Community Health Manager

The Gateway Region YMCA is looking for a dynamic person for their Community Health Manager position.
Job Description

The Gateway Region YMCA is one of the leading nonprofit charitable organizations in the St. Louis metropolitan region, with a focus on nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving health and well being, and supporting and serving our neighbors. For more than 170 years, the Y’s mission has been to put Christian principles into practice through programs designed to build healthy spirits, minds and bodies for all. We do that by being the center of communities, serving more than 260,000 individuals annually through our 24 traditional branches located in St. Louis City, seven Missouri counties and six Illinois counties, as well as YMCA Trout Lodge and YMCA Camp Lakewood, the YMCA Community Development Branch, and our Washington University Campus Y Branch. We aspire to be a safe place by promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging for all. We are a growing and exciting organization where you can flourish, and we would love for you to join us! 

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills, including the ability to plan events and organize a variety of staff and volunteers
  • Willingness to work independently and also cooperate as part of a team
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking
  • Bachelor’s degree in Community Health, Health Education, Nutrition, or Public Health preferred
  • 2-4 years’ experience working in a health and wellness setting or related setting
  • 1-2 years of experience developing, implementing, and/or evaluating programming 

Full Compensation Package (when applicable): Health Insurance

  • Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings
  • Retirement fund of 12% per pay period after 2 years of full time employment
  • 20% Discount on tuition at Missouri Baptist University
  • Free household membership to YMCA nationwide
  • Discounts on YMCA programs
  • Discounts on YMCA Childcare 
Essential Functions
  • Establishes new program activities and expands programs within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
  • Serve as primary program contact and respond to inquiries from the general public and members of the public health, physician and payer communities about the programs.
  • Plan and execute Community Health wellness and educational events. Build community awareness for programs by attending health fairs, screening events, etc.
  • Recruit, screen and register eligible participants into Community Health Programs.
  • Enter program data into appropriate data tracking systems within appropriate time requirements.
  • Engage marketing staff to ensure adequate publicity and marketing of programs.
  • Support data entry, analysis, and reporting needs for community health programs and awarded grants.
  • Effectively coordinate programming utilizing community kitchens and gardens, along with other YMCA assets, in support of overall community health strategies
  • Maintain relationships and communication with other Y staff at branches, facilitate regular meetings/check-ins to discuss program fidelity, challenges, and potential innovations
  • Performs all other duties as assigned. 

The YMCA Welcomes a Diverse Workforce 

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

The Gateway Region YMCA strictly follows a zero tolerance policy regarding child abuse. 

Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies
  • Program / Project Management
  • Engaging Community
  • Communication & Influence
  • Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking & Decision Making