West Chicago’s Healthy West Chicago (HWC) Advisory Board, a group of key community leaders who have joined together to promote a healthier West Chicago under the fiscal agent of People Made Visible, Inc., a West Chicago 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is seeking a Program Administrator for the initiative.
The primary and initial focus of the Program Administrator is to successfully implement and measure the Healthy West Chicago Community Project Action Plan to motivate children and families to adopt healthier lifestyles through healthier choices. In addition, the Program Administrator will grow HWC by the integration of existing community health programs under the HWC umbrella to organize and ensure sustainability. A concurrent focus of the Program Administrator is to generate support for HWC’s mission through comprehensive fundraising and advocacy efforts, with primary responsibility for grant acquisition, reporting and financial management.
The Program Administrator directs HWC programs, measures impact, and assures strong relationships with residents and other key stakeholders on behalf of HWC. This position will apply rigor to the growth of West Chicago’s community health initiatives, engage internal and external partners in collaborative interventions and programming and ensure compliance with relevant law and policy. The Program Administrator will report to the Advisory Board and work directly with its Executive Committee to ensure alignment of community health initiatives with identified community health needs and provide support for health activities at local schools, health systems and by community organizations.
The Program Administrator will be contracted to create a budget proposal that is dictated by the West Chicago Community Action Plan incorporating goals, outcomes and proposed expenditure alignment. The Program Administrator will be responsible for creating a work plan directly aligned to the proposed budget. Areas of responsibility will include fundraising and development, advocacy and outreach, program management and operations, and marketing and communications. The Program Administrator will have the choice to subcontract for resources and services necessary to carry out the work plan.
As a contractor, the Program Administrator will be required to carry appropriate liability insurance.
A bilingual (English/Spanish) applicant is preferred.
To apply, candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, references and evidence of prior experience in facilitating community coalition, nonprofit grant driven work and nonprofit operations management.
Questions and application materials can be submitted to the Healthy West Chicago Executive Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.