Fresno Building Healthy Communities is a fair chance employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, origin, gender, national origin, age, marital status, military service, disability or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations may be provided upon request. All applicants tentatively selected for this position will be required to pass a background screening and may be required to submit to tests to screen for drug and alcohol use prior to employment.

Project Director


Full-Time, Exempt

Reports to:

Chief Project Officer


DEO + Benefits


Until Filled

Position Description

Under the general supervision of the Chief Project Officer, the Project Director is responsible for the overall management of assigned projects and campaigns, including coordination and management of project coalitions and external project partners, developing and supervising a cohesive and talented project team, and overseeing project implementation, financial and administrative oversight, reporting, and monitoring and evaluation of assigned projects. The Project Director is a member of the senior management team and coordinates with project partners, contractors, key stakeholders, and community members.


1. Provide strategic leadership, technical, operational, financial, and managerial leadership across functional areas for successful implementation of project activities.
2. Ensure projects and campaigns integration and effectiveness with long-term organization goals and expectations.
3. Provide oversight of project implementation including all activities, outputs, and outcomes related to project management and administration, including reporting, budget development and monitoring, financial transactions, execution of project plans, and project performance.
4. Oversee the selection and training of qualified program staff, project partners, and volunteers assigning clear roles and responsibilities, providing effective supervision, and managing performance to ensure efficient operations.
5. Ensure projects produce the specified results in the workplan(s) to the required standard of quality and within the timeline and budget parameters.
6. Coordinate and facilitate the work of assigned collaboratives/coalitions; develop and maintain alliances with community-based organizations, government agencies, and other stakeholders; maintain regular communication channels and disseminate timely information.
7. Write briefs, letters, and other communications on initiatives/issues for educational, promotional, and public policy positions and strategies.
8. Work with contractors to ensure the efficient and effective coordination of project/campaign activities.
9. Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, required documentation, and presentations, as directed.
10. Promote projects and Fresno BHC campaigns through advocacy, presentations, and participation in technical forums.
11. Proactively evaluate potential problem areas and initiate action to limit negative outcomes; use negotiation skills consistently to resolve disputes without the need for escalation.
12. Facilitate small to large group meetings and effectively present and interact with partners, residents, and the public.
13. Participate in assigned local, regional, and statewide activities; travel as needed.
14. Serve on senior leadership team by participating in the organizational development process at Fresno BHC to develop and articulate overall organizational strategy, goals, and plans.
15. Maintain flexible hours as frequent meetings and project activities occur outside normal office hours, on weekends, and in various locations.
16. Other duties as assigned.


The Project Director must be a mature individual who possesses technical expertise and/or program management skills in Public Health, Public Policy, or a related discipline, with strong preference for candidates with experience integrating the two. They must possess excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and be comfortable working independently and leading a team, be detail oriented, highly efficient, and able to lead several projects at once. They must be committed to the advancement of community and population-based health solutions along with a passion for innovative and unconventional work. The Project Director must have a high level of adaptability and out-of-the box thinking and be comfortable re-designing workflow processes based on emerging results. They must be able to meet the responsibilities of the position, deadlines on a regular basis and meet high-quality standards on all project activities and materials.

They must be a graduate from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in a related field and have at least five years’ experience working in a leadership position managing projects/programs and demonstrated ability to successfully implement community-based initiatives.
Must possess a valid California Driver’s License and verifiable automobile insurance and have the use of a reasonably reliable automobile for use on the job, ability to pass background checks including drug testing and LiveScan fingerprinting and must be able to occasionally lift up to 40 pounds.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

1. Deep interest in and commitment to the vision, mission, and work of Fresno BHC.
2. Must be flexible and adaptable; creative thinker and problem solver who is also open to the insight of other.
3. Strong knowledge of community resources in the Central Valley and awareness of socio-cultural characteristics of population served by Fresno BHC.
4. Display a high degree of initiative, integrity, loyalty, accountability, creativity, and good judgment; excellence in professionalism with the ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
5. Demonstrate a clear understanding of social impact change and social determinants of health.
6. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, partners, and people form diverse backgrounds and communities.
7. Excellent organization and attention to detail; ability to prepare timely, proper, clear, and concise comprehensive reports, summaries, abstracts, correspondence, and other documentation.
8. Ability to balance leadership and management roles within a growing organization.
9. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and within budget; understand and analyze financial statements and projections.
10. Ability to identify, evaluate, problem solve, think critically, and give direction.
11. Strong at presenting a position and persuading others of its benefit.
12. Demonstrated diplomatic, management, and communication skills to liaise and advocate with governments, funders, thought leaders, and other key stakeholders including other community-based organizations.
13. Proven ability to write technical reports and program documents and deliver presentations.
14. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate cross-culturally.
15. Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
16. Knowledge of general office practices, procedures, and terminology.
17. Familiarity with and ability to operate modern office equipment including computer hardware, software, copy machines, scanners, multi-line phone systems, internet, and web-based applications, proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe, and REDCap, Salesforce, Apricot or similar reporting software.
18. Ability to speak, read, and write a second language is highly preferred.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, kneel, talk, and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The position typically works indoors in an air-conditioned office, with a mixture of natural, incandescent, and florescent light. Typical noise levels are muted by acoustic ceilings, carpets, and sound-deadening wall panels. Frequently, the position is called upon to work outside of the office at a public meeting or event. Some of these occur indoors, while others occur outside with exposure to weather and temperature extremes and moderate noise levels. This position requires frequent travel and the ability to interact with others in both small and large group settings. At times, this position may include periods of extended physical activity, such as walking/standing at community events and/or moving and setting up equipment. The employee is frequently required to meet multiple demands and deadlines from several people.

NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and requirements, which may change from time to time based on business needs. When appropriate, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of the job, so long as those accommodations do not create an undue hardship for the organization. However, regular attendance and promptness are considered part of each employee’s essential job functions.