Description: This Program Coordinator position will support three functions including: support the work of the Center for Health Equity and Social Justice (CHESJ), coordinate all operations of the Boston REACH Coalition (BRC) , and provide support for a three year Boston REACH Obesity and Hypertension Demonstration Project . The Center for Health Equity and Social Justice works to support BPHC’s vision to eliminate racial and ethnic health inequities and build health equity through community, policy, and systems change. The Program coordinator is staff of the Center and will support the CHESJ strategic plan and the work to align internal BPHC work within a racial justice and health equity framework. The Boston REACH Coalition is an initiative of CHESJ. The Boston REACH Coalition is a coalition led by the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) in partnership with community residents and organizational partners that are committed to health equity and racial justice. The coalition aims to provide education and training on health equity and racial justice, build skills to support healthy living and self-advocacy, and build a network of people to promote equity. The Program Coordinator will serve as the coordinator for the BRC which is working to improve social, environment, economic conditions that influence health. The Boston REACH Obesity and Hypertension Demonstration Project aims to implement and evaluate population-based policy, systems and environmental changes that can support healthy behaviors and reduce the prevalence of obesity and hypertension among Latino and Black residents city-wide. The Program Coordinator will be the BRC partner lead for a three year CDC-funded grant. The coordinator will work closely with the grant’s Program Director and Community Liaison to ensure community engagement and BRC input to support grant activities. Key Duties:
Oversee all operations of the Boston REACH Coalition
Implement the BRC strategic plan and monitor outcomes that are focused on providing education on health equity and racial justice, promoting program and policy change, and growing the coalition. o Coordinate all meetings (time, location, support) o Facilitate and provide content management for meetings o Responsible for building and maintaining relationships with community leaders, community based organizations, universities, and faith-base, through a combination of direct and indirect outreach activities to diversify the membership of the coalition .
Work closely with Project Director and Community Liaison of the Boston REACH Obesity and Hypertension Demonstration Project to ensure community engagement and BRC input and feedback. o Support the assessment and implementation of the grant activities o Attend leadership, evaluation team meetings and weekly CDC calls as necessary o Act as the liaison for the Center for Health Equity and Social Justice o Support community engagement strategies o Support writing of grant reports o Coordinate all meetings (time, location, support) for the grant liaison, BRC Co-chairs and Steering Committee.
Work collaboratively with staff to ensure implementation of the Center’s strategic plan. o Work with BPHC staff to build internal capacity and leadership to promote racial justice and health equity. o Work with external partners to build capacity and leadership to promote racial justice and health equity.
Perform other duties as required.
Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Policy Administration, or a related discipline, such as sociology, organizational psychology, public health nursing, or health communications required; OR BA/BS and 2 years of equivalent experience in public health program coordination, management and/or community organizing; OR 5 years of equivalent experience in public health program coordination, management and/or community organizing may be substituted for undergraduate degree. Licenses, certifications or program specific experience may be required by grant or program needs. Ability to write clear, concise reports, and to follow and to give written and oral instructions in a precise, understandable manner. Ability to understand, explain, apply the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures of unit activities. Ability to supervise, including: planning and assigning work; evaluating and motivating staff; determining the need for disciplinary action; and either recommending or initiating disciplinary action. Ability to establish rapport with others and to maintain harmonious working relationships with others. Advanced knowledge & experience with MSOffice, MSWord/Excel, SAS with the ability to analyze and interpret data. Advanced experience with and knowledge of local community agencies and health care providers. Exceptional organizational skills with the ability of developing time lines and meeting deadlines. Demonstrated cultural competence with the diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic groups. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively. Bilingual and/or bicultural applicants encouraged to apply. Valid Mass Drivers and good driving record required. A Criminal Offenders Records Information request must be completed for this position. However, a record is not an automatic bar to employment but is reviewed in relation to the job applied for. Boston residency required (or willingness to relocate.)
Boston Public Health Commission - 2 years ago