Position Title:

Health Promotion and Education Program Manager

Reporting To:

Executive Director

Classification:

Full-time

Position Description:

Overview:

The California Black Health Network (CBHN) is the only Black-led, state-wide organization dedicated to advocating for health equity for all Black (African Americans and Black Immigrants) Californians. CBHN’s mission is to ensure that all Black Californians, regardless of their education, socioeconomic class, zip code, sexual orientation, gender identity, homelessness, or immigration status, have access to high quality and equitable primary and behavioral healthcare, and avoid unnecessarily succumbing to disease. CBHN conducts outreach, education, and advocacy to achieve health equity for Black Californians through the lens of understanding critical issues that lie at the intersection of racial justice, social justice, and environmental justice.

Position Summary:

CBHN is seeking to hire an experienced and passionate individual to lead/manage its health education programs and initiatives. The Health Education Program Manager will have responsibility for overseeing CBHN’s Health Equity sessions, the Health4Life series, professional development for the Black Health Network members, and other relevant education programs that are required to address health literacy in the Black community.

The ideal candidate for this role is an innovative and creative experienced professional with knowledge of developing, organizing, and planning culturally relevant health education programs. In addition, the candidate should have knowledge of health equity/health disparities and how to improve health literacy of individual health consumers and providers. The Health Education Program Manager should have excellent organizational, strategic thinking, program design, planning, communication, and leadership skills. The Health Education Program Manager works in collaboration with the Executive Director on the ideation and planning for all health education events and ensures that all education programs operate efficiently. The Health Education Program Manager must have the ability to lead and manage multiple projects, and effectively manage programs to achieve goals and objectives, and meet any related key deliverables. In addition, the Health Education Program Manager is responsible for tracking/monitoring and evaluating health education programs, and reporting on program performance.

The Health Education Program Manager prepares budget proposals for new and core health education and related health programs; monitors program cost effectiveness; works with Executive Director to identify potential speakers and Subject Matter Experts, assesses public health and Black Health Network member education needs, designs or redesign programs and establishes program priorities; supervises the collection of data necessary to identify problems; coordinates the development and presentation of special conferences, meetings, health promotional programs and other educational programs; and serves as an internal consultant for other personnel conducting health education and health promotion activities.

This job description is subject to change at any time.

Core Competencies:

• Thorough knowledge of community health problems, existing methods of interventions to address the health education needs of the Black community.
• Thorough knowledge of the principles of health education including program planning and evaluation.
• Thorough knowledge of health education methods and materials including curriculum development.
• Working knowledge of publicity and media practices and procedures.
• Working knowledge of the philosophy, concepts, and principles of public health.
• Working knowledge of the functions and services of local community health agencies and community organizations.
• Working knowledge of budgeting techniques.
• Thorough knowledge of program management.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Program Coordination
• Plan, organize, implement and evaluate health education programs;
• Plan, schedule and evaluate the work of others.
• Design and effectively use and evaluate health education methods and materials.
• Provide health education consultation and develop cooperative relationships with a wide range of individuals, groups, and stakeholders within the community.
• Prepare and present a variety of clear and concise written and oral reports.
• Plan, coordinate and implement health education related training programs.

Communications and Technology

• Exhibit relationship management skills such as proactively engage in and promote clear communication of information and needs within relationships.
• Critically evaluate diverse and complex sources of information, and identify strategies based on findings.
• Act decisively, engaging in timely and quality decision making.
• Create an atmosphere of respect, helpfulness, and cooperation, and provide effective coaching and development to staff to improve quality.
• Input, access and analyze data using a computer.
• Use reporting systems to manage program reporting and communications.
• Utilize and manage database and software tools.

Other:

• Report to Executive Director on a regular basis through scheduled meetings and participate in staff meetings.
• Coordinate special projects, assignments, and activities as requested.

Requirements/Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree or commensurate work experience.
• At least three years of experience managing health education programs.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Able to work in a fast-paced environment and with supervisor in a remote office, if necessary.
• Ability to prioritize multiple assignments and meet conflicting deadlines within a dynamic environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
• MPH Degree preferred but not required.
• A successful track record in health education program management.
• Possesses drive and initiative and can work autonomously with minimal supervision.
• Comfortable working with databases, analytical tools, and various online meeting platforms.
• Passionate about health equity and CBHN’s mission, programs, and relevant public policy issues.
• Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively and professionally with diverse staff, Board, constituents, and stakeholders.
• Comfortable working in a small office environment where hard work, a sense of humor, and flexibility are highly valued, if necessary.
• Knowledge of MS Office, MS Teams, program management tools, Zoom/Webex, etc.

Physical Requirements:
• Work is primarily sedentary with some light work.
• Must be able to exert or lift up to 20 pounds of force occasionally.
• Travel may be necessary up to 10%.
• Skilled operation of computer, copier and telephone is required.
• In office or remote

Compensation

Negotiable. Excellent benefits provided.

To Apply

Submit your application in a Word or PDF document including a cover letter and to: jobs@cablackhealthnetwork.org subject: Health Education Program Manager Position.

Position open until filled.

CBHN is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds.

