SENIOR PUBLIC HEALTH PREVENTION SPECIALIST
DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH
CITY OF WORCESTER
The City of Worcester seeks applicants for the position of Senior Public Health Prevention Specialist. Under the general direction of the Director of Public Health and the direct supervision of the Chief of Community Health, the Senior Public Health Prevention Specialist carries out specific duties as it relates to public health functions, programs and/or activities, specifically for advancing higher education collaboration, community health improvement plan (CHIP) and healthy eating and active living initiatives. The position will also serve as a liaison between the City of Worcester; local, regional and state community partners; and grant funders regarding funding and program development and implementation.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge and understanding of group dynamics in relation to coalitions and academic partnerships;
- Knowledge and understanding of the social determinants of health and health and racial equity to address health concerns across disease categories and conditions;
- Knowledge and understanding of public health policy development, implementation and interpretation;
- Professional experience creating work plans and/or logic models;
- Professional experience with programmatic or project management;
- Experience working with diverse external stakeholders to advance common goals;
- Experience setting measurable objectives;
- Experience working with diverse populations;
- Experience supervising staff;
- Strong relationship management skills and experience creating collaboration among external organizations;
- Excellent project management and planning skills;
- Computer proficiency and proficiency in electronic databases and Microsoft Office suite;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
- Strong research and analytical skills;
- Ability to maintain records and prepare reports;
- Ability to present and facilitate discussions;
- Ability to work nights and weekends, as required.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Health Studies, Environmental Health, Community Health, Community Development, Public Administration, Business Management, Health Communication or other related field.
- Three (3) years of professional experience with project and/or program management.
- Prior supervisory experience.
- Master’s Degree in Public Health, Health Studies, Environmental Health, Community Health, Community Development, Public Administration, Business Management, Health Communication or other related field.
- Two (2) years of supervisory experience.
- Experience managing contract and/or grant budgets.
- Experience working with higher education institutions.
SALARY RANGE: $57,792.98 - $75,596.31 annually, full-time, exempt, with an excellent benefits package.
To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter on or before FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2021 to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. Preference is given to Worcester residents. The City of Worcester is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Direct inquiries to: City Hall, Human Resources, Room 109, 508-799-1030, HR@worcesterma.gov.