A fiscally sponsored program of TSNE MissionWorks, Active Living By Design (ALBD) advances community-led action and proven, place-based strategies to ensure health and well-being for all. We envision a nation of healthy, equitable communities where everyone reaches their full potential. For more than 15 years, ALBD has partnered with foundations and communities across the country to help shift the national conversation toward one that recognizes how the places where we live affect our health. Our reach spans more than 200 local partnerships across 35 states and includes dozens of national collaborators and a variety of philanthropic organizations. Together, we have demonstrated that by reshaping policies, systems, and environments, multi-sector community partnerships can help everyone achieve their full health potential.
ALBD values equity, community, integrity and collaboration. We recognize that community members’ experiences often reveal which policy, environment, or systems changes will have the most impact and be the most sustainable. We have championed authentic community engagement as an essential practice for lifting up and learning from local realities. And equity has formed the foundation of our approach from the start: we focus on populations at highest risk for poor health outcomes based on factors such as race, income, and geographic location. Learn more at our website.
The Project Manager will work with the entire ALBD team to strengthen ALBD’s position as a trusted thought leader in the healthy communities movement. This is a dynamic position, with a range of responsibilities and opportunities to contribute throughout the organization. More specifically, the Project Manager will contribute to the development and delivery of consultation, technical assistance, training, and evaluation services for ALBD’s grant-funded, contracted and fee-for-service initiatives. Related responsibilities include project management, practical research, assessment and evaluation, events planning, writing and communications support.
ALBD has office space in Chapel Hill. Staff combine a mix of remote and in-office time, with many primarily working from home or other office space unless on business travel or needed for in-person team meetings (typically monthly to quarterly). Preferred candidates will live in the Southeast. The starting salary will be between $40,000 to $60,000.
The Project Manager will:
- Provide project management support to multiple initiatives or programs; work with internal project lead(s) to ensure effective implementation and fulfillment of project goals;
- Contribute to the development of key tools and resources (e.g., reports, case studies, resources, curricula, webinars, training programs, newsletters) supporting ALBD’s projects and initiatives;
- Collaborate with senior staff, partners and clients to collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative data and to develop project evaluations and reports;
- Lead and/or collaborate in the planning and execution of virtual learning activities and major events; contribute to the content and facilitation of webinars, trainings and meetings;
- Participate in business and proposal development, and/or program design activities to secure additional funding for ALBD.
- Identify and review best practices in healthy communities’ programs, policies, initiatives and tools; compile and analyze results; convey results both verbally and in written form;
- Contribute to capacity building by sharing relevant and innovative tools and resources with the ALBD project team and other key stakeholders;
- Provide coaching and oversight to graduate assistants and interns on selected time-bound tasks and activities, as needed;
- Update evidence-based recommendations and strategies informed by current scientific literature.
Field Building and Communications
- Develop and strengthen an understanding of trends in various issue areas related to the broad determinants of health through reading, research, and related activities;
- Help advance ALBD and the field by networking and promoting program activities with other organizations and stakeholders;
- Work collaboratively with the ALBD team to develop presentations and trainings for local, state and national audiences. Deliver or co-deliver presentations and trainings, as appropriate, to support ALBD’s business development and field-building goals;
- Analyze the impact of ALBD’s communications efforts by using Google Analytics, MailChimp, social media metrics, and other data sources;
- Research audience segments to improve ALBD’s messaging strategy and content reach;
- Support ALBD’s social media efforts on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter by utilizing Buffer, Bitly, ClicktoTweet, and other social tools;
- Provide multimedia support, as needed;
- Participate in external grant review committees and advisory groups;
- Perform other responsibilities of this position as required.
- A Bachelor’s Degree, along with at least three to five years of related work and/or volunteer experience; a master’s degree may be substituted for two years of experience;
- Experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team;
- Life and/or professional experience working across various differences such as race, ethnicity, gender, income and power;
- Strong project management skills, including experience planning events and coordinating virtual learning platforms (i.e. Webex, Zoom);
- Experience performing research and evaluation activities to support business development, program planning and project implementation;
- Demonstrated understanding of systems thinking and the relationship between health and place;
- Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present to varied audiences;
- Proficiency with all Microsoft Office products, including PowerPoint and Excel;
- Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Wordpress, Mailchimp and/or Survey Monkey is preferred, but not required;
- Occasional in-state and out-of-state travel may be required.
Personal Attributes and Competencies
- Project management expertise; systems thinking and an understanding of the relationship between health, policy change and community design;
- Desire to learn, teach, share and grow;
- A high degree of initiative, curiosity and flexibility, as well as the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced and changing work environment;
- Highly organized and detail-oriented;
- Ability to balance independent and collaborative work, multi-task with confidence and meet deadlines;
- Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to relate effectively to a variety of personalities and working styles;
- Self-motivated, optimistic and the ability to thrive in a team environment, as well as to work independently;
- Ability to juggle multiple assignments simultaneously and to handle iterative processes;
- Ability to take initiative and creatively solve problems;
- Positive attitude and a customer service orientation;
- Passion for and personal commitment to active living, healthy eating, equity and healthy communities;
- People of color, people with disabilities and people of diverse cultures, sexual orientations, gender expressions and identities are encouraged to apply;
- Commitment to social justice and anti-racism is required.
We strongly encourage online applications.
Please read these instructions carefully and submit the following documents as stated:
- One document containing your resume, cover letter and the contact information for three professional references that are knowledgeable about your work experience and qualifications. Please upload this in the section that requests “Resume.”
- A document containing one work sample (i.e., research brief, training materials or other) along with a brief explanation of how this sample represents your experience and/or skills. Please upload this in the section that requests “Cover Letter.”
- A one-page (or less) response to this question: “How would you define a healthy community, and what are some of the most significant barriers to and opportunities for achieving it?” Please upload this in the section that requests “Writing Sample.”
We also accept applications by mail or fax. Send to:
Attn: Employment Manager
89 South Street, Suite 700
Boston, MA 02111
Or fax to: 617.896.9393.
As an EOE/AA employer, Active Living By Design/TSNE MissionWorks will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identification, and veteran or disability status.