(MCH Program Impact Leaders are expected to be physically located in the state or market (where specified) they are serving. Proximity to the major Markets and/or areas of highest need is a plus. In general, this position is not expected to be a telecommuting position due to the relationship development and community integration required.)
Develop and direct March of Dimes maternal and infant health programming in designated state or metropolitan area. Ensure that the March of Dimes is a recognized leader and participant in improving infant health in assigned area.
Principle roles and responsibilities include program development and implementation. The position reports to the Regional Director of MCH Program Impact.
• Develop Plans, Objectives and Strategies: Develop and implement activities of state Strategic Mission Investment Plan (SMI) with specific deliverables as identified for assigned area. In 16 Roadmap states, implement strategies and activities of March of Dimes national plan to reduce preterm birth rate to 5.5 in the U.S. by 2030. Ensure implementation of March of Dimes package of Basic Mission Services in assigned area.
• Data Analysis and Grant Management: Utilizing available data, identify areas of high need/high burden and focus programming on high need populations in assigned area, including management of community grants awarded in assigned area.
• Develop Relationships: Cultivate partnerships and ensure effective collaboration with maternal and infant/child health organizations and agencies in assigned area.
• Volunteer Development: Recruit and actively manage state and market program committees in assigned area. Develop and manage volunteer leadership to inform SMI plans, implementation and evaluation in assigned area. In collaboration with the Program Services Committee, review and update SMI plan as needed, and review progress at least annually.
• Progress Reporting: Ensure that current and approved SMI plans, progress, and community grant information is entered in the Electronic Program Information Center (EPIC). Document (and evaluate as warranted) program activities and provide regular reports for external funders, provide accountability for community investments, and complete the reporting in EPIC.
• Integration and Internal Communication: In concert with regional leadership, provide mission information and ensure integration of mission activities with revenue development and communications colleagues in assigned area. Ensure strong collaboration, communication and integration with advocacy colleagues.
• Optimize Electronic Tools: Utilize electronic data management tools in order to review and analyze programmatic data, development and results.
• Other Duties: Perform other duties from time to time in order to ensure the attainment of MCH Program Impact goals.
• Previous Experience: A minimum of 5 years experience in one or more of the following areas: maternal/child health; reproductive health; working with disadvantaged populations; program planning, development and implementation; community development; grants administration.
• Education: Master’s degree in public health, nursing, epidemiology, genetics, health advocacy, community health, public administration, or other related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Physical Demands: Involves traveling by car, train or plane to meetings, trainings and supervisory work; involves sustained periods of computer work; involves significant phone and web-based discussion; may involve lifting and carrying boxes.
• Equipment Used: Computer, printer, telephone, copier and fax machine; familiarity working in common software programs and database systems.