Program Associate, Health and Wellness (TBF)

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Diversity candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Description

Title: Program Associate, Health and Wellness

Department: Program

Reports To: Director, Health and Wellness

FLSA Classification: Exempt   FTE: 1

Supervises: None


Position Summary:

The Program Associate works with the Director of Health and Wellness to support the development, implementation and evaluation of the Foundation's strategic priorities to improve the health outcomes for residents of Greater Boston, particularly vulnerable communities. As a key partner to the Director, this position requires an individual who is passionate about public health and advancing health equity in partnership with community. In this position the Program Associate will support the project management of strategic investments through grantmaking, research, convening, events, and handle other administrative responsibilities.


Essential Functions:

  • Support Director in the development, implementation and evaluation of strategies and investments in the Health program area to ensure success and community impact;
  • Assist Director in tracking and reporting on the Foundation’s grantmaking activities, including special initiatives and funder collaborations;
  • Develop and maintain familiarity with and stay up to date with local, regional, and federal health policies that impact the Greater Boston community, specifically vulnerable populations;
  • Conduct basic research for strategy papers and memos and assist the Director in preparing strategy documents for board meetings and other convenings;
  • Along with the Neighborhoods and Housing Strategy, support the Health Starts at Home initiative through project management, grant writing, budget management, grantee communications;
  • Support Director in operationalizing a racial equity and social justice lens throughout the development, implementation and evaluation of the health and wellness strategy with grantees;
  • Under guidance of the Director, track and maintain program area impact and goals;
  • Prepare various written materials on a timely basis, including due diligence of grant proposals, draft correspondence, meeting minutes, and strategy updates, reports and other related materials;
  • Serve as key liaison to internal and external partners in planning and implementing events and initiatives;
  • Coordinate, in conjunction with other colleagues, all aspects of meetings, convenings, and other events (including coordinating attendee schedules, invitations, meeting preparation, note taking, set-up and clean-up);
  • Manage current calendars and appointments for the Health team; and perform other administrative tasks as required;
  • Undertake special projects in collaboration with other departments as required, such as conference/meeting support and coordination and
  • Participate in various other Program Department activities as needed.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Individuals assigned to this position may perform other duties as assigned.


Preparation, Knowledge, Previous Experience:

  • 3-5 years professional work experience required, experience in the Health field is preferred;
  • Community organizing experience is preferred;
  • Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s in Public Health degree is preferred.   Work experience may substitute for some education.

Skills, Abilities, Competencies:

  • Knowledge of Boston neighborhoods and Program area non-profits is strongly preferred;
  • Ability to manage multiple, simultaneous projects; organize and coordinate projects with multiple components;
  • Coordinate teamwork and work as part of a team;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated skills in planning, organizing and implementing complex activities; and
  • Computer skills utilizing Microsoft Office products. Skill with Excel and Power Point required.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the Foundation’s mission
  • A creative thinker with strong problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to work under the pressure of tight deadlines; 
  • A participative work style and the ability to receive feedback;
  • Resourceful and able to work independently to prioritize tasks;
  • Mature interpersonal style, ability to interact well with a diverse range of people; and
  • Sense of humor.

Working Conditions & Physical Demands:

  • Ability to sit and work on a computer for long periods of time;
  • Ability to lift and carry 5 to 10 pounds occasionally; and
  • Ability to set up rooms for meetings; including moving chairs and tables.

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  • Biz Ghormley
    published this page in Job Board 2018-04-27 23:57:21 -0400