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Program Coordinator

City of Portland, Maine | Portland, ME

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Health and Human Services Department

Public Health Division

Research and Evaluation Program Full Time (37.5 hrs./wk.), Permanent Position – Seeking a research and evaluation program coordinator to work in Portland as part of the Public Health Division, Research and Evaluation Program.  The Program Coordinator provides planning, management, and coordination of complex projects and major initiatives across the PHD.  This position will be responsible for developing, implementing, and coordinating the division-wide quality improvement initiative to assess and enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery for programs across the division.  Collaborates with program managers and coordinators on program evaluation, including the development of Results-Based Accountability (RBA) performance plans, performance measures, data collection tools, and the analysis of results to ensure programs are achieving intended outcomes.  Leads, plans, and manages all aspects of division-wide local public health department accreditation activities, providing education, technical advice and expert guidance on reaccreditation standards to ensure division policies, procedures, and practices are in alignment with national best practices.  Acts as the division liaison with the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) and other national, state, regional, and local partners regarding accreditation.  Plans, manages and coordinates multifaceted special projects to meet changing public health needs and to advance department and program strategic goals.  Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders to foster collaboration and facilities consensus in decision-making among individuals with diverse interests.   Develops and monitors project plans to include activities, milestones, timelines, and metrics to drive the plan to fruition.  Writes, prepares and contributes to complex documents and reports, especially the anticipated Annual Health of Portland Report.  Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Education, Social Work, Epidemiology, or Bio-Statistics or closely related field and 3 years of professional work experience within the functional areas such as biostatistics, epidemiology, human resources, public administration, mathematics, budgeting and financial management or a related discipline that provides a solid foundation for coordinating applied research and evaluation skills.  Preferred qualifications:  Master’s degree in public health, (bio)-statistics, epidemiology, public administration, business administration, social work, or a related field.  Preferred Requirements also include ability to use SPSS, Qualitative research software (e.g. Atlas.ti, NVivo), GIS software, advanced MS Excel skills, etc.  This person should demonstrate an independent, self-directed, and motivational work ethic, and have excellent skills in written and verbal communication.  Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory criminal background check.  Salary range $58,363 to $69,693/year. 


City Benfits:

Permanent, full-time employees receive a generous benefits package which includes 12 ½ paid holidays; employee health insurance; sick and vacation leave; optional life, dental and income protection insurances; choice of retirement plans; and tuition reduction program with the University of Southern Maine.  


The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its workforce.

Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.


To apply online or to download the City’s application form, log on to the Job Opportunities page of the City’s website,

Apply at/send cover letter and resume to the

City of Portland, Maine

Human Resources Office

389 Congress St., Room 115

 Portland, ME 04101

Fax to: (207) 874-8937

Email to


Deadline for applications is Wednesday, January 23, 2019.

Posted On: 2019-01-18 17:05:39
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Telecommute: No
Categories: Biotech, Healthcare, Municipal
Job Type: Regular
Job Status: Full Time
Similar Jobs: Within 25 miles of 04101, Biotech, Healthcare, Municipal

Additional Contact Info

389 Congress Street, Room 115
Portland, Maine 04101
Contact: Kathleen Vosmus
Phone: 207-874-8624