Program Manager

 The Community Health Acceleration Partnership (CHAP), seeks a highly-entrepreneurial, talented, and organized person to join our growing team. The Program Manager will support the two Senior Directors to advance core strategic maternal and community health initiatives, working closely as a team to achieve impact, in collaboration with community partners, policymakers, funders, and other experts in the field.

The Program Manager will perform duties that include  grants management, research and analysis and managing internal and external communication efforts. This is a highly-collaborative role that will offer an opportunity to learn about the philanthropic sector and experience growth at a mission-driven organization focused on creating stronger community health systems through partnerships and catalytic investments.

Core Responsibilities

 The main responsibilities and requirements of the Program Manager position involve supporting the CHAP portfolio of maternal health and community health grants through the following functions:

Program Organization and Administration

  • Support the program team in strategic planning, drafting proposals, and grants management as well as ensuring that corresponding records and reports are accurate, up-to-date, and complete in our grants management system.
  • Contribute to the due diligence process for new and renewal grant applications in ways that include evaluating proposals, preparing follow-up questions to ask applicants, conducting program due diligence, and drafting contract and project summaries that support making the case to CHAPs leadership team and principals for grant proposals.
  • Act as a key liaison with CHAP’s grants administrator, Rockefeller Philanthropic Advisors, as to ensure that contracts, grants, amendments, reports and payments are processed timely and accurately.
  • Engage in regular communication with grantees, keeping close track of milestones, deliverables, and reporting requirements while managing the power dynamic between funder and grantee
  • Help CHAP demonstrate measurable impact by supporting the Senior Directors with evaluation-related activities
  • For meetings, convenings and site visits, develop and prepare background research, meeting materials, agendas, and minutes/summary reports, as well as assist team with scheduling and follow-up tasks.
  • For regular check-in meetings with core strategic grantees, assist with agenda preparation as needed, produce detailed meeting summaries, identify action items, and assist Senior Directors as needed with follow-up tasks.
  • nput expenses, honorariums, and invoices into Concur
  • Maintain CHAP’s Knowledge Center and project tracker and ensure all materials are upload and up-to-date.
  • Support the team in maintaining an up-to-date internal database of key contacts for CHAP by adding new connections made during meetings and site visits.
  • Miscellaneous administrative and event-coordination duties and responsibilities


External and Internal Communications

  • Maintain and develop material for CHAPs website and social media platforms, email lists, preparing press releases, newsletters and Op-Eds, blogs, and preparing speeches and presentations to outside groups.
  • Drafting and copy-editing CHAP’s materials as needed.
  • Manage CHAPs LinkedIn account to improve CHAP’s LinkedIn presence, including:
  • Developing and maintaining a content calendar for CHAP
  • Develop and post social media content including graphics
  • Monitoring, responding, developing relationships via LinkedIn
  • Working with staff to improve their knowledge and professional use of social media platforms.
  • Manage CHAP’s Newsletter/Mailchimp, including drafting Newsletter content, assisting in interviewing constituents for CHAP publications and disseminating CHAP Mail Chimp communications and maintaining media contact list
  • Assist staff with developing PowerPoint presentations; creating templates and imagery.
  • Manage the upkeep of the Website including:
  • Adding new projects to the website as they are launched
  • Updating the “what we are reading/ listening to section” with new relevant articles and podcasts that are germane to CHAPs mission
  • Establishing ways in which the communications platform may be useful to expand CHAP’s voice and reach


Research, Thought Partnership, Relationship building 

  • Represent CHAP externally, participating in funder collaboratives, policy initiatives, and meetings or groups focused on maternal and community health
  • Gather, analyze, and synthesize information on timely topics in philanthropy, programmatic areas, and other topics/organizations relevant to our core strategic grants and pipeline development. Research could include reviewing reports, fact sheets, policy briefs, journal articles, blogs, and government databases.
  • Build a knowledge base of important issues and stakeholders at a regional, state and national levels to help the CHAP identify crucial strategies.
  • In collaboration with Senior Directors, engage in preliminary informational meetings with stakeholders to deepen the team’s understanding of subject areas and/or expand our partner network to support current or future grantmaking activities.
  • Interview stakeholders and summarize learnings across topics and themes in support of various field scans relevant to our maternal health grant portfolio.
  • Attend conferences and association events in support of leadership building and professional development


  • Strong commitment to the mission and values of CHAP; passion for eliminating racial/ethnic disparities in community and maternal health.
  • Master’s degree in public health, public policy, or related health, behavioral, or social sciences field preferred but not required.
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in community-based, policy, government, philanthropic, research, or advocacy organizations focused on public health and/or maternal health, social services, health care, or related field.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to track and support multiple projects and proven expertise in managing administrative and logistical details.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including an ability to research, analyze, synthesize, and present information in a professional, practical, and compelling manner. Experience with data collection and analysis is a plus.
  • Design sense and skills – ability to edit photos for website/presentations, create graphics, and assist with professionalizing staff presentations
  • Familiarity with LinkedIn and social media channels, and ability and interest to grow audience and engagement
  • Experience (WordPress preferable) using a Content Management System to maintain a website.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office suite, familiar with WordPress (or similar CMS), have ability using Canva or other graphic design software
  • Entrepreneurial, self-motivated, proactive attitude; ability to work independently, take initiative, and think critically.
  • Adept at developing collaborative and positive relationships with team members, grantees, consultants, peer funders, grantee prospects, and other partners.
  • Energized by attending site visits, stakeholder meetings, and knowledge-building events; willing to travel occasionally.
  • Strong technical skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) and zoom.

Location, Compensation, and Benefits

This is a remote, exempt, salaried position with a range of $70,000-$80,000 a year commensurate with experience.

Application Process

Please send resume and cover letter addressed to with the email subject  “Program Manager.”  

CHAP is a special project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA), the employer for this position. RPA celebrates the diversity of our nation and community, and we seek to build a team that reflects that diversity. We welcome and encourage all qualified applicants who share that vision, and we want to engage all those who can contribute to our work and the mission. We encourage any individual to apply for this position, and we do not discriminate based on ethical, racial, gender, socioeconomic background, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law. CHAP abides by all applicable rules and regulations in its recruiting and employment practices, including the Americans with Disabilities Act and state disability laws.