The Community Health Worker Network of Buffalo (CHWNB), now operating under the umbrella of CoNECT, formed in 2010 through the efforts of a group of advocates in health care, public health, academia, and community-based organizations looking to foster “bottom up” strategies to improve community health in Buffalo, New York and beyond. The CHWNB developed as frontline workers of and from the communities they serve (Community Health Workers), and stakeholders came together in the areas of health care, public health, housing, education, environment, food access, and social services; with the intent to empower community members to define their own challenges and opportunities and take action to self-determine their future.
CoNECT now includes the CHWNB, School Health and Wellness Collaborative, Peace, Love and Power Collective and several other community-based intersectoral initiatives. CoNECT’s mission is to build relationships, trust and power for healthier individuals, organizations and communities.
About the Opportunity
CoNECT is seeking a Program Manager to assist with project and program design, implementation, administration and management. The Program Manager will support logistics and operations functions of the organization and the various collaborative initiatives of CoNECT and external partners. This position will require a strong focus on resource development and information sharing, and creating networking and education opportunities for community members, Community Health Workers/other frontline workers, and a variety of professionals in the healthcare, education, housing and social services and human services sectors; as well as government and academic institutions.