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Current Opportunities

 

Project Manager, Planning Council Support

Job Description

United Way of Greater Union County (UWGUC) provides planning and support services to the Newark EMA HIV Health Services Planning Council, including research, dissemination of information, leadership, and skills building for Planning Council (PC) members. The ideal candidate has an in-depth understanding of the service system for and demographics of HIV/AIDS-affected populations, strong research skills and the ability to establish rapport and develop excellent working relationships with all PC members, as well as other HIV services funders, key stakeholders, and planning bodies. The Project Manager:

  • Provides leadership: drawing from experience in community planning or organizing; collaborates with PC leadership; ensures that the PC adheres to all government mandates; monitors adherence to PC bylaws; manages PC support staff and office.
  • Conducts outreach and public relations: acts as intermediary between the PC, community, and government; acts as the primary contact; provides ongoing support and guidance to PC members; assists with the member nominating process; works to retain and increase participation of PC members; develops recruitment plans to attract new PC applicants; designs new marketing materials and tools for the PC website; and develops strategy to increase the overall visibility of PC efforts.
  • Develops linkages and collaborates: supports other planning efforts including those related both to prevention and to services within the EMA.
  • Represents the Newark EMA and PC at meetings of the New Jersey HIV Planning Group (NJHPG), NJHPG committees, and ensures that the PC participates in development of the Statewide Coordinated Statement of Need (SCSN) as required by federal law.
  • Researches and Plans:  works with PC leadership and consultant to direct the research and development of related reports mandated by Ryan White legislation and essential for planning activities, including but not limited to:
    • an annual HIV needs assessment report
    • an annual HIV funding stream report detailing and analyzing all sources of non-Ryan   White HIV-related funding in the EMA
    • a service category analysis report
    • a comprehensive plan for the delivery of HIV services in the EMA.
    • Annual progress report
  • Participates in a broad-based advisory group: with a focus on supporting and helping to guide the development of research tools.
  • Works collaboratively: across mulitiple stakeholders and the grantee to complete the HRSA grant application.
  • Writes: other reports as needed and assures research and evaluation results are achieved.
  • Develops an annual training plan: for PC members and provides comprehensive training and leadership development for PC members, in accordance with Ryan White legislative requirements.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Experience:

  • Masters Degree in Public Health, Public Administration, or advanced degree in closely related fields; or
  • Bachelors and 4 years of equivalent experience in public health program coordination, management and/or community organizing; including experience managing a major project or grant.
  • Supervisory experience required.
  • Significant experience in financial operations, budgeting, labor relations, and human resources required.
  • Demonstrated communication and leadership skills.
  • Prior experience working with grants & city/municipal agencies a plus.
  • Knowledge of information systems and relevant technology preferred.
  • Excellent writing and verbal skills.
  • Takes initiative, is well-organized, pays close attention to detail, and system-oriented.
  • Computer literacy in word processing and spreadsheets.
  • Bilingual capacity a plus.

Primary Work Location:

United Way of Greater Union County 33 West Grand Street Elizabeth, NJ 07202. Travel is expected to all program sites on a regular basis and participation in program related events.

Competencies:

  • Day-to-Day Structure - Sets well-defined, realistic goals for one’s self; displays a high level of effort and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; is motivated to achieve; able to re-direct focus and multi-task.
  • Action Oriented - Consistently maintains high levels of productivity; works with effectiveness and determination over a sustained period.
  • Adaptability - Adapts well to changes in assignments and priorities; adapts behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; approaches change positively and adjusts behaviors accordingly.
  • Collaboration - Builds constructive working relationships with partner agencies and internal staff to meet goals and objectives.
  • Cultural Competence and Sensitivity - Respects and relates well to people from varied backgrounds, understands diverse views, and is sensitive to differences.
  • Decision Making/Problem Solving - Compares data, information, and input from a variety of sources to draw conclusions.
  • Management - Shows ability to plan, schedule, direct work of self; balances task requirements and individual abilities; organizes materials to accomplish tasks; sets challenging yet achievable goals.
  • Communication - Clearly conveys and receives information and ideas.  Keeps staff informed on a daily basis and demonstrates good written, oral, and listening skills.
  • Presentation/Speaking Skills - Effectively presents ideas, information and materials to individuals and groups.
  • Organizational Mission - Keeps the organization’s mission, vision, and values at the forefront of decision making and actions;
  • Team Work - Works as a lead member of the CI Team; participants as an active and contributing member to achieve goals.  Inspires motivation; engages with peers in a team process to solve problems; works cooperatively with all team members.
  • Flexibility - Has an “All hands on deck” attitude toward work in a small office environment; is flexible with time to meet goals/benchmarks and complete tasks; and is available via email during work hours and responds accordingly.

Applicant must submit the following: salary requirement, Masters Degree in Public Health, Public Administration, or advanced degree in closely related fields; or bachelors and 4 years of equivalent experience in public health program coordination.

Applications without the required documentation will not be considered.

 

YOUTH SERVICE COORDINATOR

 Youth Service Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the program.  The Coordinator will assist in the oversight of the educational, employment and social service delivery appropriate for youth to overcome barriers to success and meet employment and/or education goals. The Coordinator will establish linkages with community resources; develop relationships with schools, community partners, and businesses to develop resources and opportunities for youth. The Coordinator reports to the Program Director.

