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Community Health Director

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Position Description The Community Health Director is responsible for the design and implementation of community health programs, led by our Community Health Worker team in the neighborhoods of the Greater Villages of Detroit. GenesisHOPE is committed to an equitable health care system that recognizes basic socio-economic needs as an important determinant of health outcomes, and an essential component of not only health care delivery, but community development – Healthy People + Healthy Places. We work in partnerships to mitigate the health impacts of structural inequalities, facilitating resource and community connections through compassionate and supportive services using CHWs as culturally competent liaisons in the community. The Community Health Director develops and implements high impact plans, projects, programs and services to advance our strategic goals and objectives; engaging in the design and implementation; and monitoring and reporting outcomes. The Community Health Director oversees day-to-day operations; supervising staff and volunteers, managing budgets, grants and contracts; and assuring compliance with all grantor, state, federal and local regulatory requirements. The Community Health Director maintains and increases cooperative and collaborative partnerships with regular and ongoing communications with both internal and external stakeholders and partners. Some in and out of state travel is required (Post COVID-19). This position is home-based but will switch to eastside office-based location post COVID-19.

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Nutritional Science, Social Work or Community Development required.


Community Health Worker Core Competency Certificate preferred or willingness to become certified.

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