Position Title:

Grants Project Manager

Reporting To:

Director of Strategic Projects and Grants Management

Classification:

Full-time

Position Description:

Overview:

The California Black Health Network (CBHN) is the only Black female-led, statewide organization dedicated to advocating for health equity for all Black (African Americans and Black Immigrants) Californians. CBHN’s mission is to ensure that all Black Californians, regardless of their education, socioeconomic class, zip code, sexual orientation, gender identity, homelessness, or immigration status, have access to high-quality and equitable primary and behavioral healthcare, and avoid unnecessarily succumbing to disease. CBHN conducts outreach, education, and advocacy to achieve health equity for Black Californians through the lens of understanding critical issues that lie at the intersection of racial justice, social justice, and environmental justice.

Summary:

Under general supervision of the Director of Strategic Projects and Grants Management, the Grants Project Manager leads and manages multiple projects, and effectively implements the project scope of work, as dictated by CBHN grant proposals and awards. The Grants Project Manager is responsible for the day-to-day project management, administration, and reporting related to grant-funded programs. The Grants Project Manager is also responsible and accountable for developing and implementing, grant-funded project activities to achieve grant project goals, and meet grant reporting requirements and key deliverables, in a timely fashion, and contributes to the research, analysis, and preparation of proposals and progress reports. The Grants Project Manager ensures that grant programs operate efficiently, and that project work and deliverables stay on track and adhere to grant timelines. In addition, this individual must have experience working with and collaborating with funders and possess strong, leadership, communication, and organizational skills, exceptional grant project management skills, relationship/partnership management, and the ability to effectively manage multiple grants simultaneously.

The Grants Project Manager is expected to be a self-starter who can work independently to ensure goals and objectives are achieved and manage grant project deliverables and grant partner relationships. The ideal candidate must also be proficient in program/project implementation, leading/managing community outreach activities, and leading health equity change initiatives. The Grants Manager should also possess the ability to work in a collaborative environment and work with internal staff to lead statewide outreach efforts, manage the activities of the various grants, coordinate with other California Black Health Network projects, and perform related work as required.

Essential Skills:

Grant Project Management

  • Lead and manage the implementation of CBHN grant project activities, key deliverables, and deadlines in collaboration with partners and organizational staff.
  • Lead and provide oversight of strategic projects and grant evaluation indicators including grant program events.
  • Participates in the development of proposals, applications, and/or requests for new or continued funding.
  • Develops functional grant project research and plans; recommends objectives, priorities, and strategic partnerships.
  • Performs ongoing process and outcome evaluations and recommends modifications.

Community Outreach and Engagement

  • Represents the California Black Health Network in meetings with committees, community agencies, service providers, and related entities, and facilitates inter-agency linkages, communication, or collaboration.
  • Model leadership and participation in statewide events and health equity campaigns.
  • Initiates contact and coordinates with other statewide, regional, and county-specific programs and activities related to the funded program to maximize effectiveness and minimize duplication.
  • Works closely with community data to determine grant project direction and monitor the success of project activities.

Communications and Collaboration

  • Collaborates with the Director of Strategic Projects, and Grants Management, relative to ensure alignment between grant proposal and implementation activities and that those grant deliverables and reporting are completed on time.
  • Communicates with current and prospective partners to coordinate grant-related activities events, share information, and respond to requests.
  • Coordinates with the communications team to conduct grant project-related social media, email communications, and marketing activities.
  • Develops and oversees reports, correspondence, promotional and statistical materials.

Administrative

  • Participate in weekly team meetings, grant-related meetings, and event-specific communications, providing contributions to project strategies and tactics.
  • Demonstrate respect and sensitivity for all communities and cultures among staff and partners.
  • Support special projects as needed – projects may include interviewing, website content input, media engagement, and social media posting support.
  • Recruits, trains, supervises, guides, and evaluates assigned personnel to ensure necessary competency in the implementation of grant project activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifying requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, judgment, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

This position requires:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Social Work, or a related field, master’s degree preferred.
  • A minimum of 3 years of project management experience in implementing and managing multiple grant programs and projects.
  • A minimum of 1-year leadership-level experience in a collaborative endeavor; or a combination of work experience and education indicating an ability to fulfill the requirements of the position.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze and interpret disparities and health equity-related research data, research articles, and general disparities and health equity literature.  Ability to write in an effective, concise manner, and effectively present information to groups of various backgrounds and respond to questions.

COMMUNICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY

Knowledge and experience using project management and grant management and reporting systems for grant management, reporting, and communications. Proficient in the use of MS Office, Zoom, and other technology platforms.

REASONING AND CRITICAL THINKING ABILITY

Ability to work independently, exercise initiative and good judgment, solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited or no standardization exists, and interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to prioritize the allocation of project resources with objectivity and in a manner that best supports the successful implementation of the grant project Scope of Work and demonstrates responsible stewardship of the community’s resources. Ability to recognize instances in which consultation with a director and other project staff should be sought before a decision is made.

OTHER KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • Demonstrates efficient use of project management platforms for grants management (ClickUp, Excel, Smartsheet).
  • Ability to make effective presentations to both professional groups and the public.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral forms.
  • Ability to travel and, if necessary, attend out-of-town meetings or conferences which could require overnight travel.
  • A valid California Driver’s License and proof of insurance.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Work is primarily office-based. Must be able to exert or lift up to 20 pounds of force occasionally.
  • Travel may be necessary up to 10%.
  • In-office or remote.

COMPENSATION

Negotiable. Excellent benefits provided.

If interested, please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@cablackhealthnetwork.org by 5:00 PM January 30, 2022.

CBHN is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds.