Fit NOLA Program Coordinator

May 5, 2017 at 2:25 pm Leave a comment

Picture1Vacancy Announcement

The City of New Orleans Health Department seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Fit NOLA Program Coordinator (Health Project & Planning Senior Analyst).

Program Overview

Mayor Mitch Landrieu launched Fit NOLA in 2012 with the goal of helping New Orleans become a top ten fittest city in the United States by 2018, the city’s 300th anniversary. More than 200 organizations and stakeholders have joined in the Fit NOLA partnership.  Part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health prizewinning network, we aim to improve the quality of life for all who live, learn, work and play in New Orleans. Fit NOLA engages in projects to promote physical activity and healthy eating among children, from early childhood through their school-age years. It also works to connect neighborhoods to healthy resources, promote healthy community design, encourage workplace wellness, and engage the health care sector to promote healthy lifestyles.

Job Duties

The Fit NOLA Program Coordinator will facilitate the implementation of the Fit NOLA partnership and projects. Specific duties include:

  • Work collaboratively with Fit NOLA partners and NOHD staff to develop and implement workplans for health and wellness initiatives in Fit NOLA’s priority areas, including setting goals, tracking performance, and reporting on progress.
  • Work with Fit NOLA chair and sector chairs to plan and coordinate Fit NOLA partnership meetings including steering committee meetings, sector meetings, and full partnership meetings.
  • Liaise with new partners to create community linkages and leverage resources to promote health and wellness.
  • Work with team members to implement Fit NOLA designation programs including Fit NOLA Businesses and Fit NOLA Schools.
  • Communicate regularly with Fit NOLA partners, followers, and the greater community through various channels including email newsletters and social media; manage Fit NOLA’s social media accounts (and/or engage interns or contractors for this purpose).
  • Work with FoodCare, Inc., and other partners to support, update and/or promote the Fit NOLA Smartphone App.
  • Provide administrative and marketing support for the Fit NOLA Live Well program.
  • Identify external funding sources; assist with grant writing and administration; track program budgets.
  • Contribute to equity, quality improvement, and organizational development initiatives within the Health Department.
  • Participate in the Health Department’s emergency response activities as needed.
  • Represent the Health Department at external meetings and working groups as needed.
  • Coordinate with other NOHD programs to support health and wellness program components.
  • Collaborate on City Hall employee wellness activities related to health promotion.
  • Provide excellent customer service for both internal and external customers. Will approach all encounters with a warm, professional greeting and assist to problem solve whenever necessary.  Will recognize when an issue needs further attention from a supervisor and inform management so that the problems can be addressed.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Required qualifications are:

  1. A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in public health, social work, physical education, science, a social science, or a closely related field.
  2. Two (2) years of professional experience in the planning and implementation of health and wellness programs working collaboratively with other organizations. Professional experience is defined as experience gained in a position that that required a Bachelor’s Degree upon entrance.

NOTE: A Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in public health, social work, physical education, a social science or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.      

Other desired qualifications include:

  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Project management skills
  • Meeting faciliatation and event planning skills
  • Marketing and communications skills, including web and social media
  • Proficiency with graphic design software such as Adobe InDesign, or a willingness to learn
  • Grantwriting and management experience, including development and management of budgets

How to Apply

Interested applicants should apply online via

Questions may be directed to Katherine Cain at or (504) 658-2572.



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