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A CHES®/MCHES® is specifically trained to:
  • Assess Needs, Resources and Capacity for Health Education and Promotion
  • Plan Health Education/Promotion
  • Implement Health Education/Promotion
  • Conduct Evaluation and Research Related to Health Education/Promotion
  • Administer and Manage Health Education/Promotion
  • Serve as a Health Education/Promotion Resource Person
  • Communicate, Promote and Advocate for Health and the Profession of Health Education/Promotion

Adagio Health

Since 1971, Adagio Health has been providing affordable, high-quality health and wellness services and support in western Pennsylvania. In recent years, our footprint has expanded to include counties in West Virginia. Most of the 100,000 patients and clients receiving services at Adagio Health are women who are uninsured and underinsured. Adagio Health serves women and their families in predominantly rural communities where access to healthcare services is scarce. Adagio Health's services includ

Tobacco Prevention and Control Program Manager

Position Overview:

Adagio Health is the manager of Tobacco Prevention and Control programs in Allegheny County. Known as the Regional Primary Contractor (RPC), Adagio Health is funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Health to accomplish four primary objectives:

  1. Prevention initiation of tobacco use among youth and young adults
  2. Promote cessation efforts among adults and youth to address use of all tobacco products
  3. Eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke
  4. Identify and eliminate tobacco and all other tobacco products disparities

The Program Manager will be tasked to manage the project and staff in Allegheny County, which includes a team of five direct reports, to achieve project and grant deliverables. The Program Manager will provide oversight and management of several subcontractors and external partners to achieve outlined deliverables.  In addition, the Program Manager with co-supervise a regional coalition of partners with similar goals and objectives. The candidate should have sound fiscal, program management, and personnel management skills.

A Day in the Life of a Program Manager:

The Program Manager works on a variety of activities, which include managing projects and supervising staff; managing subcontractors and external partners; collaborating with internal partners and other departments; oversight of project budgets; identifying new partnerships; managing relationships with funders; preparing reports for supervisor, leadership, and funders; developing necessary projects and pilots to address gaps in services. The position reports to the Senior Director of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.

Organizational Expectations:

  • Serve as an ambassador of Adagio Health’s program and projects
  • Improve job knowledge by remaining aware of best practices; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining professional networks
  • Embrace and exemplify organizational standards and guiding principles to increase access to health care services and programming
  • Commit to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s (preferred) degree in public health, public administration, social work, or other social science field preferred
  • 3-5 years related professional experience
  • Ability to organize time and manage diverse activities
  • Proven organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong leadership, communication, and leadership skills
  • Management experience required  
  • Experience in managing external partners
  • Experience with databases, spreadsheets, and presentations
  • Interest in health promotion and disease prevention
  • CHES and/or MCHES is preferred
  • All applicants must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination upon hire.

Compensation & Benefits:

Adagio Health offers a competitive non-profit salary commensurate with skills and experience as well as a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employment that includes paid vacation, medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, and a retirement savings plan.

Experience Required

-Bachelor’s or Master’s (preferred) degree in public health, public administration, social work, or other social science field preferred -3-5 years related professional experience


Adagio Health offers daylight hours with no nights, weekends, or holidays. We offer affordable healthcare and insurance coverage, a 403(b)-retirement plan with immediate vesting in Adagio's contribution, and professional development reimbursement.


Adagio Health offers a competitive non-profit salary.

How to Apply

To apply for this position and view all our available positions, please go to:

Adagio Health
603 Stanwix St #500
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: (412) 288-2130

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