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With a focus on Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, the Institute for Public Health Innovation (IPHI) builds partnerships across sectors and cultivates innovative solutions to improve health and well-being for all people and communities, particularly those most affected by health inequities.  Our work strengthens service systems and public policy; enhances the environments and conditions in which people live, age, work, learn, and play; and builds organizational and community capacity to sustain progress.  IPHI is the official public health institute serving this region and one of 44+ members of the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI).

The Institute for Public Health Innovation is recruiting a – (20-30 hours per week) Program Manager Consultant to assist with managing a growing portfolio of initiatives and special projects to promote health equity in Virginia. This position will develop and conduct trainings and workshops on the principles and effective approaches to promoting health equity and health in all policies for diverse stakeholders and audiences. The incumbent will create and implement technical assistance plans for local health departments, local government, non-profit, faith-based, and other organizations to advance their efforts to promote health equity through policies, systems, and environmental changes. Responsibilities also include managing the development and implementation of a regional community of practice focused on building the capacity of participating organizations and coalitions to advance health equity utilizing a health in all policies lens.



The Program Manager Consultant plays a central role in the development and coordination of public health programming.  The position requires public health knowledge and experience as well as excellent analytical, interpersonal, organizational, facilitation, training, convening, and writing skills; and the exercise of extensive discretion, independent judgment, and political acumen.

Work duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate, convene, and facilitate organizations, coalitions, and community partners to achieve desired programmatic and policy-related outcomes;
  • Convene workgroups of partners to accomplish identified objectives;
  • Plan, coordinate, and conduct trainings, workshops, and other sessions and events to raise awareness and build capacity among target audiences;
  • Meet with organizational, coalition, and community representatives to assess and identify technical assistance and capacity building needs, and develop strategies to meet those needs;
  • Coordinate, convene, and facilitate organizations, coalitions, and community partners to achieve desired programmatic and policy-related outcomes;
  • Develop and implement in collaboration with internal and external partners, strategies to increase awareness and engagement among target audiences, including the use of social media;
  • Develop and effectively manage program timelines to ensure timely completion of program deliverables;
  • Monitor program activities to ensure quality and accuracy of work outcomes vis-à-vis contractual and grant commitments;
  • Develop publications, grant applications, and reports through collaborative writing and editing;
  • Identify partnership and funding opportunities and promote relationship-building with other organizations, agencies, and stakeholders;
  • Develop presentations and other materials for use during program-related events and meetings;
  • Manage and build relationships with contractors and key community stakeholders;
  • Develop and implement evaluation tools to assess the impact of programmatic and policy strategies;
  • Adhere to administrative and recordkeeping guidelines to support accurate bookkeeping and documentation of activities;
  • Develop and manage project budgets;
  • Identify funding opportunities and write grant proposals; and
  • Assist with the development and writing of marketing and communications materials.


Graduate degree in public health or related field (e.g., Urban Planning, Sociology, Social Work, Public Policy, Health Care Administration, etc.)  highly preferred, with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience working on community-level public health and/or healthcare issues.


  • A strong understanding of public health practice;
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in health equity, racial equity, social determinants of health, and health in all policies.
  • Experience with developing and conducting training and providing technical assistance;
  • Ability to work with diverse individuals and groups on complex community issues;
  • Track record of successful program management;
  • Experience with data management and quality improvement;
  • Demonstrated organizational and communications skills;
  • Experience facilitating group process, such as committees or community coalitions preferred;
  • Experience working with state or local government, hospitals, and clinical providers a plus;
  • Willingness to engage in continuous learning and training;
  • Demonstrated professional and political aptitude; and
  • Experience writing successful grant proposals.

Job Location: The position will be based at IPHI’s office in Richmond, VA, and will travel regularly throughout the Richmond-Petersburg region, and less frequently throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Estimated Timeframe:   Beginning January or February 2018 and continuing for at least 12 months.

This is a contractual position without benefits.


How to Apply:

Please submit both your cover letter and resume at the top of this page.
Resumes without a cover letter unfortunately cannot be considered. 01-2018.


The position will remain open until filled.



The Institute for Public Health Innovation values a diverse, respectful, and collaborative work environment. We establish and maintain trustful relationships with all staff, contractors, funders, partners, and communities. We believe that hard work, a focus on quality, and a passion for the public’s health are required to improve the well-being of individuals, families, and communities. IPHI looks to all staff and contractors to contribute to the effective implementation of programmatic activities.