Healthy Breathing Program Manager with Esperanza Community Housing Corporation

Founded in 1989 to address displacement and housing insecurity in South Los Angeles, Esperanza Community Housing Corporation has grown into a multi-faceted and nationally recognized social justice organization engaged in comprehensive community development through our core program areas: housing, health, arts and culture, economic development, and environmental justice. Low-income community residents of all ages and ethnicities are the foundation of our work. Esperanza creates opportunities for growth, security, participation, and recognition by developing and preserving affordable housing; ensuring quality education; promoting health and access to care; stimulating involvement in the arts, science and culture; pursuing economic development; and advocating for progressive public policy and human rights. Esperanza works collaboratively through partnerships to strengthen our neighborhood. In all our actions, Esperanza builds hope with the community.


Project Description: Esperanza Community Housing Corporation’s Healthy Breathing program is an innovative “Healthy Homes” approach to provide care for children and adults suffering from uncontrolled asthma. The purpose of the program is to improve the managements of asthma among children and adults, and decrease preventable emergency room children through a culturally competent and accessible model that utilizes community health workers (Promotores de Salud) who conduct in-home and community-based services. Promotores provide patients and their families with individualized case management support, referrals to clinical care, asthma management education, and environmental health interventions necessary to stabilize and improve their health.


Job Description: The Healthy Breathing Project Manager will move the Healthy Breathing project forward to meet project outcomes and lead the community-based partnership with local clinics. The Project Manager is responsible for staff supervision and assignments, reports, training and quality assurance activities, coordination of field activities and liaison with staff of program partners. The Project Manager will also be responsible for integrating with the larger health mission and activities of Esperanza Community Housing Corporation.



  • Providing oversight and coordination for the Healthy Breathing project.
  • Supervising  Esperanza’s  Healthy Breathing project staff to meet aligned project goals. Assisting with project coordination for other programming and projects for Esperanza as needed.
  • Developing the infrastructure to advance project and reach grant objectives, including coordination with leadership and staff of subcontracting agencies. 
  • Coordinating all project activities related to Healthy Breathing production objectives.
  • Supervising, coordinating, and monitoring program staff, and evaluation activities.
  • Writing  and submitting grant reports. Coordinating with relevant staff to collect the necessary data to report on achievement and evaluation of grant goals and objectives. 
  • Developing Healthy Breathing presentations, trainings, and technical assistance tools that can be delivered to other community health centers in South Los Angeles.
  • Representing Esperanza Community Housing Corporation on relevant coalitions/collaboratives and at public policy hearings (e.g. Asthma Coalition of Los Angeles County, City Planning meetings).
  • Representing  Esperanza Community Housing Corporation at key events related to the Healthy Homes South Los Angeles project.
  • Integrating with Esperanza’s Healthy Homes program.
  • Coordinating deeply and integrating AsMa:  The Asthma Academy, to train Asthma Home Visitors, and working closely with  Esperanza’s AsMa Project Manager.
  • Representing the Healthy Breathing program on Esperanza’s Management Team.



  • Understanding and support of Esperanza’s organizational  Vision, Mission & Values;
  • 1-2 years experience in project management or coordination;
  • Experience facilitating collaborative projects involving multiple departments or agencies;
  • 2-3 years  experience working in public health, social service, and/or public policy.
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish and English required.
  • Master’s degree in relevant field preferred.
  • Asthma Educator Certification preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience with, and knowledge of, multi-ethnic and underserved communities.
  • Experience working on environmental or chronic disease issues (e.g. asthma, lead poisoning, etc.).


Salary: DOE, commensurate with experience. Esperanza offers medical and dental benefits, 401K, group life insurance, and long term disability.  

Interested parties should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary history to email with subject line: Healthy Breathing Project Manager.


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Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 18:00