Founded in 2014, Pinnacle Prevention is an Arizona-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to growing healthy families and communities. Our mission is to inspire and advance a healthy food system and opportunities for active living. Our team believes all families should have access to healthy food and opportunities to develop healthy relationships with foods. We think all individuals should have access to healthy and safe communities to enjoy physical activity. We work to make these visions a reality across Arizona by offering training, consultation, technical assistance, research and evaluation, advocacy and policy support, community engagement, and community-based programs. You will see us working in neighborhoods, schools, farms, farmers markets, stores, health care settings, with city council, or at the state legislature for a comprehensive approach to addressing community needs.
Healthy Communities Programs Manager
Pinnacle Prevention is seeking a full-time Healthy Communities Programs Manager who will manage all aspects of our healthy community design and built environment initiatives for Pinnacle Prevention. We offer a flexible work environment emphasizing a balance of time working in the office, home, and out in the community. Our office environment is pet and family-friendly meaning it is not uncommon to find a little one, whether on four legs or two, playing at our feet during meetings – a nontraditional approach that the ideal candidate will feel comfortable with. The Pinnacle Prevention office is located in the heart of downtown Chandler, Arizona in a bike/pedestrian friendly environment.
This is an exempt full-time position with an annual salary of $54,000 commensurate with experience. Pinnacle Prevention is pleased to offer a competitive benefits package for our team members including a 401K retirement savings plan with employer match; medical, dental, and vision with Pinnacle Prevention covering 100% of the insurance package costs; and, we offer generous flexibility for time off and leave.
The Healthy Communities Programs Manager is primarily responsible for the daily administration of our built environment and healthy community design initiatives with a focus on implementing policies and practices that ensure equitable opportunities for walking, biking, public transit, land use, and parks and trails in rural and under served communities. Responsibilities include:
• Convening and building the capacity of partners to understand and navigate ways to shift investments to people-focused roads, trails, and recreation spaces
• Building upon and mobilizing a statewide network of active living and built environment partners through a community of practice model
• Nurturing ongoing relationships with a cross-sector collaboration of local and state governments and planning partners to streamline and advance active living opportunities
• Analyze and present built environment policy and funding opportunities to help increase awareness in rural communities and utilization of available funding streams.
• Facilitating workshops and technical assistance to advance built environment efforts
• Working with rural and tribal communities to pilot quick actionable wins at the community level
• Engaging and mobilizing grassroots community members to increase connections and opportunities to influence transportation and land use planning and decision making
• Facilitating listening sessions to inform and activate advocacy and policy efforts
• Meeting with public officials and decision-makers to advocate for healthy community policy changes
• Collecting, analyzing, and disseminating data and outcomes to inform scale and replication
• Participating in state and national coalitions
• Collaborating with the Pinnacle Prevention team in strategic planning and decision-making
• Engaging in professional development
• Participating in meetings, community events, and otherwise contribute to the mission and strengthening the impact of the overall work of Pinnacle Prevention
• Bachelor’s degree, or related work experience in health, policy, planning, or a related field
• Familiarity with active design and built environment principles, regional planning and land use, environmental quality, economic development, and legislative and advocacy processes
• Ability to translate scientific research into practical solutions to improve health equity and wellbeing
• Flexibility and adaptability
• Strong analytical and observational skills
• Skilled in grant management and project planning
• Experience and comfort for providing in-person and online trainings and workshops tailored for adult learners and audiences
• Experience and passion for the nonprofit sector and social causes
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Strong skills in tailoring messaging unique to literacy levels and varied cultural backgrounds with an understanding of inequities impacting the communities we serve
• Ability to work remotely and in office
• Ability to work some evenings and weekends
• Must be able to drive a vehicle and maintain a valid license
• Must be willing to travel both in-state and out-of-state and to rural and remote communities
• Commitment to the Pinnacle Prevention mission
Values and Attributes Important to Us
• A great sense of humor
• A desire to push boundaries
• A natural curiosity
• Planning background
We encourage interested candidates to submit a resume and cover letter by email only to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, May 1st. In your cover letter, please tell us why you are interested in this job, what you like about Pinnacle Prevention, and share examples of experiences that make you a strong candidate. The anticipated start date for this position is Monday, June 1st. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Pinnacle Prevention will not respond to any phone call inquiries regarding this position.
Pinnacle Prevention is an equal opportunity employer.