• Manager CLOCC Program

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 3 months ago(5/6/2019 10:48 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The major responsibilities are to lead the development and implementation of community- and school-based obesity prevention strategies and manage community-based interventions. Strategies and interventions will focus on improving food access and environmental conditions to support healthy eating and physical activity in Chicago institutions and communities. This will be achieved through the management and oversight of CLOCC’s team of Community Program Coordinators, effective interaction with the rest of CLOCC’s staff, and coordination with partner organizations. In managing these aspects of the CLOCC program, the Program Manager will track progress on deliverables and financial expenditures related to these projects, oversee the work of volunteers and temporary student assistants, represent the program to community partners and other external organizations, collaborate on partner projects, and assist with the development of project proposals and stewardship reports.  


    1. Manage a team of Community Program Coordinators to implement community- and school-based obesity prevention strategies; including hiring as needed.
    2. Lead development of CLOCC strategies related to community- and school-based obesity prevention strategies (e.g., improving food access, creating safe environments for physical activity).
    3. Assist community partners in developing and implementing environmental change approaches (including designing and delivering training, overseeing sub-contractor relationships).
    4. Serve as the primary CLOCC liaison to community-based coalitions and community partners, providing management assistance as needed.
    5. Interact with CLOCC staff to assure that community and school relationships are taken into account in all CLOCC work, and that all aspects of CLOCC’s work are reflected in the community and school relationships as appropriate.
    6. Provides oversight and direct staff support to CLOCC interest groups focused on community- and school-based intervention areas (e.g., food access, physical activity and the built environment, school systems).
    7. Represents CLOCC at city, regional, and national events related to community and school aspects of CLOCC’s work, as assigned by Directors.
    8. Participates in the development of new grant proposals and stewardship reports to CLOCC funders. Works with OSP and Lurie Children’s Foundation staff to prepare materials, ensuring consistent and timely communications with Lurie Children’s administrative departments, etc.
    9. Provides feedback to the Directors in the hiring, firing, supervising, and the evaluation of the community and school programs staff; ensures a productive work environment.
    10. Assume other responsibilities as assigned by the Directors.


    1. Master’s degree in public health or related field. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered in lieu of the degree when the experience has been directly related to the duties of the job.
    2. Minimum of 3 years of experience managing a team, experience managing a field-based team preferred.
    3. Prior experience working in a community- or school-based obesity prevention program, with a focus on food and nutrition and/or physical activity preferred.
    4. Proven ability to develop effective systems of coordination, tracking and monitoring.
    5. Ability to work well in a team environment and with different personalities and educational levels.
    6. Able to handle a variety of responsibilities simultaneously and without constant direction.
    7. Strong analytical, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills required.
    8. Working knowledge and skills in Microsoft computer software applications and database technologies.
    9. Ability to establish priorities and react promptly to a large variety of requests and needs, sometimes in stressful situations.


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