Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 2309
Davis, CA 95617

Phone: (844) 962-5900
Fax:       (626) 962-5003



Mailing Address:
6702 Inglewood Avenue, Suite A
Stockton, CA 95207

Phone: (209) 762-1608
Phone: (844) 962-5900
Fax:       (626) 956-0576



Mailing Address:
1004 West Covina Parkway, #486
West Covina, CA 91790

Phone: (844) 962-5900
Fax:       (626) 962-5003


Career Opportunities

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.


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.

PHAdvocates seeks a dynamic leader 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 staff supervision, team building, program and grant development. 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 Program Manager oversees the operations of based programs including Within our REACH, supervises staff and leads the development and implementation of communication, evaluation and community action plans. 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.


  • Supervise site staff and operations
  • Serve as the primary contact with the funder, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Develop community action plans and oversee their implementation
  • Manage program budgets
  • Lead community steering committee and serve as liaison between the organizations and partners involved in the project
  • Lead advocacy campaigns to include health language in the Stockton General Plan
  • Lead outreach to recruit and develop resident leaders to support changes to Stockton General Plan
  • Lead sustainability planning and implementation, including identifying and developing new funding opportunities
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • BA/BS. MPH or MPA preferred
  • 5+ 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 exempt position based in Stockton, CA.
  • Eligible for full health benefits available to spouses, domestic partners and dependents
  • 57 to 60k salary based on relevant experience
  • Position available immediately

Submit a PDF copy of your cover letter, resume, and writing sample electronically to: Sergio Zepeda, Director of Administration: 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. We encourage diverse candidates to apply for all open positions.

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