December 16, 2022

Public Health Programs Manager

Title: Public Health Programs Manager
Department: Geographic Health Equity Alliance (

Reports to: Director, Geographic Health Equity Alliance 
Employment Status: Full-time, exempt

Salary: $72,000
Location: 500 Montgomery St., Suite 400, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Join a dynamic organization whose mission is to strengthen the capacity of community coalitions to create and maintain safe, healthy, and drug-free communities globally. This is accomplished by providing technical assistance and training, public policy advocacy, media strategies and marketing programs, training, and special events. We provide excellent medical, dental, and vision plans, generous time off, including holidays, and opportunities for growth and advancement. We offer a diverse workplace where we recognize each employee’s contribution to the organization’s overall success. That success is rooted in our commitment to developing our people by giving them the tools and resources to grow in their roles and prepare them for opportunities within the organization.

Position Summary
The Manger role is a full-time position that will serve as an integral team member of CADCA’s Geographic Health Equity Alliance (GHEA) and Public Health Programs. This position reports to and works closely with the Director of GHEA to develop the National Network and its mission to reduce geographic health disparities related to tobacco and cancer. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in public health, experience in developing health communication materials, and a history of supporting training and technical assistance activities.

Specific Duties

The Manager, Public Health Programs will be required, among other tasks, to: 

  • Play a key role in the implementation and development of the Geographic Health Equity Alliance, a national network project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reduce place-based health disparities as they relate to tobacco and cancer. 
  • Develop and support other Public Health Programs initiatives, including the development trainings, technical assistance, and resources to improve the practice of public health coalitions. 
  • Manage GHEA’s health communication portfolio including collecting and disseminating recent research, current affairs, news-worthy content and other key messages from reputable sources, and using variety of traditional and new media tools (i.e. newsletter, email, website, social media) to reach GHEA’s audiences. 
  • Manage and coordinate relationships with external partners, including subject matter experts, to expand the GHEA network and develop content for GHEA trainings and communications portfolio. 
  • Responsible for the development and submission of monthly, semi-annual, and annual reports to CDC and CADCA, as required.  
  • Ensure data is collected and documented to support overall evaluation goals of project and training opportunities. 
  • Support the management of Public Health Program budgets to maintain high CDC satisfaction while meeting objectives outlined in the Cooperative Agreement. 
  • Support the management of the Public Health Internship program including conducting outreach to local universities and managing onboarding processes 
  • Lead the preparation and delivery of training events during onsite and distance learning opportunities (e.g. webinars), including delineating subject matter experts and developing content for presentations at CADCA’s training events as needed. 


Required Experience, Skills, Training or Credentials:

  • Master’s degree or higher in public health or relevant discipline is required. 
  • Minimum 5 years of experience directly related to public health and supporting and evaluating policy, systems, and environmental change strategies.   
  • Highly experienced with project planning: developing project outcome measures, tracking progress and status, and evaluating outcomes. 
  • Exceptional professional and public health writing skills, with experience in developing health communication materials for external distribution.  
  • Ideal candidates have demonstrated experience and understanding of public health policy, systems, and environmental change strategies, health disparities, and tobacco and cancer prevention. 
  • Exhibits communications and diplomacy skills required to build and maintain relationships with a variety of stakeholders. 
  • Highly organized, detail orientated and able to coordinate several projects simultaneously. 
  • Ability to interact effectively in multicultural settings. 

Salary and Benefits:

This is a full-time position based in Alexandria, VA, just outside of Washington DC. Our new state-of-the art office in Old Town Alexandria is currently open, and our staff currently have the option to work a hybrid schedule which consists of 3 days in the office and 2 days work from home. If you are selected as the final candidate, you will need to consider your ability to commute to the office in Old Town Alexandria.  

We offer a strong benefits package, which includes, but is not limited to: 

  • Employer-subsidized individual and family wellness programs (Medical, Dental, Vision)  
  • 401(k) retirement plan with employer matching  
  • Separate vacation and sick leave plus 14 holidays  
  • Paid Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance & Life Insurance 
  • Flexible spending account (FSA), Dependent Care, and Health Savings Accounts 
  • Professional development support and tuition reimbursement 

To apply, please visit this link.