The Center for Black Maternal Health and Reproductive Justice (CBMHRJ) was developed as an extension of the MOTHER Lab. The vision and rationale of the CBMHRJ is to protect the Black birthing experience by advocating for quality, equitable, and respectful care in childbirth. The center seeks to create a world where Black women can safely, efficiently, and comfortably receive equitable access to healthcare services without having to navigate through racism and/or discrimination in medical settings. The CBMHRJ envisions that the interdisciplinary research center will be integrated with faculty from all Tufts schools. The main goal of the center is to foster maternal health research at Tufts University School of Medicine, with a particular focus on improving the health of Black birthing persons and their babies by reducing maternal health disparities.
The mission of the CBMHRJ is to foster academic and community-engaged research in support of the center’s goals to conduct maternal health research with a focus on Black maternal health and eliminating inequities.
The main goal of the center is to foster maternal health research at Tufts University School of Medicine, with a particular focus on improving the health of Black birthing persons and their babies by reducing maternal health disparities.
What You'll Do
We are looking for a program manager to be responsible for organizing programs and activities for our MotherLab Fellows. You will be tasked with developing programs to support the team’s strategic direction, as well as creating and managing long term goals for the Fellowship. You will also oversee developing budgets and operating plans for the MotherLab and writing program funding proposals when necessary.
In order to be successful in this role, it would be helpful to have had program management and/or team management. A Bachelor's degree and 5 years work experience or a Master’s with 3 years is required.
In collaboration with Director and Center Manager, develops goals and strategies for the MotherLab Fellowship program, and provides and applies advanced, specialized subject matter knowledge to develop, implement, supervise, and evaluate the program. Manages program finances, operations, marketing and human resources. Manages hiring, training, and evaluation of staff.
• Master’s degree and experience in public health, maternal and child health, health equity, and reproductive justice education or Bachelor’s degree plus 5 years of elevant experience
• Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
• Strong attention to detail
• Ability to time manage and self-manage
• Individual check-ins and biweekly meetings with ML fellows
• Checking in on committee meetings on a regular (monthly to quarterly) basis
• Tracking and reporting out ML achievements
• Maintaining an up-to-date library of Center-produced materials (potentially using Tufts LibGuides)
• Reporting on ML progress at Center Leadership meetings
• Coordinating timesheets and stipends for ML fellows
• Keeping track of budget and receipts working with the Center Manager as needed
• Helping ML to coordinate with other Center Units on various projects
• Maintaining a repository of training materials and providing basic trainings as necessary, including:
o Time management skills
o Excel tips and tricks
o Intro to SPSS
o Resume building
• Maintaining active fellows list and ensuring continued contact with alumni
• Helping lab members to realize their strengths and areas for improvement; identifying lab members with particular skills to be shared as training to the rest of the lab
• Center support when necessary
What We're Looking For
• Knowledge of and passion for topics arounds Black feminism and public health, reproductive justice, human rights, social sciences, and/or maternal and infant health
• Familiarity with grants (funding, research, timelines)
Minimum $68,400.00, Midpoint $85,550.00, Maximum $102,700.00
Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.