HEADQUARTERS
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2309 Davis, CA 95617
Phone: (844) 962-5900
Fax: (626) 956-0576

STOCKTON
Mailing Address: 6702 Inglewood Ave., Ste. A Stockton, CA 95207
Phone: (209) 762-1608
Phone: (844) 962-5900
Fax: (626) 956-0576

LOS ANGELES
Mailing Address: 1004 West Covina Pkwy., #486 West Covina, CA 91790
Phone: (844) 962-5900
Fax: (626) 956-0576

JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS

We are often looking for passionate and skillful new team members. Our diverse and passionate team is dedicated to promoting health and social justice. We welcome your application if our career opportunities resonate with you and your experience.

DIRECTOR OF LOCAL POLICY – STOCKTON

 

Public Health Advocates (PHAdvocates) brings a health and equity lens to some of the most important issues of our day. We have two decades of successful state and local campaign experience focusing on prevention and challenging the social, political, and economic systems that perpetuate racial, economic and health disparities. Over the past 20 years, PHAdvocates has helped 200 California cities enact more than 600 local policies. At the state level, we led the campaigns to get soda and junk food out of public schools, fund elementary school physical education, require that restaurants put calorie information on their menus, and fund statewide diabetes prevention.

Public Health Advocates seeks a dynamic leader who can build upon the current successes of our local policy and advocacy work in the City of Stockton. Strong applicants will have a track record of staff supervision, team building, policy and advocacy, program and grant development. Knowledge of the intersection of health and city planning is a plus.

Program Descriptions

Within Our REACH is a project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It serves African American residents living in low-income census tracts in Stockton. Its prime strategy is advancing policy, systems and environmental change within 40 African American churches and in the City of Stockton’s General Plan. The CDC has recognized Stockton’s Within Our REACH as one of its top programs. PHAdvocates will seek renewed funding from the CDC and expand Within Our REACH to additional communities.

Our Faces of Resilience project is funded by Sierra Health Foundation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Kaiser Permanente. Public Health Advocates trains youth organizers to advocate for school district policies that prohibit racial discrimination, expand restorative justice practices and promote mental health. Additionally, youth leaders research trauma-inducing policies that continue to contribute to negative health outcomes in African American’s.

The Program Director oversees the operations of the Stockton office, oversees Public Health Advocates’ Stockton based programs, supervises staff and leads the development and implementation of communication, evaluation and community action plans. The Program Director will lead the research and preparation of funding proposals to expand programs. The Program Director reports to the Senior Director of Local Policy.

Responsibilities

  • Supervise site staff and operations
  • Serve as the primary contact with program funders
  • Participating in strategic coalitions and developing strategic partnerships
  • Development of programs and oversee their implementation
  • Manage program budgets
  • Manage and oversee external contracts
  • Lead community steering committee and serve as liaison between the organizations and partners involved in the project
  • Lead sustainability planning and implementation, including identifying and developing new funding opportunities
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • BA/BS. MPH or MPA preferred
  • 8+ years of experience in local policy development, community outreach/organizing and leadership of strategic advocacy campaigns
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with grant writing and reporting
  • Strong community engagement experience

Position details:

  • This is a full-time exempt position in Stockton, CA
  • Eligible for full health benefits available to spouses, domestic partners and dependents
  • Salary range: $84k – $115k depending on relevant experience
  • Position available immediately
  • New hires must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by start date. Accommodations will be made for those who cannot be vaccinated for medical or religious reasons.

Submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample electronically to: Sergio Zepeda, Director of Human Resources: SZ@PHAdvocates.org.

Public Health Advocates provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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SENIOR LOCAL POLICY DIRECTOR

 

Public Health Advocates brings a public health lens to today’s most pressing problems, helping communities to pass laws, reform systems, and establish norms that foster justice, equity, and health. We are a diverse team of creative, strategic, tenacious people committed to tackling the unjust systems that continue to leave far too many Californians behind.

We are seeking a dynamic professional to oversee a variety of local policy campaigns. The perfect candidate is someone with a proven track record promoting racial equity and social justice, and is experienced in policy advocacy, personnel and project management, leadership development, and community organizing.

