• Statewide African American Breast Health Initiative Project Manager - Contractor (California)

    About this Job

    FLSA Status:

    Location: California

    Job Description:

    Term: two years; April 1, 2014 – March 31, 2016

    Working with the 7 California Affiliates of Susan G. Komen, the Project Manager will provide oversight of the Statewide African American Breast Health Initiative. This individual will oversee the collaborative partners to address breast health and breast cancer disparities in the African American population in California. Has oversight and responsibility for the achievement and success of program goals, objectives, work plans, data collection, evaluation and material development. Advocates for issues affecting breast health access for the African American population. Writes reports, manages budget, and meets all process evaluation requirements. Must understand the incidence, prevalence and mortality data to support the work of the Initiative. Will manage evaluation component and data collection to measure the impact of the Initiative components. This individual will also develop and nurture relationships in the African American community to enhance access, resources, participation and collaborations. This individual will help the statewide Initiative to ensure a culturally accessible breast health care system – through education and policy. This individual will be a part of publicly articulating the needs of the African American community around breast health and convey the Initiative’s mission and vision. Will be working independently and must prioritize in order to meet deadlines and goals.


    Essential Functions:
     Manage, support and facilitate the collaboration among the 7 California Affiliates to meet the goals and objectives of the statewide Initiative.
     Enforce accountability and timelines of each area of the Initiative workplan with the Affiliate(s) responsible for the outcomes.
     Set up a system and utilize reports to hold Affiliates accountable for work-product and track Initiative progress.
     See the “big” picture of implementation across the state and prioritize the areas of greatest impact.
     Will liaison with and activate appropriate statewide African American health serving organizations into the Initiative.
     Work with Affiliate staff to implement and evaluate programs.
     Provide guidance to Affiliate program staff to implement local work and meet local goals.
     Write reports and monitor budgets; documenting process and outcomes measures.
     Participate in Initiative meetings as appropriate.
     Be involved with public policy as requested.
     Provide reports to the Affiliates and funder(s) in a timely fashion.
     Maintain correspondence with funders, as appropriate.
     Participate in identifying and developing grant proposals, as appropriate.
     Manage any subcontracts and legal requirements, as needed.

    Job Qualification:

    Minimum Qualifications - Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
     Must have excellent program development, implementation and monitoring skills
     Have at least 5-7 years or more experience working on health programs with community organizations in collaborative atmospheres; statewide or regional large scale program coordination strongly preferred.
     Must be a big picture visionary and resourceful problem-solver.
     Must have excellent networking and communication skills
     Must have experience working with and facilitating large groups
     Must be comfortable with the philosophy and goals of the organization.
     Requires the ability to process and analyze information from multiple sources and to articulate the significance of that information.
     California Driver’s License and transportation to travel to conferences, meetings, and trainings
     Verification of Employment Eligibility and Background Check required
     Proof of Auto Insurance
     Bachelors degree or higher


    Desired Qualifications - Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
     Graduate degree in public health or social welfare or associated fields preferred
     Experience with program development, coordination, evaluation, and community health research 
     Experience with coalition building and working with multiple partners
     Experience working for or with community-based nonprofits
     Experience working with African American women and health communities
     Must be comfortable working in a team environment
     Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
     Flexibility and initiative a must

    Physical Requirement
     In the course of working on this Initiative, the individual must be able to spend time sitting, standing, moving, typing, writing, listening and speaking.

    Send resume and examples of work on similar projects to: kpearson@komenoc.org.
    Deadline: Close of business on April 11, 2014
    References and a background check will be required before any contract can be signed