Program Manager, Partner Relationships, NCCPHT


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 and local 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- Partner Relationships to work on multiple projects housed within NCCPHT, to build and leverage the expertise of NNPHI members and strategic partners in collaborative initiatives that advance the NNPHI mission. These projects include but are not  limited to 1) A trio of public health performance improvement programs (PHIT, Strategic Scholars, phPIN) that seek to build workforce capacity in quality improvement and strategic planning through training, coaching, and community-building.; (2) Tribal Public Health Capacity, supporting a community of practice and providing technical assistance to CDC-funded Tribal grantees; (3) Indigenous Public Health Leaders Program; (4) program support for the Regional Public Health Training Centers; and (5) The OMH-funded Framework to Reduce Health Disparities Through Collaborative Policy Efforts. The talented individual that will excel in this position is one that brings a high level of skill in grants management within both a grant making and grant funded organization coupled with the public health knowledge to actively contribute to the leadership of our programmatic work.  This team-oriented individual will collaborate with NNPHI staff, member institutes and partners to enhance and expand special projects and processes that advance the organization’s strategic role as a fiscal and program intermediary.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this position will commence remotely. Ultimately NNPHI requires this position to be based in our New Orleans, LA or Washington, D.C. office, or remotely from Atlanta, GA.  Applicants should indicate their preference to work in New Orleans, Washington, DC, or Atlanta.  This position requires travel of approximately 10%.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead grants management processes for all NCCPHT projects by developing relationships and acting as a point of contact for funders related to technical monitoring, enforcing grant administration requirements, reporting and submitting through various mechanisms.
  • Work with the NNPHI Contracts Officer and program managers to execute subgrant / subcontract agreements.
  • Manage and ensure completion of deliverables with contracted vendors and organizations.
  • Track awards and coordinate project reporting processes for grants and contracts awarded to NNPHI staff.
  • Develop and monitor budgets for assigned projects.
  • Collaborate with team members to monitor contracts and invoices from members and strategic partners.
  • Obtain, interpret, and communicate funder driven policies and procedures to NCCPHT team, contractors and grantees.
  • Develop and provide training on tools, templates, and training guides to support fiscal, administrative and grants management operational systems.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and contribute to periodic strategic planning efforts, systems assessments, performance improvement activities and systems workgroups that improve organizational systems and processes such as Call For Proposal/Request For Proposal processes.


  • Master’s degree in related field and 5+ years of related postgraduate experience
  • Significant experience with grant-making processes including application and review systems, award notifications, tracking systems, contracting, invoicing and payments, procurement, etc.
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Demonstrated experience with concepts and skills related financial and programmatic intermediary and backbone services
  • Experience working with national funders (CDC, OMH, RWJF etc.), including familiarity with federal guidelines and reporting requirements
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively on a team and with diverse partners
  • Experience in a fast-paced environment: Flexibility with and ability to maneuver effectively in the face of uncertainty and transition
  • Creativity and ability to leverage data and discover potential opportunities for growth and innovation


  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.

To Apply:

Please send CV, cover letter, salary requirement and three professional references to:

Subject line: Attn: Program Manager, Partner Relationships, NCCPHT.

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