Senior Program Coordinator, Vaccine Equity Program

Senior Program Coordinator, Vaccine Equity Program

Contingent on Funding

Organization Summary

The Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI), founded in 1997, is a statewide 501(c)(3) nonprofit and public health institute that translates evidence into strategy to optimize health ecosystems. Our work focuses on uncovering complementary connections across sectors to combine the social, economic, and human capital needed to align action for health. We champion health for people, within systems, and throughout communities because we envision a world where everyone has the opportunity to be healthy.

We are a highly experienced team of professionals who are dedicated to making a positive, lasting impact on the lives of Louisiana residents.  Our partners represent a broad range of stakeholders including government, academia, healthcare systems and providers, mental health and social services, community-based organizations, policy makers, business leaders and community advocates.  We work together to build community capacity and resilience and to address social, economic, and racial factors that impact health outcomes.

Our Values


We take responsibility and ownership of our work and our impact on one another, our partners, and our communities.


We model the mantra “Nothing about us without us” in our work that is anchored in communities. 


We approach our work with imagination, ingenuity, and calculated risk-taking as a commitment to progressive transformation.


We are deeply committed to centering diversity, inclusion, justice, and fairness in all that we do.


We are dedicated to exceeding expectations and are committed to continual improvement through listening, learning, and leadership.

Partnership & Trust

We build strong, long-lasting, and committed relationships through collaboration and teamwork, the cornerstones of our efforts to advance health and wellness.

 Position Summary

LPHI, a learning-informed organization, dedicated to professional development, coaching, and collaboration through an equity lens, seeks a full-time, experienced, and energetic Senior Program Coordinator to coordinate and organize all major components and coordination of the statewide COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Program to enhance strategies and address emerging racial gaps in vaccination administration in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Health and a plethora of community partners. The statewide COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Program utilizes the collective impact approach aimed to enhance vaccine equity strategies and address the emerging racial gap in COVID-19 vaccination through unprecedented collaboration with trusted, local organizations by hot-spotting the highest-incidence neighborhoods for a proactive vaccination campaign.

The Senior Program Coordinator will develop program plans, timelines, and deliverables, and be responsible for program implementation and reporting. This position will coordinate and monitor program activities of internal teams, external contractors and engaged partners and will also be responsible for developing relationships with partners and local community members, as well as, assisting with meeting planning and facilitation.

The Senior Program Coordinator will report to the Director of Policy & Equity and will work cross-collaboratively with team members across LPHI, including COVID-19 vaccine equity program team members, and team members from finance, communications, and other areas represented across the organizations.

LPHI is headquartered in New Orleans, with employees based throughout the state. This position can be either New Orleans-based (office/remote hybrid) or fully remote from anywhere in Louisiana.  The ideal candidate will have the ability to telework and travel up to 30% of the time throughout the state to implement local community events.  This position is funded through October 2022 with a possibility of extension.

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, public health, or related field, or equivalent experience.  Master’s degree preferred.
  • 2+ years of experience in program/program coordination.
  • Experience designing, implementing, and monitoring detailed program work plans.
  • Experience producing program and evaluation reports.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills with experience working with
  • individuals and groups of diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to think proactively, be a self-starter, and function both independently and as a
  • team.
  • Strong organization and project management skills with the ability to manage heavy workloads and multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Detailed-oriented.
  • Strong commitment to LPHI’s mission and values.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Working knowledge of virtual meeting platforms, including but not limited to Zoom, GoToWebinar, and Microsoft Teams, and ability to be trained to operate these platforms.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities 

Program Coordination, Planning, and Implementation

  • Assist in the planning, implementation, and coordination of program activities.
    • Perform operational and administrative functions including hosting and facilitating meetings (including virtual meetings and operating virtual platforms), developing agendas and timelines, taking meeting notes, and assisting with post-meeting follow up.
    • Assist with preparation and execution of webinars, conference calls, events, etc.
    • Support the development and preparation of program reports and materials.
  • Create, update, and maintain program workplans to ensure timely achievement of program milestones.
  • Engage team members and partners, assist in facilitating strategic planning and decision-making. 

 Program Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning

  • Assist in the planning and coordination of program evaluations.
  • Assist in the development of evaluation plans.
  • Coordinate and conduct qualitative and quantitative data collection.
  • Inform and develop recommendations aligned with data and programmatic findings and evidence-informed best practice.
  • Assist in reporting and product development activities.
  • Contribute to the development of dissemination materials, including manuscripts and presentations.
  • Develop evaluation reports or sections for grant applications.
  • Work with team members to identify and facilitate the sharing of lessons learned, best practices and tools.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Support grant and program development, including but not limited to grant writing as well as grant and programmatic research on evidence-informed and or innovative funding opportunities.
  • Support convenings with community and organizational stakeholders.
  • Support the development of communications materials, including writing content for LPHI newsletters, website, and social media.
  • Support overall organizational operations advancement efforts.
  • Attend and actively participate in team and LPHI-wide meetings.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities 

  • Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and partners
  • Demonstrated emotional intelligence and empathy including interpersonal skills and experience working with individuals and groups of diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to manage challenges successfully, adapt to change, and generate solutions and new approaches; ability to promote a culture of excellence
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver high quality and impactful work and understanding of its impact on other staff, partners, and communities
  • Commitment to centering diversity, equity, and inclusion in executing primary responsibilities
  • Demonstrated commitment and work experience related to LPHI’s mission and vision
  • Ability to assess the environment while strategically seeking and generating new opportunities to advance the organization’s mission
  • Ability to expand partnerships and proactively create sustainable business
  • Demonstrated learning orientation with ability to receive feedback and coaching; commitment to learning, improvement, and innovation
  • Ability to guide team members, work approaches, and responsibilities in an equitable manner while monitoring and ensuring accountability
  • Demonstrated experience driving individual success and team performance by providing ongoing, consistent feedback and coaching; ability to inspire and develop others to achieve excellent results and continually grow
  • Ability to promote openness and adhere to an ethical foundation
  • Relatable to targeted communities of focus.
  • Ability to think proactively, be a self-starter, and function both independently and as a team.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to produce workplans and reports.
  • Excellent organizational skills and detail oriented.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to utilize virtual meeting platforms, including but not limited to Microsoft Teams and Zoom.


  • Minimum starting salary of $46,000.00 dependent on education and experience.
  • A competitive benefits package is offered to all LPHI full-time staff.


Equal Opportunity Employer