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Project Manager, Upstream Health 


Salud Para La Gente (SALUD) provides high quality, comprehensive and cost-effective medical, dental, behavioral health, optometry and other services to underserved, low-income communities in the Monterey Bay area, including Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties. SALUD began in Watsonville in 1978 as a storefront free clinic, and is now a Federally Qualified Health Center. With 4 health center sites, school-based health centers and over 400 employees, we provide high quality services to patients of all ages.

We are seeking a Project Manager to lead or co-lead the coordination and management of all stages in planning and overseeing various projects to ensure they are completed in a timely fashion and within budget. The Project Manager supports programs and efforts related to Salud’s strategic goals and priorities. The Project Manager may support and attend various meeting related to projects.


  • Co-lead project life cycle ownership: successful project delivery will include full implementation from initiation to deployment for complex projects (sometimes simultaneously) in close partnership with senior-level leaders, stakeholders, and individual contributors. 
  • Work closely with clinic leadership to support community and mandated health action plans.
  • Outcomes Measurement including collection and analysis of Data, Care Based Incentive data, efficiency dashboard data, and clinic utilization data
  • Collaborate with EDI (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) Committee Leaders to achieve project milestones.
  • Expansion of Data Collection through implementation of Health Equity metrics to track.
  • Grant coordination including developing proposals in area of expertise and reporting outcomes
  • Program Planning and Development, both short- and long-term, and managing projects along with timelines toward successful completion
  • Provide management towards programs, projects and other initiatives
  • Design, prepare and revise documents/materials for ongoing programming, grants, or projects.
  • Work closely with the functional leaders to ensure timely completion of all projects and project inquiries.
  • Generate work plans and reports detailing the status of programs or projects.
  • Conduct research and compile results as requested.
  • Attend events, and provide logistical support as needed.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with program partners, consultants and stakeholders.
  • Communicate with external stakeholders, and coordinate media or public communication with Salud’s Communications Director/Manager.  
  • Performs related duties or responsibilities, as assigned or requested.
Position Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, health care, or related field, and 5+ years relevant experience
  • Proven success in managing projects on time and within budget
  • Bilingual and Bicultural
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, including advanced skills in Excel, Word, Outlook specifically calendaring)


  • Experience with EDI Programs and Projects
  • Master’s degree
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Collaborative and independent, self-starter
  • Demonstrates a passion for equity and social justice
  • The ability to think holistically can see both the big picture and the detail level
  • Committed to identifying the needs of others, and
  • Willingness to adapt to meet competing priorities.
  • Responsive to the experiences of others and are committed to ongoing learning/unlearning and self-growth.
  • Demonstrated value of listening to and responding to different perspectives.
  • Committed to bringing their own experience working and/or identifying with historically marginalized and underserved communities.

The ideal candidate will embrace our mission to provide high quality health care to patients of all ages.


  • Standing, walking, sitting, typing, reaching, moving and/or lifting up to 25 pounds.


Competitive salary and benefit package. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and life insurances, Voluntary Long Term Disability, 401(k), PTO and Holiday pay.


Please apply online with your current resume and cover letter:


Salud is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Salud is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact the Salud Human Resources Department, [831-728-8250, and].

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Position Project Manager  
Close Date 12/31/2021  
Post Internal Days 0  
Number of Openings 1  
Number Filled 0  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Req Number ADM-21-00013  
Open Date 10/15/2021  
About the Organization Salud Para La Gente (SALUD) provides high quality, comprehensive and cost-effective healthcare to underserved low-income communities in the Monterey Bay area, primarily in Santa Cruz County and North Monterey County. We began in Watsonville, CA, in 1978 as a storefront "free clinic", and became a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in 1992. Today we are a primary health care network with 12 clinic sites and continue to provide high quality services to patients of all ages.

SALUD offers a collaborative culture that values excellence, achievement, innovation, teamwork and compassion while ensuring respect, dignity and fairness for our patients.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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