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Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals
Emergency Management Spec

The Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals (COBTH), a coalition of twelve Boston- area teaching hospitals, is seeking an Emergency Management Specialist to assist in coordinating area-wide hospital preparedness, specifically assisting with design, planning, facilitation, and evaluation of exercises. This position reports to the Emergency Management Coordinator.

Project Coordination

  • Lead the process to design, plan, facilitate, and develop an after-action report for an exercise aimed at enhancing collaboration and preparedness among the member hospitals of the Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals. The exercise will be in the form of a tabletop, workshop, or worktop, tailored to address critical scenarios relevant to healthcare operations and emergency response.

  • Develop all materials needed for meetings such as surveys, power-points, meeting agendas, and meeting notes


Emergency Response Duties

  • In the event of an emergency, drill, or exercise, respond to an identified Emergency Operations Center (EOC) (either City of Boston EOC or Medical Intelligence Center (MIC)) and work with the COBTH Emergency Management Coordinator to assist with response coordination


External Organization Meetings

  • Attend local, state and federal committees and task forces that are focused on the issues of hospital and emergency preparedness vulnerabilities or corrective actions that may be identified.

  • Attend other external meetings at partner organizations such as the Longwood Collective, Massachusetts Hospital Association,

Emergency Preparedness Planning, Drills, Training and Readiness

  • Working directly with COBTH member hospitals and with local, state and federal agencies, assist in the design, development, coordination and implementation of preparedness drills. Where possible, the Emergency Management Specialist will also attend, participate, observe, or help evaluate individual hospital’s drills or exercises.



  • Currently attending an accredited college or university, preferably in a related field of study such as emergency management, political science, public health, public policy, communications, business administration or other.

  • The ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

  • Excellent organizational skills, and a strong ability to problem solve.

  • Strong interpersonal, meeting facilitation and consensus building skills needed to work well in a team environment, plus the maturity to function well independently.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite products, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Proficiency and past experience with basic web design and HTML programming considered a plus

  • A strong interest in emergency preparedness, hospitals and health care.

  • Possess or obtain within 1 month of hire; FEMA ICS 100, 200, 700, 800 certificates


Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Previous work in an emergency management or government setting is considered a plus; emergency management experience is highly preferred.

  • Familiarity with the operations and administration of a hospital, especially with an Emergency Department, is considered a strong plus

  • This position is temporary with an expected length of 3 to 5 months, and may be part time or full time. Position may be extended based on funding, performance, and availability. Salary commensurate with experience. This position may require occasional work on nights or weekends. The work location for this position is hybrid and applicants are expected to be in Boston on a regular basis for in-person meetings.

When hiring, we look for candidates who possess not only the relevant experience, skills, and competencies, but also positive attitudes, innovative spirits, and genuine passion for the work. Don’t check off every box in the requirements listed above? Please apply anyway!


Patrick Kiley, Emergency Management Coordinator

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