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PROGRAM MANAGER - Stockton Rising


Public Health Advocates brings a public health lens to today’s most pressing problems, helping communities to pass laws, reform systems, and establish norms that foster justice, equity, and health. We are a diverse team of creative, strategic, tenacious people committed to tackling the unjust systems that continue to leave far too many Californians behind.

We are recruiting for a dynamic community outreach professional to lead our Stockton Rising project. The project will foster coordination and alignment, outreach, capacity-building and communications across Stockton communities that have been most impacted by the effects of environmental pollution.

The Program Manager oversees operations of the program and leads the development and implementation of project deliverables, communication, and evaluation of the community action plan and will report to the Director of Local Policy and assist the Director with the preparation of funding proposals to expand current and new program opportunities.


  • Oversee the execution of the community engagement plan

  • Lead program operations and serve as the primary internal and external point of contact

  • Develop strategic partnerships

  • Facilitate virtual meetings and events

  • Partner with community leaders and connect with community stakeholders

  • Networking and public speaking on behalf of the project and the organization

  • Evaluate program impact, identify best practices, and develop options to sustain and perhaps grow the project

  • Lead grant writing and the development of funding proposals to continue and perhaps expand the project

  • Manage project budgets, including the approval of expenditures


Required Qualifications

  • Experience in community organizing, and/or strategic advocacy campaigns

  • Strong leadership and decision-making skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and maintain relationships across diverse demographic groups

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


Relevant Experience

  • Experience with grant writing and reporting

  • Experience managing a team

About the Position

  • This is a full-time exempt position based in Stockton, CA.

  • Eligible for full health benefits available to spouses, domestic partners, and dependents

  • $54 to 81k salary based on relevant experience

  • Position available January 2021

  • Position open until filled

Submit cover letter, resume, three references, and writing sample electronically to: Sergio Zepeda, Director of Administration:


Public Health Advocates provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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