DC Promise Neighborhood (DCPNI) is seeking a Health and Safety Coordinator to support the work of the organization in The Kenilworth Parkside community. This position will focus on several key topic areas to include food access, health access and community safety. This position will help to coordinate activities amongst community members, key partners and other stakeholders that lead to improved strategies and better community level outcomes in Kenilworth Parkside as it relates to health, safety and nutrition.
Key responsibilities for the position will include:
-Incorporating healthy food access, programing, education and outreach into existing community services for neighborhood residents
-Working with neighborhood residents to raise awareness about nutrition, food preparation, community based healthy food resources and overall health; and
-Partnering with public, private and not-for-profit organizations to increase impact
-Support tenant and community resident outreach and education on health and safety issues.
-Conduct community outreach efforts to raise awareness about the importance of eating healthy and available resources, services and supports related to healthy food.
-Focus outreach efforts on specific West Harlem healthy food interventions for residents, by promoting education about nutrition, food preparation, community-based healthy food resources, and/or overall health
-Manage and grow DCPNI’s healthy food and healthy living initiatives through a social media presence (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) by updating and posting relevant content regularly.
-Develop compelling, culturally appropriate brochures, flyers and fact sheets about healthy food and healthy living practices
-Support other members of the community and engagement team by participating in community events, outreach and educational events.
-Participate actively in DCPNI’s Listening Project.
-Recruit and manage volunteers working at the food pantry and other food related activities.
-Assist with developing and designing a volunteer handbook for program volunteers and community residents.
-Attend all locally sponsored meetings that focus on food access, healthy living and other activities that relate to improving health and safety outcomes in Kenilworth Parkside.
-Participate in national, local and regional webinars on health and safety topics.
-Experience working in a low-income, community-based setting.
-Experience in outreach or community engagement.
-Good verbal and written communication skills. Strong public speaking,
-Listening, and interpersonal skills.
-Demonstrated interest in, and knowledge of food issues as related to healthy living and are culturally competent and respectfully engage communities.
-Experience in public health, nutrition, or food education preferred.
-Strong organizational skills.
-Excellent computer skills – including Microsoft Office and social media.
-Ability to work a flexible schedule (some nights and weekends may be required)
-Self-directed and can takes initiative.
Education and Experience
A Bachelors degree and/or 5 or more years of experience working progressively in a community
Qualified candidates should submit cover letter with salary preferences and resume to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Health and Safety” in the email subject line. Phone calls and
emails to DCPNI staff will not be accepted.
DCPNI is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.