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Program Manager, Moms Do Care Project

The Institute for Health & Recovery is a nationally-renowned, award-winning agency that specializes in innovative services, training and evaluation focused on addressing the unique needs of underserved families, women and youth. IHR’s CARF accredited treatment programs provide holistic interventions for hard to reach and high-risk individuals and families. Our mission is to develop a comprehensive continuum of care for individuals, youth, and families affected by alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, violence/trauma, mental health challenges, and other health issues.

Summary Statement

IHR is seeking a Program Manager for the Massachusetts Moms Do Care Project (MDCP), a multi-pronged grant project developed to serve pregnant and post-partum women with opioid use disorders and their families. Additionally, the MDCP mission is to increase access to and integrate behavioral, substance use disorder and primary health care, decrease stigma and increase the capacities of the providers in the targeted areas. The position is administered by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s (MDPH) Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS) through health care innovation investment funding from the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC). The HPC is an independent state agency that develops policy to reduce health care cost growth and improve the quality of patient care.

This position will be sited at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, 250 Washington Street in Boston, Mass.

Reports to

IHR Executive Director and HPC Program Director

Essential Functions

The Program Manager will work under the supervision of the IHR Executive Director and HPC Program Director to oversee the day-to-day operational management and implementation on the HPC MDC Project. Duties will include oversight of all programmatic activities.

  • Oversee day-to-day operational management of the project with all state partners, hospital partners, and MAT treatment providers
  • Oversee implementation of sub-contractor activities (evaluators; training and technical assistance, capacity building) at hospital project sites in Lowell and Beverly
  • Participate in all regularly scheduled and ad hoc project planning, implementation and evaluation meetings, and lead meetings as necessary or required
  • Oversee integration of work of BSAS and HPC (e.g., overdose prevention, trauma, parenting and buprenorphine training, NAS policy work, cost saving) into the project to assure alignment with MDPH and HPC goals and missions
  • Participate in the development of the network of treatment and recovery providers as pertaining to working with pregnant and post-partum women with opioid use disorders
  • Supervise the project evaluators and ensure that project data is being collected, analyzed and reported to meet all MDPH and HPC requirements
  • Oversee all administrative, budgeting and reporting activities
  • Manage the coordination of project sustainability, translation and dissemination activities
  • Represent Moms Do Care as part of senior management teams when applicable
  • Assume additional responsibilities as directed by the Project Directors
  • Participate in all staff development as indicated by supervisor
  • Attend local, regional and national annual conferences, as needed
  • Regular attendance and punctuality is required


  • Demonstrated experience in the development and maintenance of substance use disorder treatment and recovery provider networks
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including a high level of proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Willing and able to travel to designated local project locations, some travel to state, regional or national meetings
  • Strong program management skills
  • Experience supervising administrative personnel


  • Master’s Degree from accredited college or university in relevant field
  • At least 4 years of demonstrated experience in project management

Other Requirements (if applicable)

  • Reliable Transportation
  • Good Driving Record and Business Class Rider on Motor Vehicle Insurance (if transporting clients)

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit: stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. This position requires the ability to occasionally products and supplies weighing up to 10 pounds.

Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.

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IHR offers a rewarding work environment with competitive salary, generous benefits and a strong commitment to diversity. IHR is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create and welcoming a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Program Manager
Boston, Mass.
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