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Community Health Program Manager

For Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC)

Job Summary
The Community Health Program Manager (CHPM) plays an integral role for VYCC’s Food and Farm program, fostering partnerships and supporting healthy communities throughout Vermont. The CHPM will oversee partnerships of the Health Care Share (HCS), a public health initiative that provides fresh produce and poultry to over 400 families navigating food insecurity and diet-related diseases. That VYCC Corps Members grow, harvest, and pack these shares, all while gaining personal and professional skills makes this initiative all the more compelling. This position is all about connecting organizations, systems, and people with the goal of continuing to deepen and broaden the impact of the Health Care Share.
The CHPM’s is primarily responsible for managing existing partnerships and the development of new ones. Additional responsibilities include enrolling HCS participants; coordinating share distribution and food preparation education; collecting relevant data; mentoring young people working on our Farm Crews; and securing funding for the HCS.
Essential Functions
Health Care Share Partnerships and Member Services
• Coordinate with medical partners to ensure strong relationships with medical centers. Responsibilities include:
o Lead annual planning with partners, in collaboration with Food and Farm Program Director
o Promote HCS expansion through additional partnerships, revenue streams, and HCS recipient networks
o Develop and refine applications, surveys, and health outcome measurement tools; track HCS member outcome-related data
o Work with partner organizations to manage HCS Member enrollment
o Manage HCS distribution site logistics (location, equipment, site supervisor(s), volunteers, VYCC staffing, food demonstrations)
o Communicate and document weekly share contents and oversee the creation and distribution of newsletter
o Lead end-of-year debrief and reporting with all partner medical centers
• Collaborate with Central Vermont Medical Center Health Share Committee to improve and execute HCS
• Manage other farm initiatives engaging in community health, including 3SquaresVT and NOFA Farm Shares
• Explore new community partnerships beyond medical centers that support and augment our programmatic impact on community health
Food and Farm Program Support
• Collaborate with Food and Farm Program Manager, Production Manager, and Food and Farm Director to design and implement trainings and workshops for VYCC Crew Leaders and Project Leads
• Lead education and training sessions for Crew Members on topics relating to the Health Care Share, food access, food security, and other related topics
• Work with Community-based Food and Farm Crews in designing Community Health Program components and support these Crews throughout the season with regular visits
• Coordinate with HCS sites and Food and Farm Program staff to organize further connection with HCS members at pickup sites
• Support production and program needs on the farm – including occasional weekend chores, leading volunteer groups in farm work, and working with crews in the field
• Represent VYCC’s Food and Farm Program on relevant committees and conferences
Funding and Sustainability
• Work with VYCC Administration and Food and Farm Director to:
o Secure fee-for-service revenues with partnering medical centers, hospitals and federally qualifying health care clinics
o Seek and secure funding from other agencies and organizations involved in food security and youth development (VT Dept. of Health, Agency of Agriculture, Dept. of Labor, and private foundations)
o Identify, forecast, and submit grants and appeals for philanthropic support
o Prepare and submit reports to all funders
o Assist in designing and implementing Food and Farm Program fundraising and community engagement events
VYCC staff and AmeriCorps Member Supervision
• Oversee and provide guidance to seasonal staff to coordinate the HCS including:
o HCS Member support, logistics coordination, site survey, and data collection
o Writing weekly newsletters to include recipes, nutrition information, and cooking and storage tips
o Assisting with the development of a comprehensive Health Care Share program report
o Marketing Health Care Share to potential members

Mar 03, 2021
Required Qualifications and Skills • Grant writing and reporting experience • Two to four years of experience in public health, community food security, and/or youth development • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills • Ability to relate to diverse internal and external constituencies including staff, board, parents and children, service providers, public officials, and donors • Demonstrated ability to work independently and on a team • Outstanding time management, organizational skills, and attention to detail • Ability to maintain focus and productivity in a bustling office atmosphere in which open office space is shared with others • Available to work occasional nights and weekends Preferred Qualifications and Skills • Degree in Food Systems, Public Health, or another related field • Familiarity with regulations, laws, and procedures of the healthcare and public health sectors • Thorough knowledge of the Vermont food, farm, and public health landscape
Richmond, VT
Full-Time, Year Round
Salary range for this position is $40,000-$42,000,
Please apply at: and upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. You will be asked for a writing sample during the hiring process. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Sus