JOIN OUR TEAM: Health Equity Director

April 4, 2022
Posted: April 3rd, 2022
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Job Title: Health Equity Director

Type: Full-Time (50% remote/50% in-person)

Location: New Orleans, LA 

Salary: $50,000 - $60,000 annually 

Benefits: Medical, vision, and dental. Retirement with employer matching.


Broad Community Connections (BCC) is a non-profit, community development organization devoted to building community power by investing in the health, economic, residential, and cultural development of New Orleans’ Broad Street neighborhoods.

Neighbors started BCC in 2008 in order to take Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts into their own hands. They envisioned a North Broad Street corridor where people from various racial, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds gather to form deep relationships and work for an equitable recovery of the corridor.  Since then, our work has expanded to convening and mobilizing residents, small businesses, cultural institutions and other neighborhood organizations to co-create the neighborhoods we want to see. 


BCC is seeking a passionate and visionary Health Equity Director (“Director”) to develop and lead the organization’s health equity portfolio, including serving as the main staff to the ReFresh Collaborative. The Director will be a dynamic leader with extensive experience leading collective change efforts with a wide variety of stakeholders and passionate anti-oppression practices. The Director will work in deep partnership with BCC’s Executive Director (“ED”), as well as the ReFresh Collaborative Executive Committee (“Executive Committee”) and other lead partners including the Board of Directors’s Resident Committee


In 2016, BCC and 10 nonprofit partners created the ReFresh Collaborative, a collective impact initiative, to achieve health equity in neighborhoods lining the North Broad Street corridor.  With BCC serving as the backbone for this work, the ReFresh Collaborative grew to 60 partners by 2020. The Collaborative envisions a local context in which all people who live, learn, work, worship and play near the corridor are able to experience their highest physical, mental, social and emotional health potential. To this end, the Collaborative orients its strategies around two main areas of focus: ensuring that all people, especially Black and Brown residents, are 1) systemically and personally supported in leading a healthy lifestyle, and 2) are financially secure and able to build wealth.

In spring 2020, the Collaborative finished the creation of its common agenda and three-year strategic plan, including strategies to improve local public policies, internal policies in and procedures of partner organizations, community relationships, and neighbors’ individual access to health and financial resources. An elected Executive Committee has, and continues to, steward the Collaborative. The ReFresh Collaborative has been relatively dormant since the pandemic and loss of BCC backbone staff, yet BCC’s commitment and the Collaborative’s foundational values, plans, and relationships undergird the next iteration of BCC’s health equity work. 


  • Guide health equity vision and strategy: Lead all strategic planning efforts for the ReFresh Collaborative and BCC’s health equity portfolio with advising from the ED. 
  • Facilitate and lead the overall process of advancing BCC’s health equity portfolio: Lead and work in partnership with the Executive Committee and other head partners to design and execute on the processes and protocols necessary to advance the Collaborative’s strategies and BCC’s wider health equity portfolio. 
  • Cultivate community engagement and ownership: Work with current partners to bring community members into the Collaborative and BCC’s health equity work, building inclusive initiatives that engage and foster community ownership and leadership over the long-term. 
  • Lead outreach and communications: Lead internal and external communications for the Collaborative and BCC’s health equity portfolio, including developing inter-partner communication processes and systems
  • Build and maintain partner relationships: Maintain relationships with individual members of the ReFresh Collaborative and identify cross-sector partners across New Orleans.
  • Lead monitoring & evaluation efforts: Oversee the development and implementation of a monitoring and evaluation plan among partners to track common outcomes and indicators across Collaborative initiatives and other BCC-specific initiatives.
  • Lead budgeting, grants management and reporting for health equity work:  Lead and monitor all health equity-related finances, including co-developing and overseeing s budgets, grant writing and management.  
  • Assist in  fundraising: Collaborate with the ED to identify potential funding sources to support the Collaborative’s goals, priorities, and mutually reinforcing activities.


  • A demonstrated commitment to social justice and systems change work.  
  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Social Work, Public Policy, Urban Planning or a related area strongly suggested and/or at least 5-10 years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience designing and implementing mixed-method data collection plans, ideally in a community context.  Ability to analyze, share, and use data to guide decision-making. 
  • Proficiency with Google Suite and Microsoft Powerpoint, Excel and Word
  • Strong process-based thinking and project management skills. Ability to develop and manage complicated processes over a series of years, including work plans and budgets.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and written. Quickly able to explain and distill complicated concepts into phrases tailored to your immediate audience. 
  • Ability to travel for community engagement, professional development, and networking opportunities  


  • A successful track record of leading collective change efforts, including uniting diverse stakeholders around a bold vision and successfully mobilizing people to action.
  • Deep connection to BCC’s neighborhoods footprint strongly suggested. 
  • Self-directed, entrepreneurial and a creative thinker. 

***BCC strongly encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.***


Please submit your resume and a cover letter response to by May 2nd, 2022. Please put “Health Equity Director Application” as the email subject.