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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
  • $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 seeks a dynamic individual interested in community-based work to support our youth programs in Stockton, CA.


  • Education: Recruit, educate, train, and support youth
  • Campaign: Lead community action and awareness campaigns
  • Coalition building: Collaborate with school officials, CBO’s, and youth
  • Research: lead research on best practices
  • Calendar and meetings: Keep Outlook calendar up-to-date with work schedule and program activities
  • Reporting and documentation: Track all outreach activities; maintain campaign contact lists; and properly archive campaign materials such as policy documents, support letters/cards, presentations, toolkits, etc.
  • Trainings and Events: Organize and provide training and educational materials for the community to enhance their understanding of community needs
  • Program Support: Other program duties as assigned


  • This is an entry level position
  • Dedication to social action, social justice, civic engagement and leadership development;
  • Prior non-profit experience a plus, but not required
  • Must have reliable transportation;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, and teamwork coordination
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, & online databases
  • Able to prioritize tasks in a fast paced and independent environment;
  • Ability to interact with and positively engage people of various social, ethnic, cultural, linguistic, religious, economic and educational backgrounds.

 Position details:

  • This is a full-time non-exempt position
  • $15 – $17 per hour, commensurate with experience
  • Position available immediately

Submit cover letter and resume 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.