Managing Director – PRACTICE Initiative

Posting Number: #1374

Position Title: Managing Director – PRACTICE Initiative

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: Remote, USA

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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.

Position Summary

The Public Health Institute (PHI) is recruiting for a Managing Director to oversee and provide executive management for the Preventing and Responding to Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE)-Associated Health Conditions and Toxic Stress in Clinics through Community Engagement (PRACTICE) initiative.

The PRACTICE Initiative is a statewide initiative and is a component of the third round of ACEs AWARE funding services and workforce to address Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Toxic Stress and mitigate Ace’s Associated Health Conditions.

Candidates for this position shall have demonstrated experience serving in executive-level leadership roles with a proven record of successfully implementing and managing complex, large-scale multi-sector initiatives, and California public health and health care programs. The position will be responsible for oversight of the project and will be required to work with various stakeholders, including state and local government officials, Medi-Cal Managed health plans, and community-based grassroots organizations, including community health centers and their networks. PRACTICE has an annual operating budget of approximately $15 million, most of which will be subcontracted to an estimated 25 community based organizations. Experience working on programs with a high volume of subcontracts/subawards is preferred.

The position requires effective coordination skills, diplomacy with high-level officials, broad general and technical public health knowledge, experience working with clinics, clinic consortia vulnerable populations, and under-resourced communities, and the skills to ensure coherence and consistency despite urgent deadlines.

The Managing Director shall have demonstrated experience serving as a liaison to convene diverse stakeholders and facilitating complex issues and systems.

Pay: $111,568 to $141,342 per year. The typical hiring range for this position is $111,568 to $141,342 based on 100% FTE. The starting salary is determined based on the candidate’s knowledge, skills, and experience.

Position Type: Full Time

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Being a key leadership position within PHIL, responsible for overall project management of the PRACTICE Project to ensure the project achieves the expected results outlined in the award.
  • Oversees program performance and implementation.
  • Provides overall financial and administrative oversight of the program, including any necessary reporting, monitoring and evaluation of the program results.
  • Ensures the PRACTICE project timeline and scope of work are on time and completed in a quality manner.
  • Serves as the key liaison with the funder(s), state government officials, and all other stakeholders and implementing partners involved with the program, including PHI Central key staff and support.
  • Manages relationships between the funder and all other stakeholders.
  • Coordinates and leads grantee efforts.
  • Ensures completion of the award’s objectives and results in accordance with the work plan.
  • Identifies issues and risks related to program implementation on time and facilitates appropriate program adjustments.
  • Creates long- and short-term plans, including setting targets for milestones and adhering to deadlines.
  • Makes effective decisions when presented with multiple options for how to progress with the project.
  • Serves as a point of contact for PHIL internal project teams ensuring team actions remain in synergy.
  • Identifies additional mechanisms and strategies to support the goals of the project.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Seven (7) years or more of progressively responsible related experience in population health, infectious disease, and public health programs that address the social determinants of health and the needs of under-resourced communities.
  • At least three (3) years of experience as a manager, including direct supervision of professional and support staff and assembling teams working on multi-faceted and multi-stakeholder initiatives.
  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, health care administration, public administration, or another related field required; or substitute with four additional years of related experience.

Other Qualifications

  • A strong network of connections and professional relationships within and across several clinics and/or clinic consortia, community-based organizations, and CA Medi-Cal Managed Health Plans.
  • Broad management expertise and experience in setting up the necessary administrative, operational, and financial systems for a new program, including experience in the financial management of philanthropically funded. programs with a total of $20 million or more in funding.
  • Experience working on programs with a high volume of subcontracts/subawards is preferred.
  • Familiarity with and commitment to addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated communication and writing abilities and superior interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills.
  • Master’s degree in a related field preferred.



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.



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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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