Program Manager

It's Time Texas
August 21, 2023
Fort Worth, Texas
Job Type


About Us

It’s Time Texas is growing, and we need smart, passionate, purpose-driven people to join our team. At It’s Time Texas we share a belief that health and well-being are the cornerstones of thriving people and flourishing communities. Our shared purpose is to make it possible for all Texans, regardless of income, geography, race, or ethnicity, to live their healthiest lives. To do this, we activate Texans around making health a personal and collective priority, while advancing policy, systems, and environmental change to support the health of all Texans. By working with partners and supporters throughout the state, we are changing behaviors, practices, and policies to make healthy living central to what it means to be a Texan. Find out more at

Our work is critically important, and challenging! To be successful, we hire people who are driven to make a difference and bring diverse perspectives and experience to the table. We appreciate our differences and help each other succeed and thrive. We offer a stimulating work environment where talented people who are committed to transforming health in Texas thrive.

Who We Need

The Program Manager supports the School Capacity Building team in serving the Fort Worth community. The Program Manager works to grow and sustain It’s Time Texas’ programmatic work that contributes to saving lives by reducing the instance of preventable chronic diseases while increasing access to health for all Texans. The Program Manager supports relationship development and project management, including but not limited to serving as a project lead, forming, and strengthening partnerships, overseeing staff, contractors, and interns, developing and monitoring deliverables/outcomes, and managing program budgets under the supervision of the Senior Director of Capacity Building. This person will play a critical role in the implementation of future growth strategies and work to increase community engagement, resiliency, capacity and provide tools and skills to communities (i.e., school districts, School Health Advisory Councils, and community health organizations) in enacting policy, systems and environmental (PSE) changes. This position is focused in Fort Worth, TX and may require up to 50% travel within the Fort Worth area for meetings & events.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

Project Management (45%)

  • Serve as a lead Project Lead for the organization using project management processes
  • Communicate effectively with your supervisor on project risks and potential roadblocks
  • Ensure direct reports and project team members are using project management to increase coordination
  • and communication
  • Play a central role to foster cross-departmental collaboration with the marketing department on
  • programmatic projects
  • Lead projects towards the increase of efficiency, reduced costs, and enhanced user experience
  • Manage budgeted program expenditures for projects

Relationship Development and Maintenance (35%)

  • Identify, pursue, secure, and maintain strategic partner relationships to inform the development of curricula and identification of speakers/facilitators for programming
  • Communicate with partners and program stakeholders regularly to maintain strong relationships, monitor progress on agreements (where applicable) and identify growth opportunities
  • Support the development of partnership goals, key performance indicators and partnership models

People Management (15%)

  • Manage staff and/or contract labor support; develop statements of work, monitor progress on deliverables (as appropriate), and manage invoices
  • Manage interns, as needed

Data Collection and Reporting (5%)

  • Responsible for supporting organizational and/or grant/contract reporting
  • Ensures data accuracy within programs
  • Assist in the evaluation of data to improve program effectiveness and efficiency
  • Additional reporting as needed

Who You Are:

  • Mission focused. You’re committed to supporting the mission of ITT and don’t shy away from challenges as you work toward successful results.
  • Relationship-builder. You’re a person who thrives on connecting with others. You’re open, honest, and understand that the work we don’t can’t be achieved alone without the community support.
  • Excellent communicator. You have an ability to effectively communicate (verbally and in writing) complex information in a way that is easily digestible for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Born leader. You are a natural leader with the ability to inspire, motivate, and encourage other. You challenge yourself and others to grow and succeed. 
  • Problem solver. You’re a critical thinker who listens and enjoys analyzing the factors or causes contributing to a problem and generating a set of solutions to achieve your goal.
  • Detail oriented and organized. You excel at time and task management and execute tasks with a high degree of clarity, accuracy, and attention to detail.
  • Team Player. You take direction well, can be flexible/adaptable in a fast-paced environment, enjoy collaborating with peers, and have experience meeting team goals with limited resources.

What You’ll Bring

  • 3+ years of experience working with schools required
  • 2+ years of experience leading and supervising staff required
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, public health, community health, public policy, or similar field required
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of school health issues and strategies
  • Project management experience and familiarity with project management software (i.e., Asana)
  • A thorough understanding of data and technology
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Must reside in greater Fort Worth area
  • Ability to travel up to 50% across Fort Worth area.
  • Must have reliable transportation

Working Environment & Benefits

It’s Time Texas is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace. Originally founded in Austin, TX, we now work virtually and have staff members located in multiple regions across the state. We offer a fun, flexible work environment, company sponsored activities, and commit to providing each employee with job satisfaction by addressing core needs.

We offer a generous benefits package including:

  • 100% paid, employee-only medical coverage
  • Five weeks, PTO
  • Monthly cell phone and wellness stipend
  • Two-week (paid) office closure each December
  • Employer-paid Short-term and Long-term disability insurance
  • Life insurance ($50k for the employee)
  • Vision and dental plan options available
  • Retirement benefit options are available
  • Eight paid holidays

Pay range: $50k - $65k
This position is remote but candidate must live in the greater Forth Worth area.

Application Instructions

Please apply here.

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