Job Posting for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health: Director of the Office of Statistics and Evaluation

Title: Director of the Office of Statistics and Evaluation

Organization: Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Summary of Position

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking an experienced public health professional to provide strategic and visionary leadership for the Office of Statistics and Evaluation within the Bureau of Community Health and Prevention (BCHAP).  The Office of Statistics and Evaluation provides epidemiological support and leadership to the Bureau by assisting with surveillance, program evaluation, research, strategic planning, data dissemination, and other advanced analytics to address Bureau priorities, including tobacco, obesity, cancer and chronic disease prevention, racial equity and the social determinants of health, violence and injury prevention, sexual and domestic violence, adolescent and school-based health, and sexual and reproductive health. The OSE director leads the team on a wide range of projects including surveillance projects ranging from the Covid Community Impact Survey to the  State Unintentional Drug Overdose Reporting System (SUDORS); development and implementation of novel evaluation approaches of the impact of programming on the Social Determinants of Health, impact of public health approaches in Gun Violence Prevention and Sexual and Domestic Violence Services, and others; and emerging public health issues, such as the impact of new regulations and emerging public health phenomena.

To serve in this capacity, the OSE Director will have extensive analytic and evaluation skills, including development of cross-cutting evaluation frameworks; experience with the conceptualization, implementation, interpretation and dissemination of complex analyses; experience with a breadth of analytic methods, such as quantitative analysis, mixed-methods, community-based participatory research methods and partnership analysis; data visualization and communication; project management and supervisory expertise, experience in implementing complex projects and multiple deadlines, collaboration and  communication skills. The Director will act as a senior manager within the bureau and must be able to manage complex bureaucratic systems while advocating for staff needs.

BCHAP acknowledges the history and persistence of structural racism in the United States and its impact on health.  We 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 impacted by violence and injury, and experience worse outcomes. The OSE Director will actively lead their team to apply a structural analysis of systemic and historic racism and the resulting health inequities and apply this lend to the work of the Bureau.

The OSE Director serves as a member of the senior staff of the Bureau of Community Health and Prevention, working with colleagues and the Bureau Director to implement the Bureau’s management agenda and assist in providing strategic direction and leadership in its work. The OSE Director represents and often serves as the spokesperson for the Department on commissions, coalitions, governmental task forces, policy-making bodies, advisory boards, and public meetings. 


Leadership & Collaboration:

  • Provides overall leadership and management to the Office including building core competencies across epidemiologists within the bureau and ensuring alignment and synergy across content areas.
  • Provides vision and leadership across the office to advocate for and integrate use of data and analysis into strategic design, and ensure that the work of the Office responds to and incorporates changes in public health into the work of the Bureau.
  • Provides thought leadership and advocates for the data infrastructure necessary to engage in more meaningful and equitable epidemiologic work.
  • Leads with understanding of social determinants of health and a commitment to health equity, particularly racial equity, and racial justice.
  • Offers leadership at state and Department level: OSE Director will represent the Bureau Director and Department of Public Health at a variety of advisory groups and other settings.

Systems Design, Program/Policy Development & Implementation:

  • Assesses, prioritizes, designs, implements, and improves high-quality comprehensive programs and policies across a continuum that includes upstream prevention, systems redesign, and direct services.
  • Employ applied epidemiology to meet public health needs of the bureau including policy opportunities, system change, meeting the responsibilities of the Public Health Department and harnessing the role of the OSE team in meeting these needs.

Staff Development & Management:

  • Demonstrates commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Supports and empowers OSE leadership team to develop strong teams, including performance appraisal, employee coaching/training/development, and performance management. Supports supervisors in a unionized environment.
  • Foster team culture built on mutual trust, transparency, health and well-being and collaboration.

Health Equity:

  • Provides leadership to change policies and systems to address health inequities and racial justice and insure the inclusion of a social determinants of health framework.


Applicants must have at least (A) six (6) 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 two (2) years 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least six (6) years relevant management experience in Public Health or related field.
  • Master’s level (or higher) training in public health, epidemiology, public policy, health assessment or a related field.
  • Knowledge of research methodology, logic models, statistics, health information technology and data exchange, technical report writing, epidemiological statistics and design, programming languages, SAS.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of supervision, organizational behavior, program management, delegation.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written expression.

Salary: 88,741.11 – 136,870.53 Yearly

To Apply

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