Healthy Schools Program Manager
Alliance for a Healthier Generation - Minnesota

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The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation, works to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity and to empower kids to develop lifelong, healthy habits. The Alliance works with schools, companies, community organizations, healthcare professionals and families to transform the conditions and systems that lead to healthier children. To learn more and join the movement, visit .

The Healthy Schools Program (HSP) is an initiative of the Alliance that supports schools in the development of healthier school environments and recognizes schools that succeed. The Healthy Schools Program supports more than 14,000 schools in all 50 states with an annual budget of $8 million per year.

It is the goal of the Alliance to fill employment vacancies with the most qualified applicants, whether recruiting internally or externally. Strong consideration will be given to qualified internal candidates. All internal and external candidates must comply with application requirements.

Overview of the Position:
Healthy Schools Program Managers are responsible for overall management and implementation of the Healthy Schools Program in a specific state or region.

Responsibilities will include overseeing the recruitment of schools; delivery of direct technical assistance to schools; coordination of technical assistance needs with national Alliance staff; development, cultivation, and management of key relationships within target/recruited schools; hands-on guidance and support to key school champion(s) coordinating the implementation of the Healthy Schools initiative in their schools; and accountability for specific outcomes demonstrated by the schools.

Performance will be measured by progress of the schools in the defined geographic region.

Major Responsibilities:
Identify and understand the needs of the specific state or region and schools related to childhood obesity.

Recruit districts and schools into the Healthy Schools Program.

Implement and manage the onsite delivery of the Healthy Schools Program within an assigned region.

Deliver workshops, technical assistance and virtual support to enrolled schools and districts to facilitate the implementation of the Healthy Schools Program.

Manage direct and indirect technical assistance efforts and appropriate follow-up with larger national Healthy Schools and Alliance team.

Cultivate and develop key relationships within the school health and childhood obesity prevention communities in assigned regions to ensure effective collaboration and brokering of state and local resources.

Promote the Healthy Schools Program within the specific state or region to key school and childhood obesity stakeholders through conferences, trainings, and publications.

Report the program progress and results through formal and informal reporting procedures.

Showcase successful implementation of the Healthy Schools Program in the specific state or region.

Perform any duties deemed necessary by the Healthy Schools Program Director

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree is required.

Valid driver’s license and clean driving record

Background in education or working with educators or knowledge of the school environment and/or successful management and implementation of programs in schools, or with youth

Minimum of three years’ experience in general project management, school, public health or youth environment

Experience in developing and managing relationships with diverse groups/environments and individuals

Ability to travel 50% of the time, primarily in the defined territory.

Ability to lift and carry 25-30 pounds

Demonstrated genuine interest and commitment to making kids’ lifestyle healthier

Demonstrated ability to absorb new information rapidly.

Ability to assess and identify significant opportunities and potential problems in schools and develop feasible solutions

Self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook

Plans, organizes, schedules, and budgets in an efficient, productive manner.

Focused on key priorities.

Effectively juggles multiple projects.

Excellent oral and written communication. Must be an excellent face-to-face and telephone communicator

Effectively delivers technical assistance and workshops to diverse audiences

A natural forward planner who critically assesses own performance

Demonstrated sensitivity, diplomacy and interpersonal skills

Demonstrated a high degree of professionalism, creativity and integrity

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that aims to deliver culturally appropriate messages and services to all youth.

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