Program Manager Community Prevention - Bureau of Recovery Services

Job Type

Full Time




1010 Mass Ave 6th floor
United States


Primary responsibility for the day-to-day coordination and oversight of the Bureau's MDPH-funded opioid misuse prevention work in Boston in coordination Bureau management and Bureau prevention staff.


DUTIES: Work with coalitions, city departments, and community organizations to plan and implement prevention programming using the Strategic Prevention Framework. Work with Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MassTAPP), Bureau prevention and treatment providers, and MDPH to conduct community assessments, implement grant activities, and evaluate results. Serve as the primary contact for the MOAPC and Prescription Drug Misuse grant initiatives. Supervise team of MPH interns on funded projects. Strengthen linkages among local programs, initiatives and coalitions addressing prescription drug and opioid misuse. Provide timely and high-quality completion of all grant deliverables, reports and documentation required by MDPH. Activities will include fiscal management, community organizing, report writing, meeting coordination, group facilitation and training, legislative advocacy, billing oversight, technical assistance to community partners, and contract compliance.


Assist Bureau leadership team in grant preparation and fund development. Represent the Bureau to the community, agencies, individuals and other stakeholders. Liaise between BPHC and other city agencies including Boston Police Department, Boston Public Schools, Parks and Recreation, EMS and Neighborhood Development in the implementation of new substance abuse prevention initiatives.


Work in a confidential capacity with the Director of Programs and Planning. Use independent judgment and discretion to make decisions affecting prevention staff as it relates to program. Develop, implement and manage projects related to the program for the provision of services and to ensure effective operations and compliance with established standards and contracted goals and objectives.


Performs other duties as required.


BA/BS Required. Master's degree in public health or related field is preferred. Experience with Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) preferred. Community Prevention (CPS) certified or willingness to complete certification in one year required. Program evaluation experience preferred. Experience in substance abuse prevention, community health planning, community organizing and providing technical assistance is essential.

A minimum of five years of professional experience or a commensurate combination of education and experience. Strong group facilitation skills required. Strong written and verbal communication skills required. Leadership capability and demonstrated successful experience working with diverse populations is required. Bilingual language capability a plus.


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

Union Status


Job Grade


Pay Range

$50,000 - $60,000

Standard Hours


35 hours per week - Full Time position. Some evenings and weekends required.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

requisition 637