Healthy Schools Program Manager

Northern California, Bay Area
Feb 13, 2017
Mar 15, 2017
Position Type
Full Time, Telecommute
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
50 - 75%

Overview of the Alliance

For more than a decade, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation has worked to empower kids to develop lifelong, healthy habits, by ensuring the environments that surround them provide and promote good health. As one of the nation’s largest children’s health organizations focusing on combating childhood obesity, the Alliance utilizes the best available scientific evidence of programs, policies and practices that positively impact healthy eating and physical activity behaviors among youth. The Alliance’s current work directly impacts more than 25 million children, with a focus on low-income and minority populations who are at increased risk for poor health, obesity and other diseases.  To learn more and join the movement, visit

It is the goal of the Alliance to fill employment vacancies with the most qualified applicants, whether recruiting internally or externally. Strong consideration will be given to qualified internal candidates. All internal and external candidates must comply with application requirements.

Job summary

Healthy Schools Program Managers are responsible for overall management and implementation of the Healthy Schools Program in a specific state or region.

Responsibilities will include overseeing the recruitment of schools; delivery of direct technical assistance to schools; coordination of technical assistance needs with national Alliance staff; development, cultivation, and management of key relationships within target/recruited schools; hands-on guidance and support to key school champion(s) coordinating the implementation of the Healthy Schools initiative in their schools; and accountability for specific outcomes demonstrated by the schools.

Performance will be measured by progress of the schools in the defined geographic region.


Essential duties and Responsibilities


Identify and understand the needs of the specific state or region and schools related to childhood obesity.


Recruit districts and schools into the Healthy Schools Program.


Implement and manage the onsite delivery of the Healthy Schools Program within an assigned region.


Deliver workshops, technical assistance and virtual support to enrolled schools and districts to facilitate the implementation of the Healthy Schools Program.


Manage direct and indirect technical assistance efforts and appropriate follow-up with larger national Healthy Schools and Alliance team. 


Cultivate and develop key relationships within the school health and childhood obesity prevention communities in assigned regions to ensure effective collaboration and brokering of state and local resources. 


Promote the Healthy Schools Program within the specific state or region to key school and childhood obesity stakeholders through conferences, trainings, and publications.


Report the program progress and results through formal and informal reporting procedures.


Showcase successful implementation of the Healthy Schools Program in the specific state or region.


Perform any duties deemed necessary by the Healthy Schools Program Director.


Required knowledge, skills and abilities


  • Applicant currently resides in the Bay Area, highly preferred 
  • Ability to travel 50% of the time, primarily in the defined territory
  • Ability to lift and carry 25-30 pounds
  • Demonstrated genuine interest and commitment to making kids’ lifestyle healthier
  • Demonstrated ability to absorb new information rapidly
  • Ability to assess and identify significant opportunities and potential problems in schools and develop feasible solutions
  • Self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook
  • Plans, organizes, schedules, and budgets in an efficient, productive manner
  • Focused on key priorities
  • Effectively juggles multiple projects
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Must be an excellent face-to-face and telephone communicator
  • Effectively delivers technical assistance and workshops to diverse audiences
  • A natural forward planner who critically assesses own performance
  • Demonstrated sensitivity, diplomacy and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated a high degree of professionalism, creativity and integrity


Education and experience


Bachelor’s degree is required


Background in education or working with educators or knowledge of the school environment and/or successful management and implementation of programs in schools, or with youth


Minimum of three years’ experience in general project management, school, public health or youth environment


Experience in developing and managing relationships with diverse groups/environments and individuals




Valid driver’s license and clean driving record




The Alliance for a Healthier Generation is proud to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.


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