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Opportunity to Increase Equity and Improve Health Outcomes in Massachusetts


Job Title: Problem Gambling Data & Evaluation Manager

Office of Problem Gambling Services


If you are ready to be a transformative leader in converting public health data into actionable strategies, we invite you to join us in the endeavor to create healthier and more equitable communities. This opportunity is more than a job; it is a chance to play a leading role in shaping public health initiatives, designing programs that foster wellness, prevent harm, and enhance the overall health and equity of Massachusetts residents.


The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking a Data & Evaluation Manager for the Office of Problem Gambling Services (OPGS) with proven leadership and problem-solving skills including innovation, flexibility, and creativity. This specialized role involves spearheading the establishment of a robust surveillance and evaluation system to counteract the adverse effects of gambling on residents of the Commonwealth. Collaboration with bureau leadership and stakeholders will be paramount, as you identify trends, shape innovative programs addressing the root causes of problem gambling, and emphasize equity, intersectionality, and diverse risk levels.


As a senior leader, you will contribute to strategic planning, oversee the evaluation of problem gambling programs, and support the development of community-based initiatives. Emphasizing collaboration and communication, you will work with other DPH offices to strengthen monitoring and surveillance programs, centralizing data related to problem gambling.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

·      Oversee the comprehensive evaluation of problem gambling programs and services throughout the Commonwealth, incorporating data-informed strategies for prevention, treatment efforts, and the DPH’s public health response to gambling.

·      Collaborate with OPGS leadership and other DPH stakeholders, utilizing relevant data analysis to ensure that program services align with the mission and goals of the Office, promoting health equity, and addressing social determinants of health.

·      Oversee the systematic collection of health-related information on populations, monitoring trends, identifying risk and protective factors, and informing policies, practices, and investments to improve health outcomes.


To learn more about this important work please visit: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/office-of-problem-gambling-services

About Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH)

About the Department of Public Health:

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. DPH coordinates programs and policies to address specific diseases and conditions and offer services to address the needs of vulnerable populations. We also develop, implement, promote, and enforce regulations and policies to assure that the conditions under which people live are most conducive to health and enable people to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. We license health professionals, healthcare facilities and a variety of businesses that impact public health. We operate the state laboratory and four public health hospitals. We monitor health status and manage vital records including births, marriages, and deaths. We educate people about public health issues and work closely with local boards of health and community partners to identify and solve public health problems.

Learn more about our important work: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/department-of-public-health