Director of Programs
HealthCorps is a national 501 (c)(3) corporation that gives teens tools to improve their physical and mental health so they can learn to live more productive and happier lives. Founded in 2003 by Dr. Mehmet Oz, HealthCorps’ mission is to help raise a generation of healthy students, using innovative approaches that help teens grow physically fit and mentally strong. We provide support that’s as disruptive as the incredible challenges teens face today – which didn’t even exist one generation before. HealthCorps students exercise more, eat better, and practice positive thought.
Overview of the position:
The Director of Programs is responsible to manage the implementation, administration and promotion of the Education Department to include the Living Labs Programs, HealthCorps University (HCU) and Program Research & Evaluation. Guided by HealthCorps’ mission and strategic plan, the Director of Programs will report to HealthCorps’ President. This position manages: (2) Regional Supervisors, a Curriculum Development Product Specialist, a Program Specialist and a Research Scientist. The Director is also responsible for developing and cultivating a wide range of new/existing health, education, school district and civic partnerships to leverage HealthCorps’ service and relevance throughout the diverse communities it serves.
- Manage the Education Department in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization.
- Collaborate and consult with HealthCorps’ Executive team on the execution and strategic plan for the Education Department.
- Develop and implement long-term goals and objectives to achieve successful program outcomes.
- Plan and strategize with the Human Resources Director on Education team staff trainings and national hiring.
- Manage reporting of program outcomes to the Executive Team.
- Develop relationships with researchers in the field of Public Health (locally and nationally)
- Participate in Large-scale school district stake holder meetings.
- Partner with the Community School Director (CSD) and school principal to ensure all community school components are implemented strategically and effectively.
- Represent HealthCorps at key national meetings, conferences and events, as needed.
Provide direct supervision and management of Education Department staff:
Program Development and Management
- Develop and direct the Education, Living Labs, Research and HealthCorps University programs regionally and nationally to successfully meet or exceed HealthCorps’ long-term strategic goals.
- Ensure and programmatic excellence through development and implementation of innovative performance and outcomes measures.
- Monitor scopes of work to ensure timeliness, quality and accuracy for contractual and grant commitments.
- Work with the Executive team to recruit and engage school districts and schools in the Living Labs program.
- Seek to broker other collaborations and relationships that extend the reach and impact of the Living Labs program.
- Work with the Executive team to identify new grant proposals for expansion of the Living Labs program and target new markets for expansion.
- Assess and refine core program components with the Education Team on an annual basis.
- Monitor local and national public health and education , practices, policies and programmatic innovations to maintain teams informed.
- Monitor national initiatives in the field of public health as well as programmatic innovations and best practices from other sectors to ensure that program staff remains well-informed
- Maintain and liaison relationships with school administrators and school district professionals.
- Engage HealthCorps Living Labs funders on work happening in the field at each site and contribute to funder impact reports.
- Oversee and support new school set-up and aid with the development of individualized plans for each community that HealthCorps will engage and impact through the Living Lab program.
- Update and maintain the District Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and School MOU’s and ensure clear expectations for programming needs in each community that HealthCorps serves.
- Maintain and strengthen current National strategic partnerships working with HealthCorps through the Living Lab - in-school program (Cooking Matters, CK 12, etc.).
- Oversee and monitor the program budget, and reporting requirements for Living Labs program.
- Work closely with the team on program sustainability by establishing annual plans for exiting schools and communities after successful completion of the four (4) year Living Labs program.
The Director of the Living Labs Programs may also be required to fulfill additional responsibilities, as needed. This individual must work collaboratively with all departments across the organization and members of the Education Team with the goal of streamlining communication and providing consistent messaging for team members across the country.
- Master’s degree in Education, Public Health related field required
- Minimum 3 years of experience supervising staff with program development, implementation, and leadership, ideally in the non-profit arena and in education, public health, wellness or similar areas.
- Experience relevant to the field of scientific research in relation to educational programs or public health.
- Experience relevant to the field of education or public health with an understanding of educators and/or the school environment.
- Strategic, ambitious, entrepreneurial leader with the proven ability to see the big picture and set priorities, take initiative to create opportunities and get results.
- Proven track record of building strong alliances with internal staff and external stakeholders.
- Proven ability to work with a high level of independence.
- Excellent project management and problem solving skills; ability to manage multiple project and staff simultaneously.
- Previous experience in: training facilitating, group management, programming, or public speaking, presentation and writing skills.
- Excellent people management skills.
- High level proficiency in budget management
- Demonstrated supervisorial skills and the ability to work with others to set and accomplish ambitious objectives.
- Domestic travel is required to:
- Summer and winter trainings
- Education team management meetings
- Senior staff workshops
- Large-scale district stake holder meetings
- As a full-time employee Basic Life insurance coverage with accidental death and dismemberment in amount of 50K is offered, and is paid for by HealthCorps. Benefits and 401K are available to you, your position will also include nine (9) HC Holidays. Fringe benefits including health, dental and vision insurance are available after the list of the month following 30 days after date of hire. Please note that HealthCorps pays for a portion of your employee benefits.
- We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All new hires must be able to successfully pass a background check.
HealthCorps, Inc provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements. HealthCorps, Inc complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
HealthCorps, Inc reserves the right to conduct background investigations and/or reference checks on all of its potential employees. Your job offer, therefore, is contingent upon a clearance of such a background investigation and/or reference check, if any. The offer described above is contingent upon the results of your drug screening.