Employment Opportunities

The Public Health Institute (PHI) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being, and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation, and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally, and internationally. PHI is distinguished as one of the top 50 “Best Non-profit Organizations to Work For” by the Non-Profit Times in a national search.

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Current Opening(s)

POSITION TITLE: Director of Global Nutrition and Partnerships      LOCATION: Sacramento, CA (remote)

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POSITION SUMMARY

The PHI is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being, and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally, and internationally.

Under the leadership and general supervision of the Program Director III, the Director of Global Nutrition and Partnerships is the primary person at Center for Wellness and Nutrition (CWN) responsible for leading new global malnutrition projects and expanding global nutrition networks for CWN.

CWN’s vision is for a healthy nation and world where wellness is achievable for all individuals and communities, and its mission is to build capacity and leadership in communities and institutions to make optimal health accessible for all. CWN’s work focuses on increasing access to healthy affordable foods, decreasing consumption of sugar sweetened beverages, and increasing opportunities to be physically active using a health equity framework. CWN’s approach is participatory using community engagement principles and a human-centered design framework to meet the needs of communities.

This position is responsible for building the CWN’s global nutrition portfolio and leading a new global malnutrition project funded through the foundation of an international healthcare corporate agency. This position will be responsible for the day-to-day management and development of an innovative approach that delivers excellence to clients and cultivates relationships globally to reduce global malnutrition. Duties will include centering community voices through a human-centered design approach to develop impactful, scalable global programs for alleviating undernutrition to support the prosperity of communities in a sustainable way. This project will seek to lift innovative strategies focused on the following three Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – SDG 2: Zero Hunger; SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing; and SDG 17: Partnerships – that strengthen social connectedness and economic development inclusive of cultural practices.

 

POSITION TITLE: Equity and Engagement Specialist      LOCATION: Sacramento, CA (remote)

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POSITION SUMMARY

Under general oversight by the Equity and Engagement Program Manager (PM), the Equity and Engagement Specialist (EES) provides community engagement expertise in support of organizing and capacity building efforts for policies, systems and environmental change (PSE) approaches that contribute to the advancement of health equity and racial justice for the PHI CWN in collaboration with funders, community stakeholders and other partners.

CWN’s vision is for a healthy nation where wellness is achievable for all individuals and communities, and its mission is to build capacity and leadership in communities and institutions to make optimal health accessible for all. CWN’s priority areas include increasing access to and consumption of healthier foods, with a focus on fruits and vegetables; decreasing consumption of unhealthy foods and sugary beverages and increasing consumption of water; and increasing physical activity opportunities throughout the day using an equity lens.

The EES’s primary focus will include, but not be limited to coordinating and supporting equity-driven community engagement projects. This position requires working with a diverse set of federal, state, and local partners including California Tribes and California Tribal Organizations to systematically integrate PSE efforts that increase opportunity for authentic community engagement, tribal consultation, and collaborative healthy community change. Activities may include maintaining communication and facilitating intervention activities with partners and community members. This position requires cultural awareness and humility and demonstrates understanding of community nuances, beliefs, and traditions.

Candidates who are interested in serving California Indigenous people are highly encouraged to apply for this position. This position will also support ongoing development and implementation of CWN’s Health Equity and Racial Justice Platform.

 

POSITION TITLE: Epidemiologist II     LOCATION: Sacramento, CA (remote)

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POSITION SUMMARY

Under the leadership and general supervision of the Research and Evaluation Director, the Epidemiologist II is the primary analyst at CWN projects focusing on nutrition and chronic disease surveillance. The Epidemiologist II will be conducting complex data analyses on large data sets and population level studies like the California Family Health Study, make recommendations regarding the validity of epidemiologic data, and conducting needs assessments for the planning of health and nutrition programs.

CWN’s vision is for a healthy nation where wellness is achievable for all individuals and communities, and its mission is to build capacity and leadership in communities and institutions to make optimal health accessible for all. CWN’s priority areas include increasing access to and consumption of healthier food, with a focus on fruits and vegetables; decreasing consumption of unhealthy foods and beverages; increasing consumption of water; and increasing physical activity opportunities.

The Epidemiologist II is responsible for applying advanced knowledge, skills, and experience to develop evaluation plans, conduct and write up complex data analyses, and use scientific evidence in preparing recommendations for action or interventions. This position has primary responsibility for selecting and applying more complex methodological and analytic techniques and supervises research associates.

The Epidemiologist II performs duties of considerable complexity, with the exercise of professional judgment regularly applied to complex and sensitive public health issues.

This position is currently remote (due to COVID-19 precautions) and located in the Sacramento, CA. It is expected that a return to working in the Sacramento office would be on a hybrid schedule basis. Consideration will be given to permanently remote candidates.