Program Implementation and Innovation Manager

Position Overview

The Program Implementation & Innovation Manager will be responsible for implementing and managing social connection programs for the Foundation for Social Connection (Foundation) under the direction of leadership. This role is a pivotal member of the team, contributing to idea generation, strategic thinking, organizational networking, and collaborative team dynamics. The Program Manager will report to the Executive Director.


  1. Oversee efforts to design and deploy Foundation programs with our partners and team.
  2. Provide project oversight, day-to-day project management, direction, and administration across the project lifecycle on complex projects.
  3. Project management responsibilities include developing and maintaining workplans, tracking project progress, leading project meetings, and providing updates to partners and leadership.
  4. Provide technical assistance for grants and contracts.
  5. Lead planning and execution of dissemination activities including external public communication and external public engagement.
  6. Co-manage initiatives of the Innovation Hub in collaboration with our Research Manager.
  7. Program data management and program evaluation (quantitative and qualitative methods)
  8. Engage with diverse set of stakeholders, including community groups, business leaders, and policymakers, build relationships, and facilitate conversations across disciplines to grow our networks and drive utilization of our products.
  9. Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in public health, health communications, social work, management, or similar domain. Master’s degree preferred.
  2. Two or more years of program management experience in an operational environment, including demonstrated experience successfully implementing programs and executing client deliverables.
  3. Experience leading community outreach, community mobilization, or organizational capacity-building projects/initiatives.
  4. Experience working with diverse populations.

Preferred Skills

  1. Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize competing deadlines. 
  2. Strong writing and communication skills (including communication with various stakeholders – e.g. community leaders, researchers, government agencies) 
  3. Proficiency in Google Suite, Microsoft Office.
  4. Experience developing and self-managing budgets, workplans, and tracking projectinvoices.
  5. Experience leading calls, setting agendas, and facilitating feedback sessions to progress projects efficiently and effectively.
  6. Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills including presentation skills.
  7. Professional demeanor and presence including the ability to handle confidential information.  
  8. Creativity and excitement to brainstorm new ideas and solutions.
  9. Desire to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with multiple demands as programs progress.
  10. Strong interest in advancing social connection for all populations.
  11. Commitment to health equity.


To apply, please send resume and cover letter including salary requirements and at least one professional reference to info@social-connection.org and indicate “Program Implementation Manager” in the subject line.

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