National Program Manager

National Program Manager

Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC) is a national nonprofit organization based in Chicago that works to make schools healthier places for all children. HSC advocates for policies and practices that support health and learning, including nutritious food, physical activity, health services and clean air at school. HSC focuses on issues affecting students of color and those from under-invested communities, and strives to make equity part of the public dialogue about education and health.

HSC works with parents, teachers and principals in Chicago Public Schools, and uses the lessons learned to advocate for key policy and practice changes. HSC also empowers school stakeholders to be agents of change in their schools and districts, and builds the capacity of school leaders to better support student health. This work takes place at the intersection of health, education, equity, community and sustainability.

HSC’s policy work focuses on integrating health and equity into education policy and practice, leveraging cross-sector partnership to support student health and school wellness. A core focus of HSC’s work is supporting states and school districts in expanding Medicaid funded school health services. HSC’s policy work also includes efforts to expand access to healthy school food, promote healthy and sustainable school campuses, and ensure equitable school funding. HSC has a $2 million budget and a staff team of 16.

Position Opportunity and Description
HSC is seeking a full-time National Program Manager. The successful candidate will have demonstrated commitment to HSC’s mission, vision and values.

This position reports to the Senior National Program Director. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Manage learning collaborative meetings (national and state) and other policy development meetings. This includes assisting with agenda development, speaker outreach and coordination, meeting materials preparation, technical support, event evaluation and event logistics.
  • Monitor legislative and administrative policies and initiatives related to HSC’s education and health policy work.
  • Provide research and writing support for the development of resources and tools, including fact sheets, position papers, briefing materials and presentations.
  • Represent HSC in national and state coalitions and meetings.
  • Work with partner organizations to advance shared policy goals and disseminate resources.
  • Assist the Senior National Program Director in the development, coordination and implementation of project workplans.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred, with a minimum of 5 years of relevant post-college work experience.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills. Ability to prioritize tasks and manage concurrent assignments under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to connect with people and build relationships with organizations interested and invested in HSC’s national program work.
  • Ability to research and analyze policy proposals and regulations and make recommendations based on analysis.
  • Strong technology skills. Experience using Google products and the Microsoft Suite in a collaborative work setting.
  • A commitment to HSC’s mission and values

Additional requirements

  • HSC is currently a fully remote workplace, and this position is eligible to be full-time remote long-term. Applicant must have a functioning home office space for virtual work.
  • Residence in the Chicago region (where HSC is based) or Washington, DC region is preferred, but not required; living in the U.S. is required.
  • This position will require periodic travel.

The salary range for this position is $58,000 to $68,000 depending on experience. Generous benefit package includes employer-paid medical, dental and disability insurance, 6% employer matching contribution to a retirement plan after one year of employment and paid vacation and sick leave.

To Apply
HSC is committed to equal opportunity and nondiscrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability or veteran status. HSC strongly encourages Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), women and LGBTQIA+ people to apply.

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No phone calls please. Position will be held open until filled.