Coordinator II (Project Coordinator) - Office of Minority Health, Department of Health and Human Services, "Advancing Health Literacy to Enhance Equitable Community Responses to COVID-19"

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The Advancing Health Literacy to Enhance Equitable Community Responses to COVID-19 is a two year federal grant project funded by the Office of Minority Health at the Department of Health and Human Services project for $3.875 million dollars, starting 7/1/2021. Our project has two overarching outcome goals for our focus population, Boston residents who are Black, Latinx, of limited English proficiency, immigrants or members of other marginalized groups: (1) Increase and evaluate acceptability and use of COVID-19-related outreach, service delivery, education and media messaging that reduces inequities in access to COVID-19 prevention and treatment; and (2) based on evaluation findings, develop more effective, culturally competent and replicable outreach and service delivery models for future local public health efforts to reduce health inequities.

The Boston Public Health Commission is partnering with the Mauricio Gastón Institute at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, a minority-serving institution that evaluates programs and informs policymakers about issues vital to the state's growing Latino community. Working with the Gastón Institute, we will conduct a formative evaluation--data analysis, focus groups, key informant interviews, online surveys, social network analysis--to better understand the kinds of social networks, messages, outlets and health literacy approaches through which we can engage our focus populations. Our findings will inform the development of more effective multicultural and multilingual models for engaging communities in public health prevention and treatment activities. These models will be extremely valuable to future vaccination campaigns for other communicable diseases--e.g., influenza--and for increasing health literacy for other prevention, testing, and treatment activities.


Under the leadership of the Project Director and the Principal Investigator, the Project Coordinator will coordinate the successful and timely implementation of the project including:

  • Coordinates the implementation of the various high priority projects project strategies and actions.
  • Monitor's progress of projects to ensure milestones and deadlines are met.
  • Assure all federal reporting and other requirements are met in a timely manner and according to grant requirements (e.g.: plans, reports, changes).
  • Interacts with key BPHC bureaus and programs to ensure progress on their project plans and deliverables and to facilitate coordination and integration.
  • Supports planning processes including staff, City of Boston and community members and organizations.
  • Develops solicitations, scopes of work, and supports contracting and funding processes.
  • Implements and monitors processes to ensure timely implementation and reporting on project priorities and deliverables.
  • Draft reports, presentations, memos, and other forms of communication on behalf of the Project Director and Principal Investigator
  • Plan agendas, timelines and documents plans. Facilitate meetings as needed.


  • Master's degree with a major in public health, health administration, health management or public administration OR a bachelor's degree and two years of experience.
  • Ability to coordinate program operations including contract oversite, planning and monitoring of actions and deliverables.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships that values diverse experiences and perspectives.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and respond to multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Ability to synthesize, prepare and present information, written and oral, including reports, presentations, and other materials in a clear, coherent, and concise manner.
  • Knowledge of designing and implementing public health programs.
  • Self-directed with an ability to manage multiple priorities and timelines, including time sensitive requests.
  • Ability to function independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to interact effectively with varying levels of staff and with key partners.
  • Experience with Windows Office Package (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, etc.) and ability to learn new software applications and technology.
  • Familiarity of Boston's neighborhoods, particularly Boston neighborhoods with historically marginalized populations and communities with poorer health outcomes.
  • Community organizing or mobilizing experience valued.
  • Written and oral fluency in a language in addition to English valued.
  • Quality improvement and/or performance management experience a plus.


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, 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


Unionized - Grade 15


$993.89 - $1,187.79/Weekly


9-5, Monday-Friday, some evening and weekends

The Advancing Health Literacy to Enhance Equitable Community Responses to COVID-19 is a two year federal grant project funded by the Office of Minority Health at the Department of Health and Human Services project for $3.875 million…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Comprometimento de Tempo
    Carga Horária Integral
  • Data de Início
    8 de novembro de 2021
  • Educação
    Ensino Superior Requerido
  • Nível profissional
USD $51.682 - USD $61.765
/ ano


Boston, MA, USA

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Please apply by visiting www.bphc.org/careers. Please search for Requisition No. 1520

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