Job posting for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health: Child and Youth Violence Prevention “CYVP” Program Coordinator

Title: Child and Youth Violence Program Coordinator

Organization: Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Summary of Position

The Division of Violence and Injury Prevention within the Bureau of Community Health and Prevention (BCHAP) works to prevent and respond to injuries and violence, especially among those who are affected at higher rates. DVIP promotes health, safety, and well-being for all residents of the Commonwealth. One area of focus within DVIP’s Child and Youth Violence Prevention Unit (CYVPU) is to implement interventions that prevent and/or address the overlapping root causes of all forms of violence (risk factors) while promoting factors that increase the resilience (protective factors) of youth, 10-24 years old. DVIP acknowledges the history of structural racism and its impact on health and are committed to improving the quality of life for all Commonwealth residents while eliminating the inequities that threaten the lives of communities of color who are disproportionately affected by chronic diseases and their risk factors. DVIP is looking to hire a Program Coordinator to support the violence prevention work within the CYVPU.

Reporting to the Director of the CYVPU as well as the assigned direct Supervisor, the Program Coordinator will be expected to perform high-quality, relationship and program development work to support the work of the unit. The Program Coordinator will primarily coordinate procurement, contract, and contract administration processes for the Division including maintaining strong working relationships with relevant DPH staff, vendors, and locally funded programs and community partners. The Program Coordinator will also support development of funder reporting including compilation of progress reports from vendors and funded programs.


  • Coordinate procurement, contract, and administration activities including oversight of relevant internal and external relationships, maintenance of contract paperwork, tracking use of financial resources, and supporting budget preparation.
  • Support preparation of funder reporting including collection, compilation, and synthesis of reporting information.
  • Coordinate internal and external meetings and capacity building opportunities including meeting logistics, agenda planning, meeting materials development and follow-up, and facilitation.
  • Coordinate and support development of communication activities.
  • Support development and use of concepts and frameworks to increase understanding of the Healthy Community Change theory of change and related practices.
  • Build and maintain relationships within BCHAP, DPH, other state agencies and local boards of health to leverage efforts and align with other relevant programs.
  • Support other team activities including development and implementation of evaluation plans and development of training, technical assistance, and capacity building activities.
  • Supervises student interns and fellows as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resource management including behavioral techniques, planning, forecasting, organizational development, etc.
  • Knowledge of work simplification methods.
  • Knowledge of the methods used in the preparation of charts, graphs and tables.
  • Knowledge of the methods of general report writing.
  • Ability to understand, explain and apply the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, etc. governing assigned unit activities.
  • Ability to analyze and determine the applicability of data, to draw conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum two years of experience engaging community members, partners, and stakeholders in public health, violence prevention, child, youth and adolescent support services, or a related field.
  • Previous experience working with municipal government or community-based organizations.
  • Strong understanding of social determinants of health and a commitment to health equity, particularly racial equity.
  • Ability to maintain and create detail-oriented processes and procedures (i.e., maintaining accurate records, tracking use of funds, providing status updates, informing planning).
  • Knowledge of project management tools and tactics (i.e., identifying tasks and timelines, creating project plans, project budget forecasting, group facilitation).
  • Ability to execute meetings, trainings and conferences (i.e., meeting logistics, agenda and meeting material development, preparing presenters, facilitating engagement, information exchange, and discussion).
  • Ability to assist with data collection (i.e., surveys, interviews), analysis, drawing conclusions, generating appropriate recommendations, and reporting information.
  • Ability to coordinate the efforts of others in accomplishing assigned work objectives.
  • Understanding about the health implications of the built and social environments and/or ability to integrate public health with other expertise (i.e., planning, policy).
  • Understanding of best practices for community engagement and relationship building.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of teams.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities.

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