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.
ABOUT BROAD COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
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
FOCUS ON HEALTH EQUITY: THE REFRESH COLLABORATIVE
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.
***BCC strongly encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.***
Please submit your resume and a cover letter response to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 2nd, 2022. Please put “Health Equity Director Application” as the email subject.