Job Opening: Program Manager, Behavioral Health


The program manager will collaborate with the Health Fund’s behavioral health team to support grant activity including proposal review; grant management; research and policy; education and technical assistance; communications; and other programmatic support.

This full-time position will be based in Lansing, Michigan.



  • Help develop RFPs and supplemental materials such as webinars, one-pagers, etc.
  • Assist with proposal review process and draft recommendations for the grantmaking committee and board of directors
  • Review, analyze, and take action on grant reports to monitor progress, challenges, and emerging trends among funded projects
  • Assist with grantee convenings, trainings, and other events
  • Participate in cross-program meetings and activities, including Community Health Impact program
  • Serve as first point of contact for programmatic inquiries


  • Proactively solve problems and overcome obstacles to help grantees succeed
  • Identify grantees in need of evaluation assistance and work with program and evaluation teams to manage the process
  • Help plan cross-grantee technical assistance around common challenges
  • Work with evaluation team to assess grantee results and identify insights
  • Help solicit, retain, and manage contractors 


  • Work with communications team to develop and implement program-specific communications strategies, messaging, and timelines
  • Identify newsworthy or noteworthy stories and articulate links across grantees; work with evaluation and communications teams to share success stories with key audiences
  • Serve as subject matter expert, help draft and edit program-specific content for various publications and channels


  • Research current trends and best practices in program areas and potential new models of care
  • Identify gaps or areas in need of reform within the current systems, and work with the program, evaluation, and policy teams to develop a strategy to address those gaps and/or issues
  • Research current state policies and how they impact behavioral health services, which may include researching other states’ policies or contracting with outside experts
  • Work with policy and communication teams to disseminate findings to target audiences


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum of three years of program experience in healthcare, nonprofit, or philanthropy
  • Knowledge of behavioral health landscape, including strategies to implement integrated care
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Excellent writing skills, both technical and for a general audience
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, projects, and timelines
  • Excellent research skills, including the ability to form research questions, investigate a variety of sources, and synthesize findings
  • Self-motivated problem-solving abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to work well individually and as part of a team


Please send your resume and a one paragraph written narrative describing why you are interested in the position to Julie Skubik at

The Health Fund encourages everyone to apply. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


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