Title: Associate Director of the Office of Health Equity
Organization: Boston Public Health Commission
Brief Summary of Position:
The Associate Director (AD) will work closely with the OHE Director in the design, implementation and integration of all health equity activities within BPHC. The AD will report directly to the OHE Director and will assist the Director in providing leadership and direction to the day-to-day operation of the OHE
- Master’s Degree in Public Health, Health Policy Administration, or a related discipline preferred, such as sociology, organizational psychology, public health nursing, policy, planning or management, health communications plus 3 years relevant experience in public health program coordination, management and/or community organizing;
- OR BA/BS plus 5 years of relevant experience in public health program coordination, management and/or community organizing. Experience working in government at a local, state or federal level is a plus.
- Supervisory experience & team building skills required; including: planning and assigning work; evaluating and motivating staff; determining the need for disciplinary action; and either recommending or initiating disciplinary action. Advanced experience with and knowledge of local community organizations and agencies.
- Experience designing and implementing public health or health related programs and initiatives.
- Demonstrated analysis of the intersection of racism, social factors, and public health.
- Knowledge and experience in community engagement, coalition building, community organizing and health promotion.
- Demonstrated experience coordinating and implementing complex projects with multiple stakeholders.
- Ability to write clear, concise reports and other documents, and to give written and oral instructions in a precise and understandable manner.
- Demonstrated ability to facilitate meetings, discussions, and consensus processes. Strong organizational and project management skills.
- Experience planning community meetings and events.
- Ability to effectively operate independently and under tight deadlines.
- Ability to work well with diverse people in diverse settings in a manner that builds trust and supports increased collaboration and partnership.
- Knowledge of data analysis and epidemiology and the ability to interpret data.
- Advanced knowledge & experience with MSOffice (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
- Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and/or weekends.
- Valid Mass Drivers and good driving record required. Valid Mass Drivers and good driving record required.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assist OHE Director in leading BPHC-wide health equity activities, coordinate and leverage with city, state and national efforts.
- Assist OHE Director in convening, facilitating and leading an inclusive, collaborative, and strategic process to advance health equity across BPHC.
- Assist OHE Director in facilitating internal and external communication and collaboration with key stakeholders and strategically guide the organization towards racial and health equity. Collaborate internally and externally to support policy, systems, and environmental strategies to advance health equity and racial justice.
- Assist OHE Director in incorporating the Triple Aim of Health Equity framework to organize BPHC’s future goals and strategies to advance health equity.
- Ensure that a health equity and racial justice lens is used to support public health accreditation, performance management systems, quality and process improvement efforts within BPHC.
- Provide technical assistance and training internally and externally, through coaching and the development of tools, workshops, and other resources.
- Coordinate the cross-cutting organizational strategies in support of BPHC’s strategic priorities, with particular responsibility for Community Health Improvement Planning and Health in All Policies.
- Support strategic partnerships by serving on committees and coalitions locally and nationally.
- Works in a confidential capacity. Operates independently. Use independent judgment and discretion to make decisions affecting programs and staff as it relates to program operations/services and BPHC policy.
- Make and recommend management and personnel decisions for, including but not limited to promotion, transfer and assignment of staff, and imposition of discipline.
- Supervise employees, fellows and interns; train, evaluate and recommend discipline for staff; review the work of OHE staff for completeness, accuracy and content.
- Perform other duties as required.
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