Program Manager, Bridging Sectors to Create Health


The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) is an active network comprised of over 40 member public health institutes. Public health institutes are nonprofit organizations that improve the public’s health by fostering innovation, leveraging resources, and building partnerships across sectors, including government agencies, communities, the health care delivery system, media, and academia. NNPHI and its member institutes work together to implement public health policy and program initiatives throughout all 50 states. NNPHI offices are located in New Orleans and Washington, DC.

NNPHI also serves as the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training (NCCPHT) and supports nationwide collaboration to build a sustainable and coordinated Public Health Learning Network (PHLN) that consists of ten university-based Public Health Training Centers and 40 local training and education sites. Together, the PHLN is co-creating, modernizing, standardizing, and distributing evenly to all communities and Tribes quality training, tools, and resources that advance the nation’s public health workforce throughout all fifty states, tribal communities and five US territories. For more information, visit

Position Summary:

At NNPHI, we recognize that the key to population health improvement is in addressing the broad range of conditions that determine health and well-being. NNPHI’s Bridging Sectors to Create Health portfolio supports collaborative engagement with many critical partners that support the health and well-being of communities, including hospitals and health systems, schools, state legislatures, federal agencies, state and local organizations and more. Current portfolio projects address topics including the Social Determinants of Health; infectious and chronic disease; housing; school health; substance misuse and overdose prevention; workforce capacity building; data modernization; and more.

The Bridging Sectors to Create Health team seeks a Program Manager to provide project management support to a diverse and growing array of public health projects focused on multi-sector collaboration to address topics including but not limited to capacity building of the public health workforce; chronic disease; tobacco control; and the social determinants of health. The Program Manager will work closely with NNPHI leadership and staff, public health institutes, funders, and other partner organizations to implement several projects that engage multiple sectors and diverse communities. The successful applicant will demonstrate a mix of both program management and policy experience and have experience in work related to addressing the social determinants of health.

This position may be based in NNPHI’s New Orleans or Washington, D.C. offices (please note that all NNPHI staff are working remotely until Covid-19 restrictions are lifted and offices are reopened at a date yet to be determined) or remotely from Atlanta, GA. Special consideration will be given to candidates able to work remotely from Atlanta, GA. Candidates should indicate their preference to work in NNPHI offices located in New Orleans or Washington, DC or remotely from Atlanta.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall project management, including developing and managing timelines, contracting, scope of work and budget management, leading project planning and implementation, and coordinating with NNPHI staff, members, consultants, and partners to achieve stated goals.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with funders, partners, contractors, and project participants/collaborators.
  • Contribute to the development of grant proposals and reports to funders.
  • Collaborate with team members and stakeholders to document and share lessons learned both internally and externally.
  • Attend, organize, and/or facilitate project meetings.
  • Participate in monthly Bridging portfolio meetings and contribute to developing the portfolio’s strategy for growth;
  • Support project reporting to funders including planning for and writing proposals for new projects;
  • Perform other duties related to program management as needed.


The Program Manager position requires a master’s level degree with at least three years of professional experience or commensurate professional experience in lieu of a degree. Familiarity with health policy a plus.

Qualified candidates will possess:

  • Training/education and interest in public health, public policy or a related field
  • Experience providing coordination support for programs
  • Ability to quickly learn and utilize systems and web-based applications
  • Strong communication skills, particularly in email and phone etiquette
  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills, including the ability to manage multiple tasks and respond to multiple demands simultaneously Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work well with diverse partners and constituents and function as a productive member of a team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work well with diverse partners and constituents and function as a productive member of a team.
  • Attention to detail and a strong value for high-quality work products
  • Independent work ethic and positive, self-starter attitude
  • Customer service orientation.


  1. Starting salary range of $60,000-$80,000, commensurate with education and experience, and dependent on location.
  2. A highly competitive benefits package is offered to all NNPHI staff, including medical/dental/vision/FSA/parking/transportation, generous retirement contributions and annual leave.


Approximately quarterly travel will be required (please note: all NNPHI travel has been suspended due to the COVID-19 emergency, no travel will be expected until this suspension is lifted).

To Apply:

To apply, please send your resume/CV and cover letter, including salary requirement, location preference and three professional references to with the subject line Attn: Program Manager, Bridging

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