Community Health Program Director 
The Center for Closing the Health Gap in Greater Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH

The Center For Closing The Health Gap In Greater Cincinnati (The Health Gap) is a community-based, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization, leading the effort to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities in Greater Cincinnati through advocacy, education and community outreach. The Health Gap utilizes community-based initiatives to improve the health status of the targeted populations. The initiatives involve partnerships with local organizations to provide behavior change workshops, outreach and advocacy programs, health education training, and intervention programs focused on improving health status.


The Community Health Program Director is responsible for: designing, planning, and managing community research and education programs; identifying, managing and writing grants relevant to The Health Gap’s objectives and strategies; writing and submitting for publication the work of The Health Gap; supervise health team staff. This position is responsible for ensuring The Health Gap brand is appropriately extended to all initiatives.


  • Leads the development, planning, and evaluation of health programs aimed at addressing health disparities.
  • Define, launch, and drive study activities and protocols.
  • Leads the development of education programs and corresponding curriculum.
  • Assesses community health needs and program outcomes by collecting and analyzing survey data, and other local quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Clearly documents and presents findings including creation of diagrams and procedure documentation.
  • Responsible for driving recommendations through to implementation.
  • Responsible for writing and submitting for publications the work of The Health Gap in various local, state, and national publications and peer-review journals.
  • Communicates clear expectations, manages performance, and conducts evaluations of direct reports.
  • Manages project staff to accomplish study objectives.
  • Identifies and writes grant proposals, and seeks other potential funding sources. * Assist with and provide information requested for progress reports, scientific presentations, and study-related manuscripts.
  • Assist with the development of forms, manuals, brochures, and health education materials as needed.
  • Participates in the design and implementation of awareness and marketing campaigns.
  • Regularly researches and acquires information and materials on health disparities and relevant public health topics.
  • Works with other agencies and groups to achieve greater impact, avoid duplication and enhance the effectiveness of the health education efforts in the Greater Cincinnati area.
  • Maintains positive relationships with community partners, government agencies, and volunteers.
  • Available to attend community events and meetings during evening and weekend hours.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


  • At least 10 years of experience developing and implementing public health programs.
  • Experience working with minority populations, community agencies, and faith-based organizations.
  • Proven ability to research and synthesize information from a variety of sources.
  • Proven experience developing curriculum for education programs.
  • Successful project management, organizational skills; has the ability to effectively lead and manage multiple projects effectively.
  • Demonstrated experience with community-based participatory research methods.
  • Demonstrated experience with Institutional Review Board (IRB) submission standards.
  • Experience using data analysis software (SAS, Stata, SPSS, Dedoose).
  • Proven grant writing experience. * Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in writing and presenting using Microsoft Office applications to both internal and external groups.
  • Preference is given to those who have worked as a member of a scientific team in community-based health intervention projects.


  • Ability to deal with complex organizational environments; high tolerance for ambiguity and change.
  • Ability to establish credibility and forge lasting relationships with stakeholders.
  • Ability to garner support and engagement within and across stakeholder groups, both internally and externally.
  • Ability to exercise considerable individual judgment and initiative in conducting the necessary operations within the program.
  • Ability to develop initiatives in an innovative manner for effective resolution. * Ability to prepare and conduct effective presentations.
  • Ability to emcee/host special events is required.


  • Enjoys a fast pace, dynamic, challenging and team-oriented work environment.
  • Self-motivated and resourceful with the proven ability to multi-task and operate successfully under tight deadlines and time pressures.
  • Strong interpersonal skills: personable, energetic, creative, enjoys working in small office.
  • Performance leadership.


  • Master’s degree in public health, health education or related field disciplines is required.
  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credential preferred.

The Center for Closing the Health Gap in Greater Cincinnati offers a salary commensurate with background and experience and an excellent benefits package.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Master's

Required experience:

  • designing, implementing, and evaluating health programs: 10 years

Required license or certification:

  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credential preferred