Program Director – Healthy City Program
Advancement Project is a next generation, multiracial civil rights organization. Rooted in the great human rights struggles for equality and justice, we exist to fulfill America’s promise of a caring, inclusive and just democracy. We use innovative tools and strategies to strengthen social movements and achieve high impact policy change. We build alliances and trust, use data-driven policy solutions, create innovative tools and work alongside communities.
Celebrating our 15th anniversary as an organization, Advancement Project’s California office engineers large-scale systems change to remedy inequality, expand opportunity, and open paths to upward mobility. Our goal is that members of all communities have the safety, opportunity and health they need to thrive.
Our California offices’ primary programs include: Educational Equity, Urban Peace, Healthy City, and our newest program area, Equity in Public Funds.
The Healthy City Director is charged with the overall management of the program area including fund development, fiscal oversight, staff supervision, policy and advocacy initiatives, program development, partnership building, and external relations. She or he will need to be a strategic thinker, able to gain ground when opportunities present themselves, a visionary on behalf of communities of color, and a strong communicator internally with staff and APCA leaders as well as with external partners and stakeholders. She or he will oversee a diverse, multi-disciplinary staff who provide research and policy analysis that address access to health care and inclusive community reinvestment. The position requires an understanding of a broad range of health care issues, community development practices, and how to run community-engaged legislative/advocacy campaigns.
Director Functions and Responsibilities:
As a program area director within Advancement Project, the Healthy City Director is a member of the organization’s Management Team and will report directly to the Managing Co-Director.
A track record of fund development from a diverse array of funding sources, and maintenance of organizational budgets over $1 million.
A track record of building coalitions/partnerships with community groups representing a wide range of racial and ethnic communities.
A grounding in the social determinants of health framework and inclusive community development, solid knowledge base of health policy and advocacy, and a deep understanding of the current opportunities to increase the current health care system’s ability to effectively and appropriately serve high need, communities of color.
Well-developed political savvy in order to work successfully with legislative and administrative sources of influence.
Strong presentation skills including skills for a variety of audiences (e.g., community partners, academics, policy-makers, philanthropists, the general public, supervisees, teammates) and experience presenting to large audiences.
Demonstrated leadership and strategic thinking capabilities.
Demonstrated ability to work in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
Ability to manage and delegate to technical staff with expertise in a variety of disciplines.
8-10 years of experience working in the health policy or related social justice field with at least five years leadership/supervision experience.
An advanced degree or equivalent work experience in public policy, public health, urban planning, or closely-related field.
Working knowledge of community-based research, innovative technologies, and GIS mapping.
Program Director Responsibilities:
Directly supervise, oversee and support Healthy City staff and operations on day-to-day basis. Provide work planning and professional development support to staff executing project deliverables and ensure the highest quality.
Facilitate operations, workflow and accountability between policy, research, and technical staff to ensure very high quality and effective work products on all grants and contracts.
Set and implement strategic goals for program area with support and oversight from the Managing Co-Director.
Work with the Managing Co-Director to develop and implement annual program budget. Ensure the department is running efficiently and effectively while staying within budgetary guidelines.
Develop and successfully implement policy frameworks, fundraising/development and budget management, staff management, and grant/client development activities.
Engage and represent the organization and program area to a wide range of stakeholders including research, philanthropic, advocacy, and community-based organizations as well as electeds and other decision-makers.
Manage select grants and projects and work with staff and with partners to articulate project goals, scope of work and timelines. With project parameters confirmed, provide leadership and support to staff executing project deliverables and ensure the highest quality.
Support policy and advocacy plan development with staff on health care access and inclusive community investment initiatives in state and local settings.
Research and integrate emerging trends in health care access and inclusive community investment as well as best practices in community based research and online data/advocacy platforms.
Embody the organization’s core values and ensure Healthy City staff and programmatic efforts are in alignment with APCA’s 5-year vision.
Support agency wide organizational development and ensure adherence to agency wide goals and policies within the project area as needed.
Women and People of color are strongly encouraged to apply
Please send cover letter and resume to:
Director of Human Resources, Finance and Administration
1910 West Sunset Blvd. Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA 90026