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Prevention and Community Health Director   

JOB TITLE:

Prevention and Community Health Director

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Ware Massachusetts United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Prevention and Community Health Director; (Town of Ware, MA employee)

Duties and Responsibilities: The position oversees, provides guidance to, and supports a team working on multiple grant-funded public health/health promotion projects under the umbrellas of the Quaboag Hills Substance Use Alliance (QHSUA) and Healthy Quaboag.
The mission of the QHSUA is to prevent and reduce substance misuse, especially among youth; to break down stigma associated with substance use disorder; to reduce health problems resulting from substance use disorder; to contribute to community efforts to expand access to treatment services; and to value all pathways to recovery.
The mission of Healthy Quaboag is to collaborate with community members and organizations to address health disparities and enhance the well-being of the regions residents by implementing impactful prevention strategies and health initiatives.

Under QHSUA and Healthy Quaboag, the health issues addressed include substance use and mental health; housing; food insecurity and equity; access to health care; transportation; the short and long-term impacts of COVID-19; education to employment; and employee health and wellness.
The Director position directly and indirectly supervises and supports a team of 10 paid employees and college interns.
The combined annual budgets of the departments projects are over $800,000.
The Director is responsible for ensuring that the unique overall objectives of each project are fulfilled, and the team works to coordinate efforts.
The Director monitors progress toward project goals, ensures team collaboration and communication across projects, and oversees data collection, grant administration, program implementation, budgeting, project evaluation and sustainability.
Serves as a resource to the town of Wares administrative and fiscal staff, project funders, and funders grants management staff.
Ensures that all required project reporting and documentation is submitted.
Works with staff to develop and implement annual Action Plans, a calendar of trainings, technical assistance to community partners and coalitions, and to deliver innovative interventions to address health needs in the rural Quaboag Hills.
Works with team to facilitate community outreach and engagement, cross-sector partnerships, and resource-sharing across the region.
Serves as a representative to local, regional, and statewide health promotion committees, advisory boards or other boards as needed, especially those with a rural focus.

Qualifications and Experience for the Position: Degree in Public Health, Counseling, Health Care, Nursing, Public Administration, Business, or related field preferred.
Prior experience in team building; staff supervision/mentoring; program oversight and management; budgeting and budget management; grant-seeking, grant-writing and grants management preferred.
Knowledge of and lived experience in the Quaboag Hills geographic region is a plus.

Skills, Knowledge, and Ability: Knowledge of team support and supervision; Skilled at program development, management, evaluation, data collection and analysis; Excellent writing skills, including reports and promotional materials; Broad knowledge of the workings of municipal and state government; Computer skills including knowledge of human resources and fiscal management tools.
Knowledge of and experience with community health promotion models such as the Strategic Prevention Framework or a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), familiar with evidence-based prevention and community health programs, social determinants of health, and the needs of rural communities is a plus.

Personal and Professional Qualities: Demonstrates: sensitivity to, and awareness of cultural, racial, ethnic, and social diversity including LGBTQ; awareness of community strengths and culture; ability to interact with a variety of stakeholders including parents and youth; uses performance feedback from supervisors to improve proficiency and skills; ability to work independently and on a team; ability to maintain objectivity and fairness in dealing with people.

Supervision/Supervisory Relationships: Works under supervision from the Ware Town Manager.
Works closely with the town fiscal staff for budgeting and grants management.

Working Remotely, In-Person, Travel and Other Requirements: The position involves both working remotely and in-person, depending on the nature of meetings, trainings and community events.
Travel to grantees meetings and/or at least one national meeting or conference per year is likely.
Local, regional and state-wide travel to conferences and workshops is required.
Minimal physical effort is required to perform the duties under typical conditions.

