Programs Manager, NCCPHT


The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) is an active network comprised of over forty-member public health institutes located throughout all ten Health and Human Services regions. NNPHI also serves as the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training (NCCPHT) and hosts an affiliate network of ten Regional Public Health Training Centers (Regional PHTCs) serving all fifty states and US territories. Public health institutes (PHIs) are nonprofit organizations that improve the public’s health by fostering innovation, leveraging resources, and building partnerships across sectors, including government agencies, communities, the health care delivery system, media, and academia. NNPHI and its member institutes work together to implement public health policy and program initiatives throughout the nation. NNPHI offices are located in New Orleans and Washington, DC.

The NNPHI mission is to support national public health system initiatives and strengthen public health institutes to promote multi-sector activities resulting in measurable improvements of public health structures, systems, and outcomes. NNPHI’s vision is innovation-fostering public health institutes across the nation collaborating to improve population health.

NNPHI collaborates with its member public health institutes and a wide range of national, state, tribal, and local partners to support public health initiatives. These collaborative efforts promote health equity, support public health and health systems collaboration, build the capacity of the public health system, encourage health in all policies, and promote evidence-based public health practice. Additional information about NNPHI’s program areas and collaborative efforts with public health institutes is available at

Position Summary:

The National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training (NCCPHT) seeks a Program Manager to provide project management support to a diverse and growing array of public health projects related to workforce training and education. The NCCPHT collaborates with public health training centers, member public health institutes, and a wide range of national, state, Tribal and local partners to build the capacity of the public health workforce.   

The Program Manager will work independently and collaboratively to lead a portfolio of Tribal health related projects within the NCCPHT, including the Tribal Public Health Capacity project and the Indigenous Public Health Leaders program. There are also opportunities for this role to collaborate across other portfolios and projects, especially on work related to Project ECHO and other training development programs.  

Primary Responsibilities:

The Program Manager will provide overall project management, including developing and managing timelines, contracting, scope of work and budget management, leading project planning and implementation, and coordinating with NNPHI staff, members, consultants, and partners to achieve stated goals. Additional responsibilities include:  

  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with funders, partners, contractors, and project participants/collaborators. 
  • Gather and share metric data on specific contract deliverables. 
  • Contribute to the development of grant proposals and reports to funders. 
  • Collaborate with team members and stakeholders to document and share lessons learned both internally and externally. 
  • Attend, organize, and/or facilitate project meetings. 
  • Perform other duties related to program management. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Public Health or other related degree, or commensurate professional experience 
  • Minimum of 5+ years of professional experience, or commensurate professional experience in lieu of a degree 
  • Experience providing administrative, budgeting, and coordination support for programs. 
  • Ability to quickly learn and utilize systems and web-based applications. 
  • Strong communication and writing skills.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills, including the ability to manage multiple tasks and respond to multiple demands simultaneously. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work well with diverse partners and constituents and function as a productive member of a team. 
  • Attention to detail and a strong value for high-quality work products. 
  • Strong, demonstrated commitment to advancing racial and health equity. 
  • Experience or interest in infection prevention and control 
  • Independent work ethic and positive, self-starter attitude 
  • Flexibility and adaptability to a fast-paced work environment 

Job Location:

NNPHI maintains two physical offices in, Washington, DC, and New Orleans, Louisiana. We also offer Atlanta-based applicants the option to work remotely. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this position will commence remotely. Ultimately, NNPHI requires the position will be based in either of our three locations. Therefore, applicants should indicate their preference to work in NNPHI offices located in New Orleans, Atlanta, or Washington, DC. We will also consider applicants based outside of these locations, but preference is given to the listed locations.


  1. Salary range of $65,000-75,000 dependent on education, locality, and experience.
  2. A highly competitive benefits package is offered to all NNPHI staff.
  3. 15% travel is required based on location. This could be more or less based on the needs and responsibilities of the role.

To Apply:

Please send a resume, three professional references, and a cover letter, clearly indicating interest in the position and salary requirements to with the subject line: Attn: NCCPHT Programs Manager. If requested above, please note your preference for location.

NNPHI’s Values Statement to our Employees

  • We value each employee as a whole person and support a healthy life balance.
  • We believe in a work environment that promotes health and wellness.
  • We believe in investing in the growth and passion of our employees to create a workforce that positively affects social change.

Equal Opportunity Employer

We strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition.

Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. If you seek an accommodation, please advise in writing at the time you apply.

We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

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