Viral Hepatitis Deputy Program Manager

Equal Opportunity Employer

The mission of the Health Federation of Philadelphia is to promote health equity for marginalized communities by advancing access to high-quality, integrated, and comprehensive health and human services.  Health equity is at the heart of all our work. We believe in and are firmly committed to equal employment opportunity for employees and applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, disability, sex or gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, military or veteran status.  This commitment applies to all aspects of the Health Federation of Philadelphia’s employment practices, including recruiting, hiring, training, and promotion.


The Philadelphia Viral Hepatitis Program’s Deputy Program Manager reports directly to the Viral Hepatitis Program Manager, with full decision-making authority in the Manager’s absence. The position is a key member of the leadership team and will take a strong role in strategic planning and annual goal setting. The position will take a primary role in ensuring all programmatic goals are met, including working towards elimination of hepatitis B and hepatitis C in Philadelphia. The Deputy Program Manager will oversee Prevention, Outreach and Policy activities, including programming focused on integration of infectious disease and harm reduction services. The Deputy Program Manager will work closely with all members of the Viral Hepatitis Program, including surveillance, as well as others in the Division of Disease Control and across the City of Philadelphia.

The Deputy Program Manager will work closely with the Program Manager to complete CDC grants, assist in monitoring budgets, and look for additional funding sources to support the program. The Deputy Program Manager will track grant deliverables and ensure teams are able to achieve success in the workplace.  


  • Work with the Viral Hepatitis Program Manager to develop strategic plans and annual goals and work to achieve those plans and goals.
  • Support management of the Cooperative Agreements including completion of the grant application, budget, progress reports, and annual reports; ensure completion of grant objectives; and follow grant and federal requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with federal and state laws, rules, and regulations, as well as PDPH and Division of Disease Control policies.
  • Curate activities to facilitate outreach, education, and access to healthcare services for all Philadelphia residents.
  • Create and foster working relationships with relevant organizations, community members, and government agencies to support coordinated interventions and efforts.
  • Collaborate with state and national partners to advance viral hepatitis elimination goals and objectives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and nationally.
  • Supervise and manage staff, some of whom will have supervisory responsibilities as well.
  • Support effective communications throughout the teams; maintain the highest standards of personal/professional and ethical conduct and support the City’s goals for a diverse workforce.
  • Develop supportive and trusting relationships with staff to facilitate a cohesive and effective team.
  • Assure appropriate and optimum use of program resources and enhance the effectiveness of employees through timely appraisal and professional development opportunities.
  • Lead grant writing and submission of local and federal cooperative agreements and funding opportunities.
  • Participate in program dissemination, presentations, and manuscript preparation activities.
  • Participate in local, state, and national conferences, conference calls and workgroups addressing viral hepatitis and related public health topics.
  • Work with the Program Manager to develop, maintain and understand the budgets and finances of the program and help to direct funds as needed.
  • Participate in emergency preparedness exercises and real response activities at the discretion of the Viral Hepatitis Manager and Division Director.


  • MPH or related graduate degree, preferred.
  • 4 years’ minimum experience may be considered in lieu of graduate education.


  • 5+ years’ experience in viral hepatitis, public health, and harm reduction (after education/experience).
  • Experience providing training and/or technical assistance to organizations and staff.
  • Experience grant writing.
  • 5+ years’ experience with project management in the public health field.
  • 5+ years’ experience supervising and managing staff.
  • Superior networking and community engagement skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize projects and manage time effectively.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn new tasks quickly.
  • Excellent writing, communication, presentation, and organizational skills.
  • Cultural competency regarding populations impacted by viral hepatitis including ethnic minorities, people who use drugs, and LGBTQ people.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Excel.
  • Familiarity with WordPress, preferred.

Work Environment:  Standard office setting or hybrid with at-home time, in accordance with City of Philadelphia guidelines.

Position Type and Work Schedule:  Full time position, typical hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.  Work location is the Philadelphia Department of Health Division of Disease Control office at 1101 Market St. 12th Floor in Philadelphia. Remote work may be integrated depending on City of Philadelphia/Health Department policy.

Travel:  This position requires minimal travel for local meetings and 2-3 overnight trips annually for conferences and meetings. 

Physical Demands: Ability to transport materials for occasional outreach activities and events; walking to meetings in nearby offices.

Application: If interested, please send a resume/CV and a cover letter

Salary and Benefits:  Our employees are our most valuable resource, so we offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package, which can include:

  • Medical with vision benefits
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life, AD&D and long-term care insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan, with a company contribution
  • Paid time off including vacation, sick, personal and holiday
  • Employee Assistance Program

Eligibility and participation is handled consistent with the plan documents and HFP policy. 


The Health Federation reserves the right to modify, interpret, or apply this job description in any way the Company desires. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee assigned to this position. This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties, including essential duties, responsibilities and/or skills to be performed by the employee occupying this position. This job description is not an employment contract, implied, or otherwise. The employment relationship remains “at will.” The aforementioned job requirements are subject to change to reasonably accommodate qualified disabled individuals.