Hiring: Special Projects Assistant Coordinator – The Collaborative for Educational Services

The Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) is seeking a Special Projects Assistant Coordinator to work on the Healthy Hampshire team in the Department of Healthy Families and Communities. To access a full job description and apply, go to:

The ideal candidate will champion policy, system and environmental changes as they relate to food systems. They will be enthusiastic about working through partnerships in order to positively impact underrepresented individuals and their communities.

Who We Are: Healthy Hampshire is focused on improving people’s health in Hampshire County and the Hilltowns by collaborating with municipal leaders, elected officials, public health departments, planners, businesses, community organizations, and residents. It is part of the Mass in Motion statewide initiative through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Our mission is to reduce rates of chronic disease in our partner communities by effecting changes to policies and systems that encourage physical activity, healthy food access, improved patient care, and linkages between healthcare systems and community-level prevention activities.

We value: Relationship building, undoing systems of white dominance, accessibility, authenticity, supporting others to realize their agency to create change, and long-term, collaborative, multi-sectoral change processes that are rooted in community.  Social Justice and Equity work is central to our mission, especially in these times. We understand that all forms of oppression are damaging. We engage in this work pro-actively and purposefully, with the intent of positive outcomes, and because we need to.

This is you:

  • You understand the role of policy, systems, and environmental change strategies in changing behavior
  • Youunderstand systems of oppression, how they intersect, and how they affect people in communities
  • You are enthusiastic about working equitably with people from a wide range of backgrounds, sectors, and identities
  • You enjoy reaching out to new people and organizations and establishing effective working relationships
  • You are committed to social and racial justice and equity
  • When engaging with others, you listen deeply and respond respectfully; considering differences in power, privilege, culture and language

Highlights of what you will do:

  • Co-develop and manage the Hampshire County Food Policy Council
  • Convene and facilitate equity-framed assessment, planning, and prioritization processes
  • Engage underrepresented stakeholders in planning and implementation of programs
  • Plan and coordinate logistics for meetings
  • Conduct assessment and evaluation activities at the program, organizational, and community levels
  • Identify, partner with, and support resident leaders to implement changes in their own communities

We hope you’ll consider joining the Healthy Hampshire Team!  Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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