Medical Practice Other - Baystate Health

Req#: R29291
Category(s): Allied Health Clinical Professional, Medical Practice Other
Full Time / Part Time: Full-Time

Baystate Health, a nationally recognized leader in healthcare quality and safety, and home to Baystate Rehabilitation, a comprehensive rehab program providing services throughout western Massachusetts is looking for a full time Project Director for Anchor Mission Initiatives to join our team in Springfield, MA.


  • Teamwork, flexibility, peer support


  • Monday- Friday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Full time


  • 280 Chestnut Street
  • Springfield, Massachusetts


  • Excellent Compensation High-quality, low-cost medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Generous PTO – up to 25 days in the first year, with scheduled earned increases
  • Continuing education support and reimbursement
  • First Time Home Buyers Financial Packages
  • Farm Share Memberships
  • 403b retirement company match & annual company contribution increase based on years of service
  • Free money coach advice from a certified professional
  • Wellbeing programs that include but are not limited to mental, physical, and financial health
  • Pet, home, auto and personal insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Reimbursement for a variety of wellbeing activities, included but limited to gym membership and equipment, personal trainer, massage and so much more!
  • Wellbeing programs that include but are not limited to mental, physical, and financial health
  • Onsite parking (Wing, Noble and BFMC posting only)

Baystate Health, western Massachusetts’ only academic center and tertiary care provider has a long and proud tradition of continuous learning and improvement. We educate and train hundreds of healthcare workers every year and advance knowledge about new approaches to care. At Baystate Health we know that treating one another with dignity and equity is what elevates respect for our patients and staff.  We are committed to increasing diverse representation across our organization. Together our inspired and compassionate teams manage the whole health needs of all communities in need.  

Summary Description:

The Project Director, Anchor Mission Initiatives is responsible for the operational administration and project management of all anchor-related activities and initiatives, including but not limited to inclusive local hiring, supplier diverse and other workforce develop programs that aim to engage external agencies and community-based organizations.  Beyond the efforts within Baystate Health this position aims to advance the region’s pursuit of specific actions and investments needed to intensify community development intervention in neighborhoods/areas of greatest need and ensure Baystate Health’s economic benefits equitably reach individuals from all corners of our region.

The Project Director, Anchor Institution Mission will report dually to DEI & Health Equity and HR to develop strategies that establish Baystate Health as an anchor institution. The incumbent will help Baystate Health develop initiatives and metrics in five anchor institution change levers: local workforce development and hiring, local procurement, local investments, supplier diversity and support of community building. This will require building and maintaining partnerships with Baystate Health departments such as human resources, supply chain/procurement, finance, office of DEI and public health, government/community relations along with external community networks to enhance economic development and promote community health.  This position will be expected to emphasize the need to develop even more fully and purposefully our anchor institution agenda that captures much of the scholarly expertise and civic-oriented interests in anchor institution work:

Job Responsibilities:

  • Takes a broad view of organizational assets by assessing the baseline and any existing anchor-like work is already in place; coordinates the development of the Baystate Health anchor strategy and goals in collaboration with business and corporate service leaders.

  • Communicates the organizational imperative and evaluates the risk and opportunity for undertaking specific anchor strategies; articulates how anchor goals will help meet existing BH mission and organizational goals; presents anchor mission strategy to internal stakeholders to gain buy-in.

  • Develops internal infrastructure: coordinates across teams to develop more intentional structure.

  • Coordinates with anchor strategy leaders to build and maintain momentum across teams to keep everyone engaged and on track.

  • Manages daily activities, develop evaluation metrics, and set goals, monitor progress, and report to anchor mission team(s) and develops reports for senior leadership.

  • Represent Baystate Health on local and national collaboratives to increase scalability and impact.

  • Builds relationships with community partners and external agencies to create linkages with community partners to develop a workforce development eco-system for the region.

  • Facilitates the spread of anchor principle to other local employers to enhance community prosperity building across the region.

  • Identify funding needs and develop budget in collaboration with BH business leaders and local philanthropy.

  • Monitor expenses and create progress reports for funders as needed.

  • Work with internal and external communications team members to disseminate anchor mission success stories.

  • Present at local and national conferences to create visibility and opportunities for collaboration.


  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, public health, or related field.  A master’s degree is preferred.

  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience in large scale project management involving community agencies and public policy

    Excellent oral and written skills to interact effectively and professionally with residents, community leaders, political leaders, media, students, faculty, and staff.  Proficient with computers and the electronic communication environment.  Excellent organizational skills, facilitation skills and attention to detail.

    Community development experience, community engagement experience; fundraising experience; grant-writing experience, self-motivated; proven ability to work independently and lead a team.  Understanding of political policy and the practice of politics in Massachusetts useful.

We strive to be the place where we can help you build the career you deserve – apply today – YOU belong at Baystate!


We offer competitive total compensation that includes pay, benefits, and other recognition programs for our employees. The base pay range shown above considers the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including knowledge/skills; relevant experience and training; education/certifications/licensure; and other business and organizational factors. This base pay range does not include our comprehensive benefits package and any incentive payments that may be applicable to this role.

You Belong At Baystate

At Baystate Health we know that treating one another with dignity and equity is what elevates respect for our patients and staff. It makes us not just an organization, but also a community where you belong. It is how we advance the care and enhance the lives of all people.



Bachelor of Science (Required)


Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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