Program Manager - Health Equity

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $65,000
Maximum: $75,000
Details: Salary based on experience



Start Date


Application Deadline



360 14th Street
2nd Floor
United States


Program: Health Equity

Reports to the Health Equity Director


The Health Equity Program Manager is responsible for supporting the Health Equity team’s statewide policy and advocacy agenda. The Health Equity Program Manager will work with community leaders, legislators, and local and state government agencies, and must have a thorough understanding of the policymaking process. The Health Equity Program Manager will play a key role in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion across the health sector, and engaging with public and private health institutions that impact the health and well-being of communities of color. The Health Equity Program Manager reports to the Health Equity Director.


The Greenlining Institute works to bring the American Dream within reach of all, regardless of race or zip code. In a nation where people of color will make up the majority of our population by 2044, we believe that America will prosper only if communities of color prosper.

Founded in 1993, The Greenlining Institute is a policy, research, organizing, and leadership institute working for racial and economic justice. Greenlining advocates on a variety of major policy issues, from the economy to environmental policy, civic engagement and many others, because we recognize that economic opportunity does not operate in a vacuum. We work to ensure that diverse communities are participating in all major policy debates and discussions, to ensure our communities are “at” rather than just “on” the tables of policymaking.  


Policy and Advocacy

  • Develop policy recommendations and strategies to increase representation and participation of communities of color and other vulnerable at all levels of California’s health workforce
  • Advance Greenlining’s health equity framework across health sector stakeholders (nonprofit hospitals, insurance companies, community health centers, etc.)
  • Represent Greenlining at convenings and stakeholder meetings through our various partnerships, such as the Fight4OurHealth Coalition, the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, the Alameda County Health Pipeline Partnership, and others
  • Cultivate partnerships with community leaders, government agencies, and elected officials to advance the Health Equity program’s policy and advocacy agenda
  • Advocate for more data collection on the health and workforce needs of communities of color


  • Identify key policies to increase health career opportunities for communities of color and other disadvantaged populations
  • Research best practices and strategies for increasing upstream health sector investments to improve health outcomes for communities of color and other disadvantaged populations
  • Critically analyze the root causes for racial and ethnic health disparities, and identify opportunities for combatting these trends through advocacy and health policy research
  • Monitor and track local, state, and federal policies that impact job and career opportunities for communities of color and other disadvantaged populations
  • Produce top-quality written materials for a variety of audiences, including blogs, media/communications, memos, fact sheets, issue briefs, and research reports

Mentorship and Supervision

  • Mentor and supervise Leadership Academy participants (Interns, Summer Associates, Fellows) and alumni, and provide guidance and support in leadership development
  • Assist the Leadership Academy with the selection process for Fellowship and Summer Associate applicants


  • Committed to serving communities of color, low-income communities, and other disadvantaged populations
  • Bachelor’s degree, plus 3-5 years of relevant issue experience, is required. A Master’s degree in a relevant field (MPP/MPH/MUP/MA, etc.) is a plus
  • Strong networks with racial justice and health equity advocates California
  • Works independently, prioritizes key tasks, detail oriented, and organized
  • Experience with issue campaigns, including strategy, advocacy, and organizing, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Track record of influencing and collaborating with a broad array of constituency groups such as business, labor, and community advocates
  • Familiar with health policy and racial equity issues
  • Strong writing and public speaking skills; ability to present complex information in a meaningful way
  • Experience with the California policymaking is a plus
  • Bilingual Spanish skills are a plus
  • Fundraising experience is a plus
  • Supervision skills are a plus

This job is demanding and requires common sense, warmth, humor, and the ability to work responsibly and efficiently. Candidates should be able to multi-task in a dynamic environment.  


Excellent benefits including paid vacation, health, vision and dental insurance, and 401(k) retirement plan. Greenlining is committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff and a welcoming workplace. We encourage women and people of color to apply.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please send a coverletter and resume to