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