Job Posting for City of Lynn: Program Director for Lynn’s Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund

Title: Program Director

Organization: City of Lynn

Brief Summary of Position:

The City of Lynn is seeking a grant-funded, temporary (1-2 years), full-time Program Director for Lynn’s Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund program.  The Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund (PWTF) is part of a four year $60 million grant created by the Massachusetts Legislature and administered by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to help fight chronic illness and improve health outcomes on the community level while reducing health care costs. As one of nine awardees, the City of Lynn-Public Health Division, is the coordinating organization of a community based coalition that includes Lynn Public Schools, Lynn Community Health Center, Greater Lynn Senior Services, Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, Lynn Housing Authority and Neighborhood Development, as well as other organizations to address key health issues to achieve the goals of the PWTF. The partnership has identified evidence-based interventions in four priority areas: tobacco use, hypertension, pediatric asthma, and falls among the elderly.

Communications and Influence

The Program Director will oversee the implementation and evaluation phases of the PWTF grant which includes but is not limited to:

  • Providing leadership, management and coordination of all partnership activities including contract management, development of work plan, communications plan, project policies and procedures needed to ensure project deliverables are met
  • Working closely with Lynn Health Director and other team members to assure that the program work plan, resource allocation and activities align with the required project deliverables and developing systems needed to ensure timely meeting of deliverables.
  • Developing and maintaining productive working relationship with all core partners to ensure timely implementation of project deliverables including the coordination and facilitation of partnership meetings
  • Actively engaging and connecting partnership with additional community stakeholders that have complementary goals of addressing health issues related to tobacco use, hypertension , pediatric asthma; determine how stakeholders could inform and support current PWTF activities
  • Actively engaging and connecting partnership with additional stakeholders in order to sustain PWTF funding long –term. With support from the Executive, implement Lynn’s sustainability plan.
  • Collaborating with project evaluator and other PWTF staff and partners to ensure that overall evaluation plan aligns with implementation and that data collection methods are in place to ensure successful evaluation.
  • Ensuring compliance with funders’ requirements, including preparation of grant, budget, communication and other reports, attendance at required meetings, and maintaining communication with the MDPH program officer.
  • Providing or facilitating the provision of training and technical assistance activities.
  • Providing subcontract management including overseeing processes for procuring, monitoring and evaluating all sub-recipient contracts
  • Managing and tracking program budget to ensure the City of Lynn and MDPH budget and expenditure requirements are followed.
  • Supervise any assigned program staff.
  • Perform other duties as required.

 Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in public health, social work, nursing, public administration, or a related field preferred or eight years of related managerial or clinical experience.
  • Minimum five years progressively responsible experience in program management, including budget, grant management, contract, and supervisory responsibilities in public health, community health, or related field.
  • MA-DPH grant management experience.
  • Experience in working effectively with diverse community populations and broad based public health/community coalitions.
  • Experience with public health policy work in one of 4 priority areas.
  • Experience with various components of the healthcare and public health systems, including application of evidence-based practices in clinical and community programs that can improve health outcomes.
  • Clinical and/or quality improvement experience within health care systems; experience with electronic medical records and patient management software systems a plus.
  • Ability to work independently, using judgement and discretion related to implementation of project activities.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including ability to prioritize and to multi-task.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment, to meet deadlines, and to flexibly adapt to multiple priorities.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with experience in facilitating large meetings and public speaking.
  • Experience writing reports, grants, issue papers and related documents.
  • Excellent analytic skills, including ability to understand and interpret quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Intermediate or higher level skill in Microsoft Office suite of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

To Apply: Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Lola Omolodun at: LOmolodun@mapc.org.

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