Program Manager, Family Wellness Center

Global Health Corps
Newark, NJ
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Job Description: The Program Manager for the READY Family Wellness Center at the Boys & Girls Club of Newark (BGCN) will be responsible for sustaining and further defining the wellness center’s program offerings. The Program Manager will work closely with the in-house Social Worker, the Director of Community Wellness and Teen services, and key BGCN staff persons to spearhead and sustain programmatic initiatives, cultivate new opportunities and partnerships, and oversee the case management and documentation system. The Program Manager would also help refine an evaluation tool to measure the impact of the Family Wellness Center.

The Boys & Girls Club of Newark, New Jersey provides thousands of children in Newark and its surrounding community with a safe place to establish healthy habits, develop academic skills, and learn to make positive life choices—all aimed at helping to realize their full potential. We’re not just here after school and over the summer. We’re here for their whole future.

BGCN’s team of dedicated Youth Development Specialists are focused on serving over 1,000 of the city’s youth annually—especially those who are considered “at-risk” and under resourced. To complement this work, BGCN launched the READY Family Wellness Center in 2014 that is centered on serving the “whole child.” The Center provides behavioral health, family support, and preventative workshops. It also supports children and families during crisis situations.

BGCN is a not-for-profit organization celebrating nearly 80 years of service in Newark, New Jersey.

This position is part of the Global Health Corps fellowship. Global Health Corps (GHC) is a leadership development organization focused on building the next generation of diverse, disruptive global health leaders. Founded in 2009, we competitively recruit talented professionals (ages 21-30) from a range of sectors and backgrounds and place them in high-impact roles within partner organizations — including Clinton Health Access Initiative, Partners in Health, Planned Parenthood Global, and Government Ministries in Zambia, Rwanda, and Uganda — working on the front lines of health equity in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the US, and Zambia.

Provide skill-training through psycho-educational strategies, and develop behavioral change plans for children
Oversee the implementation of Boys & Girls Club of America curriculum and the Social Work and Public Health Interns who teach these series of resistance training workshops. This includes ensuring that pre- and post-tests are completed, along with surveys
Co-develop trainings for the Youth Development Specialists on how to more effectively communicate with children
Client Services:
Identify and manage children with behavioral health problems within the Boys & Girls Club of Newark
Monitor, track, and evaluate cases by verifying beneficiaries’ attendance or follow-through with appointments; obtaining additional resources; intervening in crises; or providing personal support
Coordinate services being provided and determine if we are serving them in-house or referring them to a community-based partners
Develop organization-wide protocols for children, staff, guardians, and families
Program Management, Monitoring, and Evaluation:
Work closely with the Director of Community Wellness and Teen Services and CEO on public health initiatives
Ensure that the Family Wellness Center program offerings are available at BGCN school-based sites, along with developing a model for integration with school counseling programs
Improve the monitoring and evaluation plan to measure and communicate the impact of the Family Wellness Center to key stakeholders and potential funders
Partnership Management and Development:
Assist in the effort to forge strategic partnerships with organizations and institutions that relate to the Family Wellness Center and its goals and objectives
Assist with the tracking and reporting of approved grants relating to the Family Wellness Center
Help to identify financial and programmatic resources to sustain the Family Wellness Center and help design a model that will support the long-term vision for the program

Skills and Experience
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required:
Bachelor’s degree*
Preferred: Bachelor\’s or master’s degree in public health or social work, or related field
Background in social work, counseling, psychology, or public health*
Two to three years of work experience in a social service agency with a proven background in behavioral health management or related job*
Experience designing, implementing, and managing social service programs*
Ability to document and analyze information
Strong background in conflict resolution and people management
Proven computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft software (including MS Word, Excel), email programs and databases
Must be able to connect with children from under resourced backgrounds
Can take a big picture concept and work independently to cultivate opportunity
Resourceful, flexible, and works with a sense of urgency in pursuing projects
Proven verbal and written communication skills
Team builder and player
Experience building external partnerships