PROGRAM DIRECTOR II (CDC Cooperative Agreement)

Job Type

Part Time



Application Deadline



Oakland, CA or Atlanta, GA
United States


The Public Health Institute (PHI) is seeking a dedicated, engaging and strategic professional with demonstrated experience working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to serve as Program Director II for the newly awarded CDC Cooperative Agreement (CDC CoAg). In this position, you will have a meaningful role in building and maintaining partnerships with CDC staff and liaising with PHI-based program teams to ensure the successful implementation and execution of the award’s strategic goals. CDC CoAg.

PHI is 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. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally and internationally. PHI was distinguished as one of the top 50 “Best Non-profit Organizations to Work For” by the Non-Profit Times in a national search.

In coordination with the CDC, PHI will work to strengthen capacity of public health professionals working on chronic disease (chronic disease directors, directors of health promotion, chronic disease program practitioners, and others) to plan, coordinate, implement, and assess effective chronic disease initiatives, working in partnership with communities and other sectors using a variety of methods.

Your contributions will include:

  • Responsible for overall CDC cooperative agreement strategic management and oversight
  • Engage with CDC and provide strategic feedback on high level objectives and identify PHI programs and external partners to implement workplans
  • Cultivate strategic partnerships with CDC key personnel to develop deep understanding of programming priorities and to deepen CDC understanding of the breadth of PHI programming
  • Develop PHI strategic approach to CDC CoAg mechanism ensuring development of large portfolio of distinct and collaborative work within PHI
  • Provide strategic technical assistance to COAG PHI network programs to set specific activity goals in line with CDC objectives and review/edit workplans and other deliverables
  • Serve as technical resource to PHI programs during implementation, while developing continuation reports and in pursuing future funding streams
  • Brief CDC on overall COAG project deliverables, progress, and accomplishments.
  • Monitor and ensure effective completion of CDC COAG programmatic activities, overall objectives and deliverables, and consistency across projects as required by the master agreement
  • Report to PHI senior management on strategy, plan and utilization of the cooperative agreement mechanism within PHI to achieve agency strategic priorities as well as strategic relationship building within CDC.
  • Supervise PHI’s CDC COAG Central Support Unit program staff. Evaluate performance and provide feedback to staff and consultants, as applicable.


  • Bachelor’s degree is required. Graduate or doctorate degree in public health, sociology or a related field is preferred.
  • 5 years of leadership experience including experience in providing program leadership and direction, as well as experience working with CDC-funded programs.
  • 5 years of experience in crafting and implementing public health programs.
  • Experience with multi-partner grants preferred.
  • Technical requirements

Important Information:

  • This is a part-time (20 hours/week) position based in Oakland, California or Atlanta, Georgia.
  • PHI offers competitive pay rates.
  • This position 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 time off.
  • Ability to travel is required
  • The application deadline is November 4, 2018.

How to apply:

  • You should apply via this link, and must submit a cover letter and resume as part of your application. Paper or email applications will not be considered.
  • In your cover letter, please describe the extent of your related experience and why you are enthusiastic about this opportunity.

Thank you for your interest in working with us at PHI. Do you have questions about this opportunity? If so, email our recruiting team at We look forward to hearing from you!

The Public Health Institute is proud to be an EEO/AA employer. We recognize the value of having a staff that brings a wide range of perspectives to this work based on language, ethnicity, race, gender, socio-economic background, political beliefs and sexual-orientation. We are committed to maintaining a diverse, multicultural working environment and particularly support applications from individuals with lived experience in the communities we seek to serve.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree