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Growing Up Healthy Coordinator, Faribault

September 25, 2019

20-40 hours per week, depending on qualified candidate’s interest and availability

Primarily working in the Faribault community 

 

Established in 2007, Growing Up Healthy works with partner organizations and Latinx immigrant families to transform communities through cultivating neighborhood leadership, fostering social connectedness, and collectively advocating for change within neighborhoods and systems.  A team of Growing Up Healthy Coordinators guide this work. 

 

Growing Up Healthy is seeking a bilingual individual who will focus work with families of school-age children and youth in Faribault.

 

Tasks:

  • Build effective relationships with individuals and organizations central to the work of Growing Up Healthy
  • Organize and support individuals and teams of community members in strategic Rice County neighborhoods (Cannon River Mobile Home Park and Evergreen Estates in Faribault)
  • Coordinate and support community volunteers
  • Listen for, identify and document barriers and challenges families face; work with the Growing Up Healthy team to regularly share this feedback with systems-level decision-makers. Engage families as much as possible in the process of identifying collaborative solutions
  • Ensure effective communication of ideas and issues between community members and school, city and community service providers (e.g. Faribault Public Schools staff members, police chief, city staff, transportation company representatives, etc.) 
  • Connect families with community resources and social services; assist with required paperwork as needed
  • Advocate for systems-level change
  • Coordinate Evenings in the Park, Growing Up Healthy’s flagship summertime social-connectedness program
  • Identify, promote, coordinate, and carry out collaborative projects between community members and school, city, county and community service providers (e.g. home-visits alongside school staff with Latinx students and families; neighborhood clean-up initiatives; etc.)  
  • Serve on relevant committees and advisory boards, including Mejorando la Salud de los Adolescentes (MESA), a collaborative project made possible by a grant from the Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative (EHDI) 
  • Evaluate and track data on the effectiveness of Growing Up Healthy’s community organizing work
  • Regularly monitor the program budget in partnership with other Growing Up Healthy staff members and HCI’s Senior Director

 

Required qualities: 

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • 2-5 years of experience in community organizing and advocacy
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel) and Google Suite
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Highly organized with superior attention to detail
  • Excellent ability to multi-task and troubleshoot issues
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and as a member of a team
  • Capable of completing work on time in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a positive attitude
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours
  • Passion for equity and social justice 
  • Willingness to maintain the standards, carry out the purpose, and adhere to the policies of the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative
  • Maintenance of a cell phone is an expectation of employment

 

Preferred qualities:

  • Experience leading public meetings
  • Postsecondary coursework/degree or commensurate experience
  • Familiarity with Rice County organizations and resources
  • Experience writing grant proposals and reports

 

To apply

Submit a cover letter, résumé and contact information for three professional references to Sandy Malecha, sandy@northfieldhci.org. Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.