Community Health Director

YMCA of Silicon Valley   •  

Santa Clara, CA

5 - 7 years

Posted 274 days ago

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Requisition Number AO-1988


The Community Health Director is responsible for the chronic disease prevention and management programs at multiple sites. This includes hiring, supervising and supporting all chronic disease program delivery staff and ensuring that programs achieve quality performance outcomes.


  • Manage, recruit, coach staff leading the team to success
  • Leads efforts around planning, implementation and evaluation of Evidence Based Health Interventions (EBHI's): Assists with integration of EBHI related language in organizational strategic plan and staff performance objectives/goals; Develops business case to support and reinforce EBHI's
  • Plan for growth and long term funding, staffing, partnership and resource sustainability
  • Direct participant recruitment and engagement activities including development and maintenance of relationships with health care community and other partners
  • Identify program sites and meet the needs of the target population
  • Encourage a high level of awareness and build buy-in for chronic disease prevention work among all staff, members and community
  • Respond to inquiries about the programs offered
  • Participates in staff meetings and/or related meetings: Attend meetings, online webinars, and trainings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Visual and auditory ability to observe and to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency situation; Ability to lead and interact in group activities and perform related physical skills; Ability to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, or crouch. Ability to climb, push, and pull; Ability to lift and carry objects up to 20 pounds.



  1. A Bachelor's degree in human services or other related field is required.
  2. Five or more years of management experience
  3. Must have outstanding communication skills (verbal/written/electronic).
  4. Must have exceptional organizational skills, be detail oriented
  5. Must possess the ability to build strong relationships, inspire confidence, and work effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders (physicians, public health officials, employers, payers, health seekers, senior Y leaders, Lifestyle coaches, program staff, etc.).
  6. Must have strong computer related skills; AthenaNet, REDCap, and/or ODES
  7. Public health experience is strongly recommended.
  8. Must have own method of transportation and be willing to travel locally


Mission Advancement: Models and teaches the Y's values. Ensures a high level of services with a commitment to improving lives. Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fundraising.

Collaboration: Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives. Builds relationships to create small communities. Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience. Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance, and support.

Operational Effectiveness: Provides others with framework for making decisions. Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities. Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team. Effectively creates and manages budgets. Holds staff accountable for high qualify results using a formal process to measure progress.

Personal Growth: Shares new insights. Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change. Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance.