Program Coordinator

Posting Number: #1506

Position Title: Program Coordinator

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: Sacramento, CA

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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 is a health career pathway program working with underserved high school students interested in careers in health, public health, mental and behavioral health, and global health. The FACES for the Future Coalition operates a program in Sacramento, California, in partnership with Hiram Johnson High School and Arthur Benjamin Health Professions High School.  Serving students from the South Sacramento area and surrounding neighborhoods, the FACES program at HJHS and ABHPHS works with students and teachers to create work-based learning experiences to build capacity at the school sites.  Employer and community engagement is required to maintain and grow the internship opportunities for students from both high schools.


Position Summary

The Project Coordinator position will work part-time 50% FTE (20 hours per week) in person in Sacramento, CA.

This person will be primarily responsible for the planning, coordination, and supervision of operations when students are onsite. This includes implementation of internship rotations, academic enrichment and mentoring, coordination of wellness support, and facilitation of professional development workshops. The FACES Project Coordinator is also responsible for communication with students and their families, and program partners like teachers, school administrators, and health industry contacts.

Full salary range for this position: $61,372 to $87,882 per year based on 100% FTE. The typical hiring range for this position is from $30,686 (minimum) to $37,313.50 (midpoint), based on 50% FTE. The starting salary is determined based on the candidate’s knowledge, skills, experience, as well as budget availability.

Employment Type : Part Time


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintains daily oversight and evaluation of FACES for the Future students.
  • Acts as consistent mentor and caring adult for FACES students.
  • Works with key stakeholders to develop, coordinate, maintain and evaluate work-based learning internships for FACES students. Establishes and maintains strong relationships with health professionals providing internship supervision.
  • Schedules, facilitates, and teaches workshops for students focused on professional development, college preparation, wellness, and other pertinent topics.
  • Coordinates FACES events including the Blue Coat Ceremony, Graduation, field trips and other events (online and in-person when possible).
  • Responsible for recruiting students, providing training to prepare for internships, and coordinating all necessary steps to on-board into work-based learning including health screenings, etc.
  • Maintains and organizes adequate documentation, including, but not limited to, student and alumni information, curriculum, and evaluation.
  • Participates in FACES Coalition team meetings as necessary.
  • Additional support for program activities as needed.


Minimum Qualifications

  • At least 3 years of related work experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, or substitute with four additional years of related experience.

Other Qualifications

  • Experience working with high school aged youth and underrepresented, high-risk populations is a plus.
  • Spanish-speaking candidate highly preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines. Must be flexible, adaptable, and responsive to changing work priorities.
  • Ability to manage multiple types of relationships in professional, educational and outreach settings including moving effortlessly between relationships with students and families, educators, and health professionals.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, Power Point (Microsoft Office).
  • General knowledge of current health care delivery systems, both hospital-based and community-based as well as general knowledge of careers and pathways for health, public health, mental and behavioral health, and global health.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills, problem solving, dependability and integrity.
  • Familiarity with Sacramento health and academic landscape a plus.
  • Must have available transportation and ability to commute to various locations in Sacramento, CA within a work day.



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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