make recommendations for improvement
- Act as a resource for staff, collaborators, and community members by providing technical support within areas of responsibility and expertise
- Excellent community organizing skills; demonstrated success in organizing, strategizing, and following through on organizing campaigns
- Bring inspirational presence, reliable leadership, and enthusiasm for WRC’s mission and vision to community meetings, task forces, and other strategic sites
- Excellent individual and group communication skills (written and verbal); finesse in applying these skills across a range of relationships and environments
- Strong program planning and evaluation skills
- Ability to handle a variety of projects and assignments at once with attention to detail
- Excellent time management, project management, and delegation skills
- Ability to effectively build relationships with a wide variety of constituents
- Ability to work both independently and as a team member
- Ability to apply creative and critical thinking to improve existing programming
- Familiarity with the Newport community preferred
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
- Master’s Degree in a field related to community planning, public health, or social justice and three years of significant related community-organizing experience OR five or more years of significant related community-organizing experience
- Understanding and analysis of systemic nature of oppression, particularly the intersection of gender, race, sexuality, and class; this position requires a commitment to and passion for social justice.
- Comfort working with diverse populations
- Knowledge of community development models and experience supporting leadership development of community members
- Experience supervising diverse staff in a team environment.
- Interest in being part of a learning environment
- Desire for and comfort with community taking the lead; the candidate must be able to motivate community members and support community self-determination while also creating and enforcing systems of accountability.
- Flexibility and willingness to grow in response to community needs or changes in the field
- Ability to work as part of a diverse team inclusive of various experiences of race, sexuality, gender, ability, or age
- Excellent ability to plan and organize a demanding workload
- Understanding of how to create and carry out work plans; experience developing logic models a plus
- Grant writing experience a plus
- Computer skills in Microsoft Office programs, and proficiency in utilizing the Internet, including social media
- Knowledge of and experience working in the Newport community a plus
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
$50,000-$55,000/year, plus health care and dental benefits, paid vacation, and sick time. Supportive and family-friendly work environment. Position is grant funded through March 2019.
Interested candidates should fill out the form above, or email a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
The Women's Resource Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The organization does not discriminate against a volunteer, an employee or applicant in employment of conditions or opportunities for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age or country of ancestral origin.