Job Posting for BPHC: Senior Program Manager, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Division

Title: Senior Program Manager, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Division

Organization: Boston Public Health Commission, Community Initiatives Bureau Department

Job Type: Full-time, salaried. Requires occasional evening and weekend time commitment for trainings, community events and to meet deadlines.

Brief Summary of Position:

Provides overall management for portfolio of initiatives and projects within the Division that may change over time. Focus of Division is obesity and chronic disease prevention, with a priority on addressing racial, ethnic, and other inequities in health outcomes through policy, systems and environmental approaches in diverse sectors of the community.  Leads initiatives that focus on child and youth-serving sectors.  Provides planning and operational support to additional projects as team member.


  • Manages Boston Healthy Childcare Initiative, which works citywide to support policy, systems and environmental (PSE) changes for healthier foods and physical activity in early childcare and out-of-school time sectors, using training, technical assistance and learning collaborative approaches.
  • Assumes responsibility for sustainability of citywide afterschool initiative, OSNAP, to promote PSE changes for healthier foods and physical activity upon completion of grant funding in 2015.
  • Manages overall Division initiatives to support policy, systems and environmental approaches for healthier beverages, focused on decreasing consumption of sugary drinks and increasing consumption of water.
  • Manages Division community nutrition education programming.
  • Manages Division initiatives for hypertension and diabetes control.
  • Supervises staff members who lead training workshops and provide technical assistance.
  • Plans, develops and implements program work plans, timelines, and budgets.
  • Oversees data management and evaluation processes for assigned initiatives. Assures that data collection, management, analysis and reporting for initiatives are appropriately developed and implemented.  Coordinates with Research and Evaluation Office for program evaluation.
  • Coordinates and facilitates partnership meetings with internal and external partners to develop and monitor program initiatives.
  • Prepares reports and oral presentations. Presents information and findings in a variety of settings.
  • Supports grant development efforts to expand Division activities.
  • Leads workshops and learning collaborative sessions.
  • Represents BPHC at community and partnership events.
  • Stays current in best practices for obesity and chronic disease prevention.
  • Functions as part of overall team for initiatives, providing leadership or staff support for different initiatives as assigned.
  • Supervises interns and volunteers as appropriate.
  • Meets regularly with Division director regarding all aspects of program operations, including but not limited to matters pertaining to program staff and other confidential matters.
  • Performs other duties as required.


  • Master’s degree in public health, health administration, nutrition or related discipline; OR BA/BS plus 4 years of relevant experience; OR 6 years of relevant experience.
  • Minimum two (2) years experience in public health or community health program development and coordination, with preference for experience in policy, systems and environmental approaches to obesity and chronic disease prevention.
  • Prefer knowledge of role of nutrition in obesity and chronic disease prevention.
  • Prefer knowledge and experience in child- and youth-serving programs.
  • Knowledge of program budget planning and monitoring.
  • Knowledge of public health policies and practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, implement, and manage health programs.
  • Understanding of and commitment to role of public health in promoting racial justice and health equity.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish effective communications and working relationships with community agencies and providers.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to establish and maintain rapport with others and to function as member of a team.
  • Excellent written communication skills, including ability to prepare reports and to maintain accurate records.
  • Excellent oral communication skills and experience preparing and making presentations to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment.
  • Exceptional organizational skills with the ability of developing time lines and meeting deadlines.
  • Advanced knowledge & experience with MSOffice, MSWord/Excel, Powerpoint, and Windows software.
  • Demonstrated cultural competence with diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic groups.
  • Prefer familiarity with Boston neighborhoods and community based organizations/
  • Prefer ability to read, write, and speak Spanish.
  • Spanish bi-lingual and/or bicultural applicants encouraged to apply.
  • RD or Massachusetts LDN is a plus.
  • Valid Massachusetts driver’s license required within 30 days of starting position. Access to own vehicle preferred.
  • 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. 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.
  • Boston Residency required (or willingness to relocate).

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