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Job Title: Program Manager
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Organization: Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
Posted: 9/17/2018
Type: Full-Time
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Brooklyn,  NY    USA
Position Description: Reporting directly to the Director of the Center for Healthy Neighborhoods, the Program Manager will be responsible for designing, developing and implementing solutions which simultaneously promote health and wealth to address racial inequities in Central Brooklyn. Specifically, the position will work to develop healthy career and business pathways, leveraging economic growth in Central Brooklyn to create opportunities for residents for good jobs and enterprises in areas that promote health. This will include supporting efforts to expand the local food system in Central Brooklyn and other health promoting job and business development areas. This staff will lead collaborations with other departments within Restoration along with external partners to develop and implement these initiatives.

Responsibilities will include:

Develop healthy jobs and good jobs, working with values aligned employers to creating training programs to match employer needs. Cultivate relationships with other Restoration departments and with external partners, including employers, academic institutions, other non-profit organizations, and government agencies, to identify and achieve mutual goals. Conduct research and environmental scans and analyze existing data to provide assessments on potential economic and social outcomes of potential business, training and employment initiatives. Synthesize findings to inform development of business, training and employment initiatives and to make recommendations to policy makers and other stakeholders. Develop project work plans, presentations, briefing documents and other materials as needed. Support and foster innovation by convening workgroups and developing processes to introduce, test and iterate new projects or ideas. Supervise and provide support to volunteers, interns and consultants.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be an analytical and detail oriented professional with outstanding communications skills. In addition, he or she will have: Bachelor’s degree, with a masters and/or related experience in community and economic development. At least 3-5 years of experience working in community and economic development program areas. Proven program planning and implementation experience and skills. Significant knowledge of programs serving low-income communities, ideally workforce development, benefits access, and/or economic development programs. Creativity ability to develop innovative program strategies that integrate multiple program areas Experience working with employers, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, elected officials and staff, private foundations, and media. Excellent writing and computer skills The ability to be nimble and work well in a team and in a fast moving environment. A track record of working toward racial equity

Organization Description: Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (Restoration), the nation's first community development corporation, relentlessly pursues strategies to close gaps in family and community wealth to ensure all families in Central Brooklyn are prosperous and healthy. To that end, we partner with residents and businesses to improve the quality of life of Central Brooklyn by fostering economic self sufficiency, enhancing family stability and growth, promoting the arts and culture and transforming the neighborhood into a vibrant place to live, work and visit. As Central Brooklyn experiences gentrification, economic growth and investments, our strategy is to ensure integration rather than displacement of low and moderate income residents, especially people of color.

Restoration was established in 1967 through grassroots activism and the bipartisan support of then Senators Robert F. Kennedy and Jacob Javits. With a 51 year track record, Restoration serves some 50,000 annually across the borough with a focus on the predominantly minority and low income Central Brooklyn communities of Bedford Stuyvesant, Brownsville, Bushwick and East New York. These communities are faced with poverty and unemployment that far exceed state and city averages, some of the lowest graduation rates in New York, and health disparities that disproportionately impact low income households of color.

Restoration’s programs work together to promote the social, financial and physical health and well-being of residents and the community at large. Efforts span affordable housing, economic development, workforce development and asset building, education, financial counseling, health, and the arts and culture. Our efforts begin with the individual and involves changing household and community level spending patterns that undermine the wealth creation of low and moderate income households, while simultaneously advocating for policy and systems reform.

Restoration is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit corporation, with an annual operating budget ranging from $14 – 15 million, and a full-time staff of approximately 130.

The Center for Healthy Neighborhoods

In alignment with Restoration’s mission to close the wealth gap in Central Brooklyn, and recognizing the virtuous cycle of health and wealth, the Center for Healthy Neighborhoods aims to change the structural conditions that drive the inequities in chronic disease in Central Brooklyn, focusing on policies, systems and environmental change. Our work directly addresses health, including access to affordable and healthy food, opportunities for an active lifestyle, and mental health and wellness. Moreover, every strategy also addresses the the social determinants of health such as neighborhood conditions, employment, business opportunities, finances, transportation, education and/or housing.

Since its inception, Restoration has engaged in building healthy neighborhoods and addressing the social determinants of health. We’ve attracted supermarkets and health facilities to the community and enhanced commercial corridors. Several years ago, Restoration took a more direct approach to addressing health by leading borough efforts to reduce health disparities related to healthy eating, the built environment and active living, and alcohol consumption and tobacco use among communities of color. Highlights of our accomplishments to date include our Farm to Early Care Initiative that has reached more than 1,500 preschoolers across thirty early care sites and leadership of the Better Bike Share Partnership, which has led to expansion and increased usage of Citi Bike in Bedford Stuyvesant, and to the development of Citi Bike for All, a Citi Bike discount for SNAP recipients.

Closing Date: 12/17/2018
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Contact Name: Judith Anglin,  Program Coordinator
Contact Location: 1368 Fulton Street

Brooklyn   NY  11216
United States
Contact Location: 1368 Fulton Street
  Brooklyn   NY  11216
  United States
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