Program Manager for a National Health Justice NonProfit

Oakland, California
Nov 29, 2018
Dec 29, 2018
Focus Areas
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level


Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership (APPEAL) is a national non-profit organization working toward justice in the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) communities. The organization’s mission is to champion social justice and achieve parity and empowerment for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders by supporting and mobilizing community-led movements through advocacy and leadership development on critical public health issues. APPEAL has been a national leader in addressing health justice issues such as tobacco control and healthy eating and active living.

APPEAL’s accomplishments include the development of a national movement on AA and NHPI tobacco control, a model technical assistance and training program for diverse communities, a national policy framework on AANHPI tobacco control, the cross-cultural APPEAL Leadership Program and training of over 1200 leaders from the AA&NHPI community and other diverse communities. APPEAL has also provided leadership in launching major advocacy campaigns on countering tobacco industry targeting and creating parity in tobacco control.


The Program Manager is responsible for implementing and managing the APPEAL SPARC Project. The SPARC (Statewide Pacific Islander and Asian American Resource and Coordinating Center) Project is a grant funded by the California Tobacco Control Program. This position will include the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Manages all aspects of programmatic development, implementation, and evaluation activities.
  • Facilitates the planning of all project related activities including interventions, collaborations and partnerships and staff workplans.
  • Ensures implementation of all project-related objectives and activities.
  • Manages project records and grant budget to ensure that contractual obligations, requirements and protocols are met.
  • Ensures effective and ongoing communication with APPEAL grant partners, funder, statewide partners, regional projects, advisory committee members, leadership fellows, advocates and other AA and NHPI community organizations through meetings, teleconferences, correspondences, social media, listservs, and website development.
  • Provides oversight of evaluation activities, including coordinating with program evaluation consultants, data collection, analysis and dissemination of findings.
  • Provides leadership to APPEAL by building a team effort encouraging growth, professionalism and active participation among staff, fellows and network members.
  • Promotes and represents APPEAL at statewide, national and regional conferences and meetings through presentations, workshop sessions and serving in an advisory capacity.
  • Provides direct training and technical assistance to community partners and national and state mainstream tobacco control and cancer prevention leaders.
  • Ensures accurate and proper documentation and reporting which highlight the program’s successes and challenges.
  • Communicates in a timely and effective manner about project and project-related issues to CDC.
  • Assists with developing and writing proposals to ensure fiscal stability of APPEAL.
  • Assists with hiring, staff development and regular supervision and guidance of staff including but not limited to the Program Associate and/or Communications Associate as may apply.
  • Commitment to the philosophy of APPEAL, to build community capacity and provide technical assistance and training in a community competent manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in public health plus three years experience or five years commensurate experience required.
  • Knowledge of and skill in tobacco control issues, cancer prevention, cardiovascular diseases and/or other related health and social justice issues impacting the AA and NHPI community required.
  • Understanding of and experience working with Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities (and other diverse communities) required.
  • Experience in program management required, including managing collaborations and contract and budget management.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish positive relationships with community members and organizations required.
  • Excellent verbal communication and writing skills required.
  • Knowledge and experience in health communications required including utilizing various media platforms for program promotion, preparing press materials, e-newsletters, listserv, website, video, and social media.
  • Strong experience in advocacy for AA and NHPI communities on issues including those related to tobacco and its risk factors, cancer prevention and other health-related social justice areas.
  • Strong experience and competency providing technical assistance and training desired.
  • Strong experience in public policy work desired.
  • Self-motivated and the ability to balance working independently and as part of a diverse team required.
  • Ability to effectively multi-task, provide consistent follow-up, and prioritize strategically.
  • Proficiency with PC-based computers and Windows, experience with Microsoft Office suite: Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, and PowerPoint desired. Knowledge of and experience in using data analysis software and online project management programs desired.
  • Some travel will be required.

Interviews will be granted according to the qualifications of the applicant. APPEAL is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.



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