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Health Program Manager - PH IPAN

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Posting Begin Date: 2024/02/23
Posting End Date: 2024/03/24
Category: Public Health
Sub Category: Program Management
Work Type: Full Time
Remote: Flexible Hybrid
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 30.38
Maximum Salary: 36.46
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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The Division of Public Health (DPH) is recruiting for a full-time Health Program Manager to oversee the Idaho Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) Program within the Bureau of Community Health. This position will be responsible for managing the IPAN Program, including overall management, planning, evaluation, communication, coordination, grants, and budgets. This position will work with local public health districts, universities, early care education centers, non-profit organizations, and stakeholders throughout Idaho. This position will work to address emerging health issues and gaps, decrease premature death and disabilities by focusing on the leading preventable risk factors, work to achieve health equity and eliminate health disparities by addressing the social determinants of health, support local programs to achieve healthy communities, establish data and surveillance systems to monitor the health status of targeted populations.

This position requires some in-state and out of state travel to attend meetings, training events, and/or to provide support to local public health districts, contractors, and community partners.

This position is located in the Division of Public Health in the Bureau of Community and Environmental Health in Boise, ID, and is eligible for telecommuting. This position is based out of the Central Office in downtown Boise, Idaho. Applicants may choose to work from the office in Boise or apply to telework from within Idaho. If telecommuting is requested and approved, presence in Boise will be required when needed to work in the office or attend in-person meetings and training. 



We have one of the Nation's best state retirement systems (PERSI) that offers a lifetime benefit. 


  • excellent medical, dental and vision insurance- (full-time/30+ hours per week) employee only coverage for PPO $65/month for medical and vision & $11.80/month for dental
  • generous vacation and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start 
  • 11 paid holidays a year 
  • paid parental leave
  • multiple savings plans, optional 401K, and optional 457
  • basic life insurance for employee and family (employee covered at one times annual salary; spouse covered at $10,000; child covered at $5,000)
  • wellness programs 
  • ongoing training opportunities 
  • an opportunity for student loan forgiveness
  • and more!


  • Provide overall management of the Idaho Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) Program including planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Provide financial oversight of the IPAN Program funding, including regular monitoring of program and project expenses, proposing annual budgets, and identifying funding opportunities.
  • Serve as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Preventive Health and Health Services (PHHS) Block Grant Region-10 Representative.
  • Co-facilitate the Healthy Eating Active Leaving (HEAL) Idaho network, a statewide network of health professionals from diverse sectors working to address strategies that promote healthy eating and active living across the lifespan.
  • Develop and write funding and grant applications and reports.
  • Facilitate statewide IPAN and PHHS Block Grant activities, including the Fit and Fall Proof Programâ„¢.
  • Develop program materials and communication plans, evaluate educational materials, and implement educational initiatives.
  • Coordinate and disseminate consultation, training, and technical assistance for agencies implementing strategies related to leading preventable risk factors, health equity, and social determinants of health throughout Idaho.
  • Maintain expertise in best-practices for exercise, nutrition, policy, system, and environmental changes. 


You must possess all the minimum and specialty minimum qualifications below to pass the exam for this position. Please make sure your resume or work history supports your meeting the minimum and specialty qualifications for this position. Failure to do this may disqualify you from being considered for this position. It is highly recommended to attach a one-page cover letter to your application to demonstrate how you meet the requirements below.


  • Considerable knowledge of health program needs assessment and program development, implementation, and evaluation. Typically requires completion of a Bachelor's degree, or higher, in health or a health science field such as public health, health education, nursing, environmental health, public health administration, or a related field, plus four years of related experience OR a Master's degree in a related field and two years of related experience OR at least eight years of full-time working experience directly in this field.
  • Experience developing and implementing or managing public health programs. Typically requires at least two years of experience developing and implementing public health program(s) OR one year of experience managing a public health program including developing a work plan of goals, objectives and activities, developing a program evaluation process and a program budget. 
  • Experience coordinating health services or public health programs with various agencies and organizations. Typically requires a minimum of one year of experience coordinating health services or public health programs with various agencies and organizations.
  • Experience providing health program consultation to organizations and programs. Typically requires a minimum of one year of experience providing health program consultation to organizations and programs. 
  • Experience evaluating health related educational materials. Typically requires a minimum of one year of experience evaluating health related educational materials.
  • Experience writing grant proposals. Typically requires a minimum of one year of experience writing grant proposals. 


  • Bachelor's degree, or higher, in health or a health science field such as public health, health education, nursing, environmental health, public health administration or a related field plus four years of related experience OR a Master's degree and two years related experience. 

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