Project Manager

Posting Number: #1159

Position Title: Project Manager

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: Remote (California)

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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 Health in All Policies (HiAP) program at the Public Health Institute (PHI) is recruiting a new Co-Lead (Project Manager) for the Capitol Collaborative on Race & Equity (CCORE) to advance health equity and racial equity in government through partnerships with California’s state government.

In its 4th year, CCORE is a growing community of more than 30 California State government entities working together to learn about, plan for, take action to embed racial equity approaches into institutional culture, policies, and practices. CCORE is the largest multi-sectoral state-government racial equity capacity building effort in the nation and this position is central to the deepening and evolution of the initiative and movement. This work is laying a foundation for ensuring that race will no longer be a factor in determining life outcomes or well-being for Black, Indigenous, and communities of color in California, and is a model for other jurisdictions around the country.

Position Description

This is a new role on a creative, collaborative, and dynamic team doing transformative systems change work within California state government. The CCORE Co-Lead will partner with government leaders as well as national and regional leaders for racial equity, and will take concrete action to transform public institutions to advance racial and health equity through capacity building, government accountability, and community partnerships. This position will play a lead role in curriculum and training facilitation for CCORE, working closely with two other CCORE Co-Leads as well as other staff and training partners including Race Forward & the Government Alliance on Race & Equity.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Oversee Curriculum & Facilitation Approaches for the Capitol Collaborative on Race & Equity (50%)

  • In partnership with CCORE staff and training partners, oversee curriculum development and facilitate delivery of the CCORE training modules, including large-group training sessions and Team Coordinator trainings. Apply racial equity/health equity frameworks to identify gaps in current programming.
  • Adapt and build curriculum content, facilitation approaches, and the training & learning environments that are responsive to participant needs.
  • Partner with the rest of the HiAP team to develop organizational capacity and inform the business model (programmatic goals, plans, funding) to continue and deepen this body of work.

Training and Event Logistics (10%)

  • Work with other CCORE Co-Leads to support training event logistics including development of agendas and materials, serve as point-of-contact with speakers and participants as appropriate, coordinate training related staffing responsibilities, coordinate with facilities, tech, and A/V staff, and manage training day-of logistics in partnership with the staff team.

Coaching, Strategic Guidance, and Technical Assistance (10%)

  • Support state departments as they pursue racial equity planning and implementation, through coaching, strategic guidance, and technical assistance. Assess organizational and individual political will, power, privilege, and positionality to inform tactical recommendations in support of government transformation. Assess departmental needs, develop training & communication tools, identify content experts, and support collaborative learning and cross-agency strategy development.
  • Provide executive leadership, staff, and partners with advising, coaching, and guidance on best practices, opportunities, and challenges.

Communications & Strategic Partnerships (10%)

  • Work directly with key training partners to strategize, exchange lessons learned, and receive coaching related to training and technical assistance
  • Contribute to strategic communications to 300+ state government and CCORE partners regarding racial equity tools and resources, learning opportunities, CCORE logistics, and other relevant information including statements of solidarity and responses to injustice.
  • Support building high level, critical, and sensitive relationships essential to create support for racial equity and leverage collective will to implement racial equity strategies.
  • Support recruitment and retention including development of recruiting materials and talking points, and recruitment convenings.
  • Develop and deliver presentations, briefings, and communications materials for national audiences, state executives and agency leaders, funders, public stakeholders, government leadership, and others on health equity, racial equity, and the HiAP approach.

Monitoring and Evaluation (10%)

  • Tracking and monitoring. Contribute to:
    • Tracking progress toward CCORE goals and objectives.
    • Developing measurement instruments for CCORE training impact and processes and work with staff and other partners to analyze findings.
  • Interpreting and applying. Contribute to:
    • Developing recommendations for future action and program modification and implementing continuous quality improvement activities.
    • Writing grant report materials.
    • Deepening evaluation efforts to inform a roadmap for other states and local jurisdictions to replicate.

Support the Health in All Policies Team (10%)

  • Contribute to strategy and planning for the future of the HiAP program.
  • Support a focus on racial equity across all HiAP work. Facilitate HiAP team cross-sector strategizing (e.g., violence prevention, active transportation), with a focus on the implications for racial equity.
  • Represent HiAP in various networks as needed (e.g. national GARE network, PHI REDI workgroup), build relationships in support of HiAP, and share learnings with partner agencies and colleagues.
  • Use deep experience to help the team think about work, positionality, and relationships with a racial equity/anti-racist framework.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Minimum 5 years of related experience (e.g., lived experience, experience as a trainer, facilitator, or educator, etc.)
  • Deep understanding of core constructs such as structural racism, equity, justice, White privilege, internalized oppression, antiracism, etc.
  • Experience centering Black voices and voices of indigenous and people of color (BIPOC), and ability to contribute lived experience and perspectives in dismantling Anti-Blackness and other forms of racism.
  • Experience in curriculum development for adult learners.
  • Skill in facilitating meetings of two to 200 people, including facilitating conversations about structural and instructional racism and other oppressions with diverse audiences.
  • Ability to effectively navigate a complex and sensitive political environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills, accuracy, and attention to detail.
  • Strong oral communication skills, both in a one-on-one setting and in small groups.
  • Strong written communication skills.
  • Strong orientation toward teamwork.
  • Ability to track and manage a complex workload and competing priorities.
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint, Zoom.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working in or with government


Bachelor’s degree is required, or you can substitute with four additional years of related experience.


  • This is a full-time (40 hours per week) position.
  • Pay: $71,872 to $88,073 per year. The typical hiring range for this position is $71,872 to $88,073 based on 100% FTE. The starting salary is determined based on the candidate’s knowledge, skills, and experience.
  • This is currently a remote position, but in-person work and travel to attend conferences would be required in the future when it is safe to do so. Work from home (WFH) allowance is currently provided.
  • CCORE clients are California based and the CCORE Co-Lead would need to be available to provide services during 9am – 5pm Pacific Standard Time Monday through Friday as necessary.


To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter that describes your interest in the position and why you think you are well-suited for this job. This position is open until filled. Application review will begin on January 17th, and we encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.


All PHI employees are required to receive full COVID-19 vaccinations in order to access PHI worksites and/or engage in in-person work activities, unless they are granted a reasonable accommodation under applicable law.


Per the PHI Workforce Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, effective January 10, 2022, it is a condition of employment for all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they are granted a reasonable accommodation under applicable law. Employees starting on or before February 28, 2022 will need to provide proof of full vaccination up to 6 weeks after their start date or apply for an exemption/accommodation within three business days after their start date. Employees starting after February 28, 2022 will 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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