First Year Cleveland

First Year Cleveland

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Biomedical Research Building
11000 Cedar Avenue - 4th Floor Cleveland, OH 44106

Phone 216-368-4837
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First Year Cleveland's mission is to mobilize the community through partnerships and a unified strategy to reduce infant deaths and racial disparities. Our vision is that every baby born in Cuyahoga County will celebrate his or her first birthday. 

We convene stakeholders throughout the community to identify the underlying issues contributing to infant deaths and create sustainable solutions. 

If you believe it's important to advocate for the health of women and babies in Greater Cleveland and to ensure racial equity in our community, we want you to be part of our team. 

Current Openings

Project Manager

JOB DESCRIPTION - POSITION OBJECTIVE

The Project Manager initially reports to the First Year Cleveland (FYC) executive director but may ultimately report to a senior leadership member who reports to the executive director. The project manager is responsible for supporting grantee-partners in executing their funded projects. The project manager will serve as FYC’s liaison and direct point-of-contact for grantees and will support partners’ compliance with data collection and reporting on program and financial performance. The project manager will monitor grantees’ programmatic performance, will provide technical assistance to strengthen program activities, and will advise FYC staff on adjusting organizational strategies based on real-time data collection and analysis. The project manager will recognize that FYC’s grantees and external partners are the driving force behind the FYC mission and will operate with the highest levels of courtesy, integrity, service, and respect. Important relationships include: representatives of partner entities such as community-based organizations; hospitals and health systems; government agencies; universities and other educational institutions; foundations and other philanthropic organizations; community leaders; vendors and consultants; clients and their families. 

The project manager will work as part of an integrated FYC team and will coordinate closely with development (i.e., fundraising), communications, advocacy, and evaluation/research staff to help ensure FYC grantees remain central to the organization’s programs and operations. 

First Year Cleveland (FYC) is a public-private partnership aimed at reducing infant mortality, eliminating racial inequities in infant health outcomes, and combating systemic racism in Cuyahoga County and the City of Cleveland. 

The partnership is rooted in a commitment to racial equity; recognizes the challenges that result from systemic racism; and views racism as a public health crisis. FYC is an affiliate of Case Western Reserve University’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. The Mandel School advances leadership in social work and nonprofit education, scholarship, and service to build a more just world. The school’s students, faculty, staff, alumni, and partners comprise a national network of scholars and practitioners who shape the course of nonprofit practice and research to drive societal change.

FYC is a dynamic organization that mobilizes the Greater Cleveland community. It is dedicated to identifying and maximizing funding and strategies to support the organizations and entities that provide services to women and infants who are at high risk for infant mortality. The geographic region FYC covers is primarily an urban setting and one of the most diverse and impoverished areas within the State of Ohio.

FYC’s vision is that every baby born in Cuyahoga County will celebrate their first birthday. First Year Cleveland fulfills its mission and vision by creating a common understanding of our county’s infant mortality problem and leading the development and coordination of strategies to address it. 

For more information on First Year Cleveland, please visit https://www.firstyearcleveland.org

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Senior Director of Community Impact, Continuous Improvement, Evaluation, and Sustainability

JOB DESCRIPTION - POSITION OBJECTIVE

Under the direction of First Year Cleveland’s (FYC) Executive Director, the FYC Senior Director of Community Impact, Continuous Improvement, Evaluation and Sustainability is responsible for leading FYC to design and implement a comprehensive strategic evaluation plan communicates progress, identifies effective interventions, and supports future strategy and improvement efforts. This position conducts statistical analysis of key indicators to inform the direction of overall strategic plan. This position also develops broad stakeholder engagement in the design and implementation of FYC’s evaluation plan that identifies and prioritizes evaluation activities to be completed on an annual basis. This position works collaboratively with the FYC staff team and all FYC partners to develop and implement an evaluation and sustainability plan which defines strategic and operational successes as specific outcomes. 

First Year Cleveland (FYC) is a public-private partnership aimed at reducing infant mortality, eliminating racial inequities in infant health outcomes, and combating systemic racism in Cuyahoga County and the City of Cleveland.

The partnership is rooted in a commitment to racial equity; recognizes the challenges that result from systemic racism; and views racism as a public health crisis. FYC is an affiliate of Case Western Reserve University’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. The Mandel School advances leadership in social work and nonprofit education, scholarship, and service to build a more just world. The school’s students, faculty, staff, alumni, and partners comprise a national network of scholars and practitioners who shape the course of nonprofit practice and research to drive societal change.

FYC is a dynamic organization that mobilizes the Greater Cleveland community. It is dedicated to identifying and maximizing funding and strategies to support the organizations and entities that provide services to women and infants who are at high risk for infant mortality. The geographic region FYC covers is primarily an urban setting and one of the most diverse and impoverished areas within the State of Ohio.

FYC’s vision is that every baby born in Cuyahoga County will celebrate their first birthday. First Year Cleveland fulfills its mission and vision by creating a common understanding of our county’s infant mortality problem and leading the development and coordination of strategies to address it.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 

  • Serve as a key member of the executive team. Facilitate collaborative leadership with the executive director, faculty and diverse partners, leading work groups to finalize and implement the strategic plan. Lead updating the strategic plan as conditions change and new opportunities are identified. Develop a strategic direction to that is data driven, including quantitative and qualitative data, to amplify the mission, develop metrics to measure success, and develop and implement alternative strategies as needed. Strengthen and reinforce FYC values, culture, and commitment to achieving results that matter by designing and document an evaluation plan for FYC’s Action Teams, Collective Impact Areas, key operational indicators and ODM metrics which includes shared outcomes as well as individual team and area outcomes.  Provide strategic advice on a daily basis. Make high level decisions on a regular basis. Suggest problem resolution approaches and procedures. Act independently and move items forward in the executive director’s absence. (30%) 
  • Develop and utilize evaluation tools to monitor performance on fiscal, programmatic, and community levels, including The FYC Logic Model, FYC’s Goal Performance Dashboard, and additional FYC scorecards. Identify common themes and relevant and actionable findings from evaluations. Use results for continuous improvement and focus on future initiatives. (25%) 
  • Collaborate with the FYC executive director and other stakeholders on the finalizing and executing of a three year sustainability plan including writing and securing grants on a regular basis. Provide strategic development and leadership for growing the funding portfolio and maintaining a sustainable revenue stream. Create opportunities for future funding by developing and implementing strategies that will deepen relationships with agencies, industry, and other potential partners. Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants. Plan, develop, write, and edit proposals and agreements to prospects in coordination with university leadership and key stakeholders. (25%)
  • Implement policies and procedures for data management and data sharing. Ensure confidentiality and security of research data. Analyze and define system scope and objectives through research of customer needs and resolves customer issues. Establish the necessary protocols to ensure the ongoing and timely collection of data at regular intervals using qualitative and quantitative approaches such as interviews, group processes, participant observation, surveys, electronic data files, or other methods. Establish reporting capacity, including the supervision of any external data analytic support. (10%) 
  • Work with the FYC staff team and partners to define their role in evaluation activities. Direct effective implementation of evaluation activities by partners and teams through education, engagement, and  consultation. Continuously monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of activities; assess and  monitor activities, relationships, and support systems; identify opportunities for improvement and direct the  implementation of changes. (10%) 

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