Program Manager, Faces Of Reslience

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 FOR (Faces of Resilience) project to forge a path forward for Public Health Advocates in the City of Stockton, and school districts that serve Stockton youth. Strong applicants will have a track record of staff supervision, team building, program and grant development. Knowledge of the intersection of health and trauma is a plus.

Project Description

Faces of Resilience is a youth leadership development program funded by San Joaquin Valley Health Fund, by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and Kaiser Permanente. The project serves youth of color in the Stockton Community with an emphasis on African American youth development.  FOR’s primary goal is to build the capacity of young people so they can learn the basic tenants of policy and systems change and their relationship to health. The project focuses on trauma and resilience as well as racial equity issues in Stockton’s medical and educational systems. FOR staff pride themselves on building authentic and impactful relationships with young people which has been proven to have a positive influence in the quality of work and commitment to change.

The Program Manager oversees the operations of Faces of Resilience, supervises staff, and leads the development and implementation of communication, evaluation, and community action plans. The Program Manager reports to the Director of Equity Justice and will assist the Director with the preparation of funding proposals to expand current and new program opportunities.


  • Supervise staff and operations
  • Serve as the primary contact with the funder, Kaiser Permanente, San Joaquin Valley Health Fund
  • Lead development and design of youth projects
  • Lead project reporting for grants managed
  • Support report writing for Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) project
  • Develop community action plans and oversee their implementation
  • Manage program budgets
  • Participate in Steering Committee meetings and serve as liaison between the organizations and partners involved in the project
  • Regularly attend school district board meetings, city council meetings, and other community meetings that require youth voice and representation
  • Lead advocacy campaigns to advance racial equity in the Stockton community and raise awareness around trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • Lead outreach to recruit and develop youth leaders to support changes to Stockton’s mental health and educational systems
  • Lead sustainability planning and implementation, including identifying and developing new funding opportunities
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • BA/BS. MPP, 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 67K salary based on relevant experience
  • Position available immediately

Submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample electronically to: Sergio Zepeda, Director of Human Resources:

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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