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Program Manager

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Public Health Institute Sacramento , CA 94204

Posted 2 months ago

Program Manager

The Center for Wellness and Nutrition (CWN) is seeking a dedicated and analytical public health professional with experience working with the Center for Disease Control to fill the role of Program Manager. In this role you will, provide subject matter expertise and leadership at the Center for Wellness and Nutrition (CWN) to address racial and ethnic health disparities.

CWN is a program based at the Public Health Institute (PHI), an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally and internationally. PHI was distinguished as one of the top 50 "Best Non-profit Organizations to Work For" by the Non-Profit Times in a national search.

The Center for Wellness and Nutrition (CWN) focuses on assisting adults and children, and particularly members of underserved, low-income populations, become aware of and adept at using pathways and tools to achieve and enhance their physical, mental, and social well-being so that they thrive throughout life; and, on building capacity of communities and institutions to address social determinants of health. To learn more about our work visit

Your contributions will include:

  • Providing expert technical support and project and staff management, as well as oversee the implementation of nutrition, physical activity and obesity prevention interventions. Possess the knowledge skills and practical application and the ability to guide others to effectively implement policy, systems and environmental change strategies that increase access and affordability to healthy fresh food and safe spaces to play and be active.

  • Serving as a resource to partners advocating for change and provide technical assistance to partners that seek to adopt policy, systems, and environmental change to advance health equity.

  • Working collaboratively with partners across multi-sectors to address unique needs of low income communities and the conditions that impact the environments in which people live, learn, work, play, and worship to increase health and quality of life.

  • Supporting chronic disease specialists and other public health professionals and their partners to better communicate with a wide range of community members and leaders to solicit participation and active engagement. Ability to guide community engagement processes using a participatory action approach or framework such as Participatory Action Research (PAR).

  • Managing relationships with collaborators and funders including key staff from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, California Department of Social Services, other state agencies, non-profit organizations, and the CWN leadership team.

  • Responding to funders requests and executing tasks in accordance with contractual, grant, or CWN requirements. This includes meeting grant deliverables on time, completing required technical reports, progress reports, and other requests with limited guidance.

To qualify, you must possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Nutrition, Public Planning, Communications, or a Social Services related field. Without a degree, you should have 5 years of related experience.

  • 5 years of public health experience with specialization in food security, food systems and food policy, including 3 years of program management experience.

  • Knowledge and experience in chronic disease and obesity prevention.

  • Experience working with diverse and/or underserved populations including African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans and Asian/Pacific Islanders that have high rates of health disparities.

  • Experience working within faith-based channels and community-based organization and clinics that serve diverse populations is desired.

  • Experience and knowledge related to issues of health and equity and familiarity with a collective impact approach to addressing complex social problems

  • Experience with SNAP/SNAP-Ed and/or Center for Disease Control.

  • Demonstrated grant writing and management experience including proposal development, work plan creation, monitoring and outcomes measurement.

  • Advanced technical skills including experience with Microsoft Office Suite, WebEx, GoTo Webinar, WordPress, and SharePoint.

  • Ability to travel is required.

Important Information:

  • This is a full time (40 hours/week) position based in Sacramento, CA.

  • This job is eligible for PHI's full suite of benefits including but not limited to medical, dental, and vision coverage, health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts, and generous paid time off.

  • The application deadline is November 4, 2018.

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Program Manager

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Public Health Institute