Senior Project Manager, Greater Boston, PIH-US
Position Title: Senior Project Manager, Greater Boston, PIH-US
Reports to: Senior Project Lead, Massachusetts, PIH-US
Location: Greater Boston area
Position Type: Full-time
Partners In Health United States (PIH-US) is the U.S. arm of Partners In Health (PIH), a nonprofit, social justice organization. We envision a future in which health is a human right, not a privilege in the United States. We seek the transformation of health and social systems so that structures of oppression no longer determine the quality or length of a person’s life.
PIH-US accompanies visionary public health and community partners working to build strong, integrated, community-led health systems across the U.S. PIH-US currently supports local health departments, health providers, elected officials, and community leaders to define clear health and racial equity agendas, and provides technical advising and operational support to deliver on those commitments. Our current focus communities include: Montgomery, Alabama; Chicago, Illinois; Immokalee, Florida; Massachusetts; Newark, New Jersey; North Carolina; and Pima County, Arizona. We capture learnings from across this network to mobilize resources, advance policy change, and lay the groundwork for stronger community health systems nationally.
The Senior Project Manager will manage a new program, Advancing Community-Driven Mental Health, focused on supporting community-based social service organizations (CBOs) in Massachusetts to incorporate a mental health intervention known as Problem Management Plus (PM+). Leveraging lessons learned from PIH, the program will equip front-line CBO staff with the knowledge and skills to address common mental health conditions for clients in their community and support them in reducing problems of mental health care accessibility. The Senior Project Manager will ensure that the program is implemented successfully by coordinating technical assistance and accompaniment to the CBOs, managing internal and external relationships with participating partners, and sharing learnings and best practices. The position will work closely with, and have a dotted line of reporting to, PIH’s Cross-Site Mental Health team, who will serve as the technical experts in adapting and implementing community-based mental health interventions.
The Senior Project Manager will also help to establish PIH-US’ presence in the Greater Boston area more broadly by identifying and implementing additional areas of support to existing and new partners, cultivating relationships with local community organizations and local government departments, sharing learnings with the broader PIH-US Massachusetts and cross-site teams, and contributing to PIH-US Massachusetts’ strategic planning process.
1) Serve as the project manager for the Advancing Community-Driven Mental Health Program.
- Design and oversee processes to provide implementation support and accompaniment to CBOs, including one-on-one coaching and technical assistance, inter-partner communication and knowledge management, and workplan and timeline development and tracking.
- Plan and execute Learning Community sessions for grant partners.
- Convene regular check-in meetings, provide regular email updates, and conduct other methods for ongoing communication and information sharing with partners.
- Ensure adherence to grant requirements and adequate communication with the funder and other partners, in close partnership with PIH’s Development team.
- Manage the grant budget, including preparation, regular monitoring of expenses, and satisfaction of grant reporting requirements.
- Develop, engage, and maintain strong relationships with partner organizations.
- Collaborate with grant partners to ensure that lessons and best practices are captured and disseminated externally.
- Support curriculum development, adaptation, and training activities, in close partnership with PIH’s Cross-Site Mental Health team.
- Support project-related monitoring and evaluation activities, in close partnership with PIH’s Cross-Site Mental Health team.
2) Support the establishment and expansion of PIH-US’ programming in Greater Boston.
- Cultivate collaborative relationships with additional local community organizations, coalitions, government departments, healthcare providers, and other relevant stakeholders in the Greater Boston area.
- Identify additional programmatic partners in the Greater Boston area; co-create and implement additional areas of technical assistance and strategic support.
- Collaborate with the PIH-US leadership team to design and implement strategic planning for PIH-US’ presence in Greater Boston and Massachusetts as a whole.
- Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a field related to public health, public policy, or social science.
- 5+ years of experience in public health, local government, consulting, and/or community-based program development, management, and administration required.
- Knowledge of the public health and social service landscape in Massachusetts.
- Demonstrated cultural competency with expertise working with diverse, multi-lingual individuals and communities. Keen ability to build trust with others.
- Demonstrated experience independently and effectively managing and prioritizing a complex project in a fast-paced organization and setting involving multiple stakeholders and workstreams.
- Experience working with external partners in an advisory capacity.
- Strong strategic thinking, analytical, and problem-solving skills. Strategic mindset and ability to think creatively around program objectives and the detailed steps necessary to achieve goals.
- Demonstrated experience designing strategy, establishing relationships, and shaping a new program in collaboration with multiple partners and stakeholders.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, including delivery of compelling presentations and documents in Microsoft PowerPoint and Word.
- Demonstrated commitment to social justice and health equity.
- Knowledge of mental health interventions strongly preferred.
- Advanced degree in a relevant field preferred.
- Fluency in Spanish, Portuguese, Cape Verdean Creole, and/or Haitian Creole preferred.
Partners In Health (PIH) is a non-profit, global health organization that fights social injustice by bringing the benefits of modern medical science first and foremost to the most vulnerable communities around the world. PIH focuses on those who would not otherwise have access to quality health care. PIH partners with the world’s leading academic institutions to create rigorous evidence that shapes more sound and all-inclusive global health policies. PIH also supports local governments’ efforts to build capacity and strengthen national health systems.
As of today, PIH runs programs in 12 countries (Haiti, Kazakhstan, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mexico, Navajo Nation, Peru, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, United States), where it provides direct care to millions of patients, through public facilities and community engagement.
Partners In Health (PIH) is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of PIH not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. PIH works in and with a number of governments in and outside the U.S., and to the extent applicable, this statement is intended to incorporate the prohibition of any unlawful discrimination covered by applicable laws in such countries, states and municipalities.
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