Coordinator - Start Strong - CAFH

Job Type

Full Time




1010 Mass Ave 6th floor
United States


The Project Coordinator will perform these duties:

  • Responsible for working with Division youth and adult staff to integrate best practice from TDV prevention and youth development fields and develop innovative strategies to promote healthy relationships.
  • Assist in the coordination and implementation of academic year and summer programs, activities and events within Healthy Teen Relationship Initiative for 25-50 youth between the ages of 15-18.
  • Take the lead in developing innovative strategies to better engage men and boys in the prevention of relationship violence.
  • Implements best practices re: curricula, peer leadership/education and youth development and parent engagement models for all peer leaders within the Division of Violence Prevention.
  • Responsible for the design, coordination and facilitation of peer education programs, trainings, practice opportunities and activities that focus on but are not limited to: dating violence prevention, healthy relationship promotion, community violence prevention, health equity, program planning, facilitation, public speaking, conflict resolution, LGBTQ and transgender awareness, policy and advocacy, etc.
  • Identify community service, outreach, educational, and field trips/recreational opportunities for peer leaders.
  • Lead the development and implementation of recruitment and retention strategies with schools and community-based organizations
  • Design the data tools for staff, administrator, and teacher evaluations across implementation sites.
  • Design and facilitate trainings at schools, religious institutions and community-based sites for adults and youth.
  • Supervise Division of Violence Prevention peer leaders at community centers and out of school time sites throughout Boston.
  • Provide support for 25-50 peer leaders and opportunities to enhance their skills through outside trainings and ongoing professional development.
  • Take the lead in the management and maintenance of HTRI's website, e-media literacy/social marketing platforms for peer educators and community members. Conduct on-going assessment and evaluation of programming.
  • Work closely with other programs within the Child and Adolescent Health Division.
  • Administrative functions include: progress reports, data collection, consistent database entry, precise and accurate case notes.
  • Perform other duties as required.

BA/BS and experience in youth work public health program coordination, management and/or community organizing; OR 3 years of equivalent experience in youth work, public health program coordination, management and/or community organizing may be substituted for undergraduate degree. Demonstrated experience working with young people and implementing educational programming . Ability to work with diverse populations; Familiarity with Boston neighborhoods and Boston Public Schools. Demonstrated experience in working with schools and coordinating social and emotional learning programming. Knowledge and understanding of public health and social issues confronting youth including health disparities, school dropout , violence etc. 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; 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 schools. 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.

Additional Information

City of Boston Residency 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., Any position that requires an advanced degree will be subject to education verification, This is a grant funded position, The Boston Public Health Commission is an EEO Employer and all applicants meeting the minimum requirements are eligible to apply

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

requisition 657