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State of Massachusetts Domestic Violence Program Coordinator in Boston, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking a compassionate and self-motivated professional to serve as the Domestic Violence Program Coordinator. The selected candidate will be responsible for oversight of contracts with domestic violence (DV) service providers, including residential, community based, children exposed to domestic violence, and supervised child visitation centers. The position duties will involve program planning, development, provision of technical assistance to staff at provider agencies, oversight of service provider contracts, and supporting the timely collection, analysis, and utilization of data gathered from the programs for program feedback and resource allocation. The Coordinator must work collaboratively across the Division, Bureau, and Department to identify opportunities to address domestic and sexual violence in a variety of public health settings and prioritize these opportunities with the support of their supervisor and Division managers. The selected candidate will assist with the planning and execution of training and technical assistance for domestic violence programs and will also work to ensure racial justice and other health equity goals are integrated into all program and policy initiatives. 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. *Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and are not all inclusive):* * Collaborates with members of the Division of Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention and Services as well as the Bureau of Community Health and Prevention (BCHAP) Administration & Finance unit to provide oversight of contracts for domestic violence services. * Provides technical assistance and support to vendors regarding program development, service delivery, relationship building as well as with community stakeholders, data collection and reporting, contracting, and invoicing. * Partners with other Division staff to conduct contract negotiations with providers, develop contract amendments/renewals, program improvement plans, and other adjustments as needed. * Maintains knowledge regarding the most recent procurement for Sexual and Domestic Violence Services, including the main RFR and the 9 service model RFRs. * Plans, develops, implements, and evaluates initiatives and programs to advance the Guiding Principles of the 2017 SDV Procurement. * 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. * Stays current with best practices and emerging data regarding the impact of domestic and sexual violence on survivors and families, with particular emphasis on the impact of SDV in rural areas and best practices for working with rural communities. * Provides technical assistance and support to a variety of work groups, task forces, and committees throughout Western Mass working on domestic and sexual violence issues. * Acquires and maintains understanding of principles and strategies for disability access. Works with funded SDV programs to ensure program sites and services strive to meet ADA standards and that reasonable accommodations are made. * Develops and maintains knowledge of the federal Family Violence Prevention Services Act (FVPSA) grant requirements and monitor vendors’ compliance with FVPSA requirements. * Collaborates with other Division staff to conduct procurement and related processes as appropriate, including coordinating stakeholder input processes, developing program standards and requirements, developing evaluation criteria, drafting RFRs and other POS-related forms, hosting bidders conferences, and coordinating technical review of proposals. * 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. *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 maintain competing priorities during such situations. *Preferred Qualifications:* * Demonstrated experience with domestic violence and/or sexual assault issues and services, including its causes, impact on children, impact on health, response and prevention strategies; and working with the whole family, as appropriate, in a survivor-focused, trauma-informed way. * Understanding of the culture in rural communities and the ways that domestic and sexual violence impact survivors and their families differently in rural areas. * Capacity to review and evaluate complex program budgets. * 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 the desire to work in a team-oriented, fast paced, professional public health environment * Proficient usage of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams and Outlook. *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. More information can be found at: MA Department of Public Health _ 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 Records 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. #4. 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. _Comprehensive Benefits_ When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! *An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. *Job: Administrative Services *Organization: Department of Public Health *Title: *Domestic Violence Program Coordinator Location: Massachusetts-Boston-250 Washington Street Requisition ID: 2400051I