Community Health Program Manager

Community For Positive Aging
June 13, 2022
Portland, Oregon
Job Type


Position Scope

The Community for Positive Aging (formerly the Hollywood Senior Center and The Giving Tree) is looking for a full time Community Health Program Manager to join our team. This leadership role is part of a new Community Health Team that will expand the Community for Positive Aging’s (CFPA) ability to reduce health disparities and inequities in our region, particularly among BIPOC low-income seniors, and adults living in subsidized housing. As Program Manager, you will design and manage a holistic system across our direct services, manage a small team of Community Health Connectors, coordinate between agencies and services, build partnerships, and facilitate programs. You will split your time between leadership of the Community Health team and direct service as we focus our organizational services to more effectively address health inequities experienced by our clients. 

About Us

The Community for Positive Aging (formerly the Hollywood Senior Center and The Giving Tree) is a dynamic work and community environment offering a diverse range of services and resources with the singular focus of empowering seniors and low-income adults to live their lives with independence and a sense of fulfillment. CFPA fosters intergenerational relationships, recognizes the wisdom and experience of its elders, demonstrates awareness and respect for the aging process, and is committed to removing barriers to aging well. Older adults have access to a full spectrum of services, including social, emotional, educational, and recreational opportunities. We value and encourage contributions of older adults in our community and empower people of all ages to support and achieve happy, healthy aging.


Compensation & Benefits

Salary: $60,000-65,000  annually (based on years of comparable experience)


CFPA is committed to employee wellness and well-being. Other benefits include:

  • Generous time off plan beginning at 2 weeks. Accrual increases with longevity.
  • 8 paid holidays plus 2 personal holidays to be used at employee’s discretion.
  • Paid sick leave.
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan and SEP-IRA.
  • 100% employer paid medical, dental, and vision insurance.
  • Employer paid Life Insurance.
  • Possibility for Loan Forgiveness through the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.


The Successful Candidate

You are a motivated leader, passionate about public health and health equity, and are committed to learning and growing. You are a creative thinker, astute in analyzing and presenting data, a problem-solver, and enjoy leading and being a part of a passionate team. You enjoy supporting other staff members, and work to bring out the best in them. You can move between “big picture thinking” to detailed planning quickly. You are committed to equity - across race, age, gender, culture - and support a culture of belonging wherever you go. 

You have knowledge and experience with BIPOC and low-income communities, and ideally represent and have lived experiences similar to the populations served. You enjoy working in a fast-paced environment that consistently pursues new opportunities, are eager to collaborate both within CFPA and with external partners,  and thrive in a dynamic, multicultural environment. You understand how to be collaborative, inclusive, and accessible while leading in the development of new, adaptive, and responsive initiatives.



Leadership & Program Management

  • Direct the strategic direction, planning, actions, and evaluation of a new Community Health program.
  • Support and provide guidance as supervisor to up to three Community Health Connectors and volunteers.
  • Develop, manage, and implement systems for the tracking and reporting of data.
  • Assist with grant applications and proposals. 
  • Actively collaborate with other CFPA staff to identify opportunities for collaboration and synchronized efforts.
  • Attend all staff meetings and other meetings as directed by CFPA Leadership.


Health Navigation

  • Work directly with community members, helping clients access resources and educating the community using trauma-informed practices.
  • Identify clients’ physical, emotional, and cultural needs and help them access appropriate resources to meet these needs.
  • Direct clients to the best resources available to them.
  • Support self-management of disease prevention and health conditions, including chronic disease.


Community Engagement & Education

  • Work with Community Health Connectors to create and disseminate educational content (flyers, videos, email, and social media). 
  • Create content to share via newsletters and social media.
  • Participate in tabling at CFPA and other community events.
  • Present to small and mid-size community groups on and off-site.
  • Foster relationships with other community organizations and identify partners to help maximize community-wide impact and collaboration.
  • Assist with planning and execution of special events to benefit CFPA as needed. 



  • Work with Volunteer Program Manager to identify specific volunteer needs to support Community Health efforts.
  • Serve as a point of contact for volunteers at Community Health events or efforts.
  • Assist in providing training, support, and appreciation as needed for volunteers.


Qualifications & Skills

Required Qualifications

  • 3+ years work experience in community engagement or organizing, public health, planning, or other relevant areas of work (requirement may be met by substantive experience in education, internships, or volunteering in related fields)
  • Intermediate level of oral and written proficiency in Spanish, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Korean or Slavic languages
  • Knowledge and experience with BIPOC and low-income communities, and ideally represent and have lived experiences similar to the populations served
  • Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Human Services, Social Sciences, Social Work or equivalent in related fields  (or comparable education/experience)
  • Strong familiarity with public health and health equity issues
  • Experience managing staff, interns, and/or volunteers
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong facilitation and relationship building skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Experience working with coalitions, culturally specific community based organizations, local government, and nonprofit partners

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Human Services, Social Sciences, Social Work or equivalent in related fields  (or comparable education/experience)

Additional Skills & Abilities

  • Experience in program development, management and presentation
  • Demonstrated computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suites and/or Google Office Suite
  • Skill in assertive engagement, needs assessment, and coordination of services for unmet needs both by phone and in person
  • Ability to take initiative and prioritize tasks; good time-management, problem prevention, and problem-solving skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Ability to work cooperatively and support the goals and mission of the CFPA
  • Ability to furnish proof of vaccination for COVID-19
  • Ability to use basic office equipment, telephone, copy & fax, and computer
  • Ability to travel from various locations and worksites during the workday
  • Ability to occasionally lift 20 pounds and transport around worksites

Location, Hours, & Current COVID Protocol

Work hours are typically Monday-Friday, with periodic weekend or evening work for community or Center events. While some work can be performed remotely, this position requires working on-site at the Center and in the field at affordable housing properties and other public locations, engaging with residents, and others in face-to-face interactions. PPE will be provided and all individuals will follow proper COVID-19 physical distancing and safety precautions. 

Commitment to Equity & Justice

The Community for Positive Aging is committed to building and supporting a workplace and community that is made up of all voices, and where everyone has a space to contribute their full potential. We are committed to removing barriers to participation and leadership in our programs and events, through our HR policies and practices, and through systems change that until now has perpetuated the inequities we see and experience daily. For more on our “equity journey” as an organization, please click here.

The Community for Positive Aging believes that diversity strengthens our workforce and empowers our community. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, heritage, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, age and disability.



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