Responsibilities:

Program Management:

  • Assures overall program progress towards the achievement of service delivery objectives, recommends and/or directs appropriate actions, or implements changes  as needed and approved by the Director to ensure contractual compliance
  • Serves as the first point of contact for partners and works with them to ensure successful implementation of the program
  • Provides job readiness, financial literacy and labor market and employment guidance to program participants
  • Coordinates the delivery of 14 program elements via multiple partners
  • Coordinates with employers, nonprofits and local businesses to ensure a variety of work experience opportunities including internships, job shadowing, and subsidized/unsubsidized jobs
  • Manages the development of work plans, budgets, MOU’s and/or contracts for all partners
  • Working with the Director, the Coordinator establishes benchmarks, data collection requirements and monitors the use of the case management system to ensure accuracy of data, progress towards benchmarks and contract compliance
  • Provides leadership with accurate reports on program progress
  • Routinely reviews program files to ensure funder compliance and provides program staff with support and guidance
  • Conducts site visits regularly to support service providers, assists with engaging participants, and in identifying and addressing barriers to success
  • Assesses program personnel in their capacity to provide services and ability to help program participants reach objectives, benchmarks, and goals
  • Recommends programmatic changes and comprehensive professional development/training to improve skills, knowledge, and performance of service delivery partners
  • Assists in the preparation of program budgets, curriculum and proposals for continuation of grants, and new funding opportunities
  • Develops collaborative relationships with community based organizations, conducts outreach activities, and supports the identification of potential work experience opportunities for youth
  • Supports program events and retention efforts alongside program teams
  • Point person in ensuring youth program registration is complete and that accurate enrollment documents are submitted for certification
  • Advises on way to streamline processes between agencies
  • Supports the Director with Consortium meetings; scheduling, preparing materials, and identifying agenda items
  • Prepares all required narrative and quantitative reports, and submits them in a timely fashion
  • Reviews all fiscal reports and processes them for internal review and payments with a focus on ensuring accuracy before submitting payments

 Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Human Services or Social Sciences or related field

Minimum Experience:

  • One (1) year of working experience with vulnerable youth and/or contract management that includes contract compliance, fiscal monitoring, and working with multiple organizations; experience working with employment programs preferred
  • Experience providing workshops to youth
  • Experience working with diverse communities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail
  • Computer literate and knowledge of case management electronic tools a plus
  • Must have a valid New Jersey driver’s license
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus, but not required

 

 Primary Work Location:

United Way of Greater Union County 33 West Grand Street Elizabeth, NJ 07202. Travel is expected to all program sites on a regular basis and participation in program related events.

Competencies:

  • Day-to-Day Structure - Sets well-defined, realistic goals for one’s self; displays a high level of effort and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; is motivated to achieve; able to re-direct focus and multi-task.
  • Action Oriented - Consistently maintains high levels of productivity; works with effectiveness and determination over a sustained period.
  • Adaptability - Adapts well to changes in assignments and priorities; adapts behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; approaches change positively and adjusts behaviors accordingly.
  • Collaboration - Builds constructive working relationships with partner agencies and internal staff to meet goals and objectives.
  • Cultural Competence and Sensitivity - Respects and relates well to people from varied backgrounds, understands diverse views, and is sensitive to differences.
  • Decision Making/Problem Solving - Compares data, information, and input from a variety of sources to draw conclusions.
  • Management - Shows ability to plan, schedule, direct work of self; balances task requirements and individual abilities; organizes materials to accomplish tasks; sets challenging yet achievable goals.
  • Communication - Clearly conveys and receives information and ideas.  Keeps staff informed on a daily basis and demonstrates good written, oral, and listening skills.
  • Presentation/Speaking Skills - Effectively presents ideas, information and materials to individuals and groups.
  • Organizational Mission - Keeps the organization’s mission, vision, and values at the forefront of decision making and actions;
  • Team Work - Works as a lead member of the CI Team; participants as an active and contributing member to achieve goals.  Inspires motivation; engages with peers in a team process to solve problems; works cooperatively with all team members.
  • Flexibility - Has an “All hands on deck” attitude toward work in a small office environment; is flexible with time to meet goals/benchmarks and complete tasks; and is available via email during work hours and responds accordingly.
 

To apply send email to Nathali.Cano@uwguc.org with JOB POSITION IN THE SUBJECT HEADLINE

 

Applicant must submit the following: Salary history, salary requirement and writing sample of a youth curriculum or  related writing sample. Applications without the required documentation will not be considered.

 

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United Way of Greater Union County (UWGUC) is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to principles of the broadest form of diversity. We therefore:

  • Value, champion, and embrace diversity in all aspects of UWGUC activities and respect others without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or status as a qualified disabled individual;
  • Support affirmative action and equal opportunity programs throughout UWGUC and the organizations we work with; and
  • Refuse to engage in or tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.

Diversity Policy Statement:
United Way of Greater Union County as stated in our Values and Beliefs, recognizes that our diversity strengthens us and thus pursues participation from all segments of our community.

To that end, United Way of Greater Union County, seeks to ensure that its policies and practices which guide and direct its employment practices as well as recruitment of volunteers does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, marital status, familial status, national origin, ancestry, sex, mental retardation, mental disibility, including but not limited to, blindness or deafness, or any other protected class not identified herein.  United Way of Greater Union County is fully committed to assuring equal opportunity and equal consideration to all qualified applicants and employees in personnel matters including recruitment, hiring, training, promotions, salaries, and other compensation, as well to volunteers in recruitment and placement opportunities.