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IPHA Program & Policy Manager

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Indiana Public Health Association 

Program & Policy Manager 

Job Description 


Organizational Background 

The Indiana Public Health Association (IPHA) was formed in 1964 to unify efforts for advancing public health across the state of Indiana. IPHA evolved over time providing educational activities and development opportunities for public health professionals.  In addition, IPHA has worked to develop partnerships and advocate for the advancement of public health across the state of Indiana. 

The Indiana Public Health Association aims to be valued as a robust partner, connector, and resource for advancing public health in Indiana. This vision is achieved by building capacity among public health professionals and partners to achieve health equity and well-being for all people, in all communities across Indiana. The Indiana Public Health Association is committed to incorporating a health equity lens into its processes and practices and pursues policy, systems, and environmental change strategies.  

The Indiana Public Health Association has established a management services agreement with Health by Design, to provide a comprehensive array of leadership, executive, management, operations, financial, and organizational development services that assist the IPHA board of directors in managing IPHA activities. As such, this Program & Policy Manager will be an employee of Health by Design but will focus efforts on Indiana Public Health Association activities, as outlined in the management services agreement.   

This position will require in-state travel, and, at times, out-of-state travel may be necessary for training opportunities. Some evening and weekend hours will be necessary. It is a hybrid position with time split between working from home and the office.  

Position Description 

The IPHA Program & Policy Manager will be responsible for overseeing the ongoing development, management, administration, and evaluation of the Indiana Public Health Association’s strategic initiatives. The IPHA Program & Policy Manager will also guide activities related to information gathering and assessment, partnership development, outreach and engagement, training and technical assistance, and program and policy development and implementation.  

The IPHA Program & Policy Manager will supervise the team of IPHA Program & Policy Coordinators and other staff working on all aspects of IPHA program, policy, association and administrative activities and tasks. This position will also work closely with the board of directors and the administrator to guide implementation of the organization’s strategic plan.   

Compensation will be $65,000 – 85,000 annually, depending on education and experience. The organization offers excellent benefits. The position relies on long-term funding through grants and contracts.  

Education & Experience 

A bachelor’s degree is required, along with at least seven years of related work and/or volunteer experience; a master’s degree may be substituted for two years of experience. A high school diploma and seven years related work and/or volunteer experience may also be substituted. 

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of and experience in public health and direct experience supervising individuals and teams. 

In addition, the ideal candidate will have experience working with diverse community partners; a deep understanding of the principles of equity, inclusiveness and power across multiple dimensions (such as race, ethnicity, ability, gender, sexual orientation, income and place); and life and/or professional experience working across those dimensions. 

Health by Design and IPHA are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your education and experience don’t align directly with all stated expectations, please apply anyway. 

Position Duties 

The IPHA Program & Policy Manager will lead and manage the IPHA team in planning, implementing and evaluating statewide strategic initiatives, with a focus on public health infrastructure development and workforce capacity building, through a range of tasks including but not limited to: 

  • Direct outreach and engagement activities 
  • Convene cross-sectoral partnerships with multiple stakeholders 
  • Conduct information gathering and assessment activities 
  • Plan and implement training, technical assistance, and education activities 
  • Create training resources for stakeholder use 
  • Monitor, evaluate, and report programmatic progress and outcomes 
  • Conduct system mapping activities to determine gaps and opportunities 
  • Identify and develop program and policy recommendations 

The IPHA Program & Policy Manager will support organizational and project communications strategies, including emails and project communications; content for newsletters, materials, presentations, and social media tools; presenting at meetings and conferences; and media advocacy.     

The IPHA Program & Policy Manager will support the Indiana Public Health Association’s broader efforts including strategic plan implementation, committee and action team activities, events, and advocacy. 


The IPHA Program & Policy Manager will represent the Indiana Public Health Association at partner meetings and events. 

The IPHA Program & Policy Manager will monitor, track, evaluate and report activities and impact. 

The IPHA Program & Policy Manager will be responsible for other duties, as assigned. 




Please send a resume and cover letter, detailing your relevant experience and salary expectations, to Megan Bolton ([email protected]) including “IPHA Program & Policy Manager” in the subject line. Questions may be directed to Megan, by email only.   

Applications will be accepted until Thursday, April 6, 2023, and then, if needed, on a rolling basis until the position is filled.