Job Description

Sr. Program Manager, PCA and HCCN


The Community Health Center Association of Connecticut (“CHCACT”) is a membership association comprised of community health centers, all of whom provide comprehensive health care to the people of Connecticut and beyond. The Association, with headquarters in Cheshire, Connecticut is a recognized national leader in the provision of technical assistance and training in practice transformation and quality improvement. Our team of professionals is dedicated to strengthening and supporting the clinical and operational performance of community health centers. Our mission is to advance and align the work of health centers, with stakeholders, to improve the health and wellness of all.

POSITION SUMMARY: This is a newly created role for CHCACT seeking a seasoned professional with strong expertise in program design and implementation and preferably with federal/state grant programs.  We are seeking an experienced individual capable of understanding the needs of CHCACT’s member Community Health centers and translating those needs into our workplans through our Section 330 Primary Care Association and Health Center Controlled Network grants.

The HCCN/330 Sr. Program Manager is primarily responsible for the development and implementation of an annual workplan grant program requirements for the Health Center Control Network (HCCN) federal grant and Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) Primary Care Association (PCA) grant. This position will supervise program coordinators whose role is to support the HCCN and the 330 PCA grant activities.

ESSENTIAL Functions:

  • Oversees the overall implementation and execution of the 330 PCA base grant and the HCCN grant.
  • Promotes the use of HIT in support of quality improvement related to patient care, finances, and operations at FQHCs.
  • Creates an annual HCCN and 330 workplan that represents alignment between grant requirements to support health center needs.
  • Monitors the progress of numerous program activities to ensure timeliness and completion in line with program goals.
  • Facilitates workgroups as directed funded through the PCA and HCCN grants.
  • Collaborates with CHCACT’s Grants Administration maintains compliance of grant requirements and contracts.
  • Collaborates with CHCACT Finance, creates budgets and ensures timely submission of narratives, data, and budget reports to funders for HCCN and PCA grants.
  • Collaborates with Finance on the development and implementation of yearly programmatic budgets. Manages and approves the program budget expenditures, including the purchasing of all program services. Monitors and responds to variances between actual and budgeted amounts.
  • Identifies subcontractors and consultants, as needed, to support workplan activities.
  • Disseminates information to FQHC staff and serves as point of contact for all programmatic questions.
  • Assists with the development and writing of grant applications to various funding agencies, including any yearly continuation grant submissions.
  • Performs other department or agency-related duties or special projects as assigned.
  • This position oversees the ongoing operation of CHCACT’s Health Center Controlled Network (HCCN) grant, other HIT activities, the 330 Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) PCA grant and has direct supervisory responsibilities of HCCN and 330 Program Coordinators and the IT Data Analyst position.


  • Must be able to build strong relationships and work collaboratively with all levels of individuals within various agencies, FQHC leaders, advocates, community partners, and other stakeholders.
  • Able to communicate information clearly and succinctly with grant funding agencies, community partners, stakeholders, and individuals from the community effectively, clearly, and positively via phone, email, and in-person.
  • Must be highly detail-oriented and have excellent organizational and time management skills. Ability to multi-task, manage, and prioritize various projects, assignments, and grants as well as work effectively toward numerous deadlines.
  • Must be able to work both as a team player and independently in a frequently changing environment.
  • Solid understanding of project management, managing grant performance and budgets.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License and insurance and must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check. This position requires driving a personal vehicle on behalf of CHCACT, travel (up to 30%) may be required to attend meetings throughout the state.


Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field (health information management, management information systems, public health, health administration, or other health related field) and/or relevant experience. Master’s degree preferred. Three to five years of demonstrated skills managing and supporting health information systems and information technology, preferably with a nonprofit, grant-based organization. Federally Qualified Health Center experience also preferred.



CHCACT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities. CHCACT considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does CHCACT discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.


How to Apply

CHCACT Cheshire