Project Coordinator - Community Interventions (CPPW)
Children's Memorial Hospital - Chicago, IL

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Posted by : Children's Memorial Hospital ( Employer Profile )

Posted date : Jan-10-11

Location : Chicago

General Summary of Position Responsibility:
The Project Coordinator - Community Interventions will coordinate neighborhood-level obesity prevention activities in Chicago as supported by the Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) project sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). This position will be the primary liaison between project staff, neighborhood and community organizations, and project teams working on related city-wide policy, systems, and environmental-change strategies. Strategies to be employed include designing and delivering training workshops to education community partners about intervention approaches, providing ongoing technical assistance and support to funded partners, monitoring and reporting on progress, and assuring the coordination of city-wide and neighborhood-level work. Activities will build upon current Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children (CLOCC) and partner initiatives.

Project Duration: This position is funded by the CDC Communities Putting Prevention to Work program, a 24-month funded project term housed within the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children (CLOCC) at Children’s Memorial Hospital.

Essential Job Functions:
1. Serve as a liaison between CLOCC staff, community-based implementation partners, and other members of CLOCC network and planning team to ensure successful and timely implementation of all neighborhood-level interventions; maintain day-to-day relationships; and coordinate frequent and effective communication with these entities.
2. Provide technical assistance to community-based implementation partners, including, but not limited to: provision of in-person visits, education, trainings, or workshops related to effective and sustainable strategies or practices for improving the nutrition and physical-activity landscape using Chicago CPPW intervention approaches; cultivation and maintenance of partnerships that include key stakeholders to assist with CPPW advocacy objectives; and appropriate follow-up and coordination of efforts with county, state, and regional initiatives.
3. Collaborate with existing partners to identify additional local organizations for possible partnerships to assist in CPPW neighborhood-level initiatives and advocacy efforts; initiate links with other related work in Chicago that is not formally connected to CPPW and/or CLOCC.
4. Oversee development and dissemination of a Request for Proposals for community-based implementation partners, coordinate the receipt and review of proposals, and coordinate the development of subcontracts with selected partners.
5. Oversee selected subcontracts, facilitate meetings, and provide support to community organizations funded to do neighborhood-level work that is connected to city-wide strategies.
6. Develop and present materials to community-based organizations to raise awareness and support for neighborhood-level obesity-prevention objectives.
7. Collaborate with other CLOCC staff who work on neighborhood-level strategies to insure integration of CPPW activities with other CLOCC initiatives.
8. Perform tasks in support of day-to-day project operations, such as tracking workflow, reviewing materials and outputs, and providing routine administrative support.
9. Participate in project meetings and prepare reports as needed.

Required Qualifications:
1. Bachelor’s degree in Community/Public Health or related field.
2. A minimum of two years of relevant work experience in community health, health policy, and/or a health-related organization.
3. Demonstrated experience in grassroots advocacy, community organizing, and/or planning, implementation, and evaluation of community programs.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Master’s degree in public health or related field.

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