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Program Manager, Innovation

JOB TITLE:               Program Manager, Innovation

SUPERVISOR:        Director, Community Health & Innovation


  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of three to five years of related experience
  • Experience in leading teams, building partnerships, budgeting, collaboration, and project management
  • Experience with project management tools such as SmartSheet, Microsoft Project, or other tools
  • Excellent communication skills (presentations, verbal, writing)
  • Proficient at Microsoft products (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)


The Program Manager is responsible for advancing programs, project development, implementation, monitoring, and coordination of grants and initiatives related to health improvement aligned with department goals.


  • Implement multi-year grants including coordination of team activity, managing budgets, managing grant reporting and outcomes, developing agreements and coordinating contracts with partners
  • Proactively identify needs and communicate project progress to internal staff and external partners, including upcoming deadlines and deliverables
  • Monitor workplans and timelines with measurable goals and support reporting and evaluation efforts to ensure that the project adheres to scope, schedule and budget
  • Work closely with leadership and team members to develop and advance project management infrastructure and processes
  • Lead program implementation by developing and providing Technical Assistance, monitoring scope and provision from partner organizations (coaching calls, peer learning opportunities, action plans, grant reviews and community capacity building)
  • Work with other team members to proactively produce and share relevant and meaningful reports, materials, and presentations that yield action and improvements
  • Facilitate coordination, when applicable, with NC Healthcare Foundation and CaroNova technical assistance team and other contracted partners.

To Apply:

Submit your resume and a cover letter to Michelle Edenfield at