The Opportunity

Capacity for Health (C4H), the national capacity building program of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) is searching for a Senior Manager of Capacity Building.


APIAHF influences policy, mobilizes communities, and strengthens programs and organizations to improve the health of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) 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.

About C4H:

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 Summary:

We’re looking for a Senior Manager of Capacity Building to join our team in Oakland, CA. In this role, you will support a dynamic and creative team as we launch new and exciting distance- based learning experiences for managers of nonprofit organizations. The Senior Manager will play a major role in the smooth, effective, and efficient overall management of C4H’s products and services. This role has primary responsibility for day to day management of at least one federal cooperative agreement to provide HIV-related capacity building assistance to community based organizations through distance-based learning experiences.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Project Management (50%)

  • 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

People Management (50%)

  • Effectively supervise a team of creative types, demonstrate various styles of supervision at different stages of employment for different people
  • Demonstrate ability to grow and lead the personal and professional development of individuals and a team
  • Demonstrate effective strategies to respond to and navigate through conflict, change management and burnout.

Required Qualifications

  • You have a Bachelor’s Degree with 4 years of related experience, or a minimum of eight years of experience in managing teams
  • You have a minimum of three years of relevant experiencing 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
  • You have demonstrated experience in managing multiple program budgets and contracts
  • You have at least 3 years of supervision experience
  • You are 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 are a fast learner of new technology
  • 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

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!

We’re also looking for:

  • 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 in a

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

Mental and Physical Requirements

  • Work pace is fast
  • Standing time required is (30%) including walking
  • High level of concentration and attention to detail required
  • Time speaking and listening: (25%)
  • Ability to travel by plane for long periods of time (5-10%)

To Apply
Please send a resume to Ben Cabangun, C4H Managing Director [email protected]

Deadline: Position open until filled.