Key Responsibilities

  • Project Management. Oversee the implementation of local policy campaigns, including developing and executing detailed work plans and documenting and reporting progress.
  • Coalition Building and Public Relations. Develop strategic partnerships with state and local organizations and develop communications strategies supporting advocacy efforts.
  • Community Organizing. Engage local elected officials, city staff, community organizations, residents, and community leaders in local campaigns; disseminate of model policies; and train and support residents to advocate for desired policy, systems, and environmental changes.
  • Research and Reports. Gather relevant local health information and data to support campaigns; write progress reports to funders.
  • Program and Staff Management. Oversee program operations and supervise campaign staff.
  • Project Development and Fundraising. Develop new equity-focused local advocacy campaigns and write grant proposals to fund them.

Desired Qualifications and Experience

  • MPH, MPA, or equivalent experience
  • 8+ years community organizing experience
  • 5+ years of nonprofit program and staff management experience, including a proven history of effectively managing complex projects and meeting deadlines
  • Working knowledge of local government administration and policy development processes, and a proven ability to assess the viability of local policies, procedures, and programs
  • Excellent research and analytic skills, including the ability to analyze data, describe system level problems, define policy and other system level alternatives, and recommend effective solutions to complex community level problems
  • Excellent writing skills, including the ability to develop compelling advocacy briefs and fact sheets
  • Excellent public speaking skills, including the ability to organize and present data in a clear and compelling way
  • Excellent work ethic, attention to detail, and strong customer focus
  • Proactive, resourceful, and flexible in a fast-paced remote work environment
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to use online databases and upload content to the Web.

Position details

  • This is a full-time exempt position
  • 90 to 130K depending on relevant experience
  • Position available January 1
  • All newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID by their start date. Accommodations will be considered for those who cannot be vaccinated for medical or religious reasons.

Submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample electronically to: Sergio Zepeda, Director of Human Resources: SZ@PHAdvocates.org.

Public Health Advocates provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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STATE POLICY DIRECTOR

 

Public Health Advocates (PHAdvocates) brings a health and equity lens to some of the most important issues of our day. We have two decades of successful state and local campaign experience focusing on prevention and challenging the social, political, and economic systems that perpetuate racial, economic and health disparities. Over the past 20 years, PHAdvocates has helped 200 California cities enact more than 600 local policies. At the state level, we led the campaigns to get soda and junk food out of public schools, fund elementary school physical education, require that restaurants put calorie information on their menus, fund statewide diabetes prevention program in Medi-Cal, and create alternatives to 911 call response resources.

We are recruiting a State Policy Director who will be responsible for designing, overseeing and implementing the legislative and research agenda for Public Health Advocates. The State Policy Director will report to the Senior Director of Policy.

Responsibilities

  • Developing Public Health Advocates’ state legislative and policy research agenda with PHAdvocates’ policy team
  • Developing background materials for sponsored bills
  • Writing letters of support and opposition to state and national legislation
  • Preparing legislative testimony
  • Meeting with legislative staff and interest groups to advance PHAdvocates’ legislative interests
  • Attending and testifying at legislative hearings
  • Designing policy research proposals to inform state policy agenda
  • Developing and editing policy briefs and research memos
  • Grant writing
  • Participating in strategic coalitions and developing strategic partnerships
  • Informing public health advocates’ statewide advocacy network about legislative activities and activating them at appropriate times
  • Using social media to advance our policy agenda
  • Coordinating state policy work with the other activities of the organization

 Qualifications

  • Exceptional writing and public speaking skills
  • A public health or public policy background
  • Knowledge of the state policy-making process
  • Ability to work independently, coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously, and work as a member of a team
  • Computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Suite software

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of public health policy issues including nutrition and physical activity, chronic disease, the built environment, trauma, criminal justice, or substance use
  • Experience developing and/or advocating for policy reforms in California
  • Public health or policy research experience
  • Grant writing experience

Position Details

  • This is a full-time exempt position in Sacramento, California
  • Salary range: $84k – $115k depending on relevant experience
  • Eligible for full health benefits available to spouses, domestic partners and dependents
  • Position available January 2022
  • Newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID by hire date. We will consider religious and medical exemption requests.

Submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample electronically to: Sergio Zepeda, Director of Human Resources: SZ@PHAdvocates.org.

Public Health Advocates provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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PROGRAM DIRECTOR – All Children Thrive- California

 

PHAdvocates brings a health and equity lens to some of the most important issues of our day. We have two decades of successful state and local campaign experience focusing on prevention and challenging the social, political, and economic systems that perpetuate racial, economic and health disparities.

