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Communities that Care Lead Facilitator

Job Description
Organization: 
Lake County Build a Generation
Organization Type: 
501(c)(3)
Job Location: 
Central Mountains
Type of Job: 
Full-time
Job Category: 
Health & Mental Health | Other
Job Description: 

ABOUT LAKE COUNTY BUILD A GENERATION:

Lake County Build a Generation (LCBAG) is a nonprofit building a movement for community health and well-being in Leadville, Colorado. We work with community members on the issues that matter most in our community, such as food, housing, and health care. Our staff are passionate about youth, families, seniors, and the success of our community. In November 2019, Lake County was awarded the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Culture of Health award for pursuing innovative ideas and bringing partners together to rally around a shared vision of health-- based, in part, on the work of our agency.

 

We believe:

  • Health is more than health care:  We believe many factors influence our health, including housing, transportation, education, or access to healthy food and physical activity.
  • Inequity is real: Living a healthy life is more easily accessible for some people than it is for others because of the environment in which they live. For example, Lake County residents have only a few local options to purchase healthy food, creating one more challenge to a healthy diet—and lifelong health.
  • Inequity is systemic: Shortcomings at the systems-level aren’t the fault of any individual—they stem from the distribution of wealth and power that has been perpetuated over decades. Where we live impacts more than just our access to healthy food, it also dictates how much residents pay for basic needs and services. For example, although Lake County residents make about 25% less than the national average, we pay 18% more for food.
  • Change is possible. We have the ability to change the way we approach health by changing what doesn’t work in our community and identifying what does. By engaging a diverse group of Lake County residents in community change, we will ensure that a healthy life is accessible to all Lake County residents, regardless of who they are or how much they make.

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The Communities that Care Facilitator will coordinate efforts across Lake County to build a healthier community for youth and families. This staff member will coordinate a community prevention coalition, using the Communities That Care model, in order to promote health and well-being of young people. The Facilitator will also supervise a staff member who coordinates a youth policy coalition. Finally, the Facilitator will co-lead a process to re-envision Lake County’s Youth Master Plan, a community initiative to improve youth health and health equity.

Areas of Responsibility

RESPONSIBILITIES

Coordinating the Communities that Care Coalition (60%)

  • Facilitate a coalition of Lake County community members, using guidance outlined in the Communities that Care model.
  • Hold regular coalition meetings, including any workgroups that emerge—at least one meeting or touch point per month.
  • Work with coalition members to implement environmental substance abuse prevention and mental health strategies within the community, such as policy change initiatives or social norms campaigns.
  • Train community coalition members to expand community capacity and outreach.
  • Work with the Assessment and Evaluation Coordinator to continuously evaluate youth substance abuse prevention and mental health strategies in the community and respond to community needs and concerns.
  • Continually identify and recruit new coalition members to ensure the coalition has diverse and reflective representation.
  • Collaborate with Lake County Public Health Agency and other community partners to implement the mental health and substance abuse prevention goals in the Public Health Improvement Plan
  • Attend regional and statewide trainings, as needed.
  • Complete grant reporting

 

Supervision (20%)

  • Support a staff member in facilitating a youth coalition working on local policy change initiatives in Lake County.
  • Provide ongoing coaching and supervision; support professional growth

 

Co-Lead Youth Master Plan Process (20%)

  • Work with the Youth Master Plan Steering Committee and other Lake County Build a Generation staff on a 2020 revision of the Youth Master Plan, including community-wide information gathering and priority setting. 
  • Support the Youth Master Plan Steering Committee in monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the Youth Master Plan initiatives
Requirements/Qualifications
  • Facilitative leadership skills (or the ability to develop facilitative leadership skills)—particularly the ability to facilitate groups toward prioritized goals, objectives, and actions
  • Strong data analysis skills
  • Self-motivated, detail oriented, able to work effectively both within a team and in self-directed situations
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Growth mindset
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Collaborative and able to work with diverse community leaders and community members
  • Passion for making Lake County a healthier place for youth and families
  • Competency with computers, the Microsoft Office Suite, G Suite, and social media
  • THE IDEAL CANDIDATE ALSO HAS THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS (BUT WE ARE WILLING TO TRAIN THE RIGHT PERSON IN MANY OF THE FOLLOWING SKILLS)
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience with policy change, systems change, and environmental change
  • Experience in health prevention and promotion
  • Understanding/awareness of racial equity issues (developed either through personal experience or formal training)
  • Ability to build on, or develop trust and connections, with members of the Lake County Latino/a community
  • Knowledge of the Lake County community
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Bicultural in both the white and the immigrant Latino/a community of Lake County
  • Experience in, and passion for, substance abuse prevention and mental health, especially for youth
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Public Health
Compensation/Benefits

STARTING SALARY RANGE:  $48,000 to $52,000, depending on experience and qualifications

BENEFITSMedical, dental and vision insurance; Annual leave including 12 paid holidays, 14 vacation days (accrued), 3 paid personal days, and sick leave (accrued); flexible schedule; paid professional development opportunities; 401K match; opportunities to work occasionally from home; supportive and innovative work culture; opportunities for advancement

START DATEMarch, 2020

How To Apply

TO APPLY:

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter (explaining why you want to work for Lake County Build a Generation and your interest in the Communities that Care Facilitator position) to Noah Sosin, Director of Coalition Development at noah@lcbag.org.  

OUR HIRING PROCESS AND TIMELINE:

  • Our hiring committee will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled
  • We will conduct initial screening interviews by phone or email shortly after receiving your application materials.      
  • We will begin scheduling initial interviews in February. Your initial interview may be conducted in person or via Google Hangouts. If you are invited for an interview, we will request that you provide the contact information for three people who can serve as professional references, including at least one former supervisor.       
  • Finalists may be invited to a follow-up interview, including a site visit to our organization.
  • We will make an offer shortly thereafter. We would like to have the selected candidate start in March.

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