Program Manager 1

The Children's Clinic - Long Beach, CA


Do you have a passion for helping the underserved in your community? Are you a team player with a good attitude ready to step into a challenging position? Do you have impeccable communication and organizational skills to contribute to an amazing team? If you are an experienced Program Manager, Strategy 1 and you answered yes to these questions, then The Children’s Clinic has a great employment opportunity for you.

The Children’s Clinic, “Serving Children and Their Families” (TCC) has long recognized and actively addressed the influence of social determinants of health on our patients and families. TCC is committed to eliminating barriers to care, to improve health and lower health systems costs by expanding cost-effective, meaningful and innovative health care programs that work.

The Children’s Clinic, "Serving Children and Their Families" (TCC), was founded in 1939 by a group of physicians and community leaders who recognized the importance of access to health care for all children, particularly those who are from low-income families and who are at risk for health problems. Since then, TCC has grown from offering weekly well-child care to daily, full-service health care with primary care services for children, adolescents, and adults. TCC is known as a unique leader in the greater Long Beach community, addressing disparities in health by providing quality care for the under-served of all ages, offering them a true “medical home”.

Our Mission

The Children’s Clinic, “Serving Children and Their Families” (TCC) is guided by our mission “to provide innovative, integrated, quality health care that will contribute to a healthy community, focusing on those in need and working with patients and the community as partners in their overall well-being.”


Position Summary:

  • The Program Manager (PM) will work with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Innovation 2, Strategy 1 staff to maintain learning collaborative and fidelity to Innovation 2 Strategy 1 goals and objectives.
  • The PM is responsible for delivery of the Innovation 2 Strategy 1 project by coordinating organizational capacity building, regional learning, collective advocacy, resource mobilization and multi-level coordination for local sub-contract organizational partners and consultants.
  • The PM is responsible for moving forward TCC’s Innovation 2 goals and objectives following the logic model while establishing and strengthening relationships between organizations and networks in the community.
  • Provides support and resources to curriculum developer and local organizational partners as they ensure that community residents improve health through systemic changes fueled through resident engagement, collaboration & resource sharing, and strategic communication about community needs and solutions.
  • Plans facilitate and implements trainings, convening’s, and meetings with Innovation 2 partners and community members.
  • Partner with curriculum developer to facilitate focus groups.
  • Develop an advocacy agenda with collaborative partners and TCC leadership and staff that improves policies and systems that are supportive of children 0-5 and their families.
  • Compiles data and program narratives for grant reports
  • Remains up to date on emerging needs and public policies impacting program service areas which include Early Care & Education, Parenting & Family Support Services, and Child Health & Social Services, as they relate to children 0-5 and their families.
  • The PM will regularly collaborate with and maintain strong communication with identified TCC leadership and staff and Strategy 1 Partners throughout greater Long Beach.
  • The PM will be responsible for tracking Innovation work and program evaluations.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field; advanced degree a plus.


  • At least four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in educational program planning, program management, evaluation, and community engagement.
  • Prior experience in the nonprofit sector, a community-based agency desired, early childhood development education, or childcare administration
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed approach and effects of childhood adversity and the role of protective factors.
  • Experience in facilitation, convening groups and building collaboration across groups.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, develop strategy and engage with the community, including childcare centers.
  • Excellent communicator with exceptional interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work with diverse ethnic, cultural, age, gender, sexual orientation population with a culture of humility.
  • Critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrates cultural humility.
  • Excellent organizational skills with a commitment to ethical and accountable practices.
  • Familiarity with Long Beach and surrounding communities preferred.
  • Willing and able to travel about 10% of the month with some evening hours required.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

The PM must be able to communicate effectively within the health care, community and social media environments as well as with patients and their families. This person must be willing to perform grassroots activities in order to meet the goals of the larger community.


The physical demands of this position are those necessary to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • 401k with Employer contribution
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • United PetCare Savings Program

The Children’s Clinic is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $22.00 to $26.00 /hour


  • supervisory: 2 years (Required)
  • Program Management: 2 years (Required)
  • related: 2 years (Required)
  • educational program planning: 4 years (Required)
  • nonprofit: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Spanish (Preferred)
  • Khmer (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)