• Nowata CAN is hiring for a TSET HLP Business/Cities & Gov’t./Chamber of Commerce Sector Coordinator! Resumes may be emailed to nowatacan1@gmail.com

    POSITION DESCRIPTION

    TITLE:                            TSET HLP GRANT DIRECTOR

                                        Business / City Government Sector

    PERFORMANCE

    PROFILE SOURCE:        Executive Professional

    REPORTS TO:                Board of Directors

    PRIMARY FUNCTION:

    Employee will be responsible for working with city governments and businesses to create or update wellness policies which will include support for tobacco free living, healthy eating and active living.  This role will also fulfill services to be provided by Nowata CAN to the Nowata Area Chamber of Commerce, as specified by a joint services contract between the two entities.

    KEY ROLES:

    Community Relationships

    • Will work to help promote the adoption of tobacco-free policies in businesses and improve the nutritional profile of foods in stores and businesses.
    • Provide education, benefits and sample language to put health improvement policies into place.
    • Will provide basic front office tasks such as telephone & email reception, basic website management & development for the Chamber of Commerce.
    • Promotion of new membership & management of existing Chamber membership.
    • Provide support & organization of the local events which are facilitated by the Chamber, some of which may require participation during non-business hours.

     

    Relationship with TSET

     

    • Work alongside TSET Director to coordinator and implement TSET programs as described in work plans
    • Work with Program Officer to manage contract budget
    • Provide monthly reporting for UPAER for evaluation of HLP program
    • Participate in TSET events, site visits, meetings, conferences and trainings

     

    Skills/Knowledge Required

    • Knowledge of work in tobacco control, physical activity and nutrition, using and integrated approach in the 4 sectors, (business, school, community organizations, and city government).
    • Competence in problem solving, conflict resolution and negotiation
    • Capacity to review, analyze and use program and health-related data to make decisions and develop strategies to improve program performance
    • Experience in community leadership and political processes
    • Administrative/management skills
    • The ability to work collaboratively
    • Must demonstrate self-efficacy, flexibility and the ability to see the big picture along with trustworthiness, patience, energy and hope.
    • Minimum education for this position is a high school diploma. A bachelor’s degree is preferred.

     

    Additional Responsibilities

    Coordinator may be assigned to assist other CAN grant coordinators on projects that relate to the TSET HLP and improving health outcomes in Nowata County. In addition to TSET HLP requirements, will be expected to participate in CAN sponsored activities including the Community Garden, Garden Market, monthly coalition board meetings, and other community events.

     

  • Nowata CAN is hiring for a TSET HLP Grant Coordinator! Resumes may be emailed to nowatacan1@gmail.com.

     

     

    POSITION DESCRIPTION

    TITLE:                            TSET HLP GRANT COORDINATOR

    PERFORMANCE

    PROFILE SOURCE:        Executive Professional

    REPORTS TO:                Board of Directors

    PRIMARY FUNCTION:

    To reduce chronic diseases including heart disease, obesity, diabetes and cancer through policy changes, education and access tobacco free places, fresh foods and increased physical activity throughout Nowata County.

     

    KEY ROLES:

    Community Relationships

    • Connect with those key stakeholders, businesses, community organizations, schools and offices that are                 involved in creating and enforcing policies.
    • Provide education, benefits and sample language to put health improvement policies into place.

     

    Relationship with TSET

     

    • Work with Program Officer to manage contract budget
    • Provide timely and accurate monthly invoices for reimbursement
    • Provide monthly reporting for UPAER for evaluation of HLP program
    • Participate in TSET events, site visits, meetings, conferences and trainings
    • Develop a Strategic Plan for the HLP program in Nowata County
    • Provide annual work plan updates and annual budget summaries and justifications

     

    Skills/Knowledge Required

    • Knowledge of work in tobacco control, physical activity and nutrition, using and integrated approach in the 4 sectors, (business, school, community organizations, and city government).
    • Competence in problem solving, conflict resolution and negotiation
    • Capacity to review, analyze and use program and health-related data to make decisions and develop strategies to improve program performance
    • Experience in community leadership and political processes
    • Administrative/management skills
    • The ability to work collaboratively
    • Must demonstrate self-efficacy, flexibility and the ability to see the big picture along with trustworthiness, patience, energy and hope.
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
    • A minimum of 3 years of experience in managing programs or grants for a non-profit agency in a public health field.

     

    Additional Responsibilities

    Coordinator may be assigned to assist other CAN grant coordinators on projects that relate to the TSET HLP and improving health outcomes in Nowata County.

     

     

    Physical requirements/work environment:

    Some light physical duties, primarily related to assisting with CAN projects, i.e. gardening, setting up for fundraisers, etc.

     

     

     

  • Garden Class January announcement 2016

  • Garden Class January announcement 2016 Please join us! We will have a new topic every month! Learn from experts in the field! Live demonstrations at the Community Garden and endless opportunities to have ALL of your garden questions answered! FREE to all ages! Check out the list of monthly classes coming soon!

  • Get your racing shoes on! Nowata CAN, in partnership with the Cherokee Nation Wings Program is hosting a 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, October 31st! The 1K Fun Run starts at 8:45 am and the 5K Race follows at 9:15am! For registration, please contact Nowata CAN at 918.273.1500 or register online! Click on this link! http://www.yellowcheetah.com/NowataHalloweenBooYah

  • The Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) Board of Directors recently awarded $105,000.00 to Nowata CAN for the first year of a new five-year TSET Healthy Living grant program that took effect July 1.

    The five-year community grant program aims to prevent and reduce tobacco use and obesity by working with key public and private sectors within local communities.  TSET awarded a Healthy Living grant to Nowata CAN to work in partnership with Nowata, Oklahoma Union and South Coffeyville Schools, the Nowata Police Department, the Nowata City Manager and City Council, the Nowata Chamber of Commerce, the Nowata Senior Center, Cherokee Nation, the Department of Human Services, area business and other non-profit organizations.

    “This is an exciting time because with the TSET Healthy Living grant, we can create opportunities in Nowata that make the healthy choice the easy choice where we live, work, learn and play”, said Brynn Barron, Healthy Living coordinator for Nowata CAN.   “We look forward to working with local business owners and managers, city officials, nonprofits, and school and community leaders to make that happen.”

    The TSET Healthy Living program takes an integrated approach to addressing Oklahoma’s leading causes of death-cancer and cardiovascular disease- by preventing and reducing tobacco use and obesity.  In May, the TSET Board of Directors approved the award of $14 million for 50 community-based Healthy Living grants that will cover 62 counties.

    The Healthy Living grant is the first TSET community-based grant for Nowata County.

     

     

  • It was a pleasant, sunny evening for the very first Garden Market! While it’s still early in the season, our farmers brought various greens, radishes, cilantro, and asparagus! Look for more this week, Wednesday, May 13th! We would like to thank Leo and Derek Dick and the rest of the Ranch Supply for letting us set up in their parking lot! Please join us every Wednesday from 4-7p at the Ranch Supply, May through October! Bring the family out to meet local producers and take home some fresh, local produce!  garden market logo

  • We would like to welcome our four newest coalition members to the Community Garden! A big THANK YOU to Dr. Jobe for donating four hens to the Community Garden! They are so happy to be living in the beautiful “Chicken Palace” that Penny Gonzales built! We are excited about the chickens as well as several more projects that will be coming to the garden this season! As always, we are very grateful to the Nowata County Fair Board for the generous donation of their property for the Community Garden! Please stop by to visit if you see us out working and we ALWAYS welcome volunteers! Please contact us for more information on our Community Garden program! Call 918-273-1500 or email trista.milliman@yahoo.com.chickens