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.

Title:                                  Program Manager

Reports to:                       Program Executive

Supervises:                     N/A

Classification:                 12

Status:                               Exempt

Location:                           California or Washington, DC Metropolitan area


Position Summary

We are looking for a Program Manager to join our team. In this role, you will support a dynamic and creative team as we support a national AANHPI response to COVID 19. The Program Manager will play a major role in the smooth, effective, and efficient overall management to forge national partnerships between organizations serving Asian Pacific Islander communities for rapid response to COVID-19.

This includes planning, coordinating, administering, and evaluating project, processes, procedures, systems, and activities and is responsible for staying informed on CDC guidance, requirements, and recommendations.  This is a 1-year assignment.

Project Specific Duties and Responsibilities
  • Forge partnerships with national and local organizations and convene a National AA NHPI COVID 19 Health Response Partnership.
  • Collaborate with the Partnership to conduct rapid assessment of COVID-19 (including access to care, language proficiencies and cultural practices) in various sub-groups of AA NHPI communities at high risk for COVID-19.
  • Identify and establish partnerships with local community and civic organizations serving high-risk populations.
  • In collaboration with the Partnership and CDC, produce culturally and linguistically appropriate prevention materials and strategies that describe COVID-19 contact tracing, testing process, where to access testing and how to respond to test results.
  • Provide information, technical assistance, training, and other resources to support the partnership’s ability to adopt and sustain prevention and treatment strategies.
  • Lead coordination efforts around monitoring and evaluations.
  • Develop reports of lessons learned and promising practices in support of effective engagement, health promotion and community strategies for addressing the pandemic among target populations and communities.
Overall Project Management Duties and Responsibilities
  • 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 basic non-profit program budget monitoring

Required Qualifications

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in public health or other related health field or 6+ years of related work experience with increasing responsibilities and authority.
  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience in increasing levels of responsibility and authority in managing multiple program and grants, including but not limited to monitoring and compliance, program evaluation, and capacity building.
  • Solid experience leading community coalitions and proven ability to develop cross-team partnerships.
  • Minimum 2 years’ relevant experience working with communities of color in health, policy, healthcare, or other areas of disparities.
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
  • 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.
  • Strong demonstrated interpersonal and organizational skills, especially working with culturally diverse communities of color.
  • Ability to lead a large, complex project from conception to completion in addition to great attention to detail
  • 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
  • Creativity and thinking outside the box, especially in the context of managing projects within complicated bureaucracies and with government funded projects.
  • Demonstrated confidence and quick learning in a technological and digital environment.
  • Follow through on tasks effectively and efficiently.
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.
Desired Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in public administration or public health, or other related field with 3 years of increasing responsibility and authority.
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 Marianne Chung, Program Executive, at [email protected].

Open Until Filled.