The Brownsville Partnership is looking for a highly-organized Program Manager with effective communications skills and experience supporting diverse teams operating in disenfranchised communities. This position will support planning and implementation of an innovative home repair project called Community Action for Healthy Homes as well as several projects focused on improving access to childcare and other community driven early childhood development priorities. The position will report to leadership of the Brownsville Partnership (BP) and United for Brownsville (UB), its sister initiative, focused on early childhood development in the community of Brownsville, Brooklyn.
About BP and UB
The Brownsville Partnership convenes community stakeholders to harness their collective power to advance the health, safety, and prosperity of the storied Brooklyn neighborhood of Brownsville. Over more than a decade, residents, government, local businesses, and philanthropy have come together under the Brownsville Partnership (BP) to work collectively on priorities set by Brownsville families. More than 50 organizations have been part of the journey thus far, harnessing the collective strength, talent, and activism rooted in the neighborhood. The Partnership supports the implementation of the Brownsville Plan, a collective strategy for the equitable development of the neighborhood, through the lens of health, housing, and economic mobility. In 2019, the Partnership transitioned from a project incubated within Community Solutions to become a separate not-for-profit; Community Solutions provides ongoing shared services and administrative support.
United for Brownsville is a family-led collaboration transforming the early childhood systems in Brownsville, Brooklyn, so that all young children are able to flourish. At the heart of UB’s work are two groups of local stakeholders who have collaborated since UB was founded in 2018: The Family Advisory Board is composed of mothers, fathers, and grandparents from the community. UB’s work starts with these families’ hopes for their children and their ideas for eradicating systemic inequities in early childhood services. The Provider Action Team is composed of staff from health, education, and social services agencies and programs who have agreed to work with families to coplan projects and interventions to make early childhood systems and services more accessible and responsive to local families’ needs and goals. This approach disrupts harmful power dynamics and beliefs rooted in anti-Black racism that prevent Black and Latinx children from lifting off.
Brownsville Partnership Duties (65%)
The Program Manager will oversee all aspects of the second phase of Community Action for Healthy Homes (CAHH), an adaptation of a well-documented model for improving health outcomes through home inspections and rapid repairs conducted at no expense to the occupant. The first phase of the project came to completion in October 2022 with a successful proof of concept (taking the model from Australia and contextualizing it to Brownsville). The second phase of CAHH is launching in partnership with a health plan to more directly tie improvements in home, health, healthcare, and cost.
The Program Manager will be the key person responsible for overseeing and implementing the project work plan, facilitating participation, engagement, and coordination amongst residents and partners, managing logistics, reporting, and administration and supervising a team of full and part time staff that carry out home repair surveys and data entry and analysis. The Program Manager will also participate in efforts to share methods and results with local, national and international stakeholders.
CAHH works at the intersection of housing preservation, environmental health, community organizing, and improvement science. The ideal candidate will have experience in one or more of these areas but more importantly, is someone who thrives on connecting people, ideas, and practices across disciplines to create effective processes and solutions. The chosen candidate will benefit from formal professional development, training, and coaching from our technical assistance partner and from seasoned project advisors.
United for Brownsville Duties (35%)
UB’s team of six staff members is in the early stages of a three-year plan to expand two of our workstreams, which the Program Manager will assist us in achieving.
For both workstreams, the Program Manager will coach Family Advisory Board members and UB staff as needed to help them develop work-plans, timelines, budgets, task-specific checklists, and other tools necessary to plan, scope, and successfully launch new projects. The Program Manager does not need to have expertise in any of the above areas and will not be expected to carry out UB work directly.
Defining Success for this Position
Provides program management expertise by
Partnership and collaboration
Reporting and administration
Skills And Qualifications
Non-traditional candidates are welcome. Convince us you have what it takes!
Google Drive - Docs, Sheets, Forms, Slides, Groups
Travel Requirements and Work Environment
Diversity and Inclusion:
We strive for inclusivity and diversity by attracting extraordinary people from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences. We seek to employ an all-star team of people who vary by their race and ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, age, culture, religion, veteran status, physical and mental abilities. We promote equal opportunity in the recruitment, selection, training, compensation, promotion, and benefits of all employees.
COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate:
COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory for all staff—full-time, part-time, and contracted. Vaccination documentation must be provided to. Vaccination information is completely confidential between the staff member and HR.