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Director of Administration and Finance – Bureau of Family Health and Nutrition

Seeking an experienced fiscal administrator, leader and team player who is committed to public service and improving the health and well-being of women, infants, children and families in Massachusetts.

The Director of Administration & Finance (A&F) is a critical leader within the Bureau of Family Health and Nutrition (BFHN) whose charge is to provide exemplary fiscal stewardship through the establishment, monitoring, and improvement of accounting, budgeting, finance, procurement, IT and administrative systems and procedures. In consultation with the Deputy Director, this position is responsible for fiscal planning and management; compliance with all fiscal oversight and grant requirements; long-term budget forecasting and annual spending plan development; purchasing; and contract procurement for the Bureau with federal, state and trust funds in excess of $187M.

This position also provides leadership, support and direct supervision to a five-member A&F team responsible for processing all A&F documents for budget, accounting, purchase of service, grant reporting and human resources. The A&F team provides critical support and guidance to individuals throughout the Bureau—assisting with adherence to all grant requirements, processes and procedures.

Overarching areas of responsibility & preferred skills

Details can be found in the full posting on MassCareers.

Administration, Finance & Procurement

  • Provide leadership, strategic planning and monitoring of Bureau budgets, audits, personnel projections, accounting, purchasing, contracts, long-range forecasting and grants management.

Preferred Background, Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of the principles and best practices of financial management, including financial analysis and financial information recording and processing; experience developing and overseeing large and complex budgets.

Policy Development & Compliance

  • Member of the Bureau’s senior management team; participates in the development of policies, procedures and operational issues and in the Bureau’s overall program planning activities, including recommending cost-saving and spending initiatives.

Preferred Background, Knowledge and Skills

  • Experience developing and implementing policies and procedures related to: systems change and process improvement; internal controls and audits; and tracking and monitoring compliance with state and federal requirements.

Personnel Management

  • Foster support/development of direct reports through timely feedback, annual performance reviews, consistent communication and professional development.

Preferred Background, Knowledge and Skills

  • Capacity to supervise staff, including: performance appraisal, employee coaching, team development, training and professional development.

Leadership & Professionalism

  • Provide critical support and guidance to teams throughout the Bureau—assisting, supporting and training staff to ensure adherence to all grant requirements, processes and procedures.
  • Strong leadership and facilitation skills, including: communication, strategic planning, project management,

Qualifications Required (complete list on MassCareers)

  • At least five (5) years of professional, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in budgeting, accounting, auditing, management analysis, program evaluation or financial reporting of program results.
  • At least 1 year of management experience.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Outlook and Word.

How to apply

For the complete job description and online application portal, please click here:

Please Note: Applications received within the first 14 days will be given priority for review. This position will stay posted until filled. This position was posted on: 8/22/17

Bureau of Family Health and Nutrition overview

With its focus on maternal and child health, the Bureau helps improve the lives of all families in the Commonwealth through the administration and funding of statewide programs that ensure access to healthy food and nutrition counseling, support new mothers, provide medical care for children with complex health issues, deliver therapies for children with physical and intellectual challenges, cover payment for uninsured services, and a variety of other resources. The Bureau serves some of the most vulnerable citizens of the Commonwealth and is committed to providing access to services that are racially equitable, trauma informed, and designed to improve entire communities.

The Bureau of Family Health and Nutrition within the Massachusetts Department of Public Health consists of five related but distinct program divisions: children and youth with special health care needs; Early Intervention; nutrition; birth defects research and prevention; and pregnancy, infancy, and early childhood. Each division consists of multiple programs that target services for specific populations with evidence-based program models that lead to positive health outcomes for children and mothers.

More information can be found on the BFHN homepage.

Massachusetts Department of Public Health overview

The mission of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is to prevent illness, injury, and premature death, to assure access to high quality public health and health care services, and to promote wellness and health equity for all people in the Commonwealth. We envision a Commonwealth in which all people enjoy optimal health. Massachusetts ranks among the healthiest of states according to comparative analyses, but we face numerous challenges, including chronic and infectious disease, substance abuse, violence, preventable hospitalizations, and health disparities.

More information can be found on the DPH homepage.