Program Manager II

Position description:

The Program Manager II serves as the principal public health representative and provides comprehensive technical and administrative advice and assistance to all public health related grants, contracts, and activities.  The incumbent advocates for tribal needs related to public health issues, infrastructure, review, and programs and therefore must be well informed regarding tribal needs, infrastructure, and programs. The incumbent will need to understand the political environment surrounding public health and find ways to diplomatically navigate and succeed in it.  The incumbent must be highly motivated and creative in searching for, proposing, and obtaining grant and other types of funding to support public health activities.  The incumbent must be proficient at grants and project management, budgeting, program design and development, and review and evaluation. The incumbent will do strategic relationship development and maintenance.  The Program Manager II also will be responsible for grant compliance, building the public health portfolio.   Supervise public health program staff as assigned.  Assess staffing needs, create job descriptions, and advise Executive Leadership on staffing needs and how to serve public health missions.  

Responsibilities INCLUDE:

  • Serves as a public health program representative in dealings with tribal federal, state, tribal, and local governments and with various public, nonprofit, and private organizations, agencies, and institutions
  • Maintains currency in advancements in the public health field and accurately projects the impact of these changes on programs in Indian country
  • Conducts grant/contract assessments and prepares reports necessary to program continuity and reporting
  • Monitors compliance with grant/contract requirements. Identifies problems and negotiates corrective action concerning programmatic issues and basic budgetary management
  • Plans, promotes, and develops public health projects/programs by stimulating activity and providing leadership
  • Develops budgets, staffing plans, and action plans to ensure proper personnel, facilities, and supplies to meet grant/contract deliverables and reporting
  • Provides technical assistance, consultation, and guidance to tribal, national, state, and/or local agencies, health-related organizations, research entities, and institutions to develop, extend, and improve public health studies, programs, systems, infrastructure, strategies, and services
  • Assists with the development and implementation of effective communication strategies to disseminate public health information to tribes, tribal health departments, and other entities as needed
  • Performs work related to the initiation, administration, and close-out of contracts, grants, or cooperative agreements
  • Assists in the development of public health staff to ensure timely and needed career development and training


  • Master’s in Public Health or similar field  
  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and/or Certified Public Health (CPH) Professional
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in, grants writing and management, Management of public health programs or projects, research and evaluation
  • Supervisory experience overseeing project staff and tasks
  • Knowledge of the national public health care agenda, issues, impacts, and American Indian and Alaska Native people
  • In depth knowledge of public health programs, research, infrastructure, and current issues and best practices. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and verbally, using generally accepted correspondence and report formats
  • Demonstrated skill in developing work processes using automated equipment
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects
  • Skill and ability to use automated office equipment and software programs

Required Skills:

  • Ability to use tact and diplomacy with all sensitive issues and special situations
  • Ability to research and analyze documents
  • Computer software knowledge preferred: MS Office, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint
  • Specialized knowledge, licenses, etc. (Master CHES Preferred)
  • Must have a valid state driver’s license.  
  • Supervisory Responsibility, if any: Project Coordinator  
  • Strong oral and written communication skills 
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills

Desired Skills:

  • Experience and proficiency in SPSS, SAS, and/or STATA

This position may be grant funded. If funded by grant, continuation is based upon available funds.
Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable PHC GROUP. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. Clearance: Selected Applicants will undergo a security / background investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; US Citizenship is required.

Travel: Ability to travel up to 30%

Salary is commensurate with experience. 

Please send an e-mail including resume and cover letter, indicating salary requirements, to: indicating “Program Manager II” and your name in the subject line.

PHC GROUP, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.