Manager of Grassroots Strategy

Job Type

Full Time




800 Boylston Street
United States


Position Overview


The primary vehicle for PIH’s movement-building work is the program “PIH Engage,” a network of volunteer community organizers who form teams across the United States. The Manager of Grassroots Strategy will lead a Boston-based effort in building the movement for the right to health through PIH’s grassroots network of supporters. The Manager will craft yearlong campaigns that enable PIH Engage teams and others to amplify the work of PIH through fundraising, education, and advocacy efforts. Working closely with the Director for Global Policy and Program Development, the Manager will contribute to discussion and convene larger groups of stakeholders at PIH and allied organizations to ensure PIH Engage strategy aligns with and amplifies PIH’s broader policy and advocacy strategy. Initially, the Manager will manage a coordinator and a team of volunteer steering committee members, and, over time, may have the opportunity to grow the size of the staff.


Specific Responsibilities


Build and grow the operations of the PIH Engage grassroots network (80%)

  • Develop the grassroots strategy and campaign focus for the PIH Engage network, aligned with overall policy and advocacy strategy of PIH
  • Develop all content, background information, and action items for the network, inclusive of content on webpage, emails, social media, etc.
  • Provide leadership to the PIH Engage Steering Committee and volunteers from around the network
  • Design and implement innovative online and grassroots fundraising activities for the PIH Engage network (primarily comprised of students and young professionals), taking the lead on peer-to-peer fundraising and facilitating collaboration/integration with the community engagement and community giving teams
  • Provide communications to grassroots network, with goal of mobilizing action from member base
  • Update and maintain PIH Engage’s online presence
  • Use/create reports to measure and share progress toward annual goals
  • Oversee training and coaching of volunteer community fundraisers/organizers through organization of an annual training institute in August of each year


Support PIH’s global policy and advocacy efforts (10%)

  • In collaboration with leaders of PIH’s strategy, development and communications functions, support ongoing development of a grassroots advocacy platform to be implemented by the Engage network
  • When relevant, prepare written summaries of, and reports on, policy initiatives significant to Engage’s advocacy efforts
  • Support advocacy efforts by building coalitions with peer organizations
  • Work collaboratively across the organization, building strong relationships with colleagues to stay informed of latest organizational and site-based developments
  • Contribute to shaping PIH’s overall policy strategy, messaging, and advocacy tactics


Team Management (10%)

  • Define a long term vision for team structure and responsibilities, manage workloads and interactions with other departments and teams at PIH
  • Build and create development plans for staff; provide mentorship and identify training opportunities for staff
  • Manage a budget for PIH Engage, including the annual training institute




  • Bachelor’s Degree required; MPH or other advanced degree in fields of policy, health care, or business analysis is preferred
  • Fundraising experience
  • Certification or training in community organizing skills and practices and/or significant experience in national-level grassroots activism campaigns preferred
  • Advanced organizational skills and capacity to handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
  • Ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse staff.
  • Commitment to global health and social justice, with knowledge of global health policy and legislation or the interest in developing such knowledge
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative; able to easily adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Ability to effectively work on a team in a complex, fast-paced environment, with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated maturity and good judgment.

Organizational Profile


Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change. 


PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Kazakhstan, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world.


Partners In Health is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Level of Language Proficiency

In addition to English, fluency in French, Spanish or Haitian Kreyol strongly desirable

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree