Organizational Description:

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) influences policy, mobilizes communities, and strengthens programs and organizations to improve the health of Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (AA and NH/PI) populations. Founded in 1986, APIAHF advocates on issues critical to the health and well-being of our diverse and vibrant communities. We approach our work with the philosophy of coalition-building and developing capacity for AAs and NH/PIs and other, diverse racial/ethnic communities. APIAHF is based in Oakland, CA and has an office in Washington, DC, which primarily focuses on policy and communications.

C4H is a national capacity building program founded in 1993 by APIAHF. We are an interdisciplinary team of public health practitioners and user experience/service designers who come from non-profit organizations, health departments, and community health centers. With human-centered design at the core of our approach, we imagine new possibilities for operating successful organizations and public health programs and then make them real. We aspire to empower our clients with the tools to build healthier communities on the local, regional, and national level.

Position: Capacity Building Services Strategist

Location: Oakland, CA

Reports to: Managing Director, C4H Managing Director

Status: Full-time, Non-Exempt

Position Summary: 

The Capacity Building Services Strategist designs delivery of curriculum, trainings, and other forms of CBA for programs serving Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) community-based organizations, health departments, and health advocates and HIV community-based organizations. This person will also manage any processes, procedures, systems, and activities related to developing CBA materials. The Capacity Building Services Strategist will collaborate with Program Managers to arrange the logistics for delivering CBA to partners and to evaluate CBA offerings in accordance with funder guidance, requirements, and recommendations.

The Capacity Building Services works with culturally diverse community coalitions and is able to ensure the highest level of service to community partners. This requires outstanding project management skills, critical thinking, and effective communication.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

Capacity Building and Training 

  • Collaborate with Program Managers to understand CBA needs and any funding requirements for any CBA services.
  • Develop the curriculum design process for courses, instructional videos, trainings, and other forms of CBA.
  • Deliver CBA offerings to diverse stakeholders in alignment with curriculum, program’s objectives, and participants’ needs.
  • Evaluate CBA offerings for consistency, impact, and alignment with program and organization’s goals and communities’ needs.
  • Revise CBA offerings based on program evaluations, participant feedback, and funder requirements and recommendations. 
  • Ability to be strategic, understand, and be able to navigate complex community relationships.

Project Management 

  • Design methods to monitor progress for the development of all CBA offerings aligned with each project’s goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrate high problem solving and analytical skills to predict potential challenges and design interventions to overcome them.
  • Practice effective delegation, time management, and workforce management using project management platforms.
  • Practice basic non-profit program budget monitoring.
  • Convene meetings, conferences, and teleconferences among constituents, advisory committees, and government agencies in accordance to work plans.
  • Represent the program and agency at national, state, and local forums, conferences and meetings as a spokesperson on chronic diseases.

Required Qualifications:

  •  You have a Bachelor’s Degree, or a minimum of 3 years of experience in managing teams.
  •  Minimum of three years of relevant experiencing in increasing levels of responsibility and authority in managing multiple programs and grants, including but not limited to monitoring, evaluation, curriculum development, and capacity building.
  •  Minimum two years’ relevant experience working with communities of color in health, healthcare, or other areas of disparities.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing multiple program budgets and contracts.
  • Demonstrated supervision experience.
  • You’re creative and think outside of the box, especially in the context of managing projects within complicated bureaucracies and with government funded projects. 
  • You demonstrate confidence in a digital environment and you learn new tech, fast
  • You can demonstrate accuracy in your work.
  • You are organized and can demonstrate great attention to details
  • You follow through on tasks effectively and efficiently
  • Your verbal and written communications skills make you stand out 
  • You are proficient in PC and Mac environments and Microsoft Office Suite

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in health, behavioral science, nonprofit management, or related fields or nine years of health related work experience
  • Previous program management/experience and a minimum of three year’s direct experience within community based organizations, health departments, and/or HIV planning groups
  •  Direct experience in developing and implementing HIV-related capacity building programs and strategies

Skills and Knowledge:

This position will embody the program’s values of entrepreneurship, innovation, expertise, continuous improvement, and optimism. We’re looking for someone with natural intellectual curiosity and flexibility. We want someone who thrives in constant change, follows through quickly, and requires little direction. The ability to prioritize and re-prioritize multiple tasks is essential. You should demonstrate emotional intelligence, self-awareness, approachability, and a sense of humor! 

  • Solid public speaking, facilitation, training, and writing skills.
  • Knowledge of diverse communities
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships with staff and board members
  • Ability to effectively represent the program and the agency in the community and to funders
  • Ability to collect/analyze data to make effective program leadership decisions 
  • Knowledge of AA and NHPI communities both locally and nationally, as well as the implications of national and local politics on AA and NHPI communities.
  • Knowledge of AA and NHPI health and policy issues, community planning and organizing, community empowerment, and capacity building.

Salary & Benefits:

APIAHF offers competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, which includes medical/dental/vision health insurance, paid holidays and vacation/sick leave, and 401K contributions.

To Apply

To apply, send a single PDF document with a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to [email protected] with the subject line “Capacity Building Services Strategist.”

APIAHF is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.