Director of Maternal & Infant Health Initiatives
Company: March of Dimes
Location: Oklahoma City
Posted on: February 15, 2020
Director of Maternal & Infant Health Initiatives
Full Time Regular
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
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.
Embody adaptive leadership and establish March of Dimes as a leader
in MCH in the
Adhere to March of Dimes National strategic plan as well as state
Model results based leadership and execute and facilitate results
Model anti-racist behaviors and practices, center community voice
and be a systems
Utilize data-based decision making
Maintain understanding