Coordinator of Capacity Building and Equity Programs

State of Massachusetts

Boston, MA 02133

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is looking for a dynamic and self-motivated professional to provide technical assistance and support to the organizations with which DPH contracts for sexual and domestic violence (SDV) services. The Coordinator of Capacity Building and Equity Programs will be responsible for the coordination and provision of technical assistance and training to provider agencies, partner agencies, and DPH staff; participation in and coordination of task forces, committees, and working groups on issues specific to SDV impacting vulnerable populations, and oversight of community mobilization initiatives. The selected candidate will be responsible for management and oversight of contracts for equities funding, technical assistance and community mobilizing, supporting staff at provider organizations, promoting the timely submission of program data and outcomes and review of program activities to determine progress and recommend changes as needed. The Coordinator will promote program services designed to reach and serve those most impacted by SDV through higher prevalence rates, less access to services, and more severe outcomes. Ensuring services are available to these marginalized communities is critical and consistent with DPH’s mission to reduce health disparities and promote health equity, and the Division’s mission to promote social justice and healthy relationships. *_Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):_* * Plan, develop, coordinate, and implement or support the implementation of the Division's initiatives to build the capacity of the sexual and domestic violence fields, particularly around services to vulnerable, high-risk populations. * Provide and/or coordinate the provision of training and technical assistance statewide to SDV provider organizations, partner agencies, colleagues, and DPH staff. * Participate on, and coordinate when appropriate, internal and external task forces, committees, working groups, and coalitions pertaining to SDV services for high-risk populations, at the statewide, regional, and local level, as appropriate. * Collaborate with members of the Division of Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention and Services and the Bureau of Community Health and Prevention (BCHAP) Administration & Finance unit to provide management and oversight of contracts for sexual and domestic violence services. Partner with other Division staff to conduct contract negotiations with providers, develop contract amendments/renewals, program improvement plans and other adjustments as needed. * Maintain knowledge regarding the most recent procurement for Sexual and Domestic Violence Services, including the main RFR, the 9 service model RFRs, engagements and technical assistance contracts and subcontracts. * Plan, develop, implement or aid in implementing, and evaluate Division initiatives and programs to advance the Guiding Principles of the 2017 SDV Procurement, particularly the principles of equity and addressing disparities; promotion of social justice; and focus on survivor well-being and survivor leadership in funded programs. * Acquire and maintain understanding of principles and strategies for disability access. Work with funded SDV programs to ensure program sites and services strive to meet ADA standards and that reasonable accommodations are made for program participants who need them. * Collaborate with the Division’s assigned epidemiologists to review program data and activities to determine progress and effectiveness of services and to make recommendations concerning changes as needed. * Develops intentional engagement in racial equity initiatives, healing-centered engagement, and survivor-focused and culturally and linguistically specific programming in the Division, Bureau, and Department. * Participate in and help develop cross-agency collaborations in program development initiatives designed to serve individuals and families who have experienced domestic violence and/or sexual violence. *_Required Qualifications:_* * Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resource management including behavioral techniques, planning, forecasting, organizational development, etc. * Familiarity with the methods used in the preparation of charts, graphs and tables; methods of general report writing. * Ability to understand, explain and apply the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, etc. governing assigned unit activities. * Capacity to perform duties efficiently under tight deadlines, and to manage competing priorities during such situations. *_Preferred Qualifications:_* * Knowledge and experience of domestic violence and/or sexual assault issues and services, including its causes, impact on communities at greater risk of SDV, impact on health, response, and prevention strategies. * Experience with conducting and coordinating training and capacity building for staff, organizations, and/or systems to promote equity and access to resources. * Excellent oral and written communication skills, including experience with public speaking. * Strategic thinker, with skills in planning, organizing, and prioritizing resources. * Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively and professionally. * Understanding of and commitment to health equity, including racial equity, and addressing the social determinants of health. * Skilled in working in a team-oriented, fast paced, professional public health environment. * Proficient usage of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams and Outlook. *_Division of Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention and Services Mission:_* In partnership with sexual and domestic violence service providers and other stakeholders, we work to eliminate sexual and domestic violence (SDV) and support the health of those impacted by such violence. We challenge the social conditions that contribute to SDV and promote respect in relationships of every kind. *_About the Department of Public Health:_** * The mission of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is to prevent illness, injury, and premature death, to assure access to high quality public health and health care services, and to promote wellness and health equity for all people in the Commonwealth. We envision a Commonwealth in which all people enjoy optimal health. Massachusetts ranks among the healthiest of states according to comparative analyses, but we face numerous challenges, including chronic and infectious disease, substance abuse, violence, preventable hospitalizations, and health disparities. DPH coordinates programs and policies to address specific diseases and conditions and offer services to address the needs of vulnerable populations. We also develop, implement, promote, and enforce regulations and policies to assure that the conditions under which people live are most conducive to health and enable people to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. We license health professionals, healthcare facilities and a variety of businesses that impact public health. We operate the state laboratory and four public health hospitals. We monitor health status and manage vital records including births, marriages, and deaths. We educate people about public health issues and work closely with local boards of health and community partners to identify and solve public health problems. Learn more about our important work: *_Total Compensation:_* As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including: * 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 *_Pre-Hire Process:_* A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring Guidelines. Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Record Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website. If you require assistance with the application/interview process and would like to request an ADA accommodation, please click on the link and complete the Reasonable Accommodation Online Request Form For questions regarding this requisition, please contact the Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at 1-800- 510-4122 Ext. #2 *First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.* _MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:_ Applicants must have at least (A) three years of full time, or equivalent part-time, professional, administrative or managerial experience in business administration, business management or public administration the major duties of which involved program management, program administration, program coordination, program planning and/or program analysis, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. _Substitutions:_ I. A Bachelor's degree with a major in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the-required experience.* II. A Graduate degree with a major in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for the required experience.* III. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major other than in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.* *Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. *Executive Order #595:* As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. *An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.* **Job:** **Accounting and Finance* **Organization:** **Department of Public Health* **Title:** *Coordinator of Capacity Building and Equity Programs * **Location:** *Massachusetts-Boston-250 Washington Street* **Requisition ID:** *220005I1*

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