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Asthma Program Study Coordinator
State of Massachusetts | Boston, Massachusetts
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Job Description

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking a dynamic and motivated public health specialist with experience in asthma and public health research to act as the Asthma Program Study Coordinator for the Division of Health Protection and Promotion within the Bureau of Community Health and Prevention (BCHAP). Our applicant will provide overall support to the Asthma Prevention and Control Program (APCP) in the implementation of the Department of Housing and Urban Development funded Reducing Older Adult Asthma Disparities Extension (ROAAD-X) study. This position will coordinate and oversee daily activities of the ROAAD-X study including programmatic administration and management.

The Coordinator will support to the study to attain compliance with the Institutional Review Board (IRB); provide support to meetings, training programs, and conferences; provide support to grant reporting; provide support to procurement and contract management; conduct literature searches; collect and compile asthma-related resources; and develop and maintain communication with partners.

Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):

* Provide overall program support for the ROAAD-X study, including evaluating program activities to determine progress and/or to develop and implement procedures to accomplish objectives and goals.
* Coordinate and oversee purchases, contracts, grant proposals, grant reporting, word processing reports, mailings, and travel arrangements.
* Develop reports and presentations, assist with preparing budgets, assist with publication development and serve as a liaison to other departments and outside organizations.
* Assist with the preparation and maintenance of the IRB application for the ROAAD-X study and provides support in ensuring study compliance with the IRB.
* Support efforts with strategic planning as it pertains to the Strategic Plan for Asthma in Massachusetts 2015 - 2020.
* Prepare budget, progress and end-of-year reports for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and other funders.
* Provide assistance with contract management including paperwork, filing and vendor management.
* Support and facilitate meetings, training programs, and conferences, and related events, including the development of PowerPoint presentations.
* Partner in the development of recruitment and communication with internal and external stakeholders to support the ROAAD-X study.
* Assist with development and administration of study policies, procedures, and protocols, and maintenance of study regulatory documents for compliance with the IRB.
* Develop and implement procedures and guidelines to accomplish assigned agency program objectives and goals.
* Identify further funding opportunities for the APCP in accordance with APCP strategic priorities and assists in the development of grant proposals.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resource management including behavioral techniques, planning, forecasting, work simplification methods and organizational development.
* Experience with asthma and asthma management, particularly among older adults and utilizing Community Health Workers.
* Familiarity with public health research, particularly with compliance activities required by the IRB, federal grants reporting and contract management.
* Proven experience with data and analysis, assembling information, presentation of public health data including statistical report writing, preparing and utilizing charts, graphs and tables.
* Demonstrated strength in written and verbal communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal and analytic skills.
* Capacity to adjust to changing situations to meet emergency or changing program requirements
* Ability to coordinate the efforts of others in accomplishing assigned work objectives.
* Skilled, with the ability to supervise staff including motivating subordinates to work effectively, and employee coaching/training/development.
* Passion and commitment to foster racial equity and the application of equity across all aspects of assigned work.

Agency Mission:

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.

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
* 11 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-Offer 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 http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori

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 Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website.

For questions, please contact Health Human Resources at 1-800-850-6968.

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.


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.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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