The Ryan White Services Division serves as the grantee for the Ryan White Part A grant. The Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act, of 1990, as amended in 1996 and 2000, was replaced by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act of 2006. The legislation was extended in 2009 under President Obama as the Ryan White Treatment Extension Act. Funds from Part A provide direct financial assistance to Eligible Metropolitan Areas (EMA) and Transitional Grant Areas (TGA) that have been the most severely affected by the HIV epidemic. The funds are intended to develop or to enhance access to a comprehensive continuum of high quality, community-based care for low-income individuals and families with HIV disease.
A comprehensive continuum of care includes primary medical care and supportive services, which aim to promote health and enhance the quality of life. The HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) administers the Ryan White Program. Ryan White Part A formula and supplemental grants are awarded to each EMA’s Chief Elected Official (CEO). The CEO appoints an HIV/AIDS Services Planning Council and designates a Grantee. The Planning Council establishes priorities and develops a plan for meeting those priorities. The Boston Public Health Commission, the designated Grantee, distribute grant funds according to the priorities established by the Planning Council.
The Client Services Unit provides programmatic support to Ryan White-funded agencies in the Boston EMA. Support includes contract management, monitoring client demographics and service utilization data, working with agencies to maximize distributed funds, and providing technical assistance on grant management and reporting requirements.
In addition to all duties in Program Coordinator I and II, Program Coordinator III will perform these duties:
- Under supervision of Ryan White Services Director, will be responsible for assisting with the coordination of work projects of Ryan White Services
- Division, including, but not limited to the development and coordination of RFPs, grant applications, provider trainings, standard operating procedures, and quality management plans and activities.
- Meets regularly with an interdisciplinary team and supports projects that ensure Ryan White funded agencies: a) address the service needs of people living with HIV, b) meet and/or exceed established service standards of care, c) understand and adhere to Ryan White Policies and Procedures, d) comply with fiscal and programmatic reporting and documentation requirements, and e) engage in clinical quality management (CQM) activities.
- Develops and ensures continuous monitoring of funded programs, with activities including, but not limited to; contract and budget oversight; program reporting; site visits; technical assistance.
- Supervises employees including but not limited to Coordinators I and II within job series; trains, evaluates and recommends discipline for staff; reviews the work of supervisees for completeness, accuracy and content.
- Coordinates multiple projects and/or activities that support coalition development, community health education, and the achievement of funded program goals.
- Assists in overseeing specialized research and evaluation projects.
- Prepares and presents agency-level fiscal information relevant to funding decisions. Coordinate the contracting process with funded agencies.
- Represents BPHC and the Ryan White Service Division at various events, including trainings and Boston EMA Planning Council; delivers presentations to various stakeholders at key events.
- Performs other duties as required.
- Master’s Degree in Public Health, Health Policy Administration, or a related discipline, such as sociology, psychology, public health nursing, or health communications required, OR BA/BS plus 5 years of equivalent experience in public health program coordination, management and/or community organizing, OR 10 years of equivalent experience in public health program coordination, management and/or community organizing.
- Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and experience with protecting, preserving, and promoting the health and well-being of vulnerable populations disproportionally affected by HIV; demonstrated understanding of social inequality, social determinants of health preferred
- Knowledge and experience relevant to HIV services and stakeholders, with developed skills in expansion of access to resources; coalition building; community organizing; health education; health promotion strategies; planning community meetings and events.
- Demonstrated supervisory skills, with regard to: team building; planning and assigning work; project design, including coordination and implementation; evaluating and motivating staff; determining the need for disciplinary action; making recommendation and/or initiating steps.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, with regard to: developing and overseeing projects; composing clear, concise reports; Interacting with vulnerable populations and the providers that serve them.
- Demonstrated technical skills and knowledge, including: epidemiological concepts; data analysis and reporting; MS Office.
- Bilingual, bicultural a plus.
- City of Boston Residency Required
- A Criminal Offenders Records Information request must be completed for this position. However, a record is not an automatic bar to employment but is reviewed in relation to the job applied for
- Any position that requires an advanced degree will be subject to education verification
- This is a grant funded position
- The Boston Public Health Commission is an EEO Employer and all applicants meeting the minimum requirements are eligible to apply
SEIU Programs, Grade 18
$1,117.99 – $1,336.11 weekly
35 hours per week; 9am – 5pm