Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Program Manager – Health Access Project

Position Summary:  
Under the direction of the Health Access Project Program Director, the Program Manager will have primary responsibilities to lead HAP program support and advocacy/policy works, and collaborative HJN partnership network engagement and relationship development, and also demonstrate conjunctive roles in grant management to assure regulatory compliance, best practices, guidelines, accountabilities, implementation process to close out.  The program manager will also provide administrative and communication support to HAP department, and acquire functional roles to support HAP staff and other HAP works in conjunction with oral and behavioral health work with AANHPI communities and collaborative partners through the AANHPI Oral Health Alliance networks and Behavioral Health Workgroups.  
Responsibilities and Duties:

Under general supervision of Project Director, design and implement program support and grant management:

  • Provide conjunctive responsibilities for active grant programs, including assisting with proposal and workplan draft for new grants, reviewing MOUs for subcontractors and related tasks, working on budgetary issues and acquisitions.  
  • Develop long-term workplans that incorporate community needs, Advancing Justice | LA goals, grant deliverables incorporating innovation and community leadership opportunities; 
  • Strategize with community members, institutional representatives, agency staff to assess community needs and gaps in services falling under grant guidelines
  • Lead planning team coordinating logistics and timeline in service delivery and,
  • Conduct on-going assessment of community needs through formal and informal evaluation methods

Under general supervision of Project Director, lead oversight of advocacy/policy works

  • Engage in advocacy/policy works through participation in community coalitions, steering committees, other collaborative efforts; coalitional HJN members; coordinate campaign strategies with the Advancing Justice - LA.
  • Provide general support to HJN partners, including facilitating periodic monthly HJN partner meetings and providing guidance and support to plan and implement HJN activities.  

Under general supervision of Project Director, elevate programmatic profile

  • Design and create community involvement plan engaging community leaders, media, community partners and collaborating institutions;
  • Engage in public speaking forums involving media, townhalls, webinars and other communications tools and,
  • Network and collaborate as appropriate with other CBOs, FBOs, and AJLA staff from other units 


  • Plan, track, write and submit grant compliance reports in accordance with grant-makers guidelines;
  • Work with the Finance Department on program budgeting and monitoring and,
  • Develop and maintain systems for documenting and cataloging program work
  All other duties as assigned and adjusted to current demands and priorities.
Minimum Education and Work Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of experience (relevant graduate degree a plus)
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience working on health care programs, project management, presentations, compliance, and reporting
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 
  • Strong organizational skills, with strong attention to detail and task oriented
  • Familiarity with Covered California and/or publicly funded programs, including Medi-Cal and local safety net programs and knowledge of, and interest in, health-related issues, including health care reform, health equity and disparities, and the landscape of the health care system
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge and experience working with diverse communities and coalitions, especially AANHPI communities, in California 
  • Strong commitment to social justice
  • Must be creative, self-directed, motivated, organized, comfortable working independently and have the ability to initiate and coordinate projects in a timely manner;
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends;
  • Access to reliable means of transportation is a must
  • Design experience, including familiarity with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and other software programs a plus
  • Strong computer, word processing, and database skills and familiarity and experience with Microsoft Office Suit products
  • Bilingual ability in an Asian American or Pacific Islander language desirable 
$52,000 - $55,000 per year
Full Time, Exempt
Union Status
Application Process:
Position will remain open until filled.  No phone calls please.  
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Agency Description: 

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles is the nation’s largest Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) legal and civil rights organization and serves more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year. Founded in 1983 as the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Advancing Justice-LA’s mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society. Through direct legal services, impact litigation, policy analysis and advocacy, leadership development and capacity building, Advancing Justice-LA seeks to serve the most vulnerable members of the AANHPI community while also building a strong AANHPI voice for civil rights and social justice. Advancing Justice–LA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply, regardless of race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, disability, HIV status, marital or domestic partner status, or religious affiliation. 

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Advancing Justice - LA only accepts resumes as PDF or Microsoft Word files with no macros enabled.


Advancing Justice-LA's helplines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: family, immigration, public benefits, employement, housing, and civil rights. 

English: 888.349.9695
需要協助嗎: 800.520.2356
도움이 필요하십니까: 800.867.3640
Tagalog: 855.300.2552
ต้องการความช่วยเหลือ: 800.914.9583

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Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.