Title: Director of Public Health Policy and Outreach
Organization: Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs
Summary of Position
The Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) is seeking a mission-driven and dynamic individual to fill the Director of Public Health Policy and Outreach position. In this role, the Director of Public Health Policy and Outreach works across EOEA programs and services to provide subject matter expertise, planning, technical assistance, and communications support related to COVID-19 for the aging services network, older adults, and their caregivers. Reporting to the Director of Communications and Strategy, the incumbent will support critical aspects of the agency’s mission by advancing communications, outreach, research, and strategic planning in all matters related to COVID-19 and pandemic response, planning, and preparedness. The selected candidate must bring expertise in public health, policy, communications, and outreach; stakeholder relations; strong analytical and communication skills; and the ability to manage multiple projects at any given time.
- Act as the agency and aging services network expert on all pandemic and COVID-19 related matters, including regularly summarizing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Massachusetts Department of Public Health guidance and updates.
- Support agency leadership and program directors in making policy and operational decisions related to COVID-19.
- Support the development of communication to aging services network, including Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs), Aging Services Access Points (ASAPs), Aging and Disability Resource Consortia (ADRCs), Councils on Aging (COAs), Senior Housing, and Assisted Living Residences related to COVID-19. This will include guidance documents, informational guides and toolkits, webinars, and other outreach methods.
- Coordinate with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health on COVID-19 related matters, including attending all DPH webinars, triaging Assisted Living Residence outbreaks with the Rapid Response Team, and other matters.
- Act as a resource on all COVID-19 related questions from the aging services network.
- Engage with aging services network stakeholders on COVID-19 related concerns, assist with the triaging of those concerns with necessary members of the agency and sister agencies.
- Assist the agency and the aging services network in future pandemic planning and preparedness.
- Other duties, as assigned.
Applicants must have at least (A) five (5) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in business administration, business management, public administration, public management, clinical administration or clinical management of which (B) at least one (1) year must have been in a project management, supervisory or managerial capacity or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below.
I. A certificate in a relevant or related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required (A) experience.
II. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required (A) experience.
III. A Graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required (A) experience.
IV. A Doctorate degree in a related field may be substituted for four (4) years of the required (A) experience.
- Knowledge of public health and/or epidemiology.
- Knowledge of the aging services network, including programs and services offered by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, Assisted Living Residences, Aging Services Access Points, and Councils on Aging.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint is required. The ability to rapidly produce PowerPoint decks and visuals to aid in meeting facilitation and communication is preferred.
- Excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills, including the ability to facilitate a meeting towards a certain objective or outcome.
- Strong situational assessment and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to review and interpret public health materials and share information with public and aging services network.
- Ability to manage a project or program from strategy through execution with the ability to coordinate across various internal and external stakeholders.
- Ability to manage up and proactively check in with supervisor to communicate progress, ask clarifying questions, and align on next steps.
- Ability to leverage senior leaders and subject matter experts in a way that drives towards an established objective, including aligning on a recommendation or advancing a deliverable.
- Ability to bring enthusiasm, initiative, and dedication to a variety of tasks and projects – being a true “team player.”
Salary: 41,017.08 – 123,040.63 Yearly
- 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
- 12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time
- Tuition Benefit 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
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