CHWI Program Manager @ Georgia Department of Public Health - Atlanta, GA

CHWI Program Manager


Pay Grade: K

Connect passion with purpose. The Georgia Department of Public Health is the lead agency entrusted by the people of Georgia to proudly protect lives and promote healthy lifestyles in diverse communities statewide. We are committed to the health of the entire population as our work impacts past, present and future generations.

What we offer. Enjoy a generous benefits package that includes a flexible work schedule, unique training opportunities, engaging worksite wellness events, wellness breaks, lactation rooms, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays, vacation & sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance; in addition to telework opportunities depending upon the position.

Make your mark in public service. As an accredited public health department, we're seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of Community Health Worker Initiative (CHWI) Program Manager to join the Division of Medical-Clinical Services, Chronic Disease Section. Won't you join us?

Under general supervision, the Community Health Worker Initiative (CHWI) Program Manager will provide state-level leadership and support various work around the establishment of a statewide CHW training and certification program. Lead efforts to develop a CHW training curriculum. Organize and facilitate meetings with the CHW Advisory Board and Steering Committee. Share best practice research and results from existing CHW programs with stakeholders and maintain stakeholder engagement. Reports directly to the Deputy Director for Adolescent and School Health and District Coordination.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provides day-to-day administrative oversight of the CHW Initiative including grant management of partnering organizations and contractors who will assist with the development of the training and certification program.
  • Lead and organize meetings with the CHW Advisory Board and other workgroups.
  • Collaborate with other programs and sections within DPH, as well as other relevant government agencies, to ensure coordination of joint efforts to train and certify Community Health Workers and positions that have similar job functions.

  • Establishes and carries out goals, plans, and objectives for the effective administration of the CHW Initiative. Ensures a strategic and evidence-based approach to developing a training and certification program.
  • Responsible for all aspects of grant requirements that help support the program. Assists in the creation of CHW Initiative program budget and monitors expenditures. Evaluates private contractors for compliance with state and/or federal guidelines.
  • Writes reports, as needed, and communicates about program, planning and policy implementation to a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Prepares, analyzes and distributes program reports, graphs, charts, and other data. Coordinates the collection, retrieval, and analysis of a variety of quality assurance data.
  • Monitors and evaluates the CHW training and certification program to determine the success, effectiveness, and need for improvements and initiates appropriate actions.
  • Oversee, develop, and manage the content for the CHW Advisory Board and other workgroups, including coordination of committee meetings, agenda development, etc.
  • Develop, sustain, and grow relationships with key stakeholders that help advance the work.
  • Plan and coordinate annual convening of CHW stakeholders in Georgia.
  • Manage database of CHW related programs and continuing education opportunities throughout the state and nationally.
  • Manage content of the DPH CHW webpage.
  • Support the development of a CHW Network; provide technical assistance as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a related field and five years experience performing work related to area of assignment Or Master's degree in a related field and two years experience performing work related to area of assignment Or One year at the lower level or position equivalent. Note: Some positions may require licensure.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with or as a CHW.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of evidenced based strategies in developing a CHW training program or related training program.

Additional Information

Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner and leaders encourages all employees to engage in regular wellness activities and to make lifestyle choices that promote health and well-being.

The use of wellness breaks during the workday is authorized to support this philosophy and assist employees in meeting their wellness goals. A maximum of 30 minutes in a given workday may be used to engage in wellness activities, generally in the form of two 15-minute breaks or one 30-minute break.

Employment Information

Current State employees are subject to State Personnel Board rules regarding salary.

DPH accepts educational credential recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and/or the US Department of Education (DOE) will be considered. DPH will contact educational institutions to verify degree, diploma, licensure, etc.

The candidate selected for this position may be subject to pre-employment drug screening and a criminal background check.

As an employee of DPH, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.

If you require accommodations under the American Disability Act (ADA), email request by the closing date of this announcement to: [email protected]

DPH is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.

This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.