Company: Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Job description:

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking an experienced public health professional to join the leadership team within the Bureau of Community Health and Prevention (BCHAP) to serve as Director of the Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program (MTCP). Massachusetts has long been a national leader in tobacco cessation and prevention, most recently becoming the first in the nation to restrict flavored tobacco products, including mint and menthol. DPH is looking for a dynamic and visionary leader to continue championing strategies to counter tobacco industry tactics and reduce the health and economic burden of tobacco in the Commonwealth.

BCHAP acknowledges the history of structural racism and its impact on health. We are committed to improving the quality of life for all Commonwealth residents while eliminating the inequities that threaten the lives of communities of color who are disproportionately affected by chronic diseases and their risk factors, including tobacco use and exposure. The MTCP Director will actively lead their team to apply a leading with race and racism framework to all aspects of their internal and external-facing work.

MTCP is a comprehensive tobacco program that works to prevent the initiation of tobacco and nicotine use by youth, help tobacco and nicotine users to quit, protect all Massachusetts residents from exposure to secondhand smoke and identify and eliminate tobacco related inequities. We accomplish our work with a solid infrastructure of programs at the municipal, community and statewide level to develop and implement strategies that address the tobacco industry’s influence both in communities and statewide. The qualified candidate for this position will possess a strong understanding of policy, systems and environmental change strategies to prevent, reduce and control the use of and exposure to tobacco and other nicotine products. In addition, the qualified candidate will possess not only the professional and managerial experience to lead the MTCP Team in prevention, community engagement, enforcement and cessation, but also the interpersonal and communication skills needed to work with internal and external stakeholders across disciplines to advance this work.

The Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program Director is an essential part of BCHAP reporting to the Deputy Director for Prevention and Wellness. The MTCP Director provides leadership of a statewide public health program focused on comprehensive approaches to reduce the health and economic burden of tobacco use by preventing young people from starting to use tobacco and nicotine products, helping current tobacco and nicotine users to quit, protecting children and adults from secondhand smoke, and identifying and eliminating tobacco-related disparities.

Job type: Full TimeFully remote: Hybrid

Salary range: 81,529.95 – 125,501.44 Yearly

Location: Boston, MA


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