Our Hiring Process
New jobs can come open at any time. If you’re ready to apply, this is how our hiring process works.
If you are qualified, our next step is a short phone conversation to get a better sense of who you are and what you are looking for in your next role.
If all goes well, we’ll connect you with the hiring manager for an interview to review the role, answer any questions you have, and to determine if this position is a good fit.
Once a hiring decision has been made, we will make an offer. If you are offered a position, it will come as a verbal offer of employment, followed by an official offer letter.
All offers are contingent upon successfully completing a variety of pre-employment processing steps. Once everything checks out, we start onboarding!
Most of our job openings directly support our mission. These jobs are in health care, sexual health education, and advocacy.
We often have openings on teams that support our organization, such as Development, Human Resources, IT, Creative, and Public Affairs.
We have many jobs where all degrees can be applicable! And some positions do not require a degree beyond high school.
The key is to have experience in the type of job you’re applying for.
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When searching our job openings, if you find a job title, location, or keyword of interest, you can set up automatic email alerts that will notify you when new jobs post that match your search.
Click on this button to start the alert set up.
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Studies show that candidates from traditionally marginalized backgrounds usually do not apply for roles unless they meet all the requirements on a job description.
At PPMM, we value the uniqueness of every employee, and we would like to get to know you better as an individual, learning how you can use your personal and professional experience to support our team.
So we strongly encourage you to apply even if you do not think you fulfill all the criteria.
VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Career Services Best Practices
Here are some best practices that our Talent Acquisition team encourages applicants to consider.
Do Your Research
Be curious. Take time review the organization's website. Reflect on why the position resonates with you. What is motivating you to apply? For example, if you are applying at PPMM, do you want to make a positive impact in your community by making health care more accessible? Are you passionate about reproductive health? We want to hear your story!
Double Check Your Work
Make sure your resume is formatted correctly. Proofread for grammatical and spelling errors.
Use a professional email.
Prepare, Prepare, Prepare
Take time to build up your confidence.
Do mock interviews and practice answering common interview questions.
Prepare specific examples for behavioral-based questions that often start with, "Give me an example." Or, “Tell me about a time.” Or, "What would you do if?"
This includes responses to questions, dress, and body language. It means being engaged throughout the process. Keep things positive and be solutions-oriented.
Interviews are not interrogations. They are opportunities for you to have a conversation and share your experience.
Highlight Your Skills
Review the job description and tell us how your previous experiences have prepared you to take on this new role.
Think about what makes you unique.
Don't Wait To Get Started
Don’t wait to start building your experience. Seek out opportunities that can inch you closer to your goal.
Pursue internships, associations, and volunteer opportunities. Visit our PPMM volunteer opportunities page to learn more.
Inspired to Hired:
PPMM employees who began as volunteers
Health Center Manager
There is one word that comes to mind right away about what Jerry Lopez sees in the staff he manages at one of PPMM’s Central Valley health centers: “Passion!” “When I first started volunteering here 12 years ago, I wasn’t even in the health care field at all. But when I saw the passion people had for what we do, I wanted to be part of it,” he said. “That’s still what amazes me about my colleagues and leadership at PPMM, the passion they have – for patients and for giving staff ways to grow and develop.” When Jerry first began volunteering as a file clerk at one of our Fresno health centers more than a decade ago, he had worked exclusively in the automotive field. But he wanted to do something personal and inspiring, so he thought he’d offer to help out at PPMM and see where it led. “As soon as I saw the patients that came in -- people like those I knew who had health care needs that they couldn’t afford or had no insurance – I wanted to help out,” Jerry said. He worked hard to develop streamlined operations processes at the health center where he was volunteering, and staff took notice right away. Eventually, Jerry was trained to be a health services specialist, assisting providers. He spent three years as an HSS before being trained to supervise other aspects of running a health center, including overseeing the ordering of medical supplies and equipment. When he was promoted to be center manager of one of our Central Valley sites, he wanted to pass on the opportunities he was given by mentoring staff who are interested in leadership roles. “We offer incentives to staff by encouraging and helping with their outside education. Right now, we have three or four staff in the health center who are preparing to enter nursing school,” he said. “Some of our very best providers are ‘home-grown,’ people who started here as (health services specialists.)” Looking back, Jerry said he knows he made the right choice all those years ago. “You know, I grew up in Fresno, and what I really wanted was to serve my community,” he said. “This was the best decision I could have made. It changed my life, and I am so grateful.”