Coordinator - Boston Healthy Start Initiative - Boston Public Health Commission

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



1010 Mass Ave 6th floor
United States


May coordinate multiple projects and/or initiatives including activities supporting coalition development, community health education and achievement of program goals.

Coordinate logistics for and support all activities of the Community Action Network (CAN), a network of community agencies that partners with the Boston Healthy Start Initiative to collectively improve birth outcomes and eliminate birth outcome inequality in Boston. The CAN utilizes approaches such as policy change, coordination and enhancement of clinical care, and public awareness.

Ensure and maintain effective communication among community organizations, city agencies, CAN members, and consumers and develops strategies to support CAN activities.

Coordinate and support CAN meetings through recording meeting minutes and results and tracking and following-up with proposed activities to support assigned staff, volunteers, or interns in completion of tasks.

Help connect CAN members to relevant resources to support their work.

Report regularly to BHSI leadership, consultants, and CAN co-chairs on CAN needs and progress.

Work closely with CAN members and the Boston Public Health Commission's Office of Communications to develop a CAN website and a semi-monthly CAN newsletter as tools for both visibility and communication.

Prepare reports for director and funders; assist with data collection and evaluation; and review and analyze information and data concerning CAN activities to determine effectiveness.

Under supervision of program management, develop and oversee distribution of all communications, brochures, and educational materials in accordance with Commission policy.

Deliver services according to established program protocol.

May supervise employees or interns, including but not limited to lower level coordinators within job series; trains, evaluates and recommends discipline for staff; reviews the work of subordinates for completeness, accuracy and content.

Perform other duties as required.

Report to the BHSI Program Manager.

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 plus 5 years of equivalent experience in public health program coordination, management and/or community organizing. Licenses, certifications or program specific experience may be required by grant or program needs.

Experience designing and implementing public health or health related programs and initiatives.

Knowledge and experience in collective impact, coalition work, community organizing, and with health education and health promotion strategies.

Demonstrated experience coordinating and implementing complex projects in the area of position.

Ability to write clear, concise reports, and to follow and to give written and oral instructions in a precise, understandable manner.

Demonstrated experience or related requirements as established by the program may be needed.

Experience planning community meetings and events.

Excellent organizational and oral and written communication skills.

Ability and experience working with diverse populations.

Excellent supervisory and team building skills including: planning and assigning work; evaluating and motivating staff; determining the need for disciplinary action; and either recommending or initiating disciplinary action.

Knowledge and experience with research and evaluation.

Advanced knowledge & experience with MSOffice.

Advanced experience with and knowledge of local community agencies.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

requisition 738