Program Manager 1 - Education, Training, and Research (ETR)

CLOSING DATE: September 7, 2020


JOB #: 16189

POSTED: August 7, 2020


Program Manager I




ETR (Education, Training and Research) is a national non-profit passionate about our mission to improve health and increase opportunities for youth, families and communities. We seek to promote equity and justice through understanding and addressing the ways health and education outcomes are influenced by the complex interactions between people and their environment. As a learning organization with a focus on mission-driven impact, we value diversity and inclusion of different perspectives and ideas, collaboration and continuous learning, both within the organization and in our partnerships.  We are looking for people who share our passion for health equity, social justice and learning.  



We envision a world where all people have the information, skills and opportunities to lead healthy lives. With the purpose of reducing disparities and increasing equity in health and education, we uplift and support our partners to do work across the country and around the globe in four main areas:

  • HIV, sexual, and reproductive health (HIV/SRH)
  • Equity and inclusion in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields
  • Alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs
  • School-based health and wellness

We achieve our vision and mission by linking innovation and research to practice. We drive the science through program development, applied research and evaluation and scale innovation through capacity building and dissemination.



Reporting to the Director of ATOD, the Program Manager I is responsible for planning, developing, and managing the day-to-day operations of the Tribal Community Coordinating Center (TCCC), including technology planning, visioning, and serving as key liaison with funder, the California Department of Public Health - Tobacco Control Program. Key to this position is independently leading the conceptualization and writing of own grants as well as assisting other colleagues in grant writing and fundraising efforts.  This is a senior-level position and as such has departmental and agency duties in addition to project responsibilities.

  • Manages the day-to-day operations of the project with oversight from the Director of ATOD in the following areas: communicates regularly with staff, funders, clients and other stakeholders; develops, negotiates, revises, implements, monitors contracts and subcontracts; drafts policies and procedures; prepares updates on status of project work plan on routine basis; and provides input on departmental policies, procedures and issues.
  • Implements the project SOW, prepares and submits revisions. Works with project team leaders to develop work plans and monitors all SOW activities to ensure completion.
  • Oversees the marketing of project materials and services. Manages any contracts for marketing services. Ensures the implementation of a strategic marketing plan.
  • Provides oversight and management of the TCCC website. Oversees all technology decisions.
  • Shares responsibility with Research staff on TCCC to manage project evaluation activities and ensures they meet SOW requirements, including the development and implementation of plans for client surveys/needs assessment and other types of surveys, the design of survey instruments, the survey process, subsequent data entry and analysis and the reporting of results.
  • Prepares TCCC progress report and clarifies for staff the expectations and structure of report, process for gathering data, and staff assignments.
  • Maintains collaborative relationships with priority population coordinating centers and other statewide projects.
  • Shares responsibility with key project staff for developing, managing, and soliciting effective feedback on program activities from the Tribal Advisory Council, including onsite meetings, webinars, and conference calls.




  • You possess excellent communication and relationship-building skills with colleagues, partners and clients with utmost integrity, courtesy and diplomacy.
  • You are capable of embracing the ideas of others and seek to understand others’ points of view in order to further our shared mission and vision.
  • You enjoy working independently as well as collaboratively to meet goals and deadlines. You are capable of using technology to effectively and professionally communicate with co-located and remote colleagues.
  • You are self-motivated and capable of strategically prioritizing multiple tasks in a fast-moving environment.
  • You embrace a spirit of learning and curiosity in your work and proactively seek out answers and solutions to questions and challenges that arise.



  • Master’s Degree or equivalent experience in related field.
  • Minimum 5-7 years in project management and administration.
  • Experience supervising a large number of staff.
  • Minimum 5-7 years in effective funder/client relations including cultivating and maintaining professional relationships.
  • Independently managed minimum of $300,000 to $500,000 plus annual multi-year projects.
  • Track record of managing multiple projects at a time and at least one multi-year extra large project ($600,000 or more annually).
  • Extensive expertise in field/area of work or allied area.
  • Successful track record of conceptualizing, writing, coordinating and leading team proposals with support.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook.
  • Experience supervising vendors.
  • Excellent writing, verbal, interpersonal and organizational skills. Excellent attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated experience in budget development and monitoring.
  • Previous experience working under pressure, short deadline situations, willingness to work additional hours during deadline periods.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team setting with limited supervision.
  • Apprised of current trends and developments in related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully organize and implement complex plans and projects.
  • Ability to travel as assigned, sometimes extensively.
  • Valid driver’s license, acceptable DMV record and proof of insurance.



  • Lived experience and 5-7 years professional work with California tribal communities.
  • Previous experience in public health or education programs, particularly those related to tobacco control.
How to Apply:

Location: Applicant must be living in or already planning to relocate to the state of California. This is remote (work from home) employment.


Starting Pay Range: 83,100-92,350 annually.



ETR employees enjoy a competitive salary, amazing 401(K) and health benefits as well as generous PTO and holiday pay.  You will contribute to making a difference in the world!


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ETR is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

EEO and AA Employer/VET/Disabled


ETR is an equal opportunity employer and supports a vision where all staff - regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, socioeconomic background, or religious affiliation - feel there is space for a diversity of experiences to be represented, respected and valued.

ETR is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer - EEO and AA Employer/VET/Disabled. ETR has a vision where all staff - regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, socioeconomic background, or religious affiliation - feel there is space for a diversity of experiences to be represented, respected and valued.