Job Posting for CPHP: Health Policy Advocacy Program Manager

Title: Health Policy Advocacy Program Manager

Organization: The Center for Public Health Practice (CPHP) at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health

Brief Summary of Position:

The Program Manager will lead and develop the Health Policy Advocacy Initiative within the Center, campus and community. Fundraising, budget management and reporting are key priorities for this external grant funded initiative. There is also a focus to provide practical training, field program supervision and professional advising to MPH and undergraduate students.

We are looking for expertise and a proven track record in Health Policy Advocacy at the local, state, and/or national level. This position also requires a strong interest in working with students to get practical advocacy exposure, experience and mentoring and to develop action-learning placements in advocacy organizations, interest in improving the health of underserved communities and working with community organizations, and a commitment to increasing health policy advocacy efforts to impact systems change.

The candidate needs to possess skills in strategic planning, program management, and leadership to create and sustain a new grant funded program maintaining community and academic collaborations.

Required Qualifications: Master’s Degree or equivalent in public health, public policy or other relevant degree OR minimum 5 years of experience working in the field of health policy advocacy in a community, local, or national setting.

Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with state, local and community based health organizations and leaders in California.

An official copy of transcript of terminal degree may be requested of the finalists. Please specify which position you are applying for in your cover letter.

We require contact information (email and address) of three professional references. We may also request letters as needed from the finalists. If letters are collected, all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality prior to submitting your letters.

The career position will be open until filled with an anticipated start date of January 12, 2015. To ensure full consideration, please apply by the first review date of December 19, 2014. The salary range is $56,800-$155,200 plus benefits, commensurate with experience.


  • Cover Letter – Please specify which position you are applying for in your cover letter.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity – Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
  • 3 references required (contact information only)

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