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Senior Assistant Vice President

Location:New York, NY
Benefits:Full Benefits, including 90% employer-paid health insurance
Employment Type:Full Time
Department/Program:Life is Precious
Description:Comunilife's mission is to improve the quality of life and create a healthier tomorrow for New Yorkers with special needs in the Hispanic and broader communities - by providing culturally competent health and human services and a continuum of affordable and supportive housing.

Founded in 1989 by its President/CEO - Rosa M. Gil, DSW, Comunilife is one of NYC's most respected community-based health and housing service providers. Each year, our rich continuum of care supports the needs of more than 3,000 low-income and vulnerable New Yorkers including formerly homeless adults living with HIV/AIDS, serious mental and behavioral health issues and co-occuring health issues.

Comunilife has an exciting opportunity for a talented, innovative, and creative senior leader we seek a Senior Assistant Vice President (SAVP) for the Life is Precious (LIP) program.

This is a new position and will be responsible for the overall operation and growth of the Life is Precious program, which includes planning, implementing, managing, and evaluating program activities and outcomes, and overseeing expansion. The SAVP is also responsible for the research, planning, coordination, and implementation of an effective business development plan. LIP operates in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens, with expansion planned into Manhattan (Washington Heights) and Staten Island.

Comunilife offers an attractive employee benefits package including 90% employer-paid medical and dental plans, life insurance and generous retirement plan options.
Duties:-Lead the expansion and ongoing development of LIP, including development and promotion of marketable program elements

-Work closely with the VP of Development and Communication to execute business development, marketing, and communication strategies

-In collaboration with the CPO, CEO, and the Board of Directors, define and promote the LIP value proposition

-Oversee the direction and administration of LIP across multiple locations by managing Program Directors

-In partnership with the Chief Program Officer and Program Directors, develop and maintain a system of managing, monitoring and measuring the quality and quantity of services delivered, the efficiency and effectiveness of staff and the programs

-Act as an internal and external champion of the LIP Programs, serving as a liaison to media, community, government, funding sources, and other stakeholders

-Develop and implement strategies, tools, and tactics to improve the quality and quantity of services while building the reach and reputation of the program

-Lead and direct internal QI meetings, address challenges, and provide written and oral reports to the QI Committee of the Board

-Develop and maintain policies, principles, and procedures that comply with DOHMH, DYCD, and all other funding and regulatory requirements, guidelines, and directives

-Responsible for accurate and timely budgets and expenditures, monitoring of grant monies, development of new revenue sources

-Manage cost effective and high quality provision of specific therapeutic and tutoring services within LIP through outsourcing; includes soliciting, selecting, and contracting resources, developing, implementing, and managing tracking measures, and ensuring deliverables support appropriate outcome measures while remaining budget neutral

-Manage collaborative research efforts with Columbia University, Center of Excellence for Cultural Competency and ensure collection and accuracy of data on a timely manner

-Assist in fundraising by writing proposals
-Business development acumen and demonstrated ability to be creative, proactive, and strategic

-Excellent oral and written communication skills; proficiency with MS Office and Google product suites

-Ability to perform and manage in a team approach

-Ability to handle complex challenges and balance multiple demands on time and attention

-Ability to speak persuasively in front of large groups

-Ability to successfully promote the LIP programs with local media, government, formal and informal stakeholders and partners

-Community minded, patient, creative, flexible, and compassionate; culturally sensitive to the populations served by Comunilife and the Life is Precious programs and our partners

-Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize; effective in executing complex initiatives

-A Masters Degree required in social work, public health, health administration, human services or a related field

-Five or more years of experience in behavioral health, youth services, or related health and/or human services fields

-Experience in marketing, business development, sales, and strategic communications

-Strong skills in developing and managing people, budgets, and programs

-Bilingual skills in Spanish preferred


-Experience administering government-funded contracts
-Grant and proposal writing experience
-Knowledge of program development, QI, and research methods and techniques

Comunilife provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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