Center for Wellbeing and Happiness Program Manager

July 7th, 2022
Center for Wellbeing and Happiness Program Manager

Center for Wellbeing and Happiness Program Manager

  • Full Time
  • Mid-Level
Job Category: Programs/Services
Location: Manhattan
Job Sectors: Community Improvement

The Center for Wellbeing and Happiness is seeking a Program Manager to join the team! The Center for Wellbeing and Happiness (CWBH) is an initiative of the Lower East Side Girls Club (LESGC) which provides free wellness programs to Lower East Side community members of all generations and genders. The Center for Wellbeing and Happiness Program Manager supports the Center Director in the coordination of all operations related to the Center for Wellbeing and Happiness (CWBH), which provides free holistic health services to the Lower East Side. Reporting to the CWBH Director, the CWBH Program Manager assists community members in connecting to the services they need, maintains relationships with all CWBH instructors, and manages the Center operations.


Administration & Reporting

  • Serve as logistics lead for CWBH membership, enrollment, and attendance

    • Design and circulate CWBH enrollment forms/links, in coordination with the Communications Team

    • Regularly staff the CWBH front desk–checking members in, directing members to classes, and promoting the Center’s services

    • Project and report on enrollment, benchmark, and outcome data

  • Manage CWBH member database

    • Organize class schedules and rosters

    • Input enrollment data as needed

  • Identify updates for the CWBH website and email newsletter

  • Support the development of CWBH policies and procedures 


Community Engagement & Educational Empowerment

  • Lead new member orientation sessions 

  • Organize, attend, and/or present at community meetings, events, and health fairs

  • Advocate for local health needs with government agencies and service providers

  • Respond to public and community inquiries about organizational initiatives

  • Share and post outreach materials such as flyers, posters, and other promotional materials in the community

  • Support the co-design of marketing and recruitment strategies with families and community members

  • Provide translation and interpretation for members, as needed if able


Programming & Partnership Management

  • Support the implementation of community-driven programming, within a Healing Justice framework, for all ages and genders through the CWBH

  • Identify and manage creative partnerships with prospective community instructors and partners

  • Serve as a leader in developing the CWBH’s offerings

  • Translate community feedback and needs into the CWBH’s offerings and external messaging

  • Manage contracting process with community instructors and partners 

  • Oversee food distribution efforts



  • Directs, supervises, trains, and motivates all CWBH instructors

  • Approves timecards for all CWBH instructors, Food Justice Coordinator

  • Serves as the primary point of contact for contracted non-profit partners 

  • Supports the Center Director in developing the CWBH schedule


Education and Experience

  • Has one of the following: 

    • (1) An associate’s degree in a human services field or current enrollment toward such degree and at least two years of successful experience within the last five years providing access services and experience working with diverse low-income populations or 

    • (2) at least five years of successful experience providing access services and experience working with diverse low-income populations.

  • Understanding of issues of equity and social justice

  • Proven experience working with diverse populations

  • Preferred: 

    • Experience delivering services to low-income families in the Lower East Side/Chinatown; 

    • Experience integrating participant voice into programming; and 

    • Fluent in English and has a professional working proficiency in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, or the Fuzhou dialect.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Belief in the mission and values of LESGC 

  • Strong communication skills and ability to connect with staff, parents, and community members

  • Detail oriented, motivated, and highly organized 


Organizational Relationships: 

  • Reporting to the CWBH Director

  • Partnering with the Community Health Workers

  • Supervising the CWBH Instructors, Food Justice Coordinator


Must be available some nights and weekends


Salary & Benefits:

The salary for this position is $60,000-$65,000, commensurate with experience. LESGC offers medical, dental, and vision insurance. The organization contributes a generous amount towards the employee’s medical premium, while the dental and vision insurance premiums are paid by the employee. A Health Reimbursement Account is offered as a supplement to our medical insurance plans to help offset out-of-pocket medical expenses. LESGC also provides PTO, sick leave, paid holidays, dependent daycare, and a pre-tax transit benefit. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to [email protected]

COVID Response
LESGC is complying with New York City’s Department of Youth and Community Development’s vaccination mandate for all staff members. In addition, LESGC expects all staff members and building visitors to comply with LESGC’s COVID response policy:

  • Take precautions in public like wearing a well-fitted mask and physical distancing

  • Wear masks, practice physical distancing, and adhere to other prevention measures when visiting with unvaccinated people who are at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease or who have an unvaccinated household member who is at increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease

  • Wear masks, maintain physical distance, and practice other prevention measures when visiting with unvaccinated people from multiple households

  • Avoid medium- and large-sized in-person gatherings

  • Get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms

  • Follow guidance issued by individual employers

Follow CDC and health department travel requirements and recommendations




About the Center for Wellbeing and Happiness 

Rooted in the belief that the wellbeing of our youth members is intimately connected to the wellbeing of their family, their community, and their world, the Girls Club has expanded its mission and service population with the launch of their Center for Wellbeing and Happiness (CWBH).

The Center for Wellbeing and Happiness strategically addresses the wellbeing and health disparities in the Lower East Side by utilizing intentional, trauma-informed, holistic programming rooted in community-centered resilience, prevention, recovery, and self-reliance. The CWBH will serve as a wellness hub providing the space and opportunity for local organizations, expert practitioners, health-based city agencies and institutions, and our talented and resourced- filled community members, to connect, collaborate, and serve. Together, we will create programming that addresses the totality of our community’s wellbeing needs.

In fall 2020,  the Girls Club launched our Virtual CWBH to provide free virtual wellness programs in the midst of the pandemic as we awaited the renovation of the physical CWBH. In fall 2022, we will open the doors to CWBH: a 5,000 ft2 state of the art space, adjacent to the existing Girls Club facility.



LESGC Equal Opportunity Employer Policy 

LESGC is an equal opportunity employer. Equal employment opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at LESGC, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, sex (including pregnancy status), gender, creed, religion, sexual orientation, genetic characteristics, national origin, age, ancestry, alienage, citizenship, marital status, partnership status, being a party to a civil union, handicap or disabilities or perception of disabilities, military status (or unfavorable discharge from military service), political activity, status as a victim of a sex offense, stalking, or domestic violence or other protected class status. Discrimination in violation of this policy is prohibited. LESGC does not discriminate in the hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors or the provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors and clients.


This policy of equal employment opportunity applies to all policies and procedures relating to recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant. 


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