Harlem Children’s Zone

Health Coordinator, Healthy Harlem / Grades K-5 / Promise Academy I

3+ months agoNew York, NY

About Healthy Harlem

Healthy Harlem empowers children and families to adopt lifelong, healthy habits. Our program aims to improve health outcomes for youth in the community by:

▪ Preventing childhood obesity and unhealthy weight gain by increasing healthy eating, nutrition knowledge, and physical activity.
▪ Providing targeted interventions for youth with overweight or obesity.
▪ Creating a culture of health and wellness in the Central Harlem community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Implement and manage all Healthy Harlem programs, including effective delivery of nutrition education and physical activity programming, parent programming, and behavior modification programming
• Hire and manage staff implementing Healthy Harlem programs
• Partner and coordinate with site staff to ensure accurate tracking and evaluation data and case management support of program participants
• Engage and train site staff in healthy eating/active living practices
• Attend regular training with other Health Coordinators to share best practices
• Establish and maintain collaborations with relevant community organizations, schools, and parents
• Support the Site Director with tracking and assessing healthy eating and active living programs and their progress

Qualification, Skills, and Knowledge Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Recreation, Exercise Physiology, or a related field; the ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in one of these fields and supervisory experience
• Must be knowledgeable about nutrition, physical fitness, and wellness concepts
• Familiar with the emotional, social, and mental aspects of a healthy lifestyle, including the safety and overall well-being of individuals engaged in healthy eating/active living programs
• Experience working with youth/adolescent population and teaching/creating nutrition, health, and physical activity programming.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Outlook
• Previous experience with and the ability to manage a team, work on a team, and work individually
• Comfortable working with outside community organizations and contracted program providers
• Awareness of and sensitivity to cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of populations served
• Must be able to work flexible hours and perform fieldwork



HCZ requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Accordingly, successful candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement of employment.

HCZ is an EOE.


Job ID: Harlem-HEALT01687

Perks and Benefits

  • Professional Development
    • Promote From Within
  • Vacation and Time Off
    • Leave of Absence
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Family Leave
  • Office Life and Perks
    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
  • Health and Wellness
    • Wellness Program
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
  • Financial and Retirement
    • Performance Bonus
    • Pension
    • 401(K)