The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), Bureau of Community Health and Prevention, Office of Community Health Workers, is seeking a dynamic and self-motivated professional to provide strategic vision and leadership as the Director of the Office of Community Health Workers (OCHWs). The Director of OCHWs provides content expertise on advancement of the CHW workforce, including supporting implementation of Massachusetts CHW certification, and provides overall leadership on efforts within DPH to promote the CHW workforce, through both program and policy initiatives. These include convening key internal and external stakeholders, including sister agencies like MassHealth, to build consensus and provide technical assistance on these and other critical markers in the advancement of the CHW profession. The Director will supervise a team of staff and oversee vendors who provide services and ensure completion of deliverables for a variety of grant funded programs.
The OCHWs team acknowledges the history and persistence of structural racism in the United States and its impact on health, including on chronic disease outcomes. The Director will provide a structural analysis of systemic and historical racism and the resulting health inequities and apply this lens to the work of the OCHWs. Success in this work will rely on applying a structural analysis of systemic and historical racism and the resulting health inequities to the work of the Office, tailoring Office activities to this analysis, and supporting reporting staff in also applying this analysis.