Program Manager, Racial Equity

Washington D.C.
Jul 12, 2022
Aug 16, 2022
Program Manager
Full Time

Program Manager, Racial Equity

The program manager will provide support to the Center for Public Health Policy to advance the work of racial equity, racial justice, health equity and partnership initiatives. The program manager will lead the work of the Healing Through Policy project to advance racial and health equity in cities and counties and efforts to promote and monitor declarations of racism as a public health crisis.  Assist Director, Center for Public Health Policy with oversight of grant operational plans and budgets, coordinating and communicating with funders, submitting required reports, overseeing evaluation processes, and entering and managing related consultant and sub-grant contracts. Lead APHA’s work on the Healing Through Policy project in collaboration with external partners. Support communications activities, including social media, webinars, and website maintenance. Develop and disseminate written materials and products to advance APHA’s racial equity work. Monitor and analyze state and local actions to advance racial equity and justice. Support racial equity initiatives within the organization as well as with external partners. Perform other duties as assigned. This is a one-year, grant funded position.

The program manager is committed to racial justice, embodies the values of collegiality, respect, inclusion, and diversity and brings the following qualifications:

  • Masters’ degree and at least two years of related work experience. Alternatively, the candidate may have a bachelor’s degree at least 4 years of related work experience.
  • Grant and budget management experience.
  • Knowledge of institutional and structural racism.
  • Excellent writing and organizational skills.
  • Ability to balance multiple projects and priorities simultaneously, while closely tracking and managing various project activities, timelines, and deliverables.
  • Understanding of income, racial and place-based inequities, and related current dialogue at the national, state and local levels.
  • Demonstrated experience developing educational resources on racial equity.
  • Excellent relationship and communication skills such as listening, building trust, empathizing, developing rapport, and both giving and receiving constructive criticism.
  • Ability to work well in a highly collaborative, team-based environment.
  • Travel to the Annual Meeting is required with other occasional travel possible.

Position is based in downtown DC near several metro stations. Hybrid work environment.

Hours: 35 hours a week, full-time, Monday - Friday (daytime).  Number of openings: 1.

Applicants who meet the requirements and are interested in being considered for this position should submit the following information (please include your last name in all filenames when uploading materials. You should use this format: LastName.cCoverLetter): at

  • Cover letter;
  • Resume;
  • A writing sample;
  • Salary requirement;
  • At least 2 supervisory references and 1 professional reference (name, title, company name and phone number and email).

Vaccination Policy: New Hires and Employees must adhere to APHA COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate Policy.

CLOSING DATE:                Open Until Filled

EEO/AA/VETS/DISABILITY.  APHA is strongly and actively committed to diversity in its workplace.

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