Program Manager (Evidence to Action)


The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) is an active network comprised of over 40 member public health institutes in 33 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. 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. Additional staff, consultants, members, and partners support NNPHI’s mission from several locations throughout the United States.

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 and local partners to support public health initiatives. These collaborative efforts promote health equity, support public health and health systems collaboration, build capacity of the public health system, encourage health in all policies, and promote evidence-based public health practice. Additional information about NNPHI’s program areas and collaborative efforts with public health institutes is available at

Position Summary:

The Program Manager will work independently and collaboratively to lead several projects within the Evidence to Action portfolio. These may include: (1) Project Firstline, a multi-year national training collaborative focused on healthcare infection prevention and control that aims to train all frontline healthcare personnel in the United States; (2) the Implementation Science Publishing Project, supporting the development of a special journal issue focused on the state of implementation science in chronic disease management; (3) Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries (STEADI), a multiphase research and evaluation project around preventing older adult falls; and (4) the Drowning Prevention Project aimed at understanding new prevention measures for children at higher risk for drowning.

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.
  • Manage the development of a supplementary journal issue, including coordination among editors, authors, reviewers, and journals; creating project timelines; resolving production problems; and leading and implementing dissemination plans including press announcements, visual abstracts, social media, etc.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with funders, partners, contractors, and project participants/collaborators.
  • Support research-related activities, as needed, including literature reviews and environmental scans, including searching academic databases, reading and synthesizing published studies, and writing reports.
  • Synthesize data from multiple sources (e.g., surveys, secondary data, literature reviews) and interpreting findings so that they are relevant and meaningful to public health practitioners, policymakers and other stakeholders.
  • Present study findings to community and stakeholder audiences at various forums including national conferences.
  • 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.
  • Perform other duties related to program management.


The Program Manager must have a master’s degree with at least two years of professional experience, or commensurate professional experience in lieu of a degree. Familiarity with scientific research and scientific publishing is strongly preferred. While no one candidate will embody all the qualifications enumerated below, the ideal candidate will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:

  • Training/education and interest in public health
  • Experience providing administrative and coordination support for programs
  • Experience working with journals and an understanding of the scientific manuscript publication process
  • Ability to quickly learn and utilize systems and web-based applications
  • Strong communication and writing skills, including science writing, editing, and presentation 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
  • Attention to detail and a strong value for high-quality work products
  • Independent work ethic and positive, self-starter attitude
  • Flexibility and adaptability to a fast-paced work environment
  • Familiarity serving as a liaison to the press
  • Professional experience with social media
  • Ability to ensure scientific accuracy in communication activities


  1. Starting salary range of $60,000-$70,000, commensurate with education and experience.
  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.


10% travel to NNPHI’s Washington, DC and New Orleans, LA offices, as well as additional meetings/events will be required. 

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, Evidence to Action.”

NNPHI’s Values Statement to our Employees 

We strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition 

Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. If you seek an accommodation, please advise in writing at the time you apply. 

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles. 

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