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Director of Maternal & Infant Health Initiatives

Company: March of Dimes
Location: Oklahoma City
Posted on: February 15, 2020

Job Description:

Requisition Number
20-0058

Title
Director of Maternal & Infant Health Initiatives

Employment Type
Full Time Regular

City
Oklahoma City

State
OK

Position Purpose

March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We re advocating for policies to protect them. We re working to radically improve the health care they receive. We re pioneering research to find solutions. We re empowering families with programs, knowledge and tools to have healthier pregnancies. By uniting communities, we re building a brighter future for us all.

We are dedicated to hiring a diverse workforce that fosters opportunities for personal and professional development. We provide a collaborative and supportive environment built upon our fundamental core principles where each employee is valued. Join us in the fight for healthy moms and strong babies.

The Director of Maternal & Infant Health Initiatives reports to the Executive Director of Market
Impact and develops and executes the national Mission Impact strategy at the local level.
The position partners with market staff to translate and share the Mission Impact work in ways
that invite donor investment and supporter engagement, leading with mission and empowering
local teams to align impact strategies to community needs in the designated area. This role is
responsible for the development and implementation of maternal and infant health programs
locally to meet national goals.

Position Responsibilities
Leadership:
Embody adaptive leadership and establish March of Dimes as a leader in MCH in the
community/state
Adhere to March of Dimes National strategic plan as well as state level strategic
alignment plan
Model results based leadership and execute and facilitate results based meetings
Model anti-racist behaviors and practices, center community voice and be a systems
thinker
Utilize data-based decision making
Maintain understanding of current implementation challenges and develop solutions to
address them
Maintain accountability throughout all processes and engagement
Develop and Lead Plans, Objectives, Strategies:
Serve as the maternal and infant health lead for the market(s) by:
o engaging and mobilizing the community
o building strong volunteer relationships
Together with community partners and utilizing available data, identify areas of high
need/high burden and focus local programming on these populations in assigned
market that align with national impact strategy.
Lead a prioritization and action planning process that focuses on eliminating health
disparities within maternal and infant health.
Program Implementation and Collaboration:
Working with the national mission department, manage implementation of new mission
investment opportunities within assigned market(s) and implement new programs.
Drive collaboration with internal staff partners in the market around mission impact
goals.
Engage in regular collaboration and communication with market team to ensure mission
impact strategies are coordinated into development, communications and marketing,
and advocacy activities.
Plans, Objectives and Strategy:
Develop a policy and advocacy plan and strategy.
Direct Lobbying:
Perform ongoing management of issues and execution of strategy, tracking of legislative
and regulatory priorities, production of advocacy materials, and lobbying of
policymakers.
If applicable, conduct hiring, oversight and management of legislative consultant.
Manage coalition relationships. Plan and execute advocacy events.
Represent MOD in various capacities with policymakers, volunteers, and other
stakeholders.
Register as a lobbyist consistent with state laws and regulations. Utilize electronic data
management tools in order to review and analyze legislative developments.
Donor Development:
Translate and share mission and/or advocacy impact in ways that invite donor
investment and supporter engagement.
Develop strategy that identifies connections between donor interest and the
organization s impact and advocacy agenda.
Collaborate with staff partners and key volunteers to identify, cultivate and secure
program funding, including sponsorship, for relevant mission campaigns.
Revenue Development:
Identify and secure funding and site locations for SPC and/or NICU Family Support in
collaboration with market staff.
In concert with market staff, identify other opportunities to raise revenue around
mission priorities (national and locally).
Partner Development, Engagement and Volunteer Relationships:
In partnership with the National Volunteer Engagement Dept, recruit appropriate MCH
volunteers to serve on the local Market Impact board or a sub-committee.
Build and cultivate a network of meaningful volunteer partnerships to advance the
mission and recruit and manage volunteer networks, including but not limited to
maternal/child health organizations agencies.
Provide timely direction, important opportunities, resources and recognition to
volunteers while at the same time relying on their expertise, abilities and willingness to
use their networks to drive the goals of the organization.
Measurement, Data Collection and Reporting:
Ensure that data is collected, entered, analyzed and communicated effectively

Position Qualifications

Qualifications:

* Previous Experience: A minimum of 5 years experience in one or more of the following areas: maternal/child health program planning and implementation; advocacy and government affairs; public health programming; working with disadvantaged populations; community development.

* Education: Master s degree in public health, health advocacy or policy, 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 and trainings; 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.

March of Dimes provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.



* Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
* Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided here.

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