Job Posting for Boston Public Health Commission: Coordinator – Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Division

Title: Coordinator – Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Division

Organization: Boston Public Health Commission

Brief Summary of Position:

The Boston Public Health Commission, the country’s oldest health department, is an independent public agency providing a wide range of health services and programs.

The Coordinator of the Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Division coordinates programmatic and operational support for diverse division programs and division-wide functions that support healthy eating, physical activity, and chronic disease management. Supports projects as team member under the functional direction of team leads. May be team lead on selected projects. Specific project assignments may change over time.


  • Coordinate and conduct education and training for community stakeholders, including outreach, enrollment, material preparation, and participant data collection.
  • Coordinate division-wide projects, including supporting quality improvement initiatives.
  • Coordinate internal and external workgroups, including agenda development, note taking and after-meeting work.
  • Support division public communications, including researching and developing fact sheets, newsletters, and social media content and maintaining website pages and list serves.
  • Communicate with external stakeholders about division program and services.
  • Coordinate data collection for specific program indicators and for division-wide quality improvement and performance management.
  • Compile internal protocols and procedures that support division functions.
  • Maintain current inventory of public education materials.
  • Attends community meetings and events to share resources and staff information tables.
  • Develops and implements program work plans, timelines, budgets.
  • Compiles data and prepares reports, including for grant reporting.
  • May supervise interns.
  • Performs other duties as required.


  • BA/BS in community health, public health, social work, health communications or related field plus 2 years of relevant work experience, OR 4 years of equivalent work experience in public health program coordination, management and/or community organizing may be substituted for undergraduate degree. Master’s Degree in Public Health, Health Policy Administration, Social Work, Health Communications or a related discipline is a plus and may be substituted for required work experience.
  • Experience working in urban community or public health with diverse communities preferred.
  • Knowledge of community public health concepts and best practices, including community engagement.
  • Knowledge of current approaches to community chronic disease prevention and control, including healthy eating and active living.
  • Experience in project coordination and excellent project coordination skills, including attention to detail and ability to develop and meet timelines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience coordinating and facilitating meetings and events.
  • Ability to establish rapport with others and to maintain harmonious working relationships with others. Ability to work effectively within team settings.
  • Ability to understand and to work with numbers and compile basic data.
  • Ability to develop report formats, prepare reports and to maintain accurate records.
  • Intermediate or advanced level skill in using MSOffice, MSWord, and Excel.
  • Experience and skill in using common social media applications for professional communications.
  • Ability to establish effective communications and working relationships with community agencies and providers.
  • Commitment to role of public health in promoting racial justice and health equity.
  • Understanding of the role of social determinants, including racism, in impacting health outcomes.
  • Demonstrated cultural competence with the diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic groups.
  • Prefer familiarity with Boston neighborhoods and community health programs.
  • Bilingual and/or bicultural applicants encouraged to apply.
  • MA drivers license required within 30 days of starting position. Access to vehicle desirable. Ability to travel throughout Boston to attend meetings and events.

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