Program Manager - Experience and Education

Job Title

Program Manager - Experience and Education

Job Description

Who We Are

Whole Health empowers and equips people to take charge of their physical, mental and spiritual well-being, and live their lives to the fullest. The mission of the Whole Health Institute (WHI) is to make whole health accessible to all people in all communities. If the Institute is successful, we will see (1) increased health and well-being (decrease in obesity, pain, chronic conditions, etc.), (2) increased self-care, (3) decreased clinical and pharmaceutical needs and decreased healthcare costs, (4) increased employee engagement and business productivity, (5) increased people’s sense of meaning and purpose, connectivity, compassion, and collective humanity.

In order to achieve these goals, the Institute will focus on redesigning what healthcare is and how we deliver it. WHI will lead the transformation of how we educate healthcare professionals in this approach and who comprises the healthcare team. We will partner with employers to address the health and well-being of their workforce, as well as align payment and policies. This work will be driven by unprecedented partnerships, both regionally and nationally, and will be fueled by a grassroots movement in Whole Health.

Through relentless focus, convening and catalyzing ongoing efforts and thought leaders, and the creation of living laboratories, WHI will drive the transformation of physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.


The Role

Reporting to the Experience and Education Senior Director, the Experience and Education Program Manager will work with a close-knit team that is building first a local then national and global strategy to radically redesign how health and well-being is conceptualized and addressed, using the whole health model.

Specifically, the primary duty of the Program Manager will be to manage the main strategic programs and projects developed within the Institute’s Experience and Education strategy. S/he will have a specific focus of managing the integration of whole health learning and experiences throughout childhood and young adulthood to promote early teaching of self-care principles and connection with meaning and purpose. Experience and Education is the Institute’s one priority area where we will be directly creating and delivering experiences, courses, and curricula to drive the transformation at the individual-, organization- and system-level. Thus, the Program Manager will support and manage the deliverables, programs, and projects to bring these offerings to key individuals and organizations that drive system change in the childhood/youth experience. Through management and collaboration with key contractors and team members, the Program Manager will support and manage programs and projects related to the deployment of whole health courses and trainings within preschool, K-12, higher education and other childhood and youth ecosystems. One key initial focus will be creating a living laboratory for whole health delivery in the NWA and create a whole health grassroots movement throughout the region and whole health education and training is a key tactic for both these strategies. Thus, the Program Manager will work in concert with the Institute’s other strategy areas to harness the educational efforts to support the grassroots whole health movement, especially within the childhood and young adulthood landscape. S/he will help to ensure that programs are supported and managed at the highest level of quality and excellence.


What You Will Do

The incoming Experience and Education Program Manager will proactively and continuously manage and support programs and projects within the Institute’s Experience and Education strategy; effectively implement solutions to better the programs and projects under his/her management; provide managerial expertise to support and implement key strategies for whole health childhood and young adulthood ecosystems; stay current and abreast of relevant trends and changes in the whole health landscape to ensure that the Institute operates in accordance with best practices.

Program and Project Management

• At the direction of the Experience and Education Senior Director, execute, implement and manage programs and projects within the Institute’s key Experience and Education strategy;
• Execute and support recommended plans/actions for the creation of the whole health education and training within preschool, K-12, higher education and other childhood and youth ecosystems regionally, statewide, nationally, and globally.

Whole Health Expertise

• Understand the whole health model and have personal and/or professional experience with whole health
• Develop and manage whole health materials, projects, and programs
• Manage whole health education related contracts and contract deliverables
• Manage deployment of whole health education

Childhood/Youth Experience Expertise

• Manage whole health-related curricula development within preschool, K-12, and higher education
• Develop and manage whole health experiences and programming within preschool, K-12, and higher education

Communications

• Conduct written and verbal communications to interface effectively with a broad array of organizations, institutions and individuals.

Relationship Management and Service Delivery

• Build credibility and relationships internally with team members and externally with organizations, institutions and individuals;
• Effectively anticipate and respond to needs and requests.


Requirements for the Role

The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker with a successful program management track record. The individual will have energy, intellectual capacity, strategic business acumen and professional integrity. The ideal background will include:

• Minimum Education – Bachelors; preferred – Masters in a related healthcare field or in the education field
• Personal and professional Whole Health experience with significant , 5+ years of program management experience;
• Significant experience with the whole health paradigm
• Experience managing health-related curricula development within preschool, K-12, and/or higher education
• Experience as an educator or working with educators within preschool, K-12, and/or higher education
• Participated in whole health education and understand the key aspects of these trainings
• Experience in a professional communications role with a variation of stakeholders;
• Excellent communications capability (verbal and written), exceptional attention to detail and reliability, high-level of personal and professional confidence permitting him/her to interface effectively with a broad array of organizations, institutions and individuals;
• Demonstrated ability to effectively serve as a partner on a dynamic team dealing with a start-up strategy; able to provide objective advice and recommendations with conviction;
• Proven ability to build and manage programs and projects and to be an active member of a team who can consistently deliver against demanding goals in an effective and sustainable manner.


All offers of employment are contingent on your successful completion (where permitted by state law) of a confidentiality agreement, background check and verification of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Vaccination exemptions as a reasonable accommodation for a qualified disability or sincerely held religious belief can be discussed at the time of an offer. In addition, you will need to provide proper identification verifying your eligibility to work in the United States on your first day of work.


The Whole Health Institute is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building and maintaining a culturally diverse workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment of any kind. We encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status of protected veteran, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

Basic Qualifications

• Minimum Education – Bachelors
• 5+ years of program management experience
• Significant experience with the whole health paradigm
• Experience managing health-related curricula development within preschool, K-12, and/or higher education