Career Opportunity

Community Programs Coordinator

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Overview

The Institute for Integrative Health (TIIH), a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, is on the leading edge of a global movement for health care that embraces the whole person – mind, body, and spirit.  Motivated by our mission to shift the emphasis of health care from disease management to understanding and promoting health, TIIH provides an environment for innovative thinking on health and healthcare, fosters global collaborations, and facilitates the testing and implementation of novel solutions.

Mission Thrive community programs provide wellness-based programming to youth, adolescents and adults, primarily in the greater Baltimore area. Programs are designed to be replicated for public use in order to support positive growth in communities. Program effectiveness is supported by TIIH supported evaluation, best practices and research.

Broad Responsibilities

The Community Program Coordinator supports the Program Director in identifying, developing, implementing, and evaluating TIIH community programs. The coordinator runs and manages the daily activities of the Institutes’ integrative health community programming in schools and local communities, primarily in the greater Baltimore area.  The Coordinator teaches nutrition education, cooking skills, mindfulness and other integrative modalities to adolescents and adults. The Coordinator serves as an ambassador for TIIH and interacts with community members including government, business, partner organizations, funders, and individuals. The Coordinator provides content for proposals, reports, website, social media, blogs, and researches community needs. The Coordinator must have an entrepreneurial spirit, be organized and an excellent writer. Position requires a high level of professionalism and flexibility to accommodate new programs and initiatives.

Specific Responsibilities

Manage nutrition education programming. One current initiative includes the Institute’s bulk-cooking and healthy eating program, Five Times a Feast. Responsibilities are: lead training and facilitate hands-on workshops, identify venues, manage budgets, create and gather materials, identify and manage volunteers, coordinate data collection and reporting, conceptualize program dissemination, and work to grow scope of program outside of Baltimore area.

Manage the Cooking Coach Training program which prepares participants to lead the Five Times a Feast at community-based organizations.

Assist with logistics, set up, shopping, and cooking demonstrations for the Institute’s Culinary Health and Medicine Programs with a focus on medical student training.

Coordinates the nutrition and cooking component of the Institute’s Mission Thrive Summer Program, a 5 week summer experience for rising 9th and 10th graders, located at the Real Food Farm in Baltimore City. Students learn hands-on experience of farming, cooking, leadership, physical activity, mindfulness, and life skills development.

Contributes to training, development and implementation of Mission Thrive Summer Crew Leader training, an 80 hour integrative health training, offered primarily to college students or recent college graduates.

Supports evaluation, research and design methods for Mission Thrive programs and initiatives.

Supports Program Director and Institute staff in identifying new opportunities to serve the Baltimore community, as well as those outside the Baltimore area.

Contributes to and writes content for educational resources, curriculum, grant applications, internal reports, reports to funders, and media/academic publications, etc.

Generates content updates to the TIIH website, blog, social media, and other programmatic materials. Supports marketing and communication strategies.

Attends regular local professional and community meetings and represents TIIH in a professional manner. Assists with educational and promotional outreach including health fairs and community events.

Prepare materials for meetings with potential partner organizations, community stakeholders and possible funders.

Attends and supports TIIH events, including logistical support and coordination of TIIH One East programs such as Scholars Programming, forums and classes.

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

BA/BS in health related field. Masters a plus.

Three years of work experience in community health and/or wellness- related program(s).

Knowledge of/or experience in integrative health, nutrition, culinary arts, public health or medical related field. Nutrition education/experience a plus.

Creative and entrepreneurial.

Excellent writing skills.

Proven effective time management, planning, communication and interpersonal skills.

Proven ability to manage multiple projects, priorities and meet deadlines.

Solid computer proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Gmail/Google Platforms.

Experience with social media platforms.

Excellent public speaking and presentation skills.

 Other Requirements

Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.

Must have reliable vehicle for use in performing some job requirements.

Must maintain current and valid insurance to cover personal mode of transportation.

Travel is primarily in the greater Baltimore area, but some out or state and overnight travel may be expected.

Ability to lift and carry certain items weighing up to 25 lbs.

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter and resume to missionthrive@tiih.org.