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Director of Health Promotion, OSHW

Company: Chicago Public Schools
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is one of the largest school districts in the United States, serving over 330,000 students in 600+ schools and employing nearly 36,000 people, most of them teachers. CPS has set ambitious goals to ensure that every student, in every school and every neighborhood, has access to a world-class learning experience that prepares each for success in college, career, and civic life. In order to fulfill this mission, we make three commitments to our students, their families, and all Chicagoans: academic progress, financial stability, and integrity. Six core values are embedded within these commitments - student-centered, whole child, equity, academic excellence, community partnership, and continuous learning.
The Office of Student Health and Wellness (OSHW) aims to eliminate health-related barriers to learning and advance child health equity in Chicago. CPS is committed to addressing barriers to student health and wellness and providing education, programs, and activities that help improve the quality of life for students attending our schools. We also strive to decrease health disparities within the district through the coordination of school health programs and student health services.
Job Summary:
The Director of Health Promotion is responsible for directing the health policy and partnership strategies for the district to adhere to federal, state, and local policy requirements and promote a culture of health. The Director of Health Promotion oversees a team of context experts responsible for developing and evaluating policy implementation under the Healthy CPS initiative and in alignment with the Whole School, Whole Community, and Whole Child (WSCC) model. The scope of the Health Promotion Team work includes: school wellness, physical activity, school gardens, healthy food access, chronic conditions management, sexual health education, sexual health services, safe and supportive environments for LGBTQ+ individuals, and mental health. The Director of Health Promotion reports to the Executive Director of the OSHW. The Chief Health Officer and Deputy Chief, of the Office of Student Health & Wellness provide high-level leadership.
The Director of Health Promotion will be held accountable for the following responsibilities:

  • Oversee implementation of long-term strategic vision for CPS health policies and partnerships resulting in a culture of health across the District
  • Oversight of all district student health promotion programs and the creation and implementation of comprehensive strategies and programming in response to emergent and urgent health-related needs of students and school communities.
  • Direct supervision of health promotion team, including but not limited to: Whole Child Project Manager, LGBTQ+ and Sexual Health Program Manager, Mental Health Manager, School Garden Program Manager, and School Nutrition Program Manager.
  • High-level leadership for content specialists including: OSHW Training Specialist, Healthy CPS Network Specialist, Partnership Specialist, three Sexual Health Specialists, Garden Specialist, Nutrition Specialist, and miscellaneous employees.
  • Manage multi-million dollar annual budget composed of local, grant-based (Federal, State, Local), and philanthropic dollars.
  • Seek and secure funding for novel programming ideas to pilot, establish ROI metrics to bring forward to leadership, and create sustainability plans for programming
  • Establish and foster partnership opportunities and relationships with over 150 organizations
  • Oversee planning and hosting of annual summits, trainings, and professional development for partner organizations to ensure alignment with OSHW and CPS vision, processes, and protocols.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders on policy analysis, implementation, and evaluation
  • Serve as OSHW liaison to the Board of Education for all health-related policies adopted by the Board
  • Serve on various internal and external partnership task forces, councils, and advisory boards
  • Identify opportunities for convergence and increased efficiency that create capacity and ensure the sustainability of health promotion programming
  • Support the Executive Director in managing operational tasks and processes, such as attendance at Board Briefings, planning for monthly office meetings, progress monitoring of strategic plans, and collaboration with across academic departments.
  • Support the Executive Director in drafting communication for internal and external stakeholders. In order to be successful and achieve the above responsibilities, the Director of Health Promotion must possess the following qualifications:
    Education Required:
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in public health, public policy, or other health-related fields required
    • Master's degree in public health, public policy, or other health-related field preferred Experience Required:
      • Minimum of seven (7) years of professional experience in public health, public policy, or other health-related fields is required
      • Minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience as a program manager is required
      • Minimum of three (3) years of supervisory experience is required
      • Experience in a large organization and/or public service or government setting preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
        • Understand emergent and urgent health-related needs of students and school communities
        • Ability to articulate a vision, set high standards, and effectively guide stakeholders toward stated goals; demonstrated ability to articulate complex topics to stakeholders with limited familiarity
        • Expertise in managing multiple, complex, and interconnected projects and/or workstreams simultaneously
        • Ability to build collaborative relationships with a variety of constituent groups to ensure the entire system operates in the most effective manner possible to support school and community stakeholders
        • Effective strategic planning capabilities, including the ability to establish long-term vision and goals, and align/manage activities toward goal fulfillment
        • Strong leadership and team building skills, e.g. ability to develop high-performing cross-functional teams united around a clear vision for serving schools, engaging partners, and achieving student success
        • Comfortable navigating ambiguity, able to identify and implement solutions to complex problems in a timely manner
        • Knowledge of operations, budget/finance, management, and organizational development
        • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office, specifically Excel, PowerPoint, and Word; familiarity with Google Suite, specifically Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Sheets, and Google Meet Conditions of Employment
          As a condition of employment with the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), employees are required to:
          • Establish/Maintain Chicago Residency - Employees are required to live within the geographic boundaries of the City of Chicago within six months of their CPS hire date and maintain residency throughout their employment with the district. The Chicago residency requirement does not apply to temporary/part-time positions, however, all CPS employees must be residents of Illinois.
          • Be Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19 - Unless approved for a medical or religious exemption, all employees are required to be up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters, and to submit proof of vaccination to the district within 30 days of hire. "Up-to-date" on vaccination is defined as being at least two weeks past all primary vaccine doses and any applicable boosters.

Keywords: Chicago Public Schools, Chicago , Director of Health Promotion, OSHW, Accounting, Auditing , Chicago, Illinois

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