Job Title: Siembra Salud Coordinator
Department: Family and Community Well-Being
Supervisor: Director of Family and Community Well-Being
FLSA Status: Exempt
Prepared Date: 5/3/2021
Mission and Values
The mission of the Latino Center of the Midlands is to enhance the lives of the Heartland Latino Community by supporting the education and development of our youth and adults; promoting comprehensive engagement of our families in all facets of their lives; and by fostering leadership through a variety of services and activities.
The Family and Community Well-Being Department (FCW) provides clients the tools necessary to live a healthy, self-sufficient, and fulfilling life. We do this by directly engaging the community, partnering with other organizations, and advocating on our community’s behalf.
The Siembra Salud Coordinator serves as an advocate for the families and interns they serve by engaging them in health and wellness opportunities using home-placed gardening as a catalyst. The Coordinator assists by coordinating and implementing programming and providing outreach/awareness in many areas of health, wellness, and gardening.
• Promotes program mission among LCM stakeholders (Siembra Salud families and Siembra Salud Interns)
• Collaborates with program partners
• Coordinates and leads department programming (Siembra Salud and Siembra Salud Internship program)
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Supports the Family and Community Wellbeing (FCW) program director and Siembra Nebraska manager with strategic goals and ensures coherence among all project partners, Siembra Salud Specialists, and Siembra Salud Interns.
• Leads strategic conversations and coordination between Siembra Salud and Siembra Raices (workforce project).
• Collaborates closely with Siembra Nebraska to ensure strategic recruitment and evaluation of the internship.
• Ensures effective onboarding of interns.
• Coordinates and schedules project activities (i.e intern and family workshops, job shadowing opportunities, program events).
• Guides implementation of Siembra Salud and Siembra Salud internship goals by facilitating communication, shared problem-solving, alignment of training and curriculum development, and project evaluation and related data reporting among project partners.
• Fosters improved skills and knowledge related to concepts of food insecurities, public health, the social determinants of health, and community engagement among the program’s families, interns, and staff.
• Plans and facilitate Siembra Salud and Siembra Salud internship partner meetings and communication to support alignment of efforts across partners to minimize redundancies, align strategies and practice, encourage shared problem-solving, and conduct outreach and education as needed.
• Develops and maintain relationships with Siembra Salud and Siembra Salud Internship content-specific experts and community leaders.
• Maintains understanding of project challenges and work with partners to develop coordinated solutions to address them.
• Facilitates data collection, analysis, reporting and dissemination across all program partners and stakeholders, and ensure adherence to quality measures.
• Assists the Family and Community Wellbeing program director identify opportunities for funding, develop budgets, and enable communication with partners regarding project expenses.
• Participates in meetings, task forces, advisories, etc. and speaks before community stakeholders on behalf of the project and LCM; facilitates media requests and program highlights across partners.
• Represents the LCM as the POC between the organization and Heartland Workforce Solution WIOA programs (Title I financially assisted programs)
• Identifies heath, urban agriculture, food systems needs, issues and opportunities in the Omaha metropolitan area.
• Serves as a professional representative of the Latino Center of the Midlands and follows organization mission and policies.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
• Program Development –Able to develop and implement a plan to carry out SSHW Project goals including program activities, resource management and the development of feasible timelines.
• Inquiry – Able to skillfully assess current conditions by gathering and analyzing information, identify opportunities and probe for deeper understanding.
• Facilitation – Previous experience facilitating multi-partner and/or cross-sector programs. Able to engage partners and stakeholders, moderate discussions, seek opportunities to share knowledge, and support learning among all Siembra Salud stakeholders.
• Communications – Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally and in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension. Community outreach, communication and/or marketing experience preferred. Personal and professional qualities that allow for effective working relationships with multiple partners and community leaders.
• Conflict Resolution – Guide problem-solving among stakeholders and project partners, accounting for the organizational needs and goals of each; ability to identify opportunities to clarify communication and address the needs of multiple partners.
• Planning/Organizing – Experience in program planning, leading of staff and activities, and implementation of program plans. Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives.
• Customer Service – Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the competencies, knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must be bilingual in Spanish and English (fluent).
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
No certificates, licenses, registrations required.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.