Director, Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program

  • Boston
  • Commonwealth Of Massachusetts: Executive Office Of Health And Human Services

<div><div><div><font>Description</font><span><p><span>The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking an experienced public health professional to join the leadership team within the Bureau of Community Health and Prevention (BCHAP) to serve as Director of the Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program (MTCP).Massachusetts has long been a national leader in tobacco cessation and prevention, most recently <span>becoming the first in the nation to restrict flavored tobacco products, including mint and menthol. DPH is looking for a dynamic and visionary leader to continue championing strategies to counter tobacco industry tactics and</span><span> reduce the health and economic burden of tobacco in the Commonwealth.</span></span></p><br/><p><span>BCHAP acknowledges the history of structural racism and its impact on health.We are committed to improving the quality of life for all Commonwealth residents while eliminating the inequities that threaten the lives of communities of color who are disproportionately affected by chronic diseases and their risk factors, including tobacco use and exposure.The MTCP Director will actively lead their team to apply a leading with race and racism framework to all aspects of their internal and external-facing work.</span></p><br/><p><span>MTCP is a comprehensive tobacco program that works to prevent the initiation of tobacco and nicotine use by youth, help tobacco and nicotine users to quit, protect all Massachusetts residents from exposure to secondhand smoke, and identify and eliminate tobacco related inequities.We accomplish our work with a solid infrastructure of programs at the municipal, community and statewide level to develop and implement strategies that address the tobacco industrys influence. The qualified candidate will possess not only the professional and managerial experience to lead the MTCP Team in prevention, community engagement, enforcement and cessation, but also the interpersonal and communication skills needed to work with internal and external stakeholders across disciplines to advance this work.</span></p><br/><p><span>The Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program Director is an essential part of BCHAP, reporting to the Deputy Director for Prevention and Wellness. </span></p><br/><p><span><span><strong>Duties and Responsibilities(these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):</strong></span></span></p><br/><p><span><b><span>Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Strategy Development & Implementation</span></b></span></p><br/><ul><br/><li><span>Ability to assess, prioritize, design, and implement policy and program initiatives to reduce the health and economic burden of tobacco use and exposure and identify and eliminate tobacco-related disparities.</span></li><br/><li><span>Foster creative thinking and planning to leverage and integrate work across program and service areas. </span></li><br/><li><span>Proven record of success in project development and management.</span></li><br/></ul><br/><p><span><b><span>Leadership & Collaboration</span></b></span></p><br/><ul><br/><li><span>Exceptional leadership and communication skills with experience establishing strong working relationships and strategic partnerships with diverse internal and external constituents, stakeholders, and groups.</span></li><br/></ul><br/><p><span><b><span>Staff Development & Management</span></b></span></p><br/><ul><br/><li><span>Demonstrated ability in supervising and supporting staff, including performance appraisal, employee coaching/training/development, and performance management.</span></li><br/><li><span>Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion in the management of staff.</span></li><br/></ul><br/><p><span><b><span>Health Equity</span></b></span></p><br/><ul><br/><li><span>General understanding of and commitment to health equity, including racial equity, and addressing social determinants of health and tobacco-related disparities. </span></li><br/><li><span>Ability to provide leadership to change policies and practices to address health inequities and racial justice and ensure the inclusion of a social determinants of health framework.</span></li><br/></ul><br/><p><span><b><u><span><span>Preferred Qualifications:</span></span></u></b></span></p><br/><ul><br/><li><span>Applicants must have ten years relevant work experience in public health or related field (at least 5 years in a supervisory or management capacity). </span></li><br/><li><span>Masters level training in public health, public policy, health assessment or a related field, preferred. </span></li><br/><li><span>Prefer candidates with at least 6 years of experience directing the planning, implementation, coordination, administration, monitoring and evaluation of public health strategy or initiative, with full responsibility for managing staff, resources and activities.</span></li><br/><li><span>Knowledge and experience developing and implementing innovative tobacco prevention and cessation public health strategies, with a strong policy, systems and environmental change lens.</span></li><br/><li><span>Demonstrated experience managing staff, preferably diverse staff across race, gender, sexual orientation and other dimensions of diversity.</span></li><br/><li><span>Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of social determinants of health and tobacco-related disparities and a commitment to health equity, particularly racial equity and racial justice.</span></li><br/></ul><br/><p><span><b><u>Pre-Hire Process:</u></b></span></p><br/><p><span>A tax & background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Human Resources Division prior to the candidate being hired.</span></p><br/><p><span><span>Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Divisions Hiring Guidelines. </span></span></p><br/><p><span><span>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 Commonwealths website.</span></span></p><br/><p><span><span>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 </span></span></p><br/><p><span><span>For questions regarding this requisition, please contact Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at 1-800- 510- 4122 Ext. #2.</span></span></p></span></div><div><font>Qualifications</font><span><p><span><span>MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:</span></span></p><br/><br/><p><span><span>Applicants must have at least (A) six (6) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in business administration, business management, public administration, public management, clinical administration or clinical management of which (B) at least two (2) years must have been in a project management, supervisory or managerial capacity or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below.</span></span></p><br/><br/><p><span><span>Substitutions:</span></span></p><br/><br/><p><span><span>I. A certificate in a relevant or related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required (A) experience.</span></span></p><br/><br/><p><span><span>II. A Bachelors degree in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required (A) experience.</span></span></p><br/><br/><p><span><span>III. A Graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required (A) experience.</span></span></p><br/><br/><p><span><span>IV. A Doctorate degree in a related field may be substituted for four (4) years of the required (A) experience.</span></span></p><br/><br/><br/><p><span><span><span><u><span><strong>Comprehensive Benefits</strong></span></u></span></span></span></p><br/><p><span><span><span><span><span>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.</span></span></span></span></span></p><br/><p><span><span><span><span><span>Want the specifics? </span></span></span></span></span></p><br/><br/><p><span><span><strong>COVID Vaccine:</strong><span> As a condition of employment, depending on job assignment and location, employees may be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination and/or other vaccinations, or to have been approved for a vaccination exemption prior to their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. </span></span></span></p><br/><br/><p><span><span><span><strong>An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.</strong></span></span></span></p><br/><br/><p><span><span><span>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 dont meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role.</span></span></span></p></span></div><div><span>Official Title</span><span>:</span><span>Program Manager VII</span></div><div><font>Primary Location</font><span>:</span><span>United States-Massachusetts-Boston-250 Washington Street</span></div><div><font>Job</font><span>:</span><span>Unclassified</span></div><div><font>Agency</font><span>:</span><span>Department of Public Health</span></div><div><font>Schedule</font><span>:</span><span>Full-time</span></div><div><font>Shift</font><span>:</span><span>Day</span></div><div><font>Job Posting</font><span>:</span><span>Sep 6, 2023, 4:44:17 PM</span></div><div><font>Number of Openings</font><span>:</span><span>1</span></div><div><font>Salary</font><span>:</span><span>88,741.11</span><span>-</span><span>136,870.53</span><span>Yearly</span></div><div><span>If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator</span><span>:</span><span>Luciana Hayner/</span><span>-</span><span>8573981891</span></div><div><span>Bargaining Unit</span><span>:</span><span>M99-Managers (EXE)</span></div><div><span>Confidential</span><span>:</span><span>No</span></div><div><span>Hybrid Work Eligible</span><span>:</span><span>Yes</span></div></div></div>