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Cradle Project Manager

The Cradle Project Manager will ensure alignment with the Cradle Kalamazoo Strategic Plan; mobilize community partners and community members to promote strategic initiatives that increase equitable access to health care, education, and services; engage and develop community partners; manage the functions and strategies of the Governance and Steering Committee. This position will ensure execution of trainings, meetings, research, and resources to deepen the capacity across Cradle Kalamazoo committees and partners around sustainable governance practices for collective impacts. The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of the root causes of infant mortality, health inequities, public health interventions, and the social determinants of health.

Department: Cradle Kalamazoo (Promoting Maternal and Child Health)
Supervisor: Director of Community Health
Compensation Range: $55,000+ annually, Executive Support Salary Scale
Benefits: Health Insurance, Vision, and Dental
FLSA Status: Exempt, Fulltime
Hours of Work: Monday – Friday; Business Hours & Evenings. Occasional Weekends.

Kalamazoo 49007

Brief Description

The Cradle Project Manager will ensure alignment with the Cradle Kalamazoo Strategic Plan; mobilize community partners and community members to promote strategic initiatives that increase equitable access to health care, education, and services; engage and develop community partners; manage the functions and strategies of the Governance and Steering Committee. This position will ensure execution of trainings, meetings, research, and resources to deepen the capacity across Cradle Kalamazoo committees and partners around sustainable governance practices for collective impacts. The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of the root causes of infant mortality, health inequities, public health interventions, and the social determinants of health.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Manages Cradle Kalamazoo’s governance and steering committee, and governance committee co-chairs, to ensure the execution of logistics –including scheduling meetings, creating agendas, taking minutes, record-keeping, partner follow-ups and event planning
  2. Develops and manages the work plans and strategic objectives for Cradle Kalamazoo’s governance committee, including narratives for grants and grant reports, quarterly utilization reports, quarterly metrics assessment for the strategic dashboard and qualitative data for the annual meeting & report
  3. Exercises discretion and independent judgment to develop, maintain, and evaluate day-to-day program service delivery in coordination with collaborative partners and Cradle Kalamazoo leadership. Takes primary responsibility for ensuring the governance and steering committee remains within budget allocation.
  4. Identifies, negotiates, evaluates, and otherwise manages relationships with Cradle Kalamazoo staff/contractor(s), stakeholders and partners to further continuous program, service and administrative improvement
  5. Significantly influencing the collaborative’s success by working with community members to examine social, economic, cultural, safety and health system factors associated with fetal and infant mortality in a collaborative way.

 ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Assisting in preparation and accurate reporting of proposals, including compiling required statistics, data and support materials and evidence based model statistics
  2. Represent Cradle Kalamazoo at community events when needed
  3. Remain flexible and manage changing priorities on a continuing basis
  4. Be able to effectively communicate updates and necessary supports to direct supervisor and other Cradle team members as it pertains to the satisfactory of your role.
  5. Know and adhere to Association policies, procedures and practices.
  6. Safeguard confidential information gained because of the position.
  7. Comply with Association policy regarding required reporting of child abuse.
  8. Safeguard confidential information gained as a result of this position.
  9. As a YWCA employee, project a positive image of the organization and its programs to the community.
  10. Must have reliable transportation and be able to independently secure project items and attend community events as needed.
    • Occasional transportation of clients may be needed in support of programming. Company car or mileage reimbursement is available.
  11. Work cooperatively with YWCA and Cradle Kalamazoo program participants, staff, and volunteers.
  12. Be able to work pre-approved and scheduled evenings and weekends as required by events and other organizational needs.
  13. Able to demonstrate the mission of the YWCA and adhere to it.
  14. Perform other duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  1. YWCA location- Cornerstone Building: 405 W Michigan Ave. Kalamazoo, MI 49007; this position will move to the Grace Admin Building in 2024.
  2. Off-site location (meetings occur at community based organizations, other associations in Michigan); Promotional events; Networking events; Community Engagement events, etc.
  3. Potential outdoor events
  4. Actions: Sitting, standing, kneeling, bending, some lifting
  5. Occasionally required to stand
  6. Occasionally required to walk
  7. Continually required to sit
  8. Continually required to utilize hand and finger dexterity
  9. Occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crawl
  10. Continually required to talk or hear
  11. While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
  12. The employee must occasionally lift and /or move more than 20 pounds.
  13. Specific vision abilities required by this job include: Close vision; Distance vision; Color vision; Peripheral vision;
  14. Specialized equipment, machines, or vehicles used: Frequent driving to and from meetings in the community

Education requirements, certifications, work experience

  1. Ability to manage and prioritize in a demanding position and comfortability with ambiguity.
  2. Must be at least 21 years old.
  3. Bachelor’s degree in human services, public health, or related field required.
  4. Two years professional experience, preferably in community health systems.
  5. Ability to plan and coordinate special events programming.
  6. Experience with program development, community organizing, and strategic planning.
  7. Demonstrated ability to organize collaborative systems, follow routines, and respond to change as needed.
  8. Demonstrated ability to facilitate complex relationships.
  9. Demonstrated skill in addressing health disparities preferred.
  10. Familiarity with data analysis and grant writing preferred.
  11. Proficiency in word processing and Excel spreadsheets required.
  12. Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  13. Excellent written and verbal communication skills including editing; must have excellent command of English language.
  14. Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  15. Able to effectively work independently, prioritize, multi-task and shift tasks.
  16. Able to work in a shared workspace with distractions.
  17. Demonstrated ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds.
  18. Able to demonstrate the mission of YWCA Kalamazoo and adhere to it.

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Familiarization with YWCA Personnel Policies and Mission.
  2. Appropriate training and in-service which will occur during employment.
  3. Eliminating Racism Workshop, Gender Equity Training.

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