Fresno, Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento or San Diego, CA

Healthy Communities Outreach Strategy Program Manager, The California Endowment

The Organization
The California Endowment, a private, statewide health foundation, was established in 1996 to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians. Headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, The Endowment has regional offices in Sacramento, Oakland, Fresno and San Diego, with program staff working throughout the state. The Endowment challenges the conventional wisdom that medical settings and individual choices are solely responsible for people’s health. The Endowment believes that health happens in neighborhoods, schools, and with prevention. For more information, visit The Endowment’s Web site at

Position Overview
The Healthy Communities Outreach Strategy Program Manager is responsible for publicizing BHC strategy and accomplishments aimed at influencing and transforming other key aligned private and public systems, such as local and state health agencies in California, healthcare institutions and regional bodies with purview over health and health related systems. The outreach focuses primarily on key BHC concepts and strategies, including place-consciousness, inclusion, equity and healthy democracy, and will highlight BHC’s effectiveness in reducing structural barriers to health opportunity in local communities. The Manager is also responsible for disseminating to these key aligned institutions BHC’s narrative and the evolution of place based changes that has occurred throughout the BHC initiative. The Our BHC narrative will be targeted to key institutional leaders, influential decision makers, academics, policy think tanks, key media sources, and social media outlets.  The Manager, in collaboration with the Senior Vice Presidents and BHC Directors, will develop a multi-year Outreach Plan and bring outreach opportunities forward to the Healthy Communities Program manager team for review and discussion.

Position Responsibilities:

The position serves as a Program Manager on the Healthy Communities Team as a peer to the site-based Program Managers and will report to the Senior Vice President, Healthy Communities and be an integral part of the SVP’s strategy development team.  The Manager will attend Healthy Communities staff meetings, staff development sessions, Strategic Learning and Implementation Team gatherings, BHC retreats and convenings.  The Program Manager will be involved in making and monitoring grants to enhance outreach efforts and will participate in grant reviews. In this position, the Manager will:

  • In conjunction with the Director of Communications, Healthy Communities, lead the area of strategic outreach for the Healthy Communities team.
  • Work closely with the SVP and BHC Directors in the identification and review of outreach ideas and strategy.
  • Coordinate outreach work with relevant staff from the Healthy California team.
  • Identify potential outreach targets and develop strategic initiate relationships with them.
  • Report on contacts and seeks feedback about outreach strategies regularly from the Healthy Communities and Healthy California teams.
  • Bring the Endowment point-of-view on prevention and wellness as a way to educate and engage outreach partners.  Seeks out public speaking opportunities with outreach targets.
  • Prepares and presents written proposal summaries for various levels of the grant review process, including recommendations for approval or decline.
  • Participates in the grant-review process, evaluates written proposal summaries, and ensure grants under their review support The Endowment’s mission and strategic program area goals and objectives.
  • Ensure compliance with organizational policies and procedures.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experienced and skilled public speaker at the state and national level.
  • Demonstrated ability to translate concepts into actionable items.
  • Demonstrated relational skills, including tact and diplomacy.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and achieve goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and implement multiple projects.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to travel frequently as part of job responsibilities.

Minimum Education:

  • Undergraduate degree required.
  • Graduate degree in public health, public policy, education, nonprofit management, or a relevant discipline strongly preferred.

Minimum Experience:

  • 5-7 years of experience in a health care or related field (educator, administrator, advocate, or funder in the health field is required).
  • Experience conducting national outreach campaigns in public health or related field.
  • Experience communicating complex ideas such as structural racism, health equity, and implicit bias.
  • Working familiarity with national public health organizations such as NACCHO, APHA, ASTHO, state public health agencies and local public health agencies.
  • Experience influencing other sectors such as Chambers of Commerce, political caucuses, ethnic organizations, and media organizations.
  • Experience as a collaborator, facilitator, and/or change maker.
  • Relevant experience with concept, development, planning, and implementation of program and/or projects.
  • Relevant content knowledge and experience.
  • Relevant experience in advocacy and policy change.
  • Philanthropic exposure as a Board member, grant maker, or grantee.
How To Apply
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