FACES for the Future - Program Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



United States


The FACES for the Future Coalition (FACES) is looking for a Program Coordinator in Sacramento. This person will be primarily responsible for the planning, coordination and supervision of daily operations including the implementation and supervision of clinical internship placements and rotations, academic support and mentoring, and coordination of the wellness program for high school students. This is a unique opportunity for a candidate who has experience working with teens from underserved communities, and shares in FACES’ goal to support students into the health professions pipeline.


FACES is a program based at the Public Health Institute (PHI), an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world.


FACES is a health career pathway program designed to work with underserved high school students interested in careers in health, public health, mental and behavioral health, and global health. Originally founded in 1999 at Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland, the program has been replicated throughout California as well as in Albuquerque, NM and Denver, CO. Our work at PHI includes new program development, providing technical assistance for existing FACES programs, curriculum development and overall program evaluation.


FACES partners with two high schools in the South Sacramento area and surrounding neighborhoods, Hiram Johnson High School (HJHS) and Arthur Benjamin Health Professions High School (ABHPHS). FACES at HJHS and ABHPHS, supports a total of 50 students and works with them and their teachers to create work-based learning experiences to build capacity at the school sites. To learn more about FACES visit here.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains daily oversight and evaluation of FACES for the Future students.
  • Acts as consistent mentor and caring adult for FACES students.
  • Works with key stakeholders to develop, coordinate, maintain and evaluate work-based learning internships for FACES students. Establishes and maintains strong relationships with health professionals providing internship supervision.
  • Schedules, facilitates and teaches workshops for students focused on professional development, college preparation, wellness and other pertinent topics.
  • Works independently while cognizant of scope and boundaries of the Program Coordinator position.
  • Works in very close association with education partners, including being a regular presence in the classroom, co-developing curriculum as needed, and capacity building on-site.
  • Coordinates and participates in community outreach efforts of the FACES for the Future program, and attends all relevant meetings with stakeholders.
  • Coordinates FACES events including the Blue Coat Ceremony, Graduation, field trips and other events.
  • Participates in events at Arthur Benjamin Health Professional High School and Hiram Johnson High School designed to promote the health academy efforts including, but not limited to, health fairs, recruitment events and community showcases.
  • Recruits students, providing them with training to prepare for internships, and coordinating all necessary steps to on-board into work-based learning including health screenings, etc.
  • Works in tandem with the mission and goals of the FACES for the Future best practice program model.
  • Maintains and organizes adequate documentation, databases and all program materials, including, but not limited to, student information, curriculum, workshops and evaluation. Completes progress reports and updates.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will be highly organized, comfortable working independently, and possess strong time management skills. They will also possess the following qualifications and attributes.


  • Bachelor’s degree or a combination of training and experience relative to the work.
  • 3 years of related work experience required; experience with program development a plus.
  • General knowledge of current health care delivery systems, both hospital-based and community-based as well as general knowledge of careers and pathways for health, public health, mental and behavioral health, and global health.
  • Experience working with high school aged youth and in particular under-represented, high-risk youth populations is essential.
  • Bi-lingual / Multi-lingual candidates highly preferred.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, Power Point (Microsoft Office).
  • Familiarity with Access is a plus.
  • Familiarity with Sacramento health and academic landscape a plus.

Important Information

  • This position is based in Sacramento, California and is full time (40 hours/week) during the academic year (September to May), and part-time (20 hours per week) during the summer (June to August).
  • PHI offers competitive pay rates.
  • This position requires frequent travel throughout the Sacramento area.
  • This job is eligible for PHI’s full suite of benefits including but not limited to medical, dental, and vision coverage, health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts, and generous paid time off.

How to apply

  • Submit your cover letter and resume via this link.
  • In your cover letter, please describe the extent of your related experience and why you feel you are an excellent candidate for this position.
  • Thank you for your interest in working with us at PHI. Should you have any questions regarding this position, email our hiring team at Recruitment@phi.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

Public Health Institute is proud to be an EEO/AA employer.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree