Gads Hill Center, a social service organization established in 1898, creates opportunities for children and their families to build a better life through education, access to resources and community engagement.
At Gads Hill Center we envision a community in which all children benefit from healthy, financially stable households that support their early learning and growth. We invest in the potential of children and families through early childhood education, youth programs, and mental health supports. Ultimately, Gads Hill Center builds a community where all families can help their children have access to quality education in order to succeed in school and life.
The Community Health Coordinator supports a network of community health promoters to plan, oversee, and implement the agency’s community programs. They strive to achieve health equity across Chicago through advocacy, nutrition, civic engagement, and mental health and wellness education. The Community Health Coordinator supports all health initiatives with a focus on PlayStreets, a Chicago Department of Public Health community engagement initiative, which reclaims and transforms public streets into opportunities for active play and physical wellness for communities.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Health Initiative Coordination
Contribute to the planning, implementation, and evaluation of health initiatives with a keen focus on equity, access, and civic engagement.
Collaborate and support a network of adult community health workers to conduct community outreach and educational programming.
Identify issues and trends which affect community health outcomes in Chicago and assist in the creation of solutions anchored in education, advocacy, and community engagement.
Develop and strengthen partnerships with community based organizations, partner schools, and community stakeholders.
Attend health related trainings, networking events, and professional development as needed.
Coordinate with Community-Based Organization (CBO) subcontractors to plan and implement PlayStreets events in target communities across Chicago.
Support CBO orientation, training, and relationship management in order to achieve health goals.
Maintain schedule and secure event logistics for the PlayStreets program
Create a resource guide for CBO subcontractors to increase health access, education, and community cohesion.
Attend PlayStreets events to ensure contract compliance; Troubleshoot and problem solving assistance as required; Document observations and photograph events.
Maintain an inventory of all materials/supplies.
Engage volunteers and maintain communication to ensure quality volunteer experiences.
Outreach and Evaluation
Develop and maintain outreach materials for health initiatives.
Collect and review PlayStreet events reports from subcontractor CBOs.
Enter and maintain program data and outcomes into Salesforce
Collaborate with communications staff to contribute program outreach on social media platforms as needed
Engage with potential community partners to enhance events through all available resources.
Participate in agency outreach and recruitment events; occasionally on evenings and weekends.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Associate’s degree required, Bachelors or Master’s degree in social sciences, social work, public health, or related field preferred.
Bilingual in Spanish and English, preferred.
Previous experience organizing major community events in Chicago strongly preferred.
Willing to work evenings and weekends on a regular basis as events require.
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organization skills.
Must be able to lift and move equipment and supplies weighing up to 50 lb.
Must have a valid Driver’s License and regular access to a vehicle.
A passion for the mission of Gads Hill Center.
Ability to pass a criminal record and child abuse/neglect registry check.
Entry Salary: $15/hour
Schedule: 20 hours per week - Flexible schedule
Full-time in the months of May, June, July, and August
Location: 1919 W. Cullerton, with significant time traveling across the city
To apply, send resume, cover letter and transcripts by e-mail to:
Human Resources Manager
About Gads Hill Center
Gads Hill Center serves families in the communities of west and southwest Chicago with programming that provides early childhood education, academic support and enrichment, social-emotional development and family support. Our programs include home visiting for pregnant mothers and young children, center-based early childhood education, after-school academic support, middle school mentoring and STEM-focused college readiness for high school students.
Family support and parent engagement are key components of Gads Hill Center’s programs. Our staff supports parents in identifying their needs and setting goals. Through comprehensive community partnerships, we then connect them to the resources necessary to meet their needs, achieve their goals and strengthen their families. Our programs are designed to empower parents in their role as their child’s first teacher and support them as lifelong learners.
Our vision is that all individuals, regardless of where they start, will achieve their full potential. We execute this vision by providing programs that respond to the changing needs of the families and communities that we serve. Since 1898, Gads Hill Center has continued to expand and grow to better serve children, youth and families.