Job Posting for The Massachusetts Department of Public Health: Vaccine Manager

Title: Vaccine Manager

Organization: Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Brief Summary of Position:

The Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences (BIDLS) are seeking experienced candidates to serve as the Vaccine Manager within the Immunization Program. Our ideal applicant will manage operations, program budget and provide recommendations regarding local and national vaccine policy in order to serve citizens of the Commonwealth. The Vaccine Manager will ensure best practices are delivered throughout the unit by utilizing subject matter expertise and implementation of priorities on a day to day basis. Reporting to the Immunization Program Director, he/she will provide efficient execution of analysis of immunization delivery trends and forecasting future vaccine needs.


  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of vaccine management;
  • Capacity to establish a course of action to accomplish a specific project or goal; plan proper assignments of personnel and appropriate allocation of resources and to communicate expectations about tasks and deadlines;
  • Familiarity with federal/state legal and regulatory practices and procedures Critical thinking skills, using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Basic principles of management, including business writing, budgeting and cost-allocation
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise staff including performance appraisal, employee coaching/training/development, and performance management
  • Aptitude in maintaining accurate records and exercise discretion in handling confidential information;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including methods of general statistical report writing and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Outlook and Word

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops grant applications for federal resources and manages vaccine budget ($157 million); designs and analyzes financial spreadsheets tracking federal and state vaccine expenditures across accounts and uses these reports for strategic planning regarding program priorities
  • Directs the DPH Immunization Program’s vaccine-related quality assurance plan and deploys bargaining unit staff to assure compliance at provider sites. Leads collaboration with BIDLS staff to evaluate and improve vaccine accountability and federal Vaccines for Children Program (VFC) compliance at provider sites.
  • Provides quality assurance oversight for vaccine orders from federal and state accounts utilizing the Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS) and federal vaccine tracking system (VTrckS). Supports staff who maintain vaccine “virtual” inventory at the central distribution center, McKesson.
  • Supervises staff responsible for overseeing proper handling, storage and transportation of vaccine. Monitors operational processes that oversee the return of spoiled/expired vaccines for excise tax credit.
  • Leads processes to update protocols and guidelines as needed to ensure compliance with federal Vaccines for Children Program requirements. Functions as reviewer for communications with internal and external partners.


$38,067.12 – $102,866.74 Yearly

If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Engie Mota – 617-348-8471

As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve – but it’s more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:

  • 75% state paid medical insurance premium
  • Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans
  • Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs
  • Low cost basic and optional life insurance
  • Retirement Savings: State Employees’ Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan
  • 11 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time
  • Tuition Remission for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities
  • Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options
  • Incentive-based Wellness Programs
  • Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

To Apply:

Please apply online here.

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