SALARY: $42,000 - $49,000 HOURS: 35 hours M – F, 9 – 5. Requires some evening and weekend hours for community engagement
The Coordinator will join the team for the new Boston REACH Project. The three-year Project is funded by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a demonstration project that aims to close the inequities in health outcomes for obesity and hypertension for Black and Latino residents in Boston. The Project’s focus is to extend the impact of policy, systems and environmental changes that support healthier behaviors, with a focus on reducing consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, increasing bicycling, increasing physical activity and healthy food in after-school programs, and increasing outdoor physical activity through safer, accessible parks and greenspaces. The Project is a collaboration among BPHC, the REACH Coalition, the YMCA of Greater Boston, and two academic centers within Harvard SPH. The Coordinator will work intensively on selected initiatives in the community and with these partners, coordinate communications strategies for promoting healthy beverage consumption and bicycling, and will contribute to overall Project functioning.
DUTIES: C oordinate multiple community engagement initiatives to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities in obesity and hypertension, including activities supporting partnership development, implementation of public awareness campaigns, and organizational policy and systems changes.
In conjunction with BPHC communications office, develop and implement the project’s communications strategies, including a youth-developed component and targeted strategies to Spanish-speaking and other residents who primary language is not English
Coordinate, supports and supervise activities of Boston REACH including special projects.
Provide support and resources to Coalition, leadership team and community groups
Prepares reports for director and funders; assists with data collection and evaluation activities; reviews and analyzes information and data. Implement appropriate fiscal management systems to ensure compliance with grant obligations; manages development of RFPs for community partner contractors; monitors contract implementation. Coordinate distribution of all communications, brochures and educational materials in accordance with Commission policy. Ensure and maintain effective communication among community organizations, city agencies, coalition members and residents and develops strategies to support project activities. Coordinate meetings, events and activities necessary for the effective implementation of program goals. May supervise employees including but not limited to lower level coordinators within job series; train, evaluate and recommend discipline for staff; review the work of subordinates for completeness, accuracy and content. Perform other duties as required.
Master’s Degree in Public Health, Health Policy Administration or a related discipline such as Health Communications required, OR; BA/BS plus 3 years of equivalent experience in public health program coordination, communications 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.
Experience in implementing communications strategies and working with various forms of social media.
Knowledge and experience in coalition building, community organizing and with health education and health promotion strategies.
Experience in coordinating and implementing complex projects.
Experience in planning community meetings, trainings and events.
Excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills.
Prefer knowledge of population-based approaches to community chronic disease prevention and control.
Intermediate or higher level skill in Microsoft Office suite of Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Internet Explorer.
Ability to facilitate meetings of diverse stakeholders. Ability to write clear, concise reports and to follow and give written and oral instructions in a precise and understandable manner. Ability to understand, interpret and manage budget and analytic data. Ability to supervise youth. Ability to work as part of a multi-cultural team. Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment, to meet deadlines, and to flexibly adapt to multiple priorities. Ability and experience working with diverse populations.
Prefer knowledge of positive youth development principles.
Commitment to role of public health in promoting social justice and health equity.
Prefer knowledge of Boston neighborhoods and organizations. Bilingual and/or bicultural applicants preferred. Fluency in Spanish strongly preferred. Massachusetts driver’s license 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.
This position requires direct client/patient contact and as a result of such direct contact, certain immunizations will be recommended and/or required prior to commencement of employment duties.
Boston Residency required or willingness to relocate.