Title: Project Manager ( Temporary Two-Year Position)
Organization: Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General
Bureau/Division: Executive Bureau
Supervisor: Gabrielle Viator, Chief of Staff
Position Type: Full-Time/Exempt. This is a full-time temporary position with benefits funded for two
Salary: $53,000 – $58,000 commensurate with experience.
Summary of Position
The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) is the state’s chief law enforcement office, charged with a broad mission to promote the well-being of Massachusetts residents, including protecting consumers, safeguarding civil rights, ensuring public safety, and protecting and promoting the health and well-being of young people. The AGO has established innovative statewide school-based initiatives that provide training and educational programming to prevent substance use and addiction, promote healthy decision making and relationships, and prevent domestic violence. The AGO is seeking a highly motivated Project Manager for a unique position to lead its school-based initiative focused on substance use prevention and social emotional learning. The position will require working with a private foundation, Massachusetts schools and school districts, and statewide leaders.
The Project Manager will be responsible for the overall management and day-to-day operation of Project Here, an innovative collaboration with the GE Foundation, to make substance use prevention resources available to all public middle schools in Massachusetts.
The Project Manager will lead the continued development and implementation of Project Here, develop and provide training and technical assistance to educators on how to use and engage with Project Here’s resources, and drive program engagement and reach statewide. Specific responsibilities include: identifying and developing substance use prevention resources and educational materials that are research based and aligned with public health best practices; organizing and leading trainings and conferences; creating an annual work plan and schedule to achieve project goals; working closely with senior members of the AGO and GE Foundation on all project components; and maintaining and building relationships with school districts, educators, community coalitions, and other stakeholders. In collaboration with the Director of Strategic Initiatives and the Director of Grants Management, the Project Manager’s administrative responsibilities include: assisting with contractual, fiscal, and program documentation; collecting program data; reporting on performance measures; and providing general oversight of program funds and expenses.
• Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience required;
• Master’s degree in Public Health or Education preferred;
• At least three years of full-time experience in program planning, management, and implementation;
• A solid understanding of budgets as they relate to funded programs, and a minimum of two years of relevant budget experience;
• Experience with building relationships and ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders;
• Experience with prevention education preferred;
• Experience organizing and leading conferences and trainings preferred;
• Experience working in schools, with educators, or with youth preferred;
• Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills;
• Strong commitment to detail-oriented management and communication and ability to meet project deadlines;
• Strong oral and written communication skills;
• Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated professionalism;
• Demonstrated ability to assess qualitative and quantitative outcome data to inform project design and achieve desired outputs;
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment on a high-visibility project;
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a connection to the people and communities we serve, and an interest in supporting a respectful and inclusive work environment.
To apply for this position, visit the AGO website via this link to register and create a profile, upload your cover letter and resume, and submit an application. Candidates may only apply directly using the AGO’s online Employment and Recruitment jobs portal. Internal candidates may apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to Pamela Spang, Recruitment and Hiring Coordinator, at Pamela.Spang@mass.gov OR by applying online through the AGO’s Employment and Recruitment jobs portal.
Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We will gladly assist applicants who are in need of an accommodation. For assistance, contact the Human Resources Division at (617) 963-2041.
Inquiries regarding position & status may be made to:
Elise Yannett, Director of Strategic Initiatives
The Attorney General’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As the representative of the Commonwealth and its residents, the Attorney General’s Office strives to ensure that those working in our office reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. The Office encourages applicants from a broad spectrum of backgrounds to apply for positions.