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Program Manager - Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Division CIB

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Boston Public Health Commission | Boston, MA

Boston Public Health Commission

Published 8 days ago

To apply online please go to and search for requisition number: 1220.

Program Manager - Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Division CIB

Community Initiatives


1010 Massachusetts Avenue-LOC01

Posting Date

Jun 18, 2020

Requisition Number


Number of Openings


Job Description

Under the direction of Division Director, manages selected short and long-term projects and initiatives that may change over time. Focus of division and projects

are obesity and chronic disease prevention, with a priority on addressing racial, ethnic, and other inequities in health outcomes through policy, systems and

environmental approaches in diverse sectors of the community.

Manages Roxbury in Motion program contract with MA Department of Public Health Mass in Motion program and Roxbury community partner


Manages Childhood Obesity Intervention Cost Effectiveness Studies (CHOICES) project in partnership with the T.H. Chan Harvard Prevention

Research Center and community partner organizations.

Manages additional small grants and contracts as awarded to the division.

Coordinates with other BPHC and City of Boston departments to provide programmatic support for chronic disease prevention activities.

Represents BPHC on community and statewide working groups and committees.

Convenes and facilitates partnership meetings with internal and external partners to develop and monitor program initiatives.

Analyzes programs and policies that support chronic disease prevention and makes recommendations. Conducts literature reviews and other

information gathering.

Prepares memos, reports, fact sheets, blogs and related materials.

Manages development and implementation of other projects as assigned.

Provides planning and operational support to additional Division projects as team member.

Develops and manages program workplans, timelines, and budgets.

Stays current in best practices for addressing chronic disease prevention.

Responsible for data management and analysis for assigned projects. Coordinates with division director and Research and Evaluation Office for

program evaluation.

Presents project findings at conferences, meetings, and for community partners.

May supervise staff, interns and volunteers as appropriate.

Meets regularly with Division Director regarding all aspects of program work, including but not limited to confidential matters.

Works in a confidential capacity. Operates independently. Uses independent judgment and discretion to make decisions affecting the department and staff

as it relates to unit operations/services and BPHC policy. Make and recommend management and personnel decisions for, including but not limited to

promotion, transfer and assignment of staff, and imposition of discipline.

Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

The preferred candidate will have Master's degree in public health, community health, or related discipline and 1+ years relevant experience in public or

community health with a focus on program implementation; OR BA/BS with 3+ years of relevant experience OR high school diploma/GED with 6+ years

of relevant experience.

Knowledge and experience in how to plan, implement and manage health projects and initiatives.

Knowledge of public health policies and practices. Knowledge and experience in policy, systems and environmental approaches to obesity and chronic

disease management is preferred.

Understanding of and commitment to promoting racial justice and health equity, including understanding the impact of racism on public health.

Understanding of social determinants of health's impact on health outcomes and health equity.

Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to establish and maintain rapport with internal and external partners and to function as member of a team.

Demonstrated ability to work well with diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic groups in a manner that builds trust and supports increased

collaboration and partnership.

Experience incorporating the perspectives of multiple communities, including communities of color, in the consideration of impacts and outcomes of a

decision-making process.

Understands the diverse perspectives of stakeholders and works with them to resolve differences.

Familiarity with Boston neighborhoods, community-based organizations and systems.

Bilingual and/or bicultural applicants encouraged to apply.

Ability to prepare reports, presentations and keep accurate records.

Excellent verbal communication skills; experience making presentations to diverse audiences and in facilitating meetings.

Demonstrated organizational skills, including developing timelines and meeting deadlines.

Advanced knowledge & experience with MSOffice, MSWord/Excel, Powerpoint, and Windows software.

Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment.

Valid Massachusetts driver's license required. Access to own vehicle or ability to travel throughout Boston neighborhoods required.

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., Any position that requires an advanced degree will be subject to education

verification, The Boston Public Health Commission is an EEO Employer and all applicants meeting the minimum requirements are eligible to apply, The

advertised shift and schedule are subject to change at the departments discretion.

Union Status




Pay Range

$53,000 - $58,000


Monday-Friday 9-5, 35 hours/week

Requires occasional evening and weekend work for community meetings and events

To apply online please go to and search for requisition number: 1220.

Program Manager - Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Division CIB

Community Initiatives


1010 Massachusetts Avenue-LOC01…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule


1010 Mass Ave 6th floor, Boston, MA 02118

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