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Director of Prevention and Community Collaborations


Are you looking to join a Dynamic Team? The Center for Health Innovation (CHI) is seeking a Director of Prevention and Community Collaborations. Candidates should be team players, experience with grant compliance and program management, detail oriented, have strong leadership skills with an appreciation of our greatest asset – our employees. Flexible work environment. Review the full position description below. Send resume and letter of interest to Please share with your networks, friends, and colleagues!

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Prevention and Community
Collaborations will be responsible for the operational success of the Prevention and
Community Collaborations department at the Center for Health Innovation (CHI),
ensuring seamless team management, program development and delivery, quality control and compliance of all grants and contracts. In this role the Director will provide leadership and supervision of staff. The Director will be a key representative of CHI at the community, state and federal levels.

The delivery of quality service and positive interaction with our customers is critical to the completion of all the tasks within this job description, thus the employee is responsible for establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships with internal and external customers in a courteous, respectful and professional manner.


Compliance/Grant & Program Management

  • Demonstrated high level work performance with diverse stakeholders at local, state and national levels.
  • Manages program operations of CHI department efficiently and effectively.
  • Manages multiple projects by using appropriate tools and processes. Meets deadlines
  • Ensures compliance with all departmental grants and contracts, including
  • timely and accurate program and financial reporting and deliverables.
  • Exercises discretion and independent judgement in matters of significance.

Community Relations and Marketing

  • Establish positive strategic relations with public and private agencies, CHI collaborators, contractors, and partners as well as key funders at local, state and national levels.
  • Market and promote the organization; increasing the public profile and visibility of CHI and other programs, organizations or initiatives as designated by the Executive Director.

Financial Planning and Management

  • Assist with the develop of budgets
  • Prepare departmental reports for Executive Director and/or Board of Directors.
  • Budget management of assigned programs with timely and accurate reporting and staying within approved budget.
  • Monthly review of general ledger detail and monthly financials for department programs.
  • Approval and coding of all purchase orders related to department expenditures.
  • As required, submits timely and accurate invoices with documentation to finance department.

Supervision/Human Resource Development:

  • Understand strategic human resource management concepts and practices necessary to create a productive environment with satisfied participants.
  • Instill a sense of accountability among team members by modeling oversight of individual and organization performance standards and compliance with all grants and contract requirements.
  • Is familiar with and complies with CHI policies and procedures
  • Sensitive to diversity and support enhancing strategic human resource management.
  • Evaluate efforts to create an organization that practices strategic human resource management and identify opportunities for improvement.

Leadership and Advocacy

  • Actively participate in community stakeholders meetings
  • Advocate for policies that support CHI programs and contracts or those if its partners.
  • Understand team building techniques and dynamics.
  • Act as a leader or member of a multi-function team, appreciate the value of diversity and use effective communication skills.
  • Build and motivate teams inside and outside the organization, and resolve conflict.

Resource Development
a) Works with CHI Resource Development Department to research potential funding
sources, and write grant proposals (including federal grants and private foundations)

Strategic Planning and Management

  • Understand the importance of developing and maintaining a strategic management process.
  • Establish and maintain a strategic management process.
  • Understand the strategic management process to involve key stakeholders in defining the mission and plans as appropriate.
  • Review an organization’s planning situation and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Assist and guide the organization to establish a vision and mission that is shared by all key stakeholders.
  • Understand methods and impacts when implementing strategy.
  • Use standards, performance indicators and policy to support strategy implementation.
  • Develop commitment, ownership and timing to reflect resource capability.
  • Understand the importance of measurement and practices to monitor and evaluate plans and related process.
    • Develop effective processes to ensure adequate monitoring and evaluation occurs.
    • Use a continuous improvement approach to review and comment on plans.
    • Develop reporting practices to support accountability.
    • Develop and monitor reports to ensure reported accountabilities are linked to the organization strategic direction and governance requirements.

Education: Master’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Public Health or related field. 2 years relevant experience may substitute for 1 year of education.
Knowledge: Knowledge in nonprofit administration, health and human services, program development and management, grants administration, organizational processes, resource development and team management.
Abilities: Flexibility, self-motivation, leadership, fosters cooperation, strategic
management, achievement focused and inclusion-oriented. Independent judgment.
Represents the organization publicly.


  • 5 years program and grant management experience
  • 2 years supervisory experience
  • Organizational operations. Program and fiscal compliance.
  • Program evaluation
  • Writing, speaking, and social skills.
  • Organizational analysis, systems development and strategic planning.
  • Public relations, collaboration, and community engagement.
  • Quality assurance.
  • Development, coordination and assessment of programs. Process oriented.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Leadership and personnel management
  • Resource development
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Word and Excel.


  • Extremely well organized and detail oriented
  • Established history of forgoing strategic partnerships and alliances
  • Proven track record of successful fundraising through grants and contracts.
  • Experience writing and managing grants, including federal grants
  • Adept at engaging and motivating others to achieve desired outcomes
  • Keen ability to manage multiple projects and meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and able to communicate with diplomacy
  • Works well autonomously
  • Positive attitude, collaborative nature, and approachable demeanor
  • Genuine interest in environmental health, health equity, environmental justice


  • Personal computer experience.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills


  • Standing: May require standing for periods of time and on an intermittent basis.
  • Sitting Requires: sitting for long periods of time; Frequent use of computer and keyboard.
  • Walking Requires: walking on an on intermittent basis; Occasional prolonged walking. Pushing/Pulling Push carts with materials, etc. from time to time.
  • Squatting/Kneeling Kneels or squats to plug/unplug various equipment intermittently.
  • Frequent reaching, stooping, bending, and crouching
  • Lifting Lifts necessary supplies and equipment utilized for job function: Occasionally lifts, supplies/equipment up to 50 lbs. Carrying Carries materials, etc. from time to time
  • Vision Ability to read correspondence, reports, books, periodicals, and computer screen etc.
  • Hearing Ability: to perceive speech at normal loudness levels and to be able to respond to alarms, answering phone, and overhead page
  • Psychological Ability: to respond appropriately to stressful work and multiple demands. Resolves conflicts effectively, prioritizes task, responds to emergencies and reacts calmly. Knowledge or relevant office equipment. Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions establish a safe work environment.
  • Physiological: Work is primarily performed indoors in a controlled environment
  • Travel: Frequently drives sort and/or long distances


  • Occasional pressure due to deadlines, working with the public, supervision, working long hours and travel.