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Community Health Director

Community Access


Community Access, Inc. (CA), founded in 1974, is a progressive not-for-profit organization that expands opportunities for people living with mental health concerns to recover from trauma and discrimination through affordable housing, training, advocacy and healing-focused services. We are built upon the simple truth that people are experts in their own lives. Our programs are spread across 20 locations and include over 1000 units of supportive housing in three boroughs, the Howie The Harp Advocacy Center, ThriveAtWork, Blueprint Supported Education, East Village Access—a PROS program, and a peer-driven Crisis Respite Center.

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of

This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week; salary is 95-100K, plus an excellent benefits package.

Position Overview
The Community Health Director works with agency staff to guide CA’s health division aimed at promoting the health and mental health of Community Access participants, takes the lead in developing and coordinating health-promoting initiatives, especially related to people living with serious mental health conditions. S/he also creates an organizational response to trends and issues identified from analysis of health related information, e.g. polypharmacy, to strengthen and improve health-related service provision and also leads all agency wellness activities and supervises the Health and Wellness Coordinator and the Care Coordination Program Manager.

The Director also provides direction and support regarding health issues of program participants which require expert investigation, input and planning, and collaborates with other agency staff to address same. S/he serves as a leader and resource person for agency health promotion activities while addressing food insecurity and ensuring nutritional and fitness options are available to program participants. To further enhance food access, the Director also supervises and supports the agency’s urban agriculture program, food procurement, and partners with local farms.


Qualified candidates must have an understanding, appreciation, and commitment to the philosophy and mission of Community Access; commitment to working with individuals who experience barriers to accessing high quality health care; advanced degree in public health or community/public health nursing or related discipline preferred; at least 3 years experience in public/community health, mental health, homeless services, harm reduction, infectious and chronic diseases; supervisory experience preferred; knowledge of health promotion and public health program planning and evaluation; experience providing change leadership, project start-up and management, resource development and coordination; capacity to develop programing which addresses the social determinants of health and is culturally relevant; data collection and analysis skills; have an understanding of peer support and its value in health promotion; experience in training or educating and developing learning tools; creative negotiation, problem-solving and team-building skills; must be fingerprinted and cleared by the New York State Justice Center.


This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week; salary is 95-100K, plus an excellent benefits package.


Interested candidates should apply on Cover letter must include salary history and salary requirements.

Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

Posted on 04/28/17; CVMHA ID #10973