REACH Project Manager - CAI Buffalo Office

CAI is seeking a highly motivated individual for the FULL-TIME, exempt position of PROJECT MANAGER for CAI’s Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) Project in Buffalo, NY. The REACH Project will employ collective impact and community mobilization strategies to implement evidence-based solutions to address disparities in rates of chronic disease and promote health equity for African American/Black residents living within the Ferry Street Corridor. The Project Manager will report to the REACH Project Director and provides day-to-day direction and management of all project-related activities and key liaison between core project partners, the African American Health Disparities Task Force (AAHDTF), CAI staff, Ferry Street Corridor residents, and the greater Buffalo community, in facilitating the achievement of initiative goals and objective(s). This position is located in CAI’s Buffalo, NY office.


  • Provide leadership, working as part of a team of staff and consultants, to develop and implement initiative vision, strategy, workplan, evaluation plan, communications, and sustainability plan.
  • Provide leadership, working as part of a team, to establish systems to link Ferry residents to health, behavioral and supportive services that promote health and wellness.
  • Support implementation of best practice strategies to ensure that community members and stakeholders are continuously involved in initiative planning, implementation, evaluation, and continuous improvement, and that the voice of the community drives initiative activities.
  • Plan and facilitate regular meetings of Ferry Street Leadership Group and Ferry Street Community Action Team to facilitate achievement of initiative goals and objectives.
  • Mobilize community participation through enhanced outreach, special events and use of social media.
  • Guide the formation and facilitate meetings of focus area specific Innovation Groups and other identified workgroups and/or sub-committees.
  • Coordinate, and work as part of a team, to facilitate training of community residents, stakeholders, and health and supportive service providers on approved evidence-based interventions and using collective impact 4.0.   
  • Act as a technical assistance advisor for partner organizations in implementation of, and continuously improving, selected interventions. 
  • Maintain working relationships with community agencies, other stakeholders, and community members, including youth.
  • Record and disseminate meeting proceedings.
  • Provide support to initiative director in monitoring budget expenditures and addressing funder reporting requirements.
  • Ensure adherence to funder, federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations.
  •  Perform other duties as necessary/assigned.


  • Master’s degree in public health, community engagement, and social work or a related field or equivalent professional experience.
  • At least five years of program management experience, including at least one year of supervisory experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Buffalo Community.
  • Existing knowledge and experience employing community mobilization strategies, and/or high interest in gaining expertise in, evidence-based and innovative public health strategies to address health equity, including correlated health disparities.
  • Ability to establish rapport and work productively and sensitively with diverse stakeholders, community members and partners, including youth.
  • Ability to identify and leverage existing resources to support achievement of initiative objectives.
  • Has applied knowledge of principles and practices of providing social services to culturally diverse populations, addressing social determinants of health, and community mobilization.
  • Has applied knowledge of principles and practices associated with group facilitation, the design and delivery of training and technical assistance.
  • Demonstrated capacity to analyze administrative, personnel and organizational problems and identify appropriate solutions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing for professional and community audiences.
  • Prepare and maintain minutes, reports and records.
  • Knowledge of various word processing/computer programs, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and etc.
  • Team-player and self-starter.
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.


  • This position requires working in an office and 50%-75% local travel and occassional out of state travel. It requires bending, reaching, stooping, lifting and moving and set-up of training materials and resources. The position requires daily use of a personal computer and requires entering, viewing, and revising text and graphics on the computer terminal and on paper.


  • Must possess a valid driver’s license; proof of auto liability insurance; and have the use of a personal vehicle for work-related purposes.

CAI offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits and working conditions. Apply for this job.