Deputy Director II

Posting Number: #1780

Position Title: Deputy Director II

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: Oakland, CA (Hybrid)

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The Public Health Institute (PHI) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being, and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally, and internationally.


FACES for the Future Coalition performs four main bodies of work to support the mission of the FACES program: 1) provides technical assistance and oversight for existing FACES for the Future programs, 2) develops new programs in communities of need, 3) standardizes program evaluation and program design, and 4) innovates the FACES program model through curriculum development and program design best practices.

The Deputy Director II provides increased administrative oversight and management as the organization grows, hires and manages new staff, and supports innovation and fund development of FACES programs in multiple communities in the coming years.

The Deputy Director II works with the Research Program Director II (PI/PD) to provide leadership, management, and oversight of the program. The position assists the PI/PD with managing a variety of program functions and supervising program staff.

This is hybrid position that will be required to work both remotely (at home) and in-person. Candidate must have access to reliable transportation and ability to commute to various locations to support individual programs that occur at various sites. The individual hired for this job must reside within a 50-mile radius of Oakland, CA, and be available to work onsite as required.

Employment Type: Full Time.

Full salary range for this position: $117,559 to $180,305 per year. The typical hiring range for this position is from $117,559 (minimum) to $148,932 (midpoint), based on 100% FTE. The starting salary is determined based on the candidate’s knowledge, skills, experience, as well as budget availability.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities include the following:

  • Works with the Program Director to provide leadership and management of the program, including analysis and implementation of priorities, partnerships, and infrastructure needs.
  • Identifies and implements project management protocols and practices.
  • Oversees program workload, coordinates, and tracks completion of grant objectives.
  •  Participates in strategic planning and analysis to support program’s growth and development.
  • Researches and implements workflow and process improvements.
  • Performs risk management planning and crisis management.
  •  Determines organizational capacity for implementation of new projects and directions.
  • Researches new opportunities for program development and communication of program impact.
  • Fundraises and writes proposals for funding.
  • Supports budgets and expenses for the program.
  • Supports strategic planning, financial projections, and budget development.
  • Provides post-award management for grants, tracking expenses and providing financial forecasting.
  • Ensures all programs are in compliance with contractual obligations and meeting quality standards.
  • Prepares budget revisions and amendments for funders and for internal purposes.
  • Oversees consultant contracts, subcontracts, and inter-program agreement management.
  • Acts as a liaison with PHI Central on contract and accounting issues.
  • Monitors and tracks grant activity and progress reports. Oversees financial report completion.
  • Oversees vendor accounts, contract negotiations and maintenance contracts.
  • Participates in decision-making regarding budget development, allocation, and modifications.
  • Supervises program staff (may be entire staff or a group of staff). Acts as a mentor and coach to staff.
  • Establishes procedures for managing workload and setting priorities.
  • Manages human resources issues for the program, resolving personnel problems and leading the staff hiring processes.
  • Supports the Program Director in conducting staff planning, team design, career progression and resource allocation.
  • Completes performance evaluations for direct reports and supports supervisors to complete annual performance reviews for their staff.
  • Commutes to various locations to support individual programs that occur at various sites and works on-site as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least 7 years of related experience, including at least 3 years as a manager. Knowledge/experience related to leadership can substitute.
  • Bachelor’s degree, or substitute with four additional years of relevant experience.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in project management and prioritization: managing multiple projects, timeline development, tracking and deadlines.
  • Experience and skills in staff supervision and leadership.
  • Experience working with youth programming, health care systems, education systems and health career pipelines preferred.
  • Demonstrated capacity to write grant proposals and manage a varied grant award portfolio.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Strategic thinker capable of drafting long-term goals, project timelines, and deliverables.
  • Detail oriented and decision-making ability.
  • Strong understanding of trauma informed strategies and inclusion of safety net services in program design.
  • Curriculum development and innovation of program design.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and flexibility.
  • Creative and resourceful thinking.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills – able to clearly articulate the FACES mission and activities to a variety of audiences.
  • Independent and cooperative worker with strong leadership skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work with different stakeholder groups including students, funders, educators, and health system representatives.
  • Excellent working relationships with individuals, professional groups, and communities.
  • Ability to interpret and analyze complex financial information for budget development and management and projections.
  • Ability to interpret and connect programmatic and organizational needs to development and resource planning.
  • Ability to identify and analyze organizational needs to guide and direct staff to meet program and administrative requirements.
  • Risk assessment and management ability: determine, communicate, and execute next steps to prevent/solve problems.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation and ability to commute to various locations to support individual programs that occur at various sites.
  • Must reside within a 50-mile radius of Oakland, CA, and be available to work on-site as required.
  • Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Must be able to pass background checks required for this job.


  • To apply for this opportunity, submit a cover letter and resume via the application link listed at the top of this advertisement.
  • In your cover letter, please describe why you are enthusiastic about this opportunity and why you think you are a good fit for the position.



This position is classified as exempt based on the job duties. However, based on the FTE, salary level of the employee, or federal/state/local laws, the employee may be classified as nonexempt.



Per the PHI Workforce Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is a condition of employment for all domestic based employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they are granted a reasonable accommodation under applicable law.

New hires need to provide proof of full vaccination prior to their start date or apply for an exemption/accommodation within three business days after their start date. Depending on the circumstances, new hires who do not comply with this Policy, or who cannot be reasonably accommodated, will either have their employment suspended or terminated. Candidates who are non-compliant will have their offers rescinded.

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