Community Health & Wellness Manager: Drexel University

Posted January 2nd, 2019 at 9:21 am.

The Community Health and Wellness Manager is a key member of the West Philly Promise Neighborhood team. The Manager will be responsible for overseeing all activities related to the health and wellness of children and their families. The Manager will work with partner agencies to design, implement, and monitor programs that foster lifelong healthy behavior. Additionally, the Manager will oversee the new Promise Neighborhood Navigator program which will connect parents and caregivers to resources and services.


Bachelor’s degree or Higher in Social Work or related field including but not limited to sociology, psychology, counseling, education, or public health administration preferred.

Essential Functions:

Community Navigator Program
Co-develop the Promise Neighborhood Navigator model to ensure families have access to programs and services.
Manage operations and service delivery to meet the needs of program participants.
Supervise three Navigators.
Support Navigators in providing brief, time-limited information and referral services with the goal of increasing access to resources within the community.
Provide training and support to Navigators on best practices in participant engagement, client centered practice and trauma-informed care.

Partnerships and Collaborative Relationships:
Develop partnerships with external organizations to enhance service coordination and availability of resources for families within the West Philly Promise Neighborhood.

Advise and guide the grant implementation team on strategy related to health, wellness, safety and community capacity.
Participates in regular meetings with internal staff to ensure priorities are clear, coordination is strong and communications are open. Assist project leadership in the development of policies and procedures related to grant specific activities.

Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and follow project timelines to ensure completion of project deliverables on or ahead of schedule. Ability to identify and prioritize tasks based on project and organizational needs and manage sometimes-competing priorities.

Experience working with diverse populations, low-income individuals, and in a variety of community settings.
Excellent problem solving, conflict resolution, time management and professional communication (written and oral skills).

Other duties as assigned.

Supplemental Posting Information:

Drexel University offers an attractive benefits package including tuition remission, a generous retirement package and an opportunity to join a talented team of professionals directly helping the University achieve its record growth and quality reputation.

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic. Please visit our website to view all University Policies and Workplace Postings.

Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment may not begin until the University accepts the results of the background investigation.

About Us

Drexel University was founded in Philadelphia in 1891 to provide educational opportunities for women and men of all backgrounds. Now, as a comprehensive research university with over 26,000 students across its 15 colleges and schools, Drexel’s strength in co-operative education, experiential learning, and translational research provides its students and faculty with excellent opportunities for career success. Known for innovation and dramatic growth, Drexel has earned top rankings from U.S. News & World Report, appearing among its Top 100 National Universities for the past seven years and on its Best Colleges list for the past 11 years.

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