Public Health Training Manager

About Cardea

Cardea is a national, women of color-led organization that provides social impact evaluation, policy advancement, capacity development, and professional learning services to health and human service organizations. Cardea envisions a world in which optimal health and well-being, equity, and justice are realities for all communities, and we address complex program, policy, and systems issues by co-creating solutions that center community strengths and wisdom.

Position Overview

The Public Health Training Manager works collaboratively with other staff to manage the development, implementation, and evaluation of projects and other organizational initiatives. Priority will be given to candidates with experience and expertise related to public health workforce strengthening and essential skills (building collaborative relationships, communication, emotional intelligence, cultural competency and equity focus, etc.), as well as foundational public health services (assessment and surveillance, communications, community partnership development, policy development, equitable access, diverse and skilled workforce, organizational competencies, etc.).  While subject to change as projects and programs evolve, this position will primarily work on projects directly supporting state and local health departments.

This is a full-time, fully remote position. This position reports directly to the Program Director.

Cardea offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes employer-sponsored medical, dental, and vision premiums for the employee with an employee cost-share; Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts; employer-paid life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and long-term disability insurance; and a monthly stipend to support work-related internet and cell phone expenses. Cardea also provides 20 days of paid time off (PTO) per year in the first year of employment with annual PTO accrual increases through the sixth year of employment and 13 paid holidays.

The salary range for this position is $60,000 to $80,000 annually. The starting/hiring range is $60,000 to $70,000 annually.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Please write “Public Health Training Manager” in the subject line.

Specific Duties

  • Manages professional learning and capacity development initiatives that advance Cardea’s mission, vision, and goals
  • Designs, develops, and delivers professional learning experiences for staff in state and local health departments and other related organizations (e.g., eLearning, virtual and in-person instructor-led trainings, blended learning options)
  • Designs, develops, and implements capacity development strategies for state and local health departments and other related organizational partners (e.g., assessments, strategic planning, technical assistance)
  • Identifies and develops online and print resources to support professional learning and capacity development initiatives
  • Assists with developing overall marketing plan for in-person/online meetings and events
  • Contributes to reports for dissemination to funders and program partners
  • Designs, develops, and delivers presentations at meetings and conferences
  • Contributes to new business activities through networking and the development and preparation of proposals to public and private funders
  • Works across teams and in a team-based environment to meet project goals and objectives
  • Participates in local, regional, and national meetings, as requested by the Leadership Team and/or Director

Skills and Abilities

  • A degree, or equivalent, in relevant field such as education, public health, public administration, or nonprofit management, with MEd, MPH, MSW, MPA, or MHSA preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in designing, developing, delivering, and evaluating professional learning and capacity development activities
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in working with diverse constituencies including public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and other community groups and organizations
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and timely in writing and verbally with colleagues, clients, and program partners; strong oral and written communication skills are crucial
  • Demonstrated experience in managing multiple tasks and in organizing and prioritizing work assignments and ongoing duties
  • Willingness and ability to travel locally, regionally, and nationally with overnight stays
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office

Cardea provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, and local laws. Cardea complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws that prohibit discrimination in the workplace.