Project/Data Manager, Community Health Worker Training Certificate Program

General statement of responsibilities

CAI, a training, technical assistance, and research-to-practice nonprofit organization, is seeking a highly motivated professional for the full-time position of Project/Data Manager of Community Health Worker Training Certificate and Apprenticeship Project, based in CAI’s NYC office. The Project/Data Manager will have experience in data analysis, public health and/or workforce development, be a team player and a problem-solver and have a proven track record of managing successful projects.

Under the direction of the Project Director for the Community Health Worker Training Certificate Program, the Project/Data Manager is responsible for coordinating the day-to-day delivery of training and field placements at experiential learning sites for all CHW trainees and ensures the provision of wrap-around support to trainees and apprentices. The Project/Data Manager will provide data coordination and is responsible for monitoring and tracking trainee participation in the project and creating data-driven reports for the funder. The Project/Data Manager is responsible for the planning, execution, and final delivery of project tasks ontime and within budget, while assisting the Project Director to ensure that the program’s goals and objectives are met.  

Major tasks and responsibilities (include, but are not limited to)

  • Manage the delivery of CAI’s CHW Training Certificate Program and related training initiatives in close collaboration with the Project Director.  
  • Develop and manage project plans, timelines, and budgets. 
  • Coordinate project teams to ensure tasks are completed on time and within budget. 
  • Conduct data analysis to identify trends and insights to inform project direction and decision making. 
  • Create data-driven reports for funders, partners, and community members to demonstrate impact and progress. 
  • Communicate project status and progress to stakeholders and CAI senior management. 
  • Identify and mitigate project risks. 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key partners and stakeholders. 
  • Work collaboratively and pro-actively with partner agencies to support recruitment and placement of CHW trainees and apprentices. 
  • Work closely with the Support Coach in providing wrap-around support to trainees and apprentices.  
  • Closely track trainee participation in the project and ensure that they are meeting required standards. 
  • Ensure project deliverables meet or exceed expectations. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Minimum education, experience, and other required skills

  • Bachelor’s degree and experience managing Community Health Workers/ Health Support Workers/ Patient Navigators  
  • 5 years of experience in project management, with a focus on data analysis and public health and/or workforce development 
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret data and communicate insights to non-technical audiences 
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and project management skills 
  • Strong communication and leadership skills 
  • Experience creating data-driven reports for different audiences 
  • Experience with data collection and management of databases 
  • Experience working with non-profits or in a mission-driven organization  
  • Knowledge of quality improvement and the principles of performance management to improve patient and community outcomes 
  • Excellent analytic, strategic thinking and presentation skills including interpersonal, as well as oral and written communications skills.  
  • Excellent planning skills, extremely organized, and ability to multi-task. 
  • Demonstrated skills in project coordination and project management. 
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team.  
  • Flexibility of schedule and ability to travel (approximately 25% travel-time required). 


  • Master’s Degree in Public Health or Education or Social Work, or similar field preferred. 
  • Student centered, collaborative, and data driven approach to workforce development. 
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel/Access/PowerPoint/Outlook. 

Other requirements

In keeping with CAI’s “safety first” approach during the COVID-19 epidemic, to ensure the health of our employees and the public whom we interact with, we are requiring all CAI employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. New hires must show proof of at least one vaccine shot prior to their first day of work. (If someone is unable to obtain a vaccine due to a medical/disability or religious reason, they may contact CAI’s HR department; contact information will be provided as part of the interview process.)

Physical Demands

These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the Project/Data Manager CHWTP job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the Project/Data Manager CHWTP job. 

While performing the Project/Data Manager CHWTP responsibilities, the employee is required to talk and hear. This position requires the employee to be on-site at a CAI office. The employee is often required to sit and work at a desk for prolonged periods of time and use their hands and fingers to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.  

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the Project/Data Manager CHWTP position and it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 


The salary range for this position is $85,000- $95,000. CAI offers a generous benefits package including:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Flexible spending Account (FSA)
  • Dependent Care Account (DCA)
  • Transit Reimbursement Account
  • Life Insurance – company sponsored up to $50,000
  • Long term disability (LTD)
  • Short term disability (STD)
  • 401K retirement plan after three (3) months of employment
  • 401K company match of up to 3% of salary after the completion of one (1) year of service
  • Semi-monthly payroll, the 15th and last day of each month
  • Flexible and Hybrid work schedules
  • Vacation and Leave benefits:
    • 11 Holidays per year
    • 2 Personal days year
    • 12 Sick days per year
    • 10-15 Vacation days per year increasing after 4 years of service
    • 1 Cancer Screening Day per year
    • Bereavement Leave
    • Jury Duty Leave

How to apply

Apply online now. 

CAI is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.