Program Director – Evidence Based Programs – Los Angeles County

Job Title: Program Director – Evidence Based Programs – Los Angeles County

Reports to: Vice President, Community Wellness

FLSA Status: Exempt

Education: Master’s in Public Health, Social Work or related field (experience in lieu of degree) with significant experience in the field of evidence-based prevention programs, and/or program evaluation.

Job Summary:

  • Directs County-wide Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Services and evidence-based program alliances on behalf of Partners in Care.
  • Engages in broad strategic planning with the Community Wellness (CW) team to generate innovative and sustainable partners and strategies and identify long-term funding streams to embed evidence-based programs in organizations for seniors.
  • Directs additional grant projects as assigned.
  • Expertise in business and/or grant writing.
  • Experience in public speaking for presentations.
  • Persuasive communication skills for presentations.
  • Experience in creating and managing budgets and business plans.
  • Proven database management skills including working knowledge of a CRM (Salesforce preferred).
  • Ability to create positive working relationships with a wide variety of people and organizations. Preference will be given to an individual that has strong connections in the Los Angeles County community – particularly communities of need.
  • Must have significant experience in program management for evidence-based programs with a focus on chronic disease self-management, falls prevention and exercise as well as other programs for adults with chronic conditions.
  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Social Work, MBA or related field (experience in lieu of degree).
    This position’s primary function will be with our Los Angeles County Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Services (OAA Title IIID) grant. The position works with the Vice President, Community Wellness and CW team in the development of key new business partnerships.


  1. Engages in broad strategic planning with top management of health plans and systems, foundations, education, non-profits and aging organizations to generate innovative and sustainable partners and strategies and identify long-term funding streams to embed evidence-based programs within the state, county and City of Los Angeles.
  2. Participates in strategic planning and identifies funding opportunities, responds to Request for Proposals (RFP), and prepares competitive grant proposals that meet organizational and project goals.
  3. Engages in group problem solving with multiple partners to generate innovative and creative approaches and solutions to challenges, and uses feedback to modify strategies to mobilize partners to fulfill vision of initiative.
  4. Designs achievable project work-plans, protocols and procedures for staff and for CW’s network of partners and monitors activities to ensure grant objectives and commitments are fulfilled.
  5. Responds to inquiries from prospective organizations to explore participation and readiness to engage in initiative.
  6. Directs and supervises project team activities, delegates and monitors meaningful work assignments, promotes ability to work independently and builds positive team culture.
  7. Develops and conducts persuasive presentations at local, state and national conferences and meetings to top management, funders, public groups and prospective partners to communicate initiative goals and objectives and to recruit new partners.
  8. Aligns grant deliverables and activities with strategic organizational goals of Partners in Care.
  9. Monitors evaluation procedures, data compliance and quality assurance to ensure progress is accurately reported to funders.
  10. Monitors budgets and fulfills reporting requirements and grant objectives in compliance with funding streams.
  11. Assists with the management of coalition development with the Community Wellness Director team and evidence based program network development. Specifically provides support to Vice President related to coalitions with LADOA, LADPH, LA County AAA, Kaiser, UCLA, USC and other EBP providers.
  12. Tracks trends, analyzes emerging issues, and initiates dialogue to determine the appropriate response to community needs, both internally and externally.
  13. Identifies, tracks, and documents case studies of best practices among grantees and other partners. Responsibilities may include developing and facilitating focus groups, developing surveys and conducting program evaluation.

Key characteristics, skills and competencies include:

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Social Work, MBA or related field (experience in lieu of degree)
  • Ability to manage the progress of department activities to ensure that goals and objectives are met
  • Flexibility and creativity
  • Knowledge of Evidence-Based Programs including;
    AMOB/CDSMP/DSMP/PSMP/Tomando Control Required
  • 3 or more years managing a professional staff
  • Good judgment and an ability to exercise discretion
  • Business development experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • High professional standards and expectations
  • Bilingual in Spanish

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Social Work, MBA or related field and at least 5 years of relevant progressive experience in project management, the field of healthy aging, evidence-based programs, and/or program evaluation; or an equivalent combination of training and experience related to the duties of the position.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Highly motivated and independent performer; enthusiastic about working in a team environment to improve the lives of underserved individuals.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work well with all styles, internally and externally is a must. Must be a team player, have lots of patience, humility and flexibility.
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft office to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint and database experience. Preference for individual with Salesforce experience.
  • Possession of a valid California driver’s license and proof of auto insurance.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position requires local travel to support the dissemination of evidence-based programs, including providing presentations, facilitating workshops and trainings, and meeting with community partners.

Partners in Care reserves the right to alter the remote work arrangement at any time with or without notice.

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.

Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance and 401K
EOE/Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disability/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation

If you are interested in this position, please contact Briana Hathaway at (818) 837-3775 extension 109

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