Program Manager, Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery


The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) is the official organization representing over 40 public health institutes in more than 30 states spanning all ten Department of Health and Human Services regions. 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 also serves as the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training – NCCPHT.

The NNPHI mission is to support national public health system initiatives and strengthen public health institutes to promote multi-sector activities resulting in measurable improvements of public health structures, systems, and outcomes. NNPHI’s vision is innovation-fostering public health institutes across the nation collaborating to improve population health. NNPHI collaborates with its member public health institutes and a wide range of national, state, tribal, local, and territorial partners to support public health initiatives. NCCPHT supports nationwide collaboration to build a sustainable and coordinated network of Regional Public Health Training Centers nationwide that work together in 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.

NNPHI’s offices are located in New Orleans and Washington, DC. Additional information about NNPHI’s program areas and collaborative efforts with public health institutes is available at

Position Summary:

NNPHI seeks a Program Manager to support key programmatic work, expand partnerships, and leverage network capacity in the technical area of emergency preparedness, response and recovery (EPRR).  The primary responsibility of the EPRR Program Manager will be to oversee Project Firstline, a COVID-related a healthcare infection prevention and control initiative, other responsibilities include management of environmental health, and climate change and health related projects. Secondary responsibilities will include developing project proposals and supporting other NNPHI projects and initiatives, as needed.

The EPRR Program Manager position can be based in NNPHI’s Washington, DC or New Orleans office and requires travel of approximately 15%. (Business travel is voluntary at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.) This is a full-time (40 hours per week), exempt position. Office hours are 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Due to COVID-19, NNPHI employees are currently teleworking and will return to work in their assigned office once the CDC determines that COVID-19 and its variants no longer pose a public health threat.


NNPHI maintains offices in Washington, DC and New Orleans, Louisiana. Additional staff, consultants, members, and partners support NNPHI’s mission from Atlanta, GA and several locations throughout the United States. Post-pandemic, this position will be based in either Atlanta, New Orleans or Washington, DC. Applicants should indicate preference in cover letter. A telework arrangement is fully supported during COVID-19.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development and expansion of the EPRR portfolio
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate projects in the EPRR portfolio
  • Develop and monitor workplans and budgets for projects
  • Maintain and develop relationships with funding agencies (including federal agencies and private foundations)
  • Serve as liaison to NNPHI contractors and consultants
  • Contribute to the development of grant proposals and reports to funders
  • Plan and deliver emergency preparedness-related sessions for NNPHI Annual Conference and other organizations’ conferences
  • Manage internal relationships and resources to achieve project deliverables in within a “team culture”
  • Collaborate with team members and stakeholders to document and share lessons learned both internally and externally
  • Serve as Resource Advisor to junior staff members on the EPRR team
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Master’s degree with 3+ years of relevant professional experience in public health, emergency management, or related field is required, or equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • Demonstrated project management experience including internal and external stakeholder relations, customer service, and successful implementation of projects/programs

Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Familiarity with public health and emergency management including key national partners and their respective areas of work and expertise
  • Demonstrated experience managing complex projects with multiple stakeholders in a fast-paced, high pressure environment
  • Excellent time management skills and email management skills, including the ability to manage and stay current with a heavy volume of email inquiries
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly the ability to communicate precisely and efficiently via email and phone with stakeholders from all background and levels of expertise
  • Commitment to promoting collaboration and teamwork across organizational boundaries, and maintaining high standards for work products.
  • Enthusiasm for advancing our mission and extending the reach of our work
  • Comfort with use of multiple software and communication tools and systems


  1. Salary range is expected to be $60,000-70,000 and commensurate with education and experience
  2. NNPHI offers a highly competitive benefits package, including health insurance, contribution to parking/mass transit, generous retirement contribution and paid leave to all full-time staff.


Ability to travel locally and out of state as needed (approximately 15% time).

To Apply:

Please send resume/CV, writing samples, and cover letter, including salary requirement, location preference and three professional references to with the subject line: Program Manager, Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery.

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