Associate Director, Organizational Growth, the HAVI

Brief Overview:

We are seeking an Associate Director, Organizational Growth for the HAVI to support large cross-functional initiatives and advancing equity-driven processes, practices, and systems to enhance organizational effectiveness.

Position Description:

To heal communities affected by violence, The Health Alliance for Violence Intervention ( fosters hospital and community collaborations to advance equitable, trauma-informed care for violence intervention/ prevention programs. Our vision is to build a system of healthcare that mobilizes hospitals and communities to end violence, together.

Hospital-based violence intervention programs (HVIPs) vary in the specifics of their design and scope, but typically include a brief intervention in the emergency department or at the hospital bedside as well as intensive community-based case management services following discharge. HVIP services are provided by culturally competent Violence Prevention Professionals who often also serve in a mentorship capacity. HVIPs are rooted in the philosophy that violence is preventable, and that violent injury offers a “teachable moment” and unique opportunity to break cycles of violence. HVIPs embrace a public health approach to violence prevention as they are grounded in data, which indicate that victims of violence are at elevated risk for re- injury and violence perpetration. This model has been the subject of numerous peer-reviewed studies indicating promising impact on injury recidivism, criminal justice contact, and trauma symptoms. HVIPs are now a recommended practice by the federal government.

The network has grown to hundreds of individuals, including physicians, nurses, therapists, gang interventionists, outreach workers and researchers who are affiliated with 50+ member programs in the U.S., Canada, England, and El Salvador. Our goal is to support the growth of HVIPs throughout the United States.

The HAVI is a fiscally sponsored project of Health Resources in Action, Inc. (HRiA).

The Associate Director, Organizational Growth, will work alongside the Managing Director, Organizational Growth and Equity to support operational effectiveness for the division, which includes two departments: Strategic Planning and Operations. The mission of the Organizational Growth and Equity Cluster is to align the strategic priorities of the organization among the executive director, board, senior leadership, staff, and fiscal sponsor to achieve the HAVI’s racial equity, organizational, programmatic, and fiscal goals.

This work includes large cross-functional initiatives and advancing equity-driven processes, practices, and systems to enhance organizational effectiveness. The result is a dynamic and thriving anti-racist organization that embodies equity and its core values, internally and externally.

The Associate Director will report to the Managing Director, Organizational Growth. This is an exempt, full-time position with a salary range between $85,000 – $95,000 based on skills and experience. The HAVI is a fully remote organization. All HAVI staff may work in HRiA’s Boston office as desired and/or conduct in-person work activities as necessary. This position can be fully remote or hybrid, depending on the location of the candidate.

Duties and Responsibilities:

This includes but is not limited to the following:
  • Support the planning, development, and expansion of the Division by identifying and operationalizing key strategies.
  • Create structures and systems that embed equity-driven processes and outcomes throughout the HR components of the organization.
  • Alongside the Managing Director, build processes and systems to enhance department collaboration, process efficiency and data tracking to share across the organization.
  • Provide mentorship, professional development opportunities and other supportive resources to non-executive staff and organization-wide colleagues.
  • Manage the build, implementation, and ongoing management of the CRM, including staff training, overseeing, and supporting usage, and reporting.
  • Supervise and manage staff, interns, and projects within the Division, as assigned.
Project Work
  • Lead, coordinate, and support in recruitment, hiring and onboarding of staff.
  • Develop systems, processes, and write protocols for a Staff Handbook.
  • Design and support the execution of professional development opportunities for HAVI staff.
  • Support in the promotion of organizational practices and performance indicators to meet HAVI’s goals.
  • Collaborate within the Division and across the agency to conduct communications, policy, and research activities as they pertain to past, current, and future TTA activities and intended outcomes.
Thought Leadership
  • Develop and implement continuous improvement plans for the Division procedures and systems.
  • Partner and communicate with other teams and divisions within the HAVI to ensure consistency and efficiency of work across the organization.
  • Document and share knowledge and best practices to replicate success.
  • Work alongside the Managing Director to operationalize new training opportunities.
  • Assist the Managing Director in strategic planning for the growth and direction of the department and division.
Business Development
  • Leverage community partnerships that bring new business opportunities.
  • Support and/or participate in writing or developing concept papers, proposals, scopes of work, and other proposals for securing new business that aligns with HAVI.
Special Requirements
  • Advanced degrees and/or certifications in Public Health, Social Work, and related fields or comparable work experience.
  • 3+ years of progressive management experience in education, nonprofit, or healthcare sectors/
  • Experience with or knowledge of the US healthcare system specifically in response to violence, trauma informed practice, and health equity.
  • Experience supervising staff.
  • Ability to work remotely.
  • Ability to travel nationally for annual convenings and/or HAVI conference.

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to supervise others according to Strengths-Based Leadership Theory
  • Operates with a lens of equity, social justice, and trauma-informed approaches.
  • Ability to work as a part of a team–leading when appropriate and accepting feedback.
  • Ability to adapt communication appropriately for purpose and audience.
  • Elevated level of organization, accuracy, and attention to detail
  • Ability to efficiently manage multiple tasks with accuracy and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Ability to design presentations using professional tools such as PowerPoint, Prezi, etc.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Respectful of cultural differences, and values diversity of thought, backgrounds, and perspectives.
This description is intended to indicate the kinds of work duties that will be required in this position. It is not intended to limit, or in any way modify, the rights of any supervisor to assign, direct, and contract work of staff under his/her supervision. The use of a particular illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties, not mentioned, that are of a similar level or difficulty.

How to Apply:

To apply, submit your cover letter and resume online at Please include in your cover letter experience (paid or unpaid) as it relates to this job description as well as any other relevant or adjacent skill sets. Please note that the interview process will consist of a minimum of two video interviews and the submission of relevant work samples and/or a written skills-based exercise. If you require accommodation, we welcome your request at any point in the application process.
HRiA is actively seeking to build a diverse and experienced staff. The organization encourages multiple perspectives and experiences, supports a multicultural environment, and strives to hire and retain a diverse work force that reflects the populations we work with and the communities where we work. Diversity is a core value of HRiA resulting in culturally competent services, materials, resources, and programs. Our hiring and business practices appreciate the strengths offered through different backgrounds.
HRiA is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.
Health Resources in Action offers an attractive benefits package including medical, dental and life insurance, retirement plan, tax-deferred annuity, and generous starting vacation of four weeks.
To apply, submit your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements online.

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