Community Prevention Program Manager
Requisition Number:2022-HLTH-004
Department:Health Services
Employee Type:Regular
Hours Per Week:35


Action for Boston Community Development is a nonprofit human services organization that each year provides more than 100,000 low income residents in the Greater Boston region with the tools and resources needed to transition from poverty to stability and from stability to success. 

The Health Services Department is committed to maintaining the optimal health of low-income residents of Boston and surrounding communities through the ABCD Family Planning Partnership and several cutting-edge, community-based disease prevention and health promotion programs. Health Services fosters community partnerships to strengthen and broaden the array of services available and to address the health of the whole individual. The Community Prevention Program Manager is responsible for the development and implementation of the Community Prevention Programs that focus on developing and implementing prevention education activities to support the health and wellness of adolescents and young adults. 

Duties include:  

  • Develop and implement a city wide community prevention education and outreach program based on established program goals/objectives and emerging needs/trends identified through existing programming and evaluations
  • Develop and implement educational and outreach models appropriate to the developmental, gender and cultural needs of the community/targeted populations
  • Ensure that the delivery of community programs are evidence-based and/or best practices
  • Review and update programming based on community needs assessment on behavior change models, health promotion planning tools and literature reviews
  • Develop and implement program outreach, recruitment and marketing strategies to increase community/participant awareness of and access to services
  • Use various marketing methods including social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
  • Develop and oversee social media campaigns to educate, provide support, and outreach to our focus populations. Collaborate with ABCD's internal departments on all media activities, resource development, and promotional materials
  • Develop/implement community events in the promotion and marketing of programs and initiatives
  • Provide supportive supervision to all community prevention staff
  • With support from the Director of Health services and the Business Operations Coordinator, manage Prevention budgets, contracts, invoices, time cards, and other administrative tasks as assigned and in accordance to ABCD and state and federal grant guidelines
  • Develop, maintain, and update program monitoring procedures for assessing the process and effectiveness of funded programs and initiatives according to program guidelines and requirements that includes development of data collection tools, data procedures and data entry and record keeping
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports required by funders based on funding guidelines and procedures, and department and agency expectations
  • Lead all evaluation activities required by funders in collaboration with the Dept. Director
  • Design and review collection tools such as survey tools and focus group/interview protocols in collaboration with evaluation team
  • Develop the strategic direction and identifying key program indicators to meet required funding requirements and local program objectives for ongoing program quality improvement in collaboration with evaluation team
  • Identify funding opportunities to sustain and expand community prevention programs and initiatives
  • Develop new program models and initiatives based on identified needs and trends from program implementation and evaluation
  • Develop and coordinate grant applications for renewing and new solicitations in collaboration with department/agency staff and consultants
  • Maintain professional standards program and client confidentiality across program and initiatives. 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time

Job Qualifications:
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in health education/counseling, human services, or related public health fields and 3 years of supervising staff required; advanced degree preferred
  • Must have significant professional experience in prevention and community education
  • Demonstrated professional experience, leadership, and education in the delivery of sexual and reproductive health prevention and education including HIV/AIDS and STD prevention education, and outreach with adolescents and young adults
  • Demonstrated program management skills, program design and implementation and communication skills
  • Excellent leadership, management, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience coordinating administrative and/or programmatic tasks or projects in health and wellness areas
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office programs, Google Suite and Outlook
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability and experience working in communities of color especially with young adults and adolescents
  • Bilingual skills preferred


  • Make an impact on the community
  • Free professional development opportunities and trainings
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 403B Retirement Plan with employer match and vesting
  • Paid Time Off
  • 13 Observed Holidays


  • Make an impact on the community
  • Professional development opportunities and trainings
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 401K Retirement Plan with employer match and vesting after 1 year
  • Paid Time Off
  • 13 Observed Holidays