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Regional Project Manager, The Health Collaborative

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Work type: Administrative & Professional
Senior management: Agriculture & Life Sciences
Department: Central District Coop. Extension
Location: Central Virginia
Categories: Agriculture / Life Science

Job Description

The Health Collaborative is a cross-sector group of residents who are working together to improve the health and well-being of the Dan River Region. Our mission is to unite organizations and create action to support health for all people. The Health Collaborative takes an integrated approach, complementing existing initiatives with policy, systems and environmental changes. We aim to create environments where all current and future residents have access to opportunities to live healthy. The Health Collaborative works in the areas of healthy eating, active living, access to healthcare and healthy spaces.

The Project Manager is responsible for coordinating and facilitating the planning, implementation, and evaluation of all activities associated with The Health Collaborative (THC). These responsibilities include building community engagement, developing and nurturing strong partnerships, providing administrative and fiscal support, planning and implementing resource development strategies and leading a team of volunteers. The Project Manager serves in a regional capacity, and works in conjunction with a local Project Coordinator and an AmeriCorps VISTA. The primary role of the Project Manager is to facilitate the contribution and collaboration of THC members to carry out the work, in order to ensure member investment, energy and commitment. The Project Manager provides oversight and leadership to THC members in implementing health improvement strategies.

Collaborative Leadership Skills:

Collaborative leadership is unlike traditional leadership. Collaborative leaders have no formal authority and must exercise leadership in the most difficult context, when all parties involved are peers. The Project Manager must have a deep belief that people have the capacity to create their own visions and solve their own problems. Collaborative leaders are visionary, but not about a particular vision or solution on a specific issue, but about how people can work together.

Therefore, The Health Collaborative is looking for a Project Manager who:
• Upholds the collaborative process
• Inspires commitment and action
• Leads as a problem solver
• Can build broad based involvement
• Is compassionate, approachable and discreet
• Has the ability to navigate diverse communities and personalities
• Has a strong commitment to equity
• Demonstrates passion for people from a variety of backgrounds
• Is dedicated to developing others and has little interest in “taking credit”
• Sustains hope and participation

Primary Responsibilities:
1. Align and connect individuals, organizations to projects/initiatives. Provide oversight, implement team building and offer mentoring.
2. Coordinate and maintain a shared measurement system to evaluate activities and demonstrate progress toward goals and outcomes.
3. Support continuous communication, internally (with THC members) and externally (with community residents), including maintenance and development of website content, updates to the member list serv, social media content creation, conference management and project management platforms.
4. Promote information sharing, collaboration and effective problem solving.
5. Provide and plan training, professional development and leadership development opportunities to maintain capacity for successful collaboration.
6. Keep individuals, organizations and projects accountable to THC’s guiding principles (equity, impact, feasibility and authentic community engagement).
7. Assist in the development of an annual work plan for The Health Collaborative, including specific goals for the Coordinating Committee, County Chapters and action teams.
8. Provide technical assistance and support to County Chapters, action teams, projects and committees.
9. Investigate emerging issues, conduct research and disseminate information to assure that efforts align with best practices, including the management and oversight of THC’s Health Equity Report.
10. Guide and assist THC to develop policy action that promotes the THC mission.
11. Work to solicit resources (funding and in-kind services) in support of THC mission and goals.
12. Manage and oversee expenditures of THC budget and satisfy fiscal agent reporting requirements.
13. Report and present THC progress and program findings through publications and presentations at local, state, and national meetings/conferences.
14. Conduct site-visits to other local communities and provide consultation to communities doing similar work.
15. Attend and participate in community activities as a representative of THC and in support of member organizations.

Required Qualifications

• Masters’ or bachelor’s degree with significant relevant experience working in community organization, public health or related field such as health education, administration, policy/planning, or in community/organizational psychology;
• Ability to work independently
• Ability to promote a team work environment
• Ability to work harmoniously and effectively with difference personalities and individuals from diverse backgrounds.
• Superb time management and ability to prioritize
• Public relations and/or marketing skills
• Excellent organizational skills
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Highly proficient with computer productivity applications and general computer skills

Review Date

March 18, 2020

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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