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Program Associate

Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.
Pasadena, CA 91101
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Advocates for Human Potential, Inc., (AHP) is seeking a Program Associate in the state of California who wants to do more than just help programs run smoothlythis person has a desire to make a difference in the world and work on programs/projects that improve the health and welfare of people and communities. This person wants their experience and talents to be used on programs that serve high-risk populations, help people struggling with substance use disorders and recovery, improve behavioral health services and systems, assist people with criminal justice involvement better their lives, and benefit other projects based on social determinants of health and other public health issues. If your passion is helping others and you have the skills to help manage programs, this may be an ideal job for you. As a program associate, you will be an integral part of, and have a voice in, the programs/projects to which you are assigned. Your specific expertise will be fully utilized, and there is ample opportunity to learn new skills and expand your knowledge base.

Under the direction of senior staff, the program associate's specific work may include:

  • Completing project deliverables
    • Carry out project tasks and assignments, following up as necessary
    • Develop written and online materials (e.g., templates, reports, presentation slides, guidebooks, planning documents, listserv announcements, online surveys)
    • Conduct in-depth research, key informant interviews, and literature reviews to support assignments in relation to training and technical assistance (TA) activities
    • Conduct quality-control activities
  • Overseeing meeting, training, and TA activities
  • Coordinate logistical details of events and meetings (scheduling, contacting speakers, etc.)
  • Plan meeting agenda and prepares supporting materials
  • Take minutes at internal meetings and prepares formal notes of external meetings
  • Prepare content of webinars (brainstorms topics, identifies speakers, writes learning objectives)
  • Provide technical support on a variety of platforms, such as GoToWebinar and Adobe Connect
  • Develops curriculum and training materials and manuals
  • Delivers online and onsite training and education (e.g., hosts webinars)
    • Develops pre-tests and satisfaction assessments to help determine the effectiveness of training sessions in relation to training and TA activities
  • Conduct administrative and logistical tasks
    • Manage workplan and deliverables
    • Coordinate multiple tasks, including aspects of the timeline, budget, workplan, and staffing
    • Input, compile, and summarize data in relation to training and TA activities
    • Respond to phone calls and emails
    • Help develop and maintain websites
  • Promote new business
    • Co-author proposals and external communication materials
    • Develop and maintain tracking systems

To give you a better understanding of the type of programs you will work on, AHP influences change in health and business systems to support vulnerable populationsfrom creating policy to ground-level, hands-on work. We help organizations and individuals reach their full potential through professional consulting; research, evaluation, and data analytics; technical assistance and training; and virtual solutions, publications, and events.

Our areas of expertise include behavioral health, mental health policy and services, substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders, workforce development, homelessness, housing and employment. programs, trauma-informed care, criminal justice, women and children, veterans, health care reform, and population health management.

AHP is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or protected veteran status.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Candidates with the following knowledge and traits are encouraged to apply:


Understanding of social policy on health and human service topics, particularly in the state of California


Budget planning, implementation, and oversight

Task management

Ability to quickly orient to new assignments


Proficiency with Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint

Familiarity with SharePoint and virtual meeting platforms

Education and Training

Candidates for this position should possess a bachelor's degree, preferably in behavioral health, social work, public administration, or similar field. A master's degree is strongly preferred. Professional experience may be substituted for the education requirement.

Professional Experience

We are seeking candidates with 3 years of experience in program management and behavioral health.


Posted: 2021-10-01 Expires: 2021-11-02

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