Policy Manager (Closed)


Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

Policy Manager | Job Description

(Min: $65,000 annual + benefits)

General Purpose

The Center for Black Health and Equity is hiring a policy manager for its Equity-Centered Policy (ECP) Unit. Under the Director of Equity-Centered Policies, the ECP Unit identifies, analyzes, drafts, summarizes, and engages in communication regarding law and policy its impact on health equity, equity (generally), and the health of Black people of African descent. The ECP Unit is currently funded to reduce health disparities by identifying inequitable policies and developing tools to help communities pass equity-centered policies. The Policy Manager will be responsible for management and operational activities of the policy program(s)/grant(s) within the ECP unit to ensure that goals and deliverables are accomplished in accordance with approved work plans, funding limitations and other specifications. The Policy Manager will develop and implement strategic work plans for grant(s) and overall ECP Unit vision, work with The Center’s Evaluation unit to develop and identify and execute evaluation plans, and communicate effectively with internal staff, funders, partners, and grantees. The Policy Manager will be responsible for human resource objectives by recruiting and selecting qualified applicants and by providing recruits with adequate orientation and training as well as by managing subcontracts and subcontractor activities. The position also provides training and technical assistance to the general public, community partners, and policy and public health professionals.

Our ideal candidate is dedicated to the pursuit of health justice, understands the importance of intersectionality in advancing public health, interested in contributing to the growth of an established yet expanding organization, and enjoys working collaboratively. This is a remote position. The Center’s main office is in Durham, North Carolina; schedule will be based on Eastern time.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

- Serve as an expert resource on the impact of public (local, state, and federal) and private (e.g., health systems, corporate) policy and law on health equity, the determinants of health, systemic inequity, and the impact on African American communities.

- Conduct trainings on best practices for law and policy that result in the reduction of systemic inequity and health disparities.

- Maintain and build new partnerships with a wide variety of organizations, government officials, communities, and other entities/individuals to expand the reach and dissemination of ECP initiatives and build The Center’s network.

- Provide technical assistance as requested by partners, funders, state/local public health departments or other government entities, and communities working with the Programs Unit of The Center on community capacity building.

- Develop/amend and ensure compliance with ECP project work plan(s) in accordance with specifications/deliverables and funding limitations; oversee daily operations and coordinates activities of program; determine priorities.

- Develop and recommend new or revised program goals and objectives.

- Manage and supervise strategic subcontractors and stipend recipients to ensure achievement of grant deliverables and project objectives.

- Work closely with The Center’s Evaluation Unit to ensure evaluation data is being considered, captured, and reported to the funder throughout the life of a project.

- Prepare periodic reports, financial statements and records on project activities, progress, status or other special reports for internal management or funders.

- Evaluate project effectiveness to develop improved methodology and implementation.

- Plan, attend, and support virtual and in-person* events including webinars, conferences, and workshops; coordinate logistics, schedule and communicate with participants. (* Some travel required if safe)

- Prepare or assist in preparation of proposals for funding and/or funding continuation.

- Coordinate activities of ECP projects with inter-related activities of other Center programs and staff to ensure optimum efficiency and compliance with appropriate policies, procedures and specifications.

Education and Experience

- Required: Master, Doctorate, or equivalent in public health, social sciences, public policy, and/or law.

- Preferred: MPH, MPA, MPP, JD

- Proven experience in program management: experience and success managing complex projects, programs, and/or departments

- Knowledge of and experience assessing and communicating the impact of law and policy on public health, the determinants of health, systemic inequity (specifically racism).

- Knowledge of and experience using public health administrative practices and procedures.

- Knowledge of health equity, the social/political determinants of health, intersectionality

- Proven stakeholder management skills

- Experience managing grants and/or sub-contracts

- Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

- Proficiency in policy and law search databases

Key Competencies

- Interest in, commitment to, and ability to discuss systemic inequity, health equity, and intersectionality, especially as it relates to Black/African American populations.

- Ability to and interest in making complicated policy and legal issues accessible for communities; in connecting equity issues to public health

- Strong research and writing abilities

- Interpersonal skills and relationship building

- Communication skills (both verbal and written)

- Planning and time management

- Public speaking

- Responsibility, integrity

- Initiative

- Creativity

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $65,000.00 - $75,000.00 per year


401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance

Monday to Friday
Supplemental Pay:

Bonus pay
COVID-19 considerations:
This is a remote position, travel required only if safe. Currently no requirement for in-person work. Vaccination required for any in-person staff meetings.


Master's (Preferred)

policy: 5 years (Preferred)
Work Location: Remote


Experience & Skills

  • Research

  • Program management

Education & Certificates

  • Doctoral degree

  • Master's (Preferred)

  • US work authorization (Required)

About the Company

We work to facilitate the implementation and promotion of comprehensive policies, community-led programs and culturally competent public health campaigns that benefit people of African descent.