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Project Manager–  Community Health Worker (CHW) Apprenticeship Program

Madison, WI

Relocation expenses:

Full time
5 - 10 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree
$51,000 to $60,000 per year

Published on 13 Feb 2023

Expires on 15 Dec 2022

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Project Manager–  Community Health Worker (CHW) Apprenticeship Program

Reports to:         President and CEO                                                   Status:                Exempt, full-time

Location:            Wisconsin able to travel to Madison for scheduled team meetings.                                                                        

United Way of Wisconsin is seeking an organized, dependable, and mission-focused Project Manager to lead the Advancing the CHW Workforce in Wisconsin funded through HRSA.

Project Purpose: To expand the public health workforce by training new CHWs and health support workers and extending the knowledge and skills of current ones.

Project Goal: To increase access to care, improve public health emergency response, and address the unmet public health needs of underserved communities. 

This initiative is a partnership between United Way of Wisconsin, Unite WI, Great Rivers Hub, and the Wisconsin Association of Free and Charitable Clinics. The Project Manager is responsible for overall management of the project including consulting with federal project staff; coordinating and leading partners; supervising members of the project team; and overseeing project implementation, reporting, and monitoring of the project.


The duties listed below are intended to be illustrative of the several types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment.

Management and Administration

  • Provides strategic leadership and managerial leadership for successful implementation of project activities.
  • Ensures that the program is technically sound, evidence-based, and consistent with funder and stakeholders’ priorities.
  • Provides oversight of program implementation including all activities, outputs, and outcomes related to project management and administration, including reporting, budget monitoring, execution of project plans, and project performance.
  • Oversees the internal and external project team assigning clear roles and responsibilities, providing effective supervision, and managing performance to ensure efficient operations.
  • Ensures the project produces the specified results in the annual workplan(s) to the required standard of quality and within the timeline and budget parameters.
  • Conducts monthly reviews to ensure accountability of all project activities as well as the accurate and timely reporting of financial deliverables and obligations.
  • Ensures that the project progresses in accordance with its contractual obligations and complies with federal regulations and internal organizational policies


  • Acts as the primary project contact person and liaison, ensuring the project is represented at the national and state level.
  • Coordinates organizational relationship with partners related to monitoring and evaluation, providing support in facilitating technical collaboration and coordination activities.
  • Works closely with HRSA to ensure compliance with programmatic targets and deliverables.
  • Promotes the project through advocacy, presentations, and participation in state and national related forums.

Apprenticeship Development

  • Coordinate with the project team and Department of Workforce Development to establish an CHW Apprenticeship program.
  • Coordinate with WAFCC and project partners to develop work-based learning opportunities in accordance with agreed upon standards.


Minimum requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from an accredited university with at least 5-7 years of experience in a management position.
  • Experience implementing state or  federally funded programs
  • Strong preference for candidates with expertise/experience in workforce development in the health sector.
  • Demonstrated diplomatic, management, and communication skills to liaise and advocate with federal and state government staff, thought leaders, and other key stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to author technical reports, program documents, and deliver presentations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and the ability to communicate cross-culturally.

●    Mission-Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities.  This drives their performance and professional motivations.
●    Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
●    Collaborator: understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
●    Results-Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.
●    Brand Steward: Steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.

For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume by 12/15/2022.