Manager, MA-SOAR Program

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $58,000
Maximum: $65,000




40 Court St.
10th Floor
United States


The Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers (MassLeague) Manager, Massachusetts Community Health Centers Supporting Opioid Addiction Recovery (MA-SOAR) Program will serve as the lead program and grant manager for the League’s SAMHSA Medication Assisted Treatment – Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction Grant (FOA: TI-18-009) reporting to the Director, Substance Use Initiatives within the Clinical Division of the Mass League. The grant manager will provide leadership and oversight to support implementation, operations and coordination of the SAMHSA MAT-PDOA grant. This SAMHSA funded grant is designed to increase access to Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) to address opioid use disorders (OUD) at partnering community health centers (CHC). This position will coordinate all aspects of the grant including initial start-up and contracting, ensuring deliverables are fulfilled, and supporting program evaluation.

About Us: Established in 1972, the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers (the League) is a non-profit, statewide association representing and serving the needs of the state's 50 community health center organizations with more than 300 total access sites. Our mission is to promote population health equity for all through leadership and programs supporting community health centers in achieving their goals of accessible, quality, comprehensive, and community responsive health care.

Key responsibilities:

o  Develop and oversee contract start-up and implementation strategy and activities for executing SAMHSA MAT-

PDOA grant

o  Plan/facilitate Grant Steering Committee Meetings and monthly calls with grant partners

o  Assess and respond to ongoing training and TA needs of CHC partners.

o  Monitor grant partner performance and evaluation, including GPRA reporting

o  Draft SAMHSA required bi-annual progress reports

o  Act as liaison between and coordinate work among the League, SAMHSA Government Program Officer, Grant

Evaluators, and CHCs partnering on the MAT-PDOA grant

o  Develop partnerships among various community stakeholders by representing the League and grant partners at

relevant meetings

o  Gather data and report emerging trends, needs, and barriers to care for those with OUD

o  Maintain strong working relationships with training and technical assistance providers that support effective

substance use disorder care at community health centers.


Key qualifications:

o  Education & Knowledge:

  • Clinical graduate degree preferred (e.g. MPH, MSW, MSN)
  • Knowledge of clinical and public health best practices and standards
  • In-depth knowledge of current public health and statewide health care initiatives helpful
  • Knowledge of Substance Use Disorder / Opioid Use Disorder, Medication Assisted Treatment, and Recovery Coaching 

o  Experience:

  • Five years of project / contract management and grant coordination preferred
  • Experience working in public/community health setting: community nonprofit, foundation, government agency, or similar organization (CHC experience preferred)
  • Direct experience with behavioral health or substance use fields preferred
  • Experience overseeing contracts (e.g. start-up, budgeting, work plan development, deliverables, evaluation, etc.)
  • Grant report writing, large project report development experience preferred

o  Skills:

  • Ability to utilize health informatics, outcome measurement, data and reporting tools to drive decision-making and quality improvement
  • Ability to problem solve at a systems level (e.g. identify and address gaps in service)
  • Ability to lead diverse stakeholder project teams and planning / facilitating meetings
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment, juggle many priorities and handle stress in a professional and positive manner
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Virtual Connectivity Platforms e.g. Go to Webinar, Zoom, Skype for Business, Survey Monkey, etc.)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills 

o  Physical:

  • Most time spent sitting, with up to 1/3 of time walking or standing.
  • There are no restrictions on ability to interrupt periods of sitting.
  • Manual dexterity required for typing, filing, etc.
  • Minimal lifting. Vision requirements as appropriate for working on computer and with typed and handwritten materials.

o  Environmental: Climate controlled office with a moderately noisy work environment

o  Technology: Computers, phones & cell phones, copiers/printers, fax machine, Zoom Video


Job Title: Manager, MA-SOAR Program

Date Updated: October 9, 2018

Job Category: Exempt

Job Status: Full-time

Salary Range: $58,000 - $65,000

Division: Operations

Department: Clinical

Reports To: Director, Substance Use Initiatives

Location: Boston and Worcester

Manages Others: No

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals and disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position description. 


Benefits package includes health insurance, dental insurance, short and long term disability coverage, life insurance, 403b/SEP retirement plans, and earned paid sick and vacation time.

Level of Language Proficiency

Ability to communicate clearly and fluently via writing and orally in English.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume to: Jim Hiatt, Director of Substance Use Initiatives –