Salary and Hours: 40 hours per week; 1.
0 FTE; annual salary ranges from $68,000 to $70,000.
Hours are primarily 9-5 Monday through Friday; some evening/weekend meetings and events.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: Human Resources Department, Town of Ware, 126 Main Street, Ware, Massachusetts 01082 or e-mail resumes@townofware.
com.
AA/EOE

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $68,000.
00 - $70,000.
00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Vision insurance

Experience level:

  • 3 years

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed

Work Location: In person

Position Details

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EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

70000 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707130915-83aad876239ff05f7251ec29e5adb47f

LOCATION:

Massachusetts United States

CITY:

Ware

Job Origin:

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Prevention and Community Health Director; (Town of Ware, MA employee)

Duties and Responsibilities: The position oversees, provides guidance to, and supports a team working on multiple grant-funded public health/health promotion projects under the umbrellas of the Quaboag Hills Substance Use Alliance (QHSUA) and Healthy Quaboag. The mission of the QHSUA is to prevent and reduce substance misuse, especially among youth; to break down stigma associated with substance use disorder; to reduce health problems resulting from substance use disorder; to contribute to community efforts to expand access to treatment services; and to value all pathways to recovery. The mission of Healthy Quaboag is to collaborate with community members and organizations to address health disparities and enhance the well-being of the regions residents by implementing impactful prevention strategies and health initiatives.

Under QHSUA and Healthy Quaboag, the health issues addressed include substance use and mental health; housing; food insecurity and equity; access to health care; transportation; the short and long-term impacts of COVID-19; education to employment; and employee health and wellness. The Director position directly and indirectly supervises and supports a team of 10 paid employees and college interns. The combined annual budgets of the departments projects are over $800,000. The Director is responsible for ensuring that the unique overall objectives of each project are fulfilled, and the team works to coordinate efforts. The Director monitors progress toward project goals, ensures team collaboration and communication across projects, and oversees data collection, grant administration, program implementation, budgeting, project evaluation and sustainability. Serves as a resource to the town of Wares administrative and fiscal staff, project funders, and funders grants management staff. Ensures that all required project reporting and documentation is submitted. Works with staff to develop and implement annual Action Plans, a calendar of trainings, technical assistance to community partners and coalitions, and to deliver innovative interventions to address health needs in the rural Quaboag Hills. Works with team to facilitate community outreach and engagement, cross-sector partnerships, and resource-sharing across the region. Serves as a representative to local, regional, and statewide health promotion committees, advisory boards or other boards as needed, especially those with a rural focus.

Qualifications and Experience for the Position: Degree in Public Health, Counseling, Health Care, Nursing, Public Administration, Business, or related field preferred. Prior experience in team building; staff supervision/mentoring; program oversight and management; budgeting and budget management; grant-seeking, grant-writing and grants management preferred. Knowledge of and lived experience in the Quaboag Hills geographic region is a plus.

Skills, Knowledge, and Ability: Knowledge of team support and supervision; Skilled at program development, management, evaluation, data collection and analysis; Excellent writing skills, including reports and promotional materials; Broad knowledge of the workings of municipal and state government; Computer skills including knowledge of human resources and fiscal management tools. Knowledge of and experience with community health promotion models such as the Strategic Prevention Framework or a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), familiar with evidence-based prevention and community health programs, social determinants of health, and the needs of rural communities is a plus.

Personal and Professional Qualities: Demonstrates: sensitivity to, and awareness of cultural, racial, ethnic, and social diversity including LGBTQ; awareness of community strengths and culture; ability to interact with a variety of stakeholders including parents and youth; uses performance feedback from supervisors to improve proficiency and skills; ability to work independently and on a team; ability to maintain objectivity and fairness in dealing with people.

Supervision/Supervisory Relationships: Works under supervision from the Ware Town Manager. Works closely with the town fiscal staff for budgeting and grants management.

Working Remotely, In-Person, Travel and Other Requirements: The position involves both working remotely and in-person, depending on the nature of meetings, trainings and community events. Travel to grantees meetings and/or at least one national meeting or conference per year is likely. Local, regional and state-wide travel to conferences and workshops is required. Minimal physical effort is required to perform the duties under typical conditions.

Salary and Hours: 40 hours per week; 1.0 FTE; annual salary ranges from $68,000 to $70,000. Hours are primarily 9-5 Monday through Friday; some evening/weekend meetings and events.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: Human Resources Department, Town of Ware, 126 Main Street, Ware, Massachusetts 01082 or e-mail resumes@townofware.com. AA/EOE

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $68,000.00 - $70,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Vision insurance

Experience level:

  • 3 years

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed

Work Location: In person


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