Health and Housing Outreach Director
Allen Neighborhood Center (ANC) is seeking an experienced organizer and/or program manager to oversee its integrated set of health and housing initiatives. This key member of the ANC Leadership Team will perform the following:
- Organize and oversee ANC’s vigorous outreach efforts to link neighbors with health and housing programs, resources, and opportunities.
- Coordinate and maintain ongoing outreach to collaborative partners in Lansing, at community events, and through newsletter delivery and social media outlets to promote the visibility of ANC and spread the word about programs and services.
- In partnership with our Restoration Works partners (LCC, Ingham County Land Bank and Habitat for Humanity), facilitate the restoration of two Eastside homes, including demonstration projects, workshops and community involvement.
- Oversee ANC programs to improve community health, including enrollment in health coverage programs, referrals to medical homes, breast health advocacy, and linkage to ANC food, gardening and fitness related programs.
- Supervise the engagement and mobilization of residents in support of organized neighborhood groups and as volunteers for ANC’s wide range of programs.
- Work as an integral member of the ANC Leadership Team to leverage, coordinate and support ANC’s comprehensive and integrative approach to community development.
Candidate Profile: Successful candidates must possess a genuine passion for place-making and neighborhood revitalization as well as a work ethic that can handle the broad responsibility of our Health and Housing Outreach Director. Workloads and meetings expand before and after the typical 8 – 5 weekday work period. Qualities that we seek include:
- Passion and Energy: A successful candidate will demonstrate a high level of commitment to work and personal belief in their mission. In particular, a successful candidate must possess a personal and professional passion for urban revitalization and community building.
- Excellent communication skills and high comfort level for engaging the rich mix of people living and working on Lansing’s Eastside. Successful candidates must embrace the diversity of the population of the neighborhood that will be encountered and must be promoted on a daily basis.
- Well-developed organizational, grant management, and supervisory skills to successfully manage complex and over-lapping projects and to supervise the ANC staff, interns, AmeriCorps, and volunteers that are key to ANC’s program success.
- In depth knowledge and use of outreach and engagement techniques, including door to door canvassing, use of posters/flyers/newsletters, and internet-based approaches.
- Comfort with advocating for the organization and projects, conducting media interviews and presentations.
- Strong events coordination, promotion, and related skills.
- Ability to smoothly handle many tasks, in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
- A strong sense of team approach to decision making and helping one another to be successful. At the same time, the candidate must possess a strong sense of independence in implementing and creating successful programs and relationships.
- Familiarity with, and commitment to, Lansing’s Eastside.
About Allen Neighborhood Center (ANC): Founded in 1999, ANC is a non-profit community development agency serving the Eastside of Lansing, Michigan. Areas of focus include health, housing, food access and food security, and social capital building. For detailed information about ANC’s programs or about Lansing’s Eastside, log on to www.allenneighborhoodcenter.org.