Project Manager, NACHW

Brief Overview:

We are seeking a full-time Project Manager for the National Association of Community Health Workers (NACHW) to manage planning and development for the National Virtual Platform Project.

Position Description:

NACHW is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to unify the voices of the community health workers (CHWs) and strengthen this profession’s capacity to promote healthy communities.

Community Health Workers (CHWs) are frontline trusted public health workers with close relationships to and understanding of the community where they deliver services. CHWs serve as a liaison/link/intermediary between health/social services and their community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. CHWs build community capacity through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support, navigation, service coordination and advocacy.

Our strategic priorities include Mobilizing community health workers, professional development, offering resources and tools for capacity building, and advancing policies on behalf of the CHW workforce. NACHW was launched in 2019 by a dedicated group of CHWs. NACHW is a fiscally sponsored entity of Health Resource in Action, Inc. (HRiA).

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a small and growing organization working to unify Community Health Workers (CHWs), and advance public health, health and racial equity nationwide. The candidate will be responsible for managing the timeline, key tasks, and outputs for Phase 2 of the National Virtual Platform Project. The contract will run for the duration of the grant period, from date of hire (expected February 2023) through September 1, 2023.

The National Virtual Platform Project is NACHW initiative working to develop a one-stop-shop interface for CHWs, to provide a platform for resources and information, job opportunities, training, emergency mobilization, communications infrastructure, and provide national workforce data for advocacy and planning.

This is an exempt, full-time position with a salary range of 63,000-73,000 based on skills and experience. The Project Manager may work remotely or in our Boston-based office. All HRiA staff who work in the Boston office and/or conduct in-person work activities must be up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations. The candidate will be required to show proof of vaccination upon hire (unless eligible for a religious or medical exemption).

The Project Manager is responsible for ensuring the implementation of Phase 2 of the National Virtual Platform Project. The PM will lead the project team and internal and external stakeholders to co-develop plans for the virtual platform, coordinate project team activities, track project plans, monitor and ensure completion of activities and deliverables according to the project timeline, and work closely with web developer vendors. The position will involve leadership, stakeholder engagement, project and team management, tech/app development, and teamwork and collaboration.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Project Manager will be responsible for managing Phase 2 of the National Virtual Platform Project, in collaboration with the Executive Director, Strategic Project Manager, and project funders. The Project Manager will provide significant project management expertise in a fast-paced, high-intensity, high-visibility context to ensure the effective, efficient, and timely implementation of the project. This includes but is not limited to the following:

Management and Planning

  • Managing and implementing flexible but specific workplans that support the management and prioritization of multiple priorities and needs, while ensuring adherence to project timelines.
  • Managing and facilitating the engagement and participation of the project funders, project team, subcontractors, and other stakeholders.
  • Communicating effectively, efficiently, and appropriately with the funders, the project teams, supervisor, and other stakeholders.
  • Identifying, prioritizing, and resolving challenges (proactively where possible).
  • Working closely with relevant parties to ensure coordination, efficiency, and alignment of services and activities.
  • Working with the Strategic Projects Manager and other staff to monitor and manage the overall project activities, timelines, and deliverables.

Project Work

  • Establishing and monitoring systems to gather and report data to assess project process and outcomes; identify and implement CQI activities.
  • Contributing technical skills and/or content expertise to other related NACHW projects and to the organization, as appropriate or needed.
  • Lead NACHW team and internal and external stakeholders to co-create plans for the platform that meet the needs of diverse stakeholder groups.


  • Maintaining or building skills and knowledge in public health, community health workers, health equity, technology development, and social impact technology.
  • Contributing to blogs, website content, and other sources to promote the project.
  • Presenting at conferences/events with NACHW staff, as appropriate.
  • Suggesting ideas/improvements in project and/or organizational processes and systems through collaboration with consultants and subject matter experts.
  • Listen to CHWs, CHW network leaders, and other key parties and synthesize important themes, ensure inclusion of diverse perspectives, and monitoring of responses to stakeholder perspectives.

Special Requirements

  • Occasional travel to Boston and other locations in the US (reimbursed by HRiA) may be required of this position.

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in a Project Management, Business, Product Development or related field and at least five (5) years of relevant work experience in a leadership or management capacity, with demonstrated success in managing and implementing a program of similar size and scope. (In absence of bachelor’s degree, ten or more years of similar professional experience.)
  • Experience working in or with technology development, app development or similar fields.
  • Flexibility to accommodate a quickly evolving project and ability to change direction as needed
  • Commitment to and understanding of health and racial equity and strong understanding of the root causes of inequities and racism as a public health crisis.
  • Exceptional verbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and an ability to juggle multiple, competing priorities and timelines.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, with an ability to anticipate challenges and propose solutions.
  • Ability to identify priority project tasks, gather input and guidance, and accomplish them independently with minimal additional oversight.
  • Keen attention to detail and a strong commitment to high-quality products, customer/client service, and team interactions.
  • Interpersonal skills, including communication, negotiation, and collaboration skills.
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of individuals and organizations relevant to the project.
  • Openness to information that may be different from personal views.
  • Respectful of cultural differences, and values diversity of thought, backgrounds, and perspectives.

This description is intended to indicate the kinds of work duties that will be required in this position.  It is not intended to limit, or in any way modify, the rights of any supervisor to assign, direct, and contract work of staff under his/her supervision.  The use of a particular illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties, not mentioned, that are of a similar level or difficulty.

How to Apply:

HRiA is actively seeking to build a diverse and experienced staff. HRiA encourages multiple perspectives and experiences, supports a multicultural environment, and strives to hire and retain a diverse work force that reflects the populations we work with and the communities where we work. Diversity is a core value of HRiA resulting in culturally competent services, materials, resources, and programs. Our hiring and business practices appreciate the strengths offered through different backgrounds.

HRiA offers an attractive benefits package including medical, dental and life insurance, retirement plan, tax-deferred annuity, and generous annual vacation that starts at four weeks in addition to three weeks of annual sick time, 13 paid holidays, plus office closure time during the last week of December.

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