Senior Manager, Development

Brief Overview:

We are seeking for a proven project manager to provide leadership and support the infrastructure of the HAVI.

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 their design and scope. Essential components of HVIPs include a brief intervention to violently injured patients in the emergency department or at the hospital bedside and intensive community-based case management services following discharge. HVIP services are provided by culturally competent Violence Prevention Professionals. 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, social workers, therapists, violence prevention professionals, outreach workers and researchers who are affiliated with 49 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 structured within 4 divisions: Capacity Building, Organizational Growth and Equity, Policy and Communications, and Communities of Practice.

HVIPs are one of a handful of evidence-informed practices that support cities reduce violence and scale trauma-informed care. The field has largely been fractured, and recent federal, state and local advocacy efforts have helped encourage collaboration and coordination across various approaches. This shift – from individual programs to integrated strategies – has led to an emergent concept of a community violence intervention ecosystem (CVI ecosystem).

The Senior Manager will work alongside the Director of Strategic Planning in development and grants management. The mission of the Strategic Planning Department is to understand the priorities of external stakeholders and funders and help to match our collection of needs. In consultation with project leads, the department supports grant writing and project planning. The Strategic Planning Department is part of the HAVI’s Organizational Growth and Equity Division that works 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.

The HAVI is a fiscally sponsored project of Health Resources in Action, Inc. (HRiA). HRiA is a nonprofit public health and medical research funding organization based in Boston, Massachusetts with a mission to help people live healthier lives and build healthier communities through prevention, health promotion, policy, and research. HRiA works with a diverse group of clients across the country to address some of the most critical public health issues using innovative and evidence-based approaches to improve population health. Our clients include the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, state and local health departments, hospitals, and private/corporate philanthropic entities.

Since its founding in 1957, HRiA has been at the forefront of public health, leading the way to promote healthier and more vibrant communities.  Our work recognizes the impact of social, economic, and racial factors on health outcomes.

The Senior Manager will support our development and fundraising portfolio by monitoring grants and contracts, managing proposal teams, processes and tasks, and engaging staff and other stakeholders in activities to meet grant and contractual requirements. We seek leaders with a passion for violence intervention work who understand the powerful impact of HVIPs within the violence intervention ecosystem. The ideal candidate should be able to manage clear and achievable goals while also being able to pivot quickly as new opportunities/circumstances arise.

The Senior Manager is an exempt, full-time position with a salary range between $75,000 – $85,000, based on skills and experience. The HAVI is a fully remote organization that is fiscally sponsored by HRiA. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most HRiA staff are currently working remotely as well. All HAVI staff who are fully vaccinated 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.

HRiA offers strong benefits to its employees, including competitive salaries, health insurance, retirement plan, flexible summer hours, vacation starting at 4 weeks, 13 paid holidays, plus office closure time during the last week of December.

The Senior Manager will report to the Director of Strategic Planning. This is an exempt, full-time, fully remote position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

This includes but is not limited to the following:


  • Manage and support projects, activities and tasks related to development, fundraising, contracts and grant management.
  • Manage and facilitate planning with HAVI Executive leadership and external development consultants, GStrategies.
  • Monitor grants and contracts to ensure that the HAVI is meeting its contracted deliverables.
  • Cultivate relationships with stakeholders to advance the HAVI’s development goals, vision, mission, and values.
  • Manage and support the work of the HAVI Advancement Council.

Project Work

  • Work with the Strategic Planning Director and other members of the development team to support organizational and program development in order to be responsive to grant solicitations.
  • Maintain records for correspondence and documentation in relation to established contracts and those in progress of development.
  • Use HAVI’s CRM to create dashboards for reporting and monitoring progress and outcomes.
  • Orient staff to their responsibilities relative to revenue and expense contracts.
  • Monitor grants and contracts and move forward with close-out, extension, or renewal in accordance with organizational needs.
  • Work with project and administrative staff to ensure compliance in the submission of vendor invoices, reporting requirements and project management.
  • Coordinate schedules and agendas for meetings with HAVI staff and teams and external stakeholders.
  • Generate schedules, calendars, reports and relevant documentation to increase effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Communicate and provide relevant resources to all necessary stakeholders.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Thought Leadership

  • Provide support to the department and division leadership
  • Participate in strategic planning for the growth and direction of the network
  • Participate in regional and national conferences and forums on behalf of HAVI
  • Contribute ideas to advance the department, division and organization’s work
  • Liaise with community leaders and organizations, as assigned

Special Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of five years project management experience or Master’s degree in a relevant field (Public Health, Social Work, Program Administration, Public Policy, or other)
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Ability to communicate with a variety of different audiences
  • Ability to telecommute;
  • Ability to travel nationally as needed, depending on COVID-19 restrictions.

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Ability to manage and monitor multiple timelines and processes.
  • Ability to identify and anticipate staff needs based on workplans
  • Ability to efficiently manage multiple tasks with accuracy and adapt to changing priorities
  • High level of organization, accuracy, and attention to detail
  • Strong attention to detail, able to synthesize new information quickly
  • Respectful of cultural differences and values diversity of thought, backgrounds, and perspectives.
  • Ability to work as a part of a team–leading when appropriate and open to feedback
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to adapt communication appropriately for purpose and audience
  • Ability to design presentations using professional tools such as PowerPoint, Prezi, etc.
  • Ability to travel nationally as COVID restrictions permit, at the HAVI’s expense

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:

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 workforce 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 and cover letter online.

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 or a written skills-based exercise. If accommodation is required, we welcome any request at any point in the application process.

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