The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) seeks to hire a Program Coordinator to assist the Office of Local and Regional Health (OLRH). Reporting to the Shared Services Manager, the Program Coordinator supports the work of the policy, planning, and operations unit in ensuring that policies, procedures, training, and technical assistance for cross-jurisdictional sharing are effectively implemented. This position also serves as the primary liaison to Public Health Excellence Grant for Shared Services grantees and collaborates with internal DPH groups working closely with OLRH.

Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all-inclusive):

LBOH Program Development Support & Technical Assistance

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders: staff from LBOH, internal/external partners and other stakeholders.
  • Support the OLRH team in building LBOH infrastructure capacity through the development of effective and efficient strategies and systems, e.g.: policies, processes, procedures, best practices, and the development of resources and other tools to facilitate LBOH in meeting program requirements, reporting timelines and deliverables that address ongoing public health challenges
  • Provide technical assistance and resources to ensure LBOH understanding of and success in achieving contract and programmatic goals, objectives, outcomes, and timely and accurate submission of reports.
  • Review program workplans and budgets and make recommendations to the Shared Services Manager and other members of the leadership team, as requested.

LBOH Requests: Track, Respond and Assess Impact

  • Work with Directors of LBOH to identify resources and supports needed/requested and work with OLRH team and partners to ensure support is provided; conclude by following up to assess the impact or further needs.
  • Gather information and data necessary to determine immediate needs and actions related to public health concerns.
  • Assist in developing, implementing, and maintaining project management tools to track contract and program deliverables.


  • Contribute to a work environment that fosters diversity, inclusion, collaboration, and the understanding of working toward a common goal.
  • Assist in developing Requests for Quotes and review processes for applications.
  • Participate in other regional and state meetings, as requested.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience in supporting program development and providing technical assistance.
  • Experience developing and implementing work plans, project/program tracking tools and supporting systems change.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office applications: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook.
  • Proficient in working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Commitment to working in a dynamic, diverse, and rapidly evolving work environment.
  • Understanding and commitment to diversity, cultural competence, and cultural humility, as well as the social determinants of health related to health equity.
  • Demonstrated commitment to establishing and maintaining harmonious and supportive working relationships with others through effective communication—coupled with the ability to engage, seek out and value the input of diverse stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of operations and administration; contract oversight and compliance; organizational development and quality improvement.
  • Strong organizational skills and exceptional oral and written communication skills.

About the Office of Local and Regional Health:

The Office of Local and Regional Health 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 inequities that impact the lives of communities of color who are disproportionately affected by conditions leading to poor health outcomes. The Program Coordinator will be part of the Office’s vision of implementing strategies that ensure the Office’s work, policies and programs are inclusive and equitable for all.

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 inequities in chronic and infectious disease, substance abuse, violence, and preventable hospitalizations.

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-Offer 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 http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori

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. #2


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.

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.

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Executive Order #595: As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption.

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.

Official Title : Program Coordinator II
Primary Location : United States-Massachusetts-Marlborough – 67 Forest Street
Job : Administrative Services
Agency : Department of Public Health
Schedule : Full-time
Shift : Day
Job Posting : Sep 19, 2022, 9:14:08 AM
Number of Openings : 1
Salary : 62,268.18 – 89,143.08 Yearly
If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator : Winston Pierre/ winston.pierre@mass.gov – 8573197225
Bargaining Unit : 06-NAGE – Professional Admin.
Confidential : No