Health Resources in Action (HRiA) is a non-profit, consulting organization with a mission to help people live healthier lives and create healthy communities through prevention, health promotion, policy, and research. With an emphasis on community engagement and commitment to racial and healthy equity, HRiA has earned a national reputation as a leader in the fields of public health and social change. We work with diverse clients who share our vision of healthier communities, including federal agencies, state and local health departments, hospitals, and private/corporate philanthropic entities.
Since its founding in 1957, HRiA has been at the forefront of public health, leading the way to promote healthier and more vibrant communities. Our work recognizes how structural racism and social and economic factors impact health outcomes. Our health equity framework centers racial equity and guides our work with communities, partners, and clients as well as our internal policies and processes. HRiA is also a member of the National Network of Public Health Institutes comprising over 40 affiliates across the country.
HRiA’s core services include capacity building assistance (e.g., training, technical assistance, technical services, and communications), grantmaking for biomedical research and community health initiatives, and research and evaluation (including community health improvement services).
As part of HRiA’s capacity building work and our deep expertise in youth development, HRiA manages and implements the Leaders through Education, Action, and Hope (LEAH) Project. The LEAH Project is a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), college access, and career readiness program for Boston area youth typically underrepresented in STEM fields. LEAH’s mission is to promote the power of youth, especially Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) youth, to diversify the STEM fields. Through paid STEM internships, dynamic college and career readiness programming, and meaningful youth leadership opportunities, LEAH cultivates the confidence of youth and equips them with the skills and connections they need to thrive. Participating youth have access to a variety of STEM internship opportunities including LEAH’s signature STEM teaching internships, LEAH Knox Scholars Biomedical Research internships, and general STEM internships.
The Program Associate is responsible for providing overall support to the LEAH Project while implementing specific aspects of LEAH’s Biomedical Research internship track. The Program Associate will be responsible for developing relationships youth, in conjunction with the rest of the LEAH team, as well as implementing programming for these youth that works toward LEAH’s goals of STEM exposure, college access, and career readiness. The ideal candidate for this position is someone who believes in youth leadership and has a deep understanding of youth development, is flexible, comfortable in a fast-paced environment, resourceful, and detail oriented. The Program Associate will be supervised by the LEAH Project’s Senior Program Manager.
This is an exempt, full-time position with a salary range in the low to mid $50k’s, based on skills and experience. The Program Associate will be based in the HRiA’s Boston when it reopens fully in fall 2021. Until then, HRiA staff can continue to work from home.
Duties and Responsibilities:
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Typical hours are Monday – Thursday 10:30 am – 6:30 pm and Friday 9 am – 5 pm. Additional evening and weekend hours are sometimes required to fulfill the duties of this position.
This description is intended to indicate the kinds of work duties that will be required in this position. It is not intended to limit, or in any way modify, the rights of any supervisor to assign, direct, and contract work of staff under his/her supervision. The use of a particular illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties, not mentioned, that are of a similar level or difficulty.
HRiA is actively seeking to build a diverse and experienced staff. The organization encourages multiple perspectives and experiences, supports a multicultural environment, and strives to hire and retain a diverse work force that reflects the populations we work with and the communities where we work. Diversity is a core value of HRiA resulting in culturally competent services, materials, resources, and programs. Our hiring and business practices appreciate the strengths offered through different backgrounds.
HRiA is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.
HRiA offers an attractive benefits package including medical, dental and life insurance, retirement plan, tax-deferred annuity, flexible work schedules, and generous vacation starting at four weeks.
To apply, submit your cover letter and resume online.
Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Applications without cover letters will not be considered.
Health Resources in Action (HRiA) is a non-profit, consulting organization with a mission to help people live healthier lives and create healthy communities through prevention, health promotion, policy, and research. With an emphasis on…