ONE Neighborhood Builders is seeking a qualified individual to help us to expand our place-based health equity and community-building strategies (see job description below).
Interested candidates must submit a resume, thoughtful cover letter, and compensation requirement to Allyson Plantz, Chief of Staff, at email@example.com.
ONE Neighborhood Builders (ONE|NB), formerly Olneyville Housing Corporation, is a community development organization with a mission to promote equity, public health and community safety in Providence’s neighborhoods. We accomplish our mission through:
• Strategic real estate development to increase the availability of affordable homes, spur economic development, and protect our natural resources;
• Engagement of residents and community-based organizations to build trust and collective problem-solving; and
• Development of individuals’ financial capabilities so that they may realize their personal asset building goals.
ONE|NB is seeking a talented, energetic, mission-driven Director of Community Development (DCD). This new senior-level position will be an integral part of expanding the agency’s place-based health equity and community-building strategies targeted at tackling social and environmental determinants of health (e.g. housing conditions, economic opportunity, social cohesion, etc.). Primary responsibilities of the DCD include resource development, grants management, partnership development with diverse stakeholders (e.g. health care systems, managed-care organizations, insurance companies, community-based organizations, public-sector agencies, anchor institutions, etc.), as well as, research and evaluation. Additionally, the DCD will supervise ONE|NB’s existing full-time Health Equity Project Manager (HEPM), full-time Resident Engagement Project Manager (REPM), and part-time community health worker.
Health Equity & Community-Building Initiatives
ONE|NB has served as the “backbone” agency for the Olneyville Health Equity Zone (HEZ) for the past four years and is now poised to expand this work to three additional neighborhoods in Providence (Valley, Federal Hill, and Hartford). The HEZ is a collective-impact initiative involving more than a dozen community-based partners advancing an array of distinct, yet aligned, initiatives. ONE|NB ‘s HEPM leads the HEZ. The DCD will work closely with the HEPM to establish priorities and strategies for the expanded HEZ, ensuring consistency with the agency’s approach to sustainable community development.
Concurrent with this expansion, in January 2019 ONE|NB embarked on a three-year
initiative involving the training and deployment of four community health workers (housed at ONE|NB, the Childhood Lead Action Project, Providence Community Health Center, Integra Accountable Care Entity, and Providence Housing Authority) who are charged with engaging greater-Olneyville residents to improve overall neighborhood health outcomes and reduce the inappropriate use of clinical services. This initiative is in its nascent stage and so would require intensive program management and thoughtful refinement.
In July 2019, ONE|NB will be launching the “Central Providence” Village with Federal Hill House (FHH). This project is designed to help low-income seniors residing in the Valley, Hartford, and Federal Hill neighborhoods to age-in-place. Seniors will have access to a dedicated Village community health worker who will connect them to resources such as healthy, affordable food; the use of maintenance technicians for basic home repairs; transportation/accompaniment to health-related appointments; and programming at FHH to reduce social isolation. ONE|NB’s REPM will oversee the implementation of this project. The DCD will be required to work closely with the REPM to liaise with Federal Hill House and the project funder and ensure project outcomes are achieved according to the approved work plan.
Lastly, beginning in July 2019, ONE|NB will assume oversight of the D’Abate Learning
Community, a 21st Century Community Learning Center in the Olneyville neighborhood.
The D’Abate program is a year-round after-school and summer program operated by the Swearer Center at Brown University at William D’Abate Elementary School. ONE|NB will serve as the fiscal sponsor and take on substantial program oversight and reporting to the RI Department of Education. ONE|NB’s REPM will serve as the day-to-day supervisor for the 21st Century Community Learning Center project. The DCD will work closely with the REPM to establish a management strategy and priorities for these endeavors, ensuring consistency with the agency’s existing health equity work.
Beyond leading these existing and new initiatives, the DCD will work closely with the
Executive Director as a thought-partner to identify other opportunities for expansion and
to develop the agency’s policy agenda related to the intersection of heath and housing.
S/he will do so by conducting research on national policies related to health & housing,
defining strategic opportunities with municipal and state partners, organizing convenings
with regional partners using Olneyville as a local case-study, piloting initiative(s) to reinvest reduced clinical expenditures in upstream interventions (i.e. housing), and hosting site visits/meetings with individuals seeking to learn about the agency’s related work.
This position must work collaboratively with ONE|NB’s other departments to support the
implementation of other new initiatives.
Candidates must hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and possess at least seven years of senior leadership experience in imagining, shaping, managing, and continuously improving community health and/or community-development initiatives. Additionally, she/he must have excellent communication and organizational skills, as well as, an exceptional talent for relationship development.
ONE|NB offers a robust benefits package (including health, dental, and vision insurance), a retirement plan with matching contribution, a generous allotment of paid holiday and personal/vacation time, flexibility to occasionally telecommute from home, and an inspiring & innovative organizational culture.
Persons of color are highly encouraged to apply. Candidates must reside within commuting distance of Providence, Rhode Island (no relocation assistance provided).
For more information, and to apply, please contact Allyson Plantz, Chief of Staff. Candidates must submit a resume, thoughtful cover letter, and compensation requirement. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.