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 AA and NHPI response to COVID 19. The Program Manager will play a major role in the smooth, effective, and efficient overall management 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.

This role has primary responsible for day-to-day management of at least one federal cooperative agreement to support the National Healthcare Workforce IPC Training Initiative. 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
  • Build partnerships with national and local organizations and convene a National Organizing Team to implement the AANHPI National Healthcare Workforce IPC Education and Training Initiative.
  • Collaborate with CDC to inform development of the IPC Training material content to reach an AANHPI healthcare workforce.
  • Oversee a formative assessment of the information needed to include in the IPC education and training initiative, through key informant interviews, focus groups, and materials review. This also includes identifying technology and communications technology platforms and appropriate messages to use for initiatives.
  • Organize trainings (virtual or in-person) to strengthened AANHPI healthcare workforce capability to respond to public health priorities collaboratively and strategically.
  • Oversee the development of a webpage 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 the network’s ability to disseminate educational materials and support trainings offered.
  • Lead coordination efforts around monitoring and evaluations
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].
Position open until filled.