REACH Project Manager


Job Announcement

Mississippi Public Health Institute (MSPHI)

Job Title: Project Manager – Ridgeland, MS

MSPHI anticipates funding from CDC for a 5 year project aimed at improving the health status of minority families with an emphasis on women of child-bearing age and children on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This position will serve as manager for the project with broad responsibility for project implementation. A summary of preliminary duties and responsibilities follows:

The Project Manager (PM) will provide day-to-day supervision for the entire project implementing the work plan approved by CDC. The PM will oversee contracts for coalition, communications and media, primary care and others that make up the core of the project. Oversight will include direct engagement of contractors to ensure timely and effective accomplishment of agency specific scopes of work. The PM will supervise the contract and provide technical assistance to staff of the Gulf Coast Healthy Communities Collaborative working with the project’s community coalition and attend coalition meetings and events. The PM will work with staff of other regional and local CDC funded programs and with other federally funded programs. The PM will work closely with assessment and evaluation aspects of the project to facilitate use of data to engage community level stakeholders and project partners as part of the community coalition, refine project methods and approach, oversee production of an annual report and carry-out all reporting requirements for CDC.

MSPHI is soliciting resumes from individuals who meet the following education and experience requirements:

Education Minimum – Master’s Degree in: Public Health, Community Health, Health Promotion, Health Care Administration, Nutrition, Public Policy or a directly related field of study. A minor in these areas may be accepted based on submission of a transcript.

Experience Minimum – Five years of experience with responsibility for direct supervision of contracts, sub grant agreements and personal services/consultant agreements. Demonstrated experience planning, implementing, managing and evaluating evidence-based public health programs and services. Demonstrated experience working with the project’s priority population and working with community stakeholders as partners.

The Project Manager will report to the Program Director for Maternal and Infant Health

Salary up to $75,000 is negotiable based on education and experience.

Resumes will be accepted through September 30, 2018. Interested individuals should email their resume to with “Project Manager” in the subject line. MSPHI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.