Organizational Description

APIAHF influences policy, mobilizes communities, and strengthens programs and organizations to improve the health of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) populations. Our values are respect, fairness, equity and health justice for all. Founded in 1986, we advocate 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 both for AAs and NHPIs and in partnership with diverse racial/ethnic communities. APIAHF is based in Oakland, CA and has an office in Washington, DC.

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

Title: Program Director

Supervises: Program Manager, Program Assistant

Classification: 15

Status: Exempt

Location: California or Washington, DC Metropolitan area

Position Summary

We are looking for a Program Director to join our team. In this role, you will support a dynamic and creative team as we lead a national Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) response to COVID-19. The Program Director will play a major role in the smooth, effective, and efficient overall management of two CDC-funded COVID-19 projects, plus participation in a federally-funded (DHHS) project with the Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM). The Program Director will take the lead on a project to train an AA and NHPI healthcare workforce in infection prevention and control (IPC). Training content will include existing CDC resources including infection contact basics (i.e., safe donning and doffing of PPE) with the added focus on preventing the spread of respiratory infections across the continuum of U.S. healthcare delivery. The Program Director will also oversee another CDC-funded project to forge national partnerships across organizations serving disproportionately impacted AA and NHPI communities for education and communication about preventive responses to COVID-19.

This role is primarily responsible for day-to-day management of two COVID-19 Projects and participation in the MSM project. This includes planning, coordinating, administering, and evaluating projects,

processes, procedures, systems, and activities and is responsible for staying informed on CDC guidance, requirements, and recommendations including regular reporting and updates with CDC staff.

This is an 8-month assignment, with the possibility of renewal, if funding is renewed. Project Specific Duties and Responsibilities for COVID-19 projects:

  • Build partnerships with national and local organizations and convene a National Organizing Team to implement the AANHPI National Healthcare Workforce IPC Education and Training Project, as well as to work with the partners who form the Forging Partnerships partnership group.
  • Collaborate with CDC to inform development of the IPC Training material content to reach an AANHPI healthcare workforce and the Forging Partnership communications campaign to reach disproportionately impacted communities in multiple languages and cultures.
  • Oversee a formative assessment of the information needed to include in both the IPC education and training initiative, as well as the Forging Partnerships collaboration, through key informant interviews, focus groups, and materials review. This also includes identifying technology and communications technology platforms and appropriate messages to use for the initiatives.
  • Organize trainings (virtual or in-person) to strengthen AANHPI healthcare workforce capability to respond to public health priorities collaboratively and strategically and to educate and communicate with diverse AA NHPI communities and populations at highest risk of infection, morbidity and mortality due to COVID-19.
  • Oversee the development of webpages with translated materials in at least 15 AANHPI languages.
  • In collaboration with CDC and National Organizing Team, develop a multi-media IPC education and training initiative toolkit to support distribution of information via identified communications channels.
  • Identify and select, in collaboration with CDC and National Organizing Team, 5 IPC champions that will be trained by CDC in the curriculum to provide virtual training opportunities and potentially in- person trainings when mass gatherings are safe.
  • Provide information, technical assistance, training, and other resources to support both network’s ability to disseminate educational materials and support trainings offered.
  • Lead coordination efforts around monitoring and evaluations

Overall Project Management Duties and Responsibilities

Establish and maintain partnerships with federal agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention including regular communications, project management, and administrative reporting requirements for both CDC funded projects.

Contributes to project planning, strategic planning, and project management of both COVID-19 projects and with MSM. Provide program support for grant/cooperative agreement award actions, including but not limited to subject matter expertise, tracking, and data analysis.

Supervises and oversees programmatic staff supporting the completion of project deliverables for the 2 CDC COVID-19 projects and MSM engagement.

  • Establishes and maintains partnerships with organizational partners. Design methods to monitor progress towards project 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 non-profit program budget monitoring

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health or other related health field or 8+ years of related work experience with increasing responsibilities and authority.
  • Minimum of seven years of relevant experience with increasing levels of responsibility and authority in managing multiple program and grants, including but not limited to monitoring and compliance, program evaluation, and program delivery.
  • Solid experience leading community coalitions and proven ability to develop cross-team partnerships.
  • Minimum 5 years’ relevant experience working with communities of color in health, policy, healthcare, or other areas of disparities.
  • 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 are organized and can demonstrate great attention to details
  • You follow through on tasks effectively and efficiently
  • Knowledge of AANHPI communities both locally and nationally, as well as the implications of national and local politics on AA and NHPI communities.
  • Solid public speaking, facilitation, training, and writing skills.
  • Ability to lead a large, complex project from conception to completion.
  • 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 in a rapidly changing environment

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in public health or public administration, and other related field with 5 years of increasing responsibility and authority.
  • Experience managing federal grants and/or contracts, particularly with the CDC.
  • Direct experience working in AA NHPI communities, particularly NH, PI, South Asian, or Southeast Asian communities.
  • Bilingual/bicultural AA NHPI languages and cultures, particularly NH, PI, South Asian or Southeast Asian.

General APIAHF Roles:

  • Fosters an environment that promotes trust and cooperation among clients and staff.
  • Enforces policies and procedures, including maintenance of confidentiality, to ensure that the principles of APIAHF are implemented.
  • Accountable for participation in decision making processes and understanding the outcomes.
  • Understands the values and principles of APIAHF and applies them in work responsibilities.
  • Participates in other activities, agency advocacy, and serves on ad hoc committees as requested.
  • Perform other duties, as required.

Mental and Physical Demands:

  • Pace of work is fast
  • Standing time required is (10 %) including walking
  • High level of concentration and attention to detail required.
  • Time speaking and listening: (range of 40%)

To Apply:

Please send a resume to Lianne Araki, Senior Executive Administrator, [email protected]

Open until filled.