Over the past 20 years, PHAdvocates has helped 200 California cities enact more than 600 local policies. At the state level, we led the campaigns to get soda and junk food out of public schools, fund elementary school physical education, require that restaurants put calorie information on their menus, and fund statewide diabetes prevention.

As we are closing the 3-year pilot of All Children Thrive – California (ACT), we are recruiting a dynamic leader to head the next phase (ACT 2.0), a 5-year, equity-focused, community-driven initiative to expand the role of cities in preventing childhood trauma, countering its effects, and fostering individual, family, and community healing and resilience.

Project Description

All Children Thrive – California (ACT) was funded by the California legislature to transform how cities address childhood trauma. ACT brings together community members with city staff and elected officials to create policies and resources to address underlying conditions that lead to childhood trauma and advance opportunities that foster child wellbeing.

The Program Director will oversee all ACT operations for PHAdvocates.  This position will report to the Senior Director of Policy and will be part of the organization’s Program Leadership Team.

Responsibilities

  • Lead program operations and serve as the primary internal and external point of contact for ACT for PHAdvocates
  • Establish and lead ACT organizational collaborate and statewide equity advisory group
  • Travel throughout California to listen to community residents and educate municipal leaders about ACEs/community trauma and healing/resilience
  • Recruit local municipalities to participate in the ACT initiative
  • Develop and maintain key community partnerships
  • Oversee a team of coaches providing technical assistance to help municipalities establish policies and practices to prevent individual and community trauma and promote healing and resilience
  • Manage and oversee external contracts and the process to provide grants to ACT cities
  • Evaluate program impact, identify best practices, and develop options to spread ACT throughout California
  • Lead grant writing and the development of funding proposals to expand ACT
  • Work closely with UCLA in guiding and implementing the initiative
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Experience in policy development, community organizing, and/or strategic advocacy campaigns
  • Experienced in project management
  • Strong experience in staff supervision
  • Knowledgeable in budget development and management
  • Proven track record promoting racial and economic equity
  • Knowledge about individual and community trauma, the social determinants of health, and restorative justice
  • Strong leadership and decision-making skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and maintain relationships across diverse demographic groups
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with grant writing and reporting

Position details:

  • This is a full-time exempt position
  • Only candidates residing in California will be considered
  • Eligible for full health benefits available to spouses, domestic partners and dependents
  • $90 to 115K based on relevant experience
  • Position available January 2022
  • Newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID by start date.

Submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample electronically to: Sergio Zepeda, Director of Human Resources: SZ@PHAdvocates.org.

Public Health Advocates provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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PROGRAM MANAGER – Stockton Rising

 

We are recruiting for a dynamic Program Manager to lead our Stockton Rising project. The project will foster coordination and alignment, outreach, capacity-building and communications across South and Downtown Stockton communities. It will reach communities that have been most impacted by the effects of environmental pollution.

The Program Manager oversees operations of the program and leads the development and implementation of project deliverables, communication, and evaluation of the community engagement plan. The Program Manager reports to the Director of Local Policy and will assist the Director with the preparation of funding proposals to expand current and new program opportunities.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the execution of the community engagement plan
  • Lead program operations and serve as the primary internal and external point of contact
  • Develop strategic partnerships
  • Facilitate trainings on climate justice, leadership development, etc.
  • Facilitate virtual meetings and events
  • Partner with community leaders and connect with community stakeholders
  • Networking and public speaking on behalf of the project and the organization
  • Evaluate program impact, identify best practices, and develop options to sustain and perhaps grow the project
  • Lead grant writing and the development of funding proposals to continue and perhaps expand the project
  • Manage project budgets, including the approval of expenditures

Required Qualifications

  • Experience in community organizing, and/or strategic advocacy campaigns
  • Strong leadership and decision-making skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and maintain relationships across diverse demographic groups
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

 Relevant Experience

  • Experience with grant writing and reporting
  • Experience managing a team
  • Climate justice experience preferred

About the Position

  • This is a full-time exempt position based in Stockton, CA.
  • Eligible for full health benefits available to spouses, domestic partners, and dependents
  • 54 to 72k salary based on relevant experience
  • Position available immediately
  • Position open until filled

Submit cover letter, resume, three references, and writing sample electronically to: Sergio Zepeda, Director of Human Resources: SZ@PHAdvocates.org.

Public Health Advocates provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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LOCAL POLICY SPECIALIST

 

PHAdvocates seeks a dynamic Outreach Specialist who can build upon the current successes of our Within Our REACH (Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health) project to forge a path forward for Public Health Advocates in the City of Stockton. Strong applicants will have a track record of community organizing, policy development, and facilitation. Knowledge of the intersection of health and city planning is a plus.

Project Description

Within Our REACH is a project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It serves African American residents living in low-income census tracts in Stockton. Its prime strategy is advancing policy, systems and environmental change within churches and organizations that service African Americans and in the City of Stockton’s General Plan. The CDC has recognized Stockton’s Within Our REACH project as one of its top programs. PHAdvocates has augmented Within Our REACH with programs focusing on trauma and on community organizing.

The Outreach Specialist will support the operations of community-based organizations Within our REACH programs including, leading our Active People Healthy Stockton initiative, convene our resident coalition and support ongoing city level policy efforts. The Outreach Specialist reports to the REACH Program Manager and will assist them with the preparation of funding proposals to expand current and new program opportunities.

Responsibilities

  • Support development of community action plans and their implementation
  • Lead the Active People Healthy Stockton Initiative
  • Convene the community leadership workgroup
  • Serve as liaison between organizations and partners involved in the project
  • Support advocacy campaigns to encourage implementation of health elements in the City of Stockton General Plan
  • Support sustainability planning and implementation, including identifying and developing new funding opportunities
  • Assist organizations in developing policy
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • BA/BS. preferred
  • 3+ years of experience in local policy development, community outreach/organizing and leadership of strategic advocacy campaigns
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with grant writing and reporting

Position details:

  • This is a full-time non-exempt position based in Stockton, CA.
  • Eligible for full health benefits available to spouses, domestic partners and dependents
  • 40 to 48k salary based on relevant experience
  • Position available immediately
  • New hires must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by start date. Accommodations will be made for those who cannot be vaccinated for medical or religious reasons.

Submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample electronically to: Sergio Zepeda, Director of Human Resources: SZ@PHAdvocates.org.

Public Health Advocates provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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OUTREACH SPECIALIST

 

PHAdvocates seeks a dynamic Outreach Specialist who can build upon the current successes of our Within Our REACH (Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health) project to forge a path forward for Public Health Advocates in the City of Stockton. Strong applicants will have a track record of community organizing, outreach, and facilitation. Knowledge of the intersection of health and city planning is a plus.

Project Description

Within Our REACH is a project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Sierra Health Foundation. It serves African American residents living in low-income census tracts in Stockton. Its prime strategy is advancing policy, systems and environmental change within 40 African American churches and in the City of Stockton’s General Plan. The CDC has recognized Stockton’s Within Our REACH project as one of its top programs. PHAdvocates has augmented Within Our REACH with programs focusing on trauma and on community organizing. The Program Director will be involved in these initiatives as well.

The Outreach Specialist will support the operations of community-based organizations Within our REACH programs including, leading our Active People Healthy Stockton initiative, convene our resident coalition and support ongoing city level policy efforts. The Outreach Specialist reports to the REACH Program Manager and will assist them with the preparation of funding proposals to expand current and new program opportunities.

Responsibilities

  • Support development of community action plans and their implementation
  • Lead the Active People Healthy Stockton Initiative
  • Convene the community leadership workgroup
  • Serve as liaison between organizations and partners involved in the project
  • Support advocacy campaigns to encourage implementation of health elements in the City of Stockton General Plan
  • Support sustainability planning and implementation, including identifying and developing new funding opportunities
  • Assist organizations in developing policy
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • BA/BS. preferred
  • 3+ years of experience in local policy development, community outreach/organizing and leadership of strategic advocacy campaigns
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with grant writing and reporting

Position details:

  • This is a full-time non-exempt position based in Stockton, CA.
  • Eligible for full health benefits available to spouses, domestic partners and dependents
  • 40 to 48k salary based on relevant experience
  • Position available immediately
  • New hires must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by start date. Accommodations will be made for those who cannot be vaccinated for medical or religious reasons.

Submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample electronically to: Sergio Zepeda, Director of Human Resources: SZ@PHAdvocates.org.

Public Health Advocates provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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