Senior Manager of CVI Capacity Building, Health and Racial Equity

Brief Overview:

We are seeking a CVI Capacity Building Senior Manager for the Massachusetts Community Violence Intervention Capacity Building Initiative (MCVI-CBI) to provide violence prevention and intervention technical assistance to five violence prevention grantees across Massachusetts. Senior Manager candidates must be based in or willing to move to Massachusetts and have experience in community violence intervention work. 

Position Description:

Health Resources in Action (HRiA) is a non-profit, public health consulting organization with a mission to help people live healthier lives and create healthy communities through prevention, health promotion, policy, and research. With an emphasis on community engagement and commitment to racial and healthy equity, HRiA has earned a national reputation as a leader in the fields of public health and social change. We work with diverse clients and sectors who share our vision of healthier communities, including 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 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 structural racism and social and economic factors on health outcomes. Our health equity framework centers racial equity and guides our work with communities, partners, and clients as well as our internal policies and processes. HRiA is also a member of the National Network of Public Health Institutes with over 40 affiliates across the US.    

HRiA’s core services comprise five clusters: capacity building assistance, grantmaking for biomedical research and community health initiatives, research and evaluation, public health services, and health and racial equity. Our services help people, organizations, and communities build the competencies, infrastructure, and resources necessary to improve public health and achieve health and racial equity.  

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Position Description 

The CVI Capacity Building Senior Manager for the Massachusetts Community Violence Intervention Capacity Building Initiative (MCVI-CBI) will provide violence prevention and intervention technical assistance to five violence prevention grantees across Massachusetts. The Senior Manager will develop and implement training for MCVI-CBI in collaboration with HRiA staff and sit on the project’s implementation team. They will provide significant project management expertise in a fast-paced, high-intensity, high-visibility context to ensure the effective, efficient, and timely project implementation. The Senior Manager must have significant experience and skills in violence intervention and response. Applicants with experience in both frontline work and training and capacity building will be prioritized. 

The Senior Manager will : 

  • Lead the TTA program for the Massachusetts Community Violence Intervention Capacity Building Initiative. 
  • Training development (including training materials), delivery, and evaluation and all associated tracking; 
  • Manage all aspect of technical assistance development and delivery 
  • Provide training on a variety of violence prevention topics, including but not limited to: street outreach, conflict resolution, motivational interviewing, and more; 
  • Function as a subject matter expert and a coordinator of subject matter expert (SME) trainers;; 
  • Regularly travel around the state to meet with grantees 

This is an exempt, full-time position with a salary range of 80K-90K based on skills and experience. The Senior Manager will work a hybrid schedule and will work regularly in the Boston, MA office (requiring up to 3 days in the office per week), as well as remotely as appropriate to the role and as discussed with and approved by their supervisor. This position will require local travel around Massachusetts. A valid driver’s license is required and access to a personal vehicle is preferred. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leading the TTA and training aspect of the MCVI-CBI project, including workplan development, meetings, and relationship-building with grantee sites
  • Creating, implementing, and managing TA and training workplans for five grantees
  • Communicating effectively, efficiently, and appropriately with the team.
  • Coordinating and participating in team meetings, in collaboration with the Director and the supervisor of the project.
  • Scheduling of the trainings and events for the project.
Project Work:
  • Develop and refine the training curriculum and events for the MCVI-CBI, including Training Intensives and Conferences.
  • Lead the development of training events and activities in collaboration with staff at HRiA, including identifying and engaging SMEs consultant trainers for the project.
  • Conducting in-person trainings and providing technical assistance to staff at all levels at grantee sites funded through HRiA’s MCVI-CBI initiative and incorporating feedback for program enhancements and continuous quality improvement.
  • Contributing community violence prevention expertise and related topics to development, implementation, and evaluation of the MCVI-CBI.
  • Contributing technical skills and/or content expertise to other related HRiA projects and to the organization, as appropriate or needed.
  • Collecting and reporting data for overall evaluation and reporting for the grant.
Thought Leadership
  • Translating violence intervention and prevention implementation and programming subject matter expertise into accessible and informative trainings and technical assistance provision.
  • Contributing to MCVI-CBI and HRiA website content, blogs, and other sources to share and promote our expertise.
  • Presenting at local and state conferences/events with senior HRiA staff.
  • Identifying and implementing improvements in project and/or organizational processes and systems through participation in teams and committees.
New Business Development
  • Contributing to proposal writing and/or submission as needed; this may include working with HRiA staff to prepare scopes of work and budgets for contract extensions, as well as working with HRiA’s Associate Director of Development to prepare proposals for rebids or other new opportunities to expand upon the work of MCVI-CBI.
  • Working on other HRiA violence prevention projects as needed
Typical hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required to fulfill the duties of this position. HRiA supports flexible schedules to ensure work-life balance and to accommodate staff and clients working across the country in various time zones.
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 their 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.

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and five years of professional experience working in community violence intervention and/or training with CVI professionals OR eight years of professional experience in community violence intervention work or related training. Lived experience in combination with other educational and professional experience will also be considered.  
  • Preference for individuals with experience working in violence intervention with populations at highest risk and for individuals with direct frontline experience.  
  • Experience in training and facilitating engaging workshops, activities, and/or small groups, including strong group management skills.  
  • Ability to engage multiple outside stakeholders and consultant trainers and hold partners accountable.  
  • Ability to connect well across differences (e.g., culture, age, etc.) and respect cultural differences, backgrounds, and perspectives.  
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and experience in public speaking, facilitation, and training delivery, as well as ability to adjust style and messaging depending on the audience and medium.  
  • Proven project management and organizational skills and an ability to juggle multiple competing priorities and timelines.  
  • Ability to travel to grantee sites in and around Massachusetts (at HRiA’s expense), valid driver’s license, and access to a vehicle.  
  • Massachusetts residency required given the focus on local community organizations.  

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 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. 

HRiA offers an attractive benefits package including medical, dental, and life insurance, short term disability insurance, retirement plan, tax-deferred annuity, flexible work schedules, and generous paid time off, including vacation starting at four weeks, sick time, and office closure at the end of December. 

Generally, our interviews take place between 9am-5pm EST. If this is a barrier to you in any way, please let us know so we can work with the interview team to find a time that works for you.    

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Applications without cover letters will not be considered.   

To apply, submit your cover letter and resume online.

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