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.
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
This is a full-time exempt position based in Stockton, CA.
Eligible for full health benefits available to spouses, domestic partners and dependents
$57k to $60k salary based on relevant experience
Position available immediately
Submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample electronically to: Sergio Zepeda, Director of Administration: .
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.