United Way of Metropolitan Dallas tackles complex social problems by surrounding North Texans with local programming in the areas of Education, Income, and Health – the essential component of a thriving community. We understand that these three areas are connected and correlated with community success. We also believe that our lives are interrelated, when one of us succeeds, we all succeed. When we’re healthy, we’re able to enjoy life, provide for our families, realize our dreams and contribute to our communities. At United Way we are solution seekers and agents of change. Our goal is to ensure that all North Texans have access to nutritious food, quality healthcare and the chance to lead healthy, productive lives.
Poverty and poor health are inextricably linked. Poverty is both a cause and a consequence of poor health. Poverty increases the chances of poor health and poor health in turn traps communities in poverty. Marginalized groups and vulnerable individuals are often worst affected, deprived of the information, money or access to health services that would help them prevent and treat disease.
Very poor and vulnerable people may have to make harsh choices – knowingly putting their health at risk because they cannot see their children go hungry, for example. Reducing poverty and improving nutrition, as well as strengthening local health systems, is of the utmost importance to improving the health and wellness of our communities.
The Director of Community Health and Wellness will address critical health and poverty needs of the community, organize collaborative actions and initiatives that support communities, and strongly engage resources – to strengthen a unified and collaborative approach designed to improve the health and wellness of our community. This position acknowledges that access to healthcare isn’t the only answer, and will incorporate preventive care, housing, access to healthy food, mental health, environmental health, economic mobility and social networks as a part of the solution.
The Director of Community Health and Wellness provides ongoing support to ensure that all funded programs are aligned with and make measurable progress toward achieving the community goal for Health and Income – to ensure that all North Texans have access to nutritious food, quality healthcare and the chance to lead healthy, productive lives.
Work will include analyzing existing resources in Dallas and around the country. Identifying gaps in services and establishing partnerships and strategic alliances with service providers, volunteers, and other programs that develop United Way of Metropolitan Dallas as a thought leader in Health.
Development of strategy to improve community health and wellness:
Leadership, development and management of programs to improve community health and wellness:
EDUCATION: Master’s degree in related field or relevant experience, social work, health, public administration, business administration, or related field strongly preferred.
EXPERIENCE: At least 4 years of experience in non-profit / social services preferred.
Program Development and Content Knowledge: