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Are you passionate about palliative care? Do you want to support the movement to make palliative care a normal part of health care for everyone who is seriously ill? Do you love project management?

The Sacramento-based Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) is looking for a dynamic individual who is passionate about palliative care and skilled in project management to join our team. CCCC is a nonprofit, statewide collaborative of healthcare providers, consumers and regulatory agencies working together to advance palliative and quality end-of-life care in California.

This position focuses on directing programs designed to expand community-based palliative care. The ideal candidate is comfortable working with healthcare insurers, healthcare systems and healthcare providers to support the operationalizing of palliative care programs.

The Program Director position provides overall administrative management to multiple programs, including managing the scope, timeline and budgets for programs; coordinating the integration of the program with internal team members and constituents to ensure that high quality deliverables are performed on schedule and within budget; conducting research and analysis for report writing and data-informed decision-making; and actively contributing to securing program funds and grants.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The Program Director position performs a wide range of duties including some or all of the following:

Plan the program: Determine strategies to move programs forward, set goals, create and implement action plans, and evaluate the process and results.

  • Develop short and long-term activities, goals, and objectives to achieve the successful outcome of the programs
  • Conceptualize program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the program
  • Contribute to development of funding proposals for the program to ensure the continuous delivery of services

Organize the program: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities.

  • Create and modify detailed project work plans, forms and records to administer program activities
  • Communicate responsibilities and coordinate the work of staff, consultants and project partners to achieve work plan milestones and deliverables
  • Oversee the collection and maintenance of program records for statistical purposes and informed decision making.

Help develop new programs: Work collaboratively to help conceptualize and develop new programs and activities which support the goals of the organization.

Control the program: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.

  • Ensure that the program operates within the approved budget: monitor and report on a regular basis all budgeted program expenditures, incurred and anticipated, to the Chief of Programs and Operations
  • Write routine program management reports and communicate compliance with funding agreements

 Personal characteristics

  • Relationship Builder: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the programs and organization.
  • Creative Innovator: Develop new and unique ways to improve program management and to create new opportunities.
  • Effective communicator: Clearly communicate, both in writing and in person, thoughts and ideas.
  • Productive juggler: Effectively prioritize and execute multiple programs and activities.
  • Savvy with Constituency Needs: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal and external constituents to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters.

 Salary and Benefits

CCCC offers competitive pay, excellent benefits, and a terrific work environment. Position is based in Sacramento.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity and becoming part of our dynamic team, we invite you to apply for the position. An ideal background would include a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Health Sciences or Administration, Public Health, Social Sciences, Public Policy, or related field; experience working in the healthcare field; working knowledge of end of life, palliative care, advance care planning, public health, or health policy or a related discipline; strong writing skills, and five or more years of work experience in a non-profit organization that implements grant-funded projects. Note: any combination of expertise that provides the required knowledge and abilities will be considered.

To apply: Interested and qualified candidates please submit your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Please do not call CCCC with questions.

Potential candidates will be contacted via email to set up initial telephone interviews, with follow-up in-person interviews to be scheduled at a later time. This posting will remain open until the position is filled.

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