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Equity Coordinator - Office of Racial Equity & Community Engagement

Job Description
The mission of the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) is to protect, preserve, and promote the health and well-being of all Boston residents, particularly the most vulnerable. The BPHC envisions a thriving Boston where all residents live healthy, fulfilling lives free of racism, poverty, violence, and other systems of oppression. The BPHC sets an expectation that all staff and leadership commit, individually and as part of the BPHC team, to hold ourselves accountable to establishing a culture of antiracism and advance racial equity and justice through each of our bureaus, programs, and offices.

The Office of Racial Equity and Community Engagement (ORECE) leads Boston Public Health Commission's collective work of becoming an antiracist organization and operationalizing commitments laid out in the organization's Anti-Racism Policy. Specifically, ORECE works with internal and external stakeholders to eliminate the institutional and structural systems that create racial and ethnic health inequities and injustices. 

This Equity Coordinator position reports to the Associate Director of ORECE and will primarily support the work of ORECE through training, communications, and administrative tasks.

  • Working to help BPHC become an antiracist organization by meeting or exceeding the standards set by the BPHC Anti-Racism Policy.
  • Assists in the design, coordination, facilitation, and data collection related to presentations, community meetings, and trainings regarding anti-racism and other forms of oppression, racial and health equity, the social determinants of health, equitable community engagement, and more
  • Coordinates ORECE-led equitable community engagement activities including outreach, scheduling, responding to questions, co-facilitation, survey dissemination, basic data collection, data summaries, and other activities as needed.
  • Support and contribute towards efforts that strengthen BPHC's internal infrastructure related to antiracism and equitable community engagement.
  • Responsible for providing administrative support for ORECE via monitoring the healthequity inbox, developing material for newsletters and reports, basic data collection, data entry, meeting minutes, paying vendors, and more.
  • Drafts content and maintains ORECE's external webpage; routinely updates internal intranet page with ORECE's resources, tools, etc.
  • Collaborates with external stakeholders such as community members, community-based organizations, and more in a friendly and collegial manner as we work towards shared goals.
  • Supports ORECE communications through strong public health writing; develops clear and compelling screensavers, flyers, infographics, and presentations for multiple audiences.
  • Acts as a resource and contributor for ORECE Special Projects.
  • As an individual act compassionately with integrity and empathy, lead by example, and be willing to learn new things.
  • With others be a supportive team player, prioritize building and maintaining relationships, and work to maintain a respectful work environment.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
  • BA/BS degree plus two years of experience OR four years of experience in public health, healthcare, program coordination, community organizing, human services, case management, or other relevant work.
  • Excellent organizational skills are required.
  • Experience delivering presentations, training, and/or facilitating groups or community meetings; strong communication and public speaking skills.
  • Ability to synthesize, prepare and present information, written and oral, including reports, presentations, and other materials in a clear, coherent, and concise manner.
  • Ability to use Canva or other platforms to design flyers, develop infographics, and create visuals is required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills are required including the ability to practice self-reflection, give and receive constructive feedback, and build meaningful partnerships.
  • Comfort with basic data collection, data entry, and writing short data summaries.
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural team required.
  • Knowledge and experience using MSOffice, Adobe and/or Canva, social media platforms, etc.
  • Familiarity of Boston's neighborhoods, particularly Boston neighborhoods with historically marginalized populations and poorer health outcomes.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, which includes frequent evenings and/or weekends.
  • Direct care experience is valued.
  • Passionate commitment to health equity and racial/social justice issues.
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn about the role of public health in addressing racism, the social determinants of health, and inequities in health outcomes as well as strategies to advance racial justice and health equity.
  • 1 year of demonstrated formal or informal social justice advocacy experience and/or community organizing/mobilization experience is a plus.
  • Evaluation skills are a plus.
  • Bilingual/bicultural is a plus.
  • Master of Public Health degree is a plus.

Additional Information
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., This position requires direct client/patient contact and as a result of such direct contact, certain immunizations will be recommended and/or required prior to commencement of employment duties., Any position that requires an advanced degree will be subject to education verification, The Boston Public Health Commission is an EEO Employer and all applicants meeting the minimum requirements are eligible to apply.
Union Status


Pay Range $50,000 - $54,000/Annually

35 hours per week