Job Posting for Boston Public Health Commission: Associate Bureau Director of the Child, Adolescent and Family Health Bureau

Title: Associate Bureau Director

Organization: Boston Public Health Commission

Bureau: Child Adolescent and Family Health

Brief Summary of the Position:

The Associate Bureau Director is a leadership position within the Child, Adolescent and Family Health Bureau, one of six program bureaus at the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC). The Bureau has ~110 staff working in 14 programs across three major focus areas: Perinatal health, child and adolescent health, and violence prevention. Programs include direct service, training, community organizing, capacity building and systems change.

The Associate Bureau Director, under the direction and general oversight of the Bureau Director, has broad responsibility for working with division and program directors to ensure the integrity and efficacy of operations and to support programs’ sustainability and growth.


  • In partnership with the Bureau Director, provide leadership and direction in the following areas across Bureau programs: development and monitoring of program workplans, performance measures, data and informatics systems, quality improvement, professional development, accreditation compliance, and communications.
  • In the absence of the Bureau Director, provide leadership and direction in the day-to-day operations of Bureau; assume responsibility for overall functioning and provide supervision to senior Bureau staff.
  • Lead Bureau staff teams to plan and implement selected initiatives and programs.
  • Develop protocols, standard operation procedures, etc. to improve program operations and assure compliance with funding and regulatory requirements.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of long-term sustainability plans for grant-funded programs, including grant writing and other revenue generating activities.
  • Participate in ongoing development and analysis of Bureau’s budget.
  • Work closely with other BPHC Bureaus and Public Health Service Centers including Communications, Research and Evaluation Office, office of the Medical Director, Informatics and others.
  • Collaborate with city, state, and community partners to accomplish program goals and objectives.
  • Represent Bureau in Commission workgroups and committees.
  • Work in a confidential capacity with bureau director and other senior staff. Operate independently. Use independent judgment and discretion to make decisions affecting the department and staff as it relates to unit operations/services and BPHC.
  • Make and recommend management and personnel decisions for, including but not limited to promotion, transfer and assignment of staff, and imposition of discipline.
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Master’s degree in public health, health administration or related field and a minimum 7 years’ relevant experience; OR BA/BS and 10 years’ relevant experience in public health program development and management.
  • Minimum 4 years supervisory and leadership experience.
  • Management experience in complex organizations with direct provision of health services and population-based public health.
  • Strong project management, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Experience and excellent skills in leading teams, including meeting facilitation and collaborative decision-making.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Competence in and commitment to health equity and racial justice analysis and practice.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Knowledge of principles and practice of public health.
  • Ability to interact sensitively, effectively and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic and educational and professional backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of and experience in one or more Bureau focus areas preferred.
  • Experience in quality improvement, data management and informatics preferred.
  • Prior experience in grant writing and management of funded programs preferred.
  • Experience in trauma-informed approaches to programming and staff management preferred.
  • Bilingual-bicultural skills and lived experience desirable.

Additional Information:

City of Boston Residency Required, 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., Any position that requires an advanced degree will be subject to education verification, The Boston Public Health Commission is an EEO Employer and all applicants meeting the minimum requirements are eligible to apply

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