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Project Coordinator

Reports to: Director of Education & HTHN Initiative
Classification: Full Time/Exempt
Location: New York City

About the David Lynch Foundation
The David Lynch Foundation (DLF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was founded in 2005 to address the epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among underserved populations through the implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique. TM – a simple, non-religious, effortless technique practiced by millions of people worldwide – is among the most widely researched interventions and has been shown, over more than 40 years of clinical and published research, to reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep, brain function and cardiac health. DLF has earned broad public interest and support for its work to bring this simple meditation intervention to its core target populations: veterans suffering from post traumatic stress and their families, students in schools, domestic violence survivors, people suffering from opioid and alcohol use disorder, young people in high crime, high need areas, and most recently, with frontline medical workers who are caring for COVID-19 patients.

The Opportunity
This is a new position which will serve a critical need within DLF. The selected candidate will be a core team member working on one of the most pivotal projects – the “Heal the Healers Now” (HTHN) initiative. The overarching goal of the HTHN is to provide relief from the unprecedented amount of stress being experienced by frontline medical workers by providing training in the TM technique. Even before the pandemic, a Harvard report called physician burnout “a public health crisis that urgently demands action” with several surveys putting the rate of provider burnout as high as 70 percent. The American Academy of Family Physicians linked burnout to higher rates of medical errors, substance abuse and addiction, and suicide among physicians. Today, the situation is far worse, and demands well-documented, innovative approaches to address this crisis. DLF has a long track record of providing TM instruction to first responders, including police, firefighters, and military personnel. Today, our doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers are true first responders—they are on the frontlines in a literal life-or-death battle against a pandemic that threatens the very life of society. ​

The physical, mental, and emotional toll on healthcare providers has been well documented since the COVID-19 pandemic first unfolded earlier this year. The rapid onset has presented unusual health challenges for emergency and other treatment providers throughout the country. To help address this critical situation, DLF has launched a national initiative to provide immediate support to these heroic doctors, nurses and frontline workers.

Launched nationally on ABC’s Good Morning America on April 6, 2020, the initiative has already garnered the support of thousands of doctors, nurses, health care leaders, and hospital wellness professionals. DLF is certainly gratified to see the urgency with which hospital administrators are reaching out to us to request our meditation programs and as of this writing, we are in discussions with 15 hospitals nationwide, including several within New York. However, the demand has now overwhelmed our capacity to meet the need – thus giving rise to adding additional key human resources to DLF staff.

DLF needs a project coordinator to help the team meet and exceed its programmatic goals and objectives. This person will be the glue that helps keep the team together, especially as the work is scaled in a strategic and effective way. DLF needs someone who is a self-starter and has the ability to think quickly on their feet.

Responsibilities

  • Be the primary administrator and outward facing liaison for the national HTHN initiative
  • Assist with tasks related to the planning and execution of The Heal the Healers Now programs
  • Monitor grants awarded to TM centers around the country, including the tracking of program execution, follow-up sessions, evaluation, and tracking documentation
  • Manage calendars, schedule meetings, and monitor actionable items for the HTHN team
  • Manage incoming communications for HTHN and liaise with partnering teachers, hospitals and other professionals delivering the program
  • Liaise with HTHN partners to support progress and launch of programs
  • Work closely with program managers in the field to conduct follow-up with organizations interested in launching HTHN projects and/or courses, and with individuals interested in being part of the initiative
  • Maintain and update HTHN-related items in the Salesforce database
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years administrative experience in a related role
  • Non-profit experience preferred
  • Strong communication and organization skills with a proven track record of working as part of a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently with confidence
  • Proven working experience in project management
  • Detail oriented with an ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines
  • A go-getter who is capable of researching new ideas generated by the team
  • Proficient with G-Suite (Google Calendar, Drive, Hangouts, Docs, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Salesforce database
  • Proficient using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as utilizing Zoom to schedule meetings, conference calls, and increase overall team efficiency
  • Ability and willingness to work weekends on occasion
  • Experience using software to create flyers, newsletters, forms, and spreadsheets

The David Lynch Foundation is a progressive employer that practices inclusive recruitment.

To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume in pdf format (job title in subject area) to
careers@davidlynchfoundation.org

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