Program Manager (CA Bridge Program)

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



United States


California Bridge Program is seeking a dedicated and tech savvy public health professional to fill the position of Program Manager. This individual will work collaboratively with the California Bridge Program team to manage the timeline, deliverables, and tasks of the Program. They will handle reporting, management of subgrants and subgrant reporting, coordination of related contractors and subtasks that support the grant’s goal of increasing access to care for treatment for opioid withdrawal in hospital settings in California.

The California Bridge Program is 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. 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.

The California Bridge Program’s mission is to increase access to healthcare for people experiencing substance use disorders. The Program is beginning an expansion phase to further the work started by ED-Bridge (Emergency Department Buprenorphine Treatment) and Project SHOUT (Support for Hospital Opioid Use Treatment). The Program is primarily focused on the hospital setting where acute care can be sought out in order to reduce the risk associated with withdrawal and illicit substance use.

Your contributions will include:

  • Monitoring grant and subgrant activities.
  • Tracking program expenditures and giving budget reports.
  • Preparing paperwork for payments, reimbursement, and subcontracts.
  • Following project progress, monthly reports, and final report materials.
  • Subgrant reporting and report tracking.
  • Working with Program and PHI leadership to cultivate relationships with hospitals and contractors.
  • Providing logistical and content support for training and technical assistance (e.g. scheduling, materials, agendas, participant support, logistics, and notetaking).
  • Managing collaborators and partners contributing to emergency department trainings.
  • Providing technical and planning support for webinars, teleconferences, and convenings.
  • Reviewing and analyzing evolving policies and their effects on the Program.
  • Conducting routine maintenance of website, including loading documents, news and announcements, and calendar of events.
  • Reviewing published and gray literature and news reports, and compiling findings and comments into newsletters, blog posts and fact sheets.
  • Interviewing health professionals and community health advocates and synthesizing findings for blog posts on current climate change and health activities.
  • Assisting in the development of grant applications.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • First and foremost, a passion for health equity.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required. Master’s degree in healthcare, public health, health economics, or a related field is desired.
  • 5 years of related experience including 3 years of grant management experience.
  • Working familiarity with Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) as evidence-based treatment for substance use disorders.
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and word processing tools including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides.
  • Squarespace experience a plus!


Important Information:

  • This is a full time (40 hours/week) position based in the Oakland, California.
  • 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.
  • The application deadline is December 5, 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