*The Alliance for a Healthier Generation* is seeking to hire two
individuals to fill the role of “Healthy Schools Program Manager.”
*This posting is for two positions in the Bay Area, San Jose, Santa Cruz
and Central Valley regions.*
See below and online for the Job Description (apply online at):
Jane Alvarado-Banister, CLEC
California Project LEAN
Public Health Institute
*For more than a decade, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation has worked
to empower kids to develop lifelong, healthy habits, by ensuring the
environments that surround them provide and promote good health. The
Alliance, founded by the American Heart Association and Clinton Foundation,
operates as an independent 501c3 non-profit organization guided by its own
Board of Directors. As one of the nation’s largest children’s health
organizations focusing on combating childhood obesity, the Alliance
utilizes the best available scientific evidence of programs, policies and
practices that positively impact healthy eating and physical activity
behaviors among youth. The Alliance’s current work directly impacts more
than 25 million children, with a focus on low-income and minority
populations who are at increased risk for poor health, obesity and other
diseases. To learn more and join the movement, visit
www.HealthierGeneration.org < www.HealthierGeneration.org>. *
*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.*
The Healthy Schools Program Manager is responsible for the overall
management and implementation of the Healthy Schools Program in a defined
geographic area. Responsibilities include delivery of direct technical
assistance to schools and coordination of technical assistance needs with
national Alliance staff. The Manager will develop, cultivate, and manage
key relationships within target schools, districts and regions. The Manager
will provide hands- on guidance and support to key school champion(s)
coordinating the implementation of the Healthy Schools initiative in their
schools and be accountable for engagement of the schools. The Healthy
Schools Program Manager should have a genuine interest and commitment to
making kids’ lifestyles healthier.
*ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES*
· Identify and understand the school health environment and the
needs related to school health in the districts and schools in a specific
state or region.
· Implement and manage the onsite delivery of the Healthy Schools
Program within an assigned region, which includes supporting schools in
completing annual deliverables.
· Recruit districts and schools to enroll in the Healthy Schools
· Deliver workshops, technical assistance and virtual support to
enrolled schools and districts to facilitate the implementation of the
Healthy Schools Program.
· Work with Healthier Generation team members to yield resources
that support the implementation of the Healthy Schools Program.
· Cultivate and develop key relationships within assigned region to
promote the Healthy Schools Program and ensure effective collaboration and
brokering of local, regional, and/or state resources.
· Promote the Healthy Schools Program within the specific state or
region to key school health stakeholders through in person and digital
communications strategies, including trainings, stakeholder convenings,
coalitions, newsletters, listservs, and other publications.
· Deliver on grant objectives, including reporting on Program
progress and results through formal and informal reporting procedures.
· Promote district and school successes through national
recognition, success stories and other communication strategies.
· Develop and maintain key relationships with regional funders and
· Other duties as assigned.
*REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES*
· Knowledge of the state’s (or region’s) school health environment
and/or successful management and implementation of programs in schools or
· Effectively delivers training and technical assistance to diverse
· Ability to assess and identify significant opportunities and
potential problems in districts and schools.
· Ability to work with districts and schools to develop feasible
solutions to address problems.
· Demonstrates ability to absorb new information rapidly.
· Inquisitive nature and excellent active listening skills.
· Self-motivated, entrepreneurial and flexible, willing to roll-up
his/her sleeves to do whatever is necessary to get the job done.
· Exhibits skills to build and maintain relationships with a
variety of stakeholders.
· Enjoys working collaboratively and has personal style to work
collegially with all types of individuals.
· Plans, organizes, schedules and budgets in an efficient,
· Excellent oral and written communication skills.
· Demonstrates a high degree of professionalism and integrity.
· Ability to manage multiple projects and act as a forward planner
and strategic thinker.
· Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication, including
face-to-face, telephone, virtual (video calls), and written communication.
· Demonstrates an ability to learn and navigate the Healthier
Generation website, Microsoft Office Suite and other technology deemed
necessary for the position.
· Required frequent travel by car or plane up to 50% of the time,
occasional overnight travel.
· Required to have a valid driver’s license, automobile insurance
and ability to operate a motor vehicle.
· Able to lift up and carry up to 30 pounds.
*EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE*
· Bachelor’s degree is required
· Minimum of three years’ work experience in school, public health
or youth environment.
· Experience in project management
· Experience in developing and managing relationships with diverse
groups/environments and individuals
· Knowledge of the school environment and/or successful management
and implementation of programs in schools
· Experience in facilitating effective meetings and expertise in
delivering learner-centered training to diverse audiences
This job description is subject to change at any time.
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation is committed to Equal Employment
Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender
identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic
information, marital status, or veteran status in accordance with
applicable federal, state and local laws. If you have a disability or
special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.