Healthy Schools Program Manager, Northern California

Job Type

Full Time






Bay Area
United States


This posting is for two positions in the Bay Area, San Jose, Santa Cruz and Central Valley regions.

For more than a decade, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation has worked to empower kids to develop lifelong, healthy habits, by ensuring the environments that surround them provide and promote good health. The Alliance, founded by the American Heart Association and Clinton Foundation, operates as an independent 501c3 non-profit organization guided by its own Board of Directors. As one of the nation’s largest children’s health organizations focusing on combating childhood obesity, the Alliance utilizes the best available scientific evidence of programs, policies and practices that positively impact healthy eating and physical activity behaviors among youth. The Alliance’s current work directly impacts more than 25 million children, with a focus on low-income and minority populations who are at increased risk for poor health, obesity and other diseases. To learn more and join the movement, visit 


It is the goal of the Alliance to fill employment vacancies with the most qualified applicants, whether recruiting internally or externally. Strong consideration will be given to qualified internal candidates. All internal and external candidates must comply with application requirements.


The Healthy Schools Program Manager is responsible for the overall management and implementation of the Healthy Schools Program in a defined geographic area. Responsibilities include delivery of direct technical assistance to schools and coordination of technical assistance needs with national Alliance staff. The Manager will develop, cultivate, and manage key relationships within target schools, districts and regions. The Manager will provide hands- on guidance and support to key school champion(s) coordinating the implementation of the Healthy Schools initiative in their schools and be accountable for engagement of the schools. The Healthy Schools Program Manager should have a genuine interest and commitment to making kids’ lifestyles healthier.



  • Identify and understand the school health environment and the needs related to school health in the districts and schools in a specific state or region.
  • Implement and manage the onsite delivery of the Healthy Schools Program within an assigned region, which includes supporting schools in completing annual deliverables.
  • Recruit districts and schools to enroll in the Healthy Schools Program.
  • Deliver workshops, technical assistance and virtual support to enrolled schools and districts to facilitate the implementation of the Healthy Schools Program.
  • Work with Healthier Generation team members to yield resources that support the implementation of the Healthy Schools Program.
  • Cultivate and develop key relationships within assigned region to promote the Healthy Schools Program and ensure effective collaboration and brokering of local, regional, and/or state resources.
  • Promote the Healthy Schools Program within the specific state or region to key school health stakeholders through in person and digital communications strategies, including trainings, stakeholder convenings, coalitions, newsletters, listservs, and other publications.
  • Deliver on grant objectives, including reporting on Program progress and results through formal and informal reporting procedures.
  • Promote district and school successes through national recognition, success stories and other communication strategies.
  • Develop and maintain key relationships with regional funders and leverage resources.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Knowledge of the state's (or region’s) school health environment and/or successful management and implementation of programs in schools or with youth.
  • Effectively delivers training and technical assistance to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to assess and identify significant opportunities and potential problems in districts and schools.
  • Ability to work with districts and schools to develop feasible solutions to address problems.
  • Demonstrates ability to absorb new information rapidly.
  • Inquisitive nature and excellent active listening skills.
  • Self-motivated, entrepreneurial and flexible, willing to roll-up his/her sleeves to do whatever is necessary to get the job done.
  • Exhibits skills to build and maintain relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Enjoys working collaboratively and has personal style to work collegially with all types of individuals.
  • Plans, organizes, schedules and budgets in an efficient, productive manner.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates a high degree of professionalism and integrity.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and act as a forward planner and strategic thinker.
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication, including face-to-face, telephone, virtual (video calls), and written communication.
  • Demonstrates an ability to learn and navigate the Healthier Generation website, Microsoft Office Suite and other technology deemed necessary for the position.



  • Required frequent travel by car or plane up to 50% of the time, occasional overnight travel.
  • Required to have a valid driver’s license, automobile insurance and ability to operate a motor vehicle.
  • Able to lift up and carry up to 30 pounds.



  • Bachelor’s degree is required
  • Minimum of three years’ work experience in school, public health or youth environment.
  • Experience in project management
  • Experience in developing and managing relationships with diverse groups/environments and individuals
  • Knowledge of the school environment and/or successful management and implementation of programs in schools
  • Experience in facilitating effective meetings and expertise in delivering learner-centered training to diverse audiences


This job description is subject to change at any time.


The Alliance for a Healthier Generation is committed to Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.


  • 100% Remote Work 
  • Flexible Work Schedule 
  • Generous Paid Time Off 
  • Summer Fridays 
  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance 
  • Health and Dependent Care 
  • Life and Disability Insurance 
  • Employee Assistance Programs 
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan 
  • Mentorship Program 
  • Professional Development 
  • Wellness, Cell Phone and Home Office Stipends 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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