• Director, Student and Family Health

    Job Locations US-TX-Dallas
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/8/2018 7:40 PM)
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  • Overview

    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 inextricably linked, when one of us succeeds, we all succeed.  We are solution seekers and agents of change.  Better health leads to better lives.  When we’re healthy, we’re able to enjoy life, provide for our families, realize our dreams and contribute to our communities. Our goal is to have thriving families who are healthy, who have students who can successfully enter college or a career after high school, and who no longer live in poverty. 


    Following the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model, the Director of Student and Family Health will address critical education and health outcomes of youth and families, organize collaborative actions and initiatives that support students, and strongly engage community resources – to strengthen a unified and collaborative approach designed to improve learning and health in our community.  Work will emphasize a school-wide approach, and acknowledge learning, health, and the school as a part and reflection of the local community.


    The Director of Student and Family Health is currently responsible for the project coordination and support of programmatic aspects of the Healthy Zone Schools initiative, Just Keep Living, KidsTeachingKids, and Character Playbook.   The  Director of Student and Family Health also provides ongoing support to ensure that all funded programs are aligned with and make measurable progress toward achieving the community goal for Health and Education –  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 Student Health. 


    To perform the job successfully, competitive applicants should demonstrate the following competencies:


    • Mission-Focused:  Create real social change that leads to improving lives in our community.
    • Relationship-Oriented:  Is able to communicate effectively to develop, grow and sustain productive relationships.  Knows how to capture and record relevant information and how to interpret and utilize the information to forge partnerships, collaborate, cultivate, grow, sustain and strengthen internal and external relationships.
    • Results-Driven:  Dedicated to shared and measurable goals; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad impact.
    • Stewards:  Our actions, behaviors, and decisions on behalf of our donors must be transparent, meet the highest ethical standards, and align with organizational goals.


    Development of strategy to improve student and family health:

    • In partnership with the Vice President of Thriving Families, Vice President of Economic Mobility and Director of Community Health and Wellness, lead development of strategy for improving student, family, and community health and wellness in the UWMD service area.
    • Strengthen existing relationships and forge new working partnerships with community leaders, service providers, corporations, funders, public sector, health institutions, educational institutions, coalitions, and other stakeholders to collectively implement strategy.
    • Represent UWMD in community coalitions, conferences, and other venues related to student and family health.
    • Provide on-going support to non-profits who work with United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, including monitoring outcomes to ensure programs align with the 10-Year Community Goal for Health
    • Manage grant funding and relationship management of a portfolio of agencies focused on student and family
    • Development of Common Measures for health.
    • Communicate with other United Way departments, agencies, and community representatives, stakeholders, funders, etc. as appropriate (communication of goals, activities, outcomes, etc.)
    • Coordinate efforts as appropriate with Marketing, Finance and Resource Development


    Leadership, development and management of programs to improve student and family health:

    • Management of Healthy Zone Schools Program, in partnership with the Cooper Institute, including:
    • Oversight, process development, strategic planning and implementation efforts
    • Execution of the annual process for review and selection of schools and community partners as related to Healthy Zone Schools
    • Liaison to the Cooper Institute program team for Healthy Zone Schools program implementation and school relationship management
    • Budget planning, working with Finance as necessary
    • Creation and facilitation of volunteer engagement projects in partnership with Resource Development
    • Manage contracts with all Healthy Zone Schools and districts, including revising program plans and contracts as necessary.
    • Plan and execute Healthy Zone Schools program events, including annual school orientation, end of year event, and school event support
    • Fundraising, in partnership with Resource Development
    • Manage process to track schools and stakeholders interested in participating in Healthy Zone Schools program


    • Management of Just Keep Livin program, in partnership with the Just Keep Livin Foundation, including:
    • Management, process development, and implementation efforts
    • Liaison between DISD, Schools, and Just Keep Livin Foundation
    • Management of financial and contractual processes in partnership with the finance department


    • Management of Character Playbook, in partnership with EverFi, the Dallas Cowboys and United Way Worldwide, including:
    • Assistance with implementation efforts and events
    • Liaison to EverFi, the Dallas Cowboys, and United Way Worldwide


    • Management of KidsTeachingKids, in partnership with Medical City Dallas Hospital and Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), including:
    • Assistance with implementation efforts, volunteer engagement and events
    • Liaison to KidsTeachingKids Advisory Board
    • Budget planning, working with Finance as necessary
    • Fundraising, in partnership with Resource Development


    • Other duties as assigned


    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 6 years of experience in non-profit / social services preferred.     



    Program Development and Content Knowledge:


    • Knowledge of current thinking in the education, health, poverty, social innovation, advocacy, community development and social change fields
    • Ability to assess developments in the field
    • Strong ability to develop, implement and evaluate strategies to affect change
    • Demonstrated commitment to low-income populations, equity, economic justice, intersectionality, structural bias and other social justice concepts
    • Strong understanding of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model
    • Strong knowledge of the interconnectedness of education, health and income
    • Demonstrated familiarity with several of UWMD health grantmaking areas, including: primary and clinical care, preventative care, healthy school environments, food access, health education, substance abuse prevention and treatment, family violence prevention and treatment, mental health, chronic disease management
    • Demonstrated familiarity of education and health policy, local, state and health and human services issues.


    Fundraising Acumen

    • Ability to identify and capitalize on strategic points for philanthropic engagement
    • Ability to provide thought leadership on UWMD work both within and outside of UWMD.
    • Strong verbal communications skills and interpersonal skills, including the ability to speak publicly and work effectively as a member of a team
    • Communicates effectively and with passion “the story” of the organization’s work to engage donors, volunteers, and advocates.
    • Develops relationships, both internally and externally, to enhance and contribute to organizational effectiveness.


    Functional Competencies:

    • Exceptional reasoning and strategic problem-solving abilities, and proven track record of success in solving complex and dynamic problems.
    • Excellent project management skills and the ability to chart one’s own direction collaboratively
    • Strong skill in coaching and developing others, including peers, without having a direct management relationship
    • Desire to help others achieve their goals by sharing ideas, time and resources.
    • Has a focus on results and can effectively communicate goals and impact
    • Advocates for support of education, income, and health
    • Promotes an open-mind, innovation, creativity and is willing to take calculated risks
    • Develops relationships to drive results
    • Demonstrated financial analysis skills, including the ability to analyze audited financials, balance sheets, and business plans of nonprofit organizations and programs
    • Has the necessary organizational skills to deliver on team and organizational goals
    • Commitment to personal learning and development and openness to feedback
    • Adaptability and flexibility, with ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced, results-oriented culture with limited guidance
    • Responsive, service-oriented attitude
    • High degree of emotional intelligence


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