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Community Health Educator II

Category: Human and Social Services
Commerce Place, Malden, MA

Department: GVC Internet Gambling Research
Job Type: Full Time
Job Class: Non-Union
Work Shift: Days
Work Days: Mon - Fri 9am - 5:30pm
Hours/Week: 40
Date Posted: 09/07/2020
Requisition Number: hrq-101922

Job Details

  • The Division on Addiction (the Division) seeks a Community Health Educator to be a thought partner for and key contributor to its professional and community-based capacity building and public health initiatives. This individual will work with an interdisciplinary team of Harvard Medical School faculty and research associates to help build a culture of commitment to health and health equity in the region.

    Job Duties:

    • Conduct in-person and multi-media trainings for health providers and community groups in New England (primarily Massachusetts and New Hampshire)
    • Contribute to the development of grant proposals for capacity building and outreach activities
    • Work with capacity building specialists at the Division to create and execute a long term plan to expand the Division's capacity building activities for special projects, including but not limited to: The Brief Addiction Science Information Source (BASIS), Gambling Disorder Screening Day, Expressions of Addiction, Toward Evidence-based Action and Community Health (TEACH), and CHARGE (Cambridge Health Alliance Readiness for Gambling Expansion)
    • Create and implement new outreach initiatives
    • Work with capacity building specialists at the Division to create and execute long-term plans to increase awareness of addiction-related public health issues in Massachusetts and New Hampshire
    • Work with capacity building specialists at the Division to develop a state-wide coalition of organizations representing a continuum of addiction-related services in Mass. and NH
    • Event planning, design, and production
    • Host webinars and trainings (digital and face-to-face)
    • Project administration in collaboration with Division administrative staff
    • Write research summaries for The Brief Addiction Science Information Source (The BASIS) research blog

    This job requires up to 50% travel (Mass. and NH). A driver's license and access to a vehicle on a consistent basis is required as some work sites are not accessible via public transportation.


    Master of Public Health or equivalent

    1 - 2 years experience in community public health outreach

    Strong background in public health

    Must have experience and interest in health equity and discrimination

    Grant writing experience a plus

    Demonstrated ability to work and participate in a team environment and proven ability to function independently

    Must be comfortable public speaking

    Must have an understanding of research, and be able to analyze and summarize studies

    Strong interest in evidence-based public health outreach, healthy equity and discrimination, in general, and addiction-related evidence-based public health outreach, specifically

    Must be committed to working with all populations, particularly Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)

    Must be able to apply abstract concepts from MPH coursework to outreach design and activities

    Must have experience working with and building trust with community partners

    Creativity and experience with graphic design a plus

    Outstanding verbal and written communication skills required; public speaking and presentation experience

    Excellent organization skills a must

    Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite required

    Proficiency in code and website design a plus

    Bilingual (Spanish) preferred


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