Director, Health and Social Services, SEAMAAC

Posted by on May 10, 2010

Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition (SEAMAAC)
Job Description

JOB TITLE:             Director, Health and Social Services
DEPARTMENT:        Health & Social Services Department
REPORTS TO:         Executive Director
JOB SCHEDULE:         Full-time
AVAILABILITY:        June 1, 2010

The Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition, Inc. (SEAMAAC) is a nonprofit organization that serves Southeast Asian and West African immigrants and refugees in Philadelphia. Our mission is “to support immigrants, refugees, and their families as they seek access to opportunities which would advance the condition of their lives in the United States.”

SEAMAAC is seeking to fill the position of Health & Social Services (H&SS) Department Director.  The primary duties of the position are to provide overall management and administration of SEAMAAC’s health and social services programs. Health programs focus on the following service areas: tobacco; women and children’s health; HIV/AIDS; breast cancer; and lead poisoning prevention. SEAMAAC’S Social Services programs focus on the following service areas: public benefits enrollment; elderly; and refugees. These programs include individual/family based case management, outreach, community education workshops, and weekly group-based programming.

The H&SS Department Director oversees department-wide tasks, including program development, monthly department meetings, fundraising, staff supervision, and staff evaluations. The Director is a member of SEAMAAC’s Management Team and participates in the organization’s grantwriting, budgeting, financial reporting and invoicing, fundraising, and other agency-wide tasks.


•    Administer H&SS programs for Southeast Asian and West African immigrants and refugees
•    Serve as agency’s primary liaison for program funders and coalition partners
•    Attend interagency meetings, conferences, and trainings, as required by program funders
•    Recruit, supervise and provide guidance to the H&SS Programs Coordinator, H&SS Outreach Workers, interns, AmeriCorps members, and volunteers
•    Complete all program reporting requirements
•    Develop and implement programs and outreach strategies
•    Conduct staff evaluations
•    Collaborate and participate with SEAMAAC Management Team on grantwriting, agency-level planning, fundraising and staff development
•    Facilitate program team meetings (frequency varies depends on program) and department meetings (monthly)
•    Flexible hours, requires some travel and evening and weekend assignments
•    Translation/interpretation, as required
•    And such other duties as may be assigned from time to time


•    Must be able to start position on June 1, 2010
•    Bachelor’s degree minimum, Master’s degree in social work or related field preferred, with three (3) or more years prior experience in management
•    Outstanding communication skills (both oral and written) and excellent computer skills.
•    Excellent organizational, interpersonal, planning, and presentation skills.
•    Experience in organizational and staff development, program development, fundraising, strategic planning, operations and financial management.
•    Knowledgeable about Philadelphia’s health & social services systems, including public assistance resources and other supports for low-income immigrants/refugees.
•    Knowledgeable about the issues facing  immigrants and refugees, and Southeast Asian communities in particular
•    Ability to handle a heavy workload, exercise discretion, maintain confidentiality, handle multiple priorities and use sound judgment.
•    Ability to analyze and solve problems
•    Ability to work with diverse staff as well as a strong commitment to supporting the collective efforts of the team in accomplishing program objectives and goals.
•    Understanding of and commitment to SEAMAAC’s principles in regards to issues of race, class, nationality, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, and disability.
•    Ability to interact positively with a wide range of people at different levels including those on opposite sides of sensitive issues.
•    Fluency in foreign languages is highly desirable.
•    Criminal, child and health clearances required


Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Benefits: Benefits include standard health insurance, paid vacation, holidays, sick and personal leaves.

SEAMAAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and detailed cover letter by May 14, 2010 to:
Nguyen Ho
Human Resources Coordinator
1711 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
P: (215) 467-0690 x23
F: (215) 467-5301
E-mail: (Website)

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