Program Manager, Project ECHO  


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.  

Additional information about NNPHI’s program areas and collaborative efforts with public health institutes is available at  

Position Summary:

The National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training (NCCPHT) seeks a Program Manager to oversee and build out our Project ECHO programming. This position will provide project management support to a diverse and growing array of public health projects related to workforce training and education. The NCCPHT collaborates with public health training centers, member public health institutes, and a wide range of national, state, Tribal and local partners to build the capacity of the public health workforce.   

The Program Manager will work independently and collaboratively to lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of Project ECHO training series. The Program Manager will also support NCCPHT’s Project ECHO Immersion Trainings, Meta ECHO convenings with ECHO Hub partners, and will coordinate ECHO programming that takes place across the organization and network.   

Primary Responsibilities:

The Program Manager will 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. Additional responsibilities related to Project ECHO include:  

  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with funders, partners, contractors, and project participants/collaborators. 
  • Work with staff and partners to develop Project ECHO strategic direction, curricula, evaluation plans and data collection tools, and reports and resources. 
  • Oversee the selection and onboarding of speakers and other members of the Project ECHO team. 
  • Gather and share metric data on the impact of Project ECHO.  
  • Present lessons learned from Project ECHO in public health to community and stakeholder audiences at various forums, including national conferences, including NCCPHT’s Project ECHO Immersion Trainings. 
  • Develop quarterly webinars for partners and coordinate communication efforts for the network of partners. 
  • 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. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Public Health or other related degree, or commensurate professional experience 
  • Minimum of 5+ years of professional experience, or commensurate professional experience in lieu of a degree 
  • Experience providing administrative, budgeting, and coordination support for programs 
  • Ability to quickly learn and utilize systems and web-based applications 
  • Strong communication and 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 
  • Attention to detail and a strong value for high-quality work products 
  • Strong, demonstrated commitment to advancing racial and health equity 
  • Experience or interest in infection prevention and control 
  • Independent work ethic and positive, self-starter attitude 
  • Flexibility and adaptability to a fast-paced work environment 

Experience with using the Project ECHO model in a public health or health care setting is desired, but not required. 

Job Location:

NNPHI maintains two physical offices in, Washington, DC, and New Orleans, Louisiana. We also offer Atlanta-based applicants the option to work remotely. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this position will commence remotely. Ultimately, NNPHI requires the position will be based in either of our three locations. Therefore, applicants should indicate their preference to work in NNPHI offices located in New Orleans, Atlanta, or Washington, DC. We will also consider applicants based outside of these locations, but preference is given to the listed locations.


  1. Salary range of $65,000- $75,000 dependent on education, locality, and experience. 
  2. A highly competitive benefits package is offered to all NNPHI staff.
  3. 15% travel is required based on location. This could be more or less based on the needs and responsibilities of the role. 

To Apply:

To apply, please send a cover letter, including salary requirements and office preference (New Orleans, Atlanta, or Washington, DC), and resume to with the subject line “ATTN: Program Manager, Project ECHO.

NNPHI’s Values Statement to our Employees

  • We value each employee as a whole person and support a healthy life balance.
  • We believe in a work environment that promotes health and wellness.
  • We believe in investing in the growth and passion of our employees to create a workforce that positively affects social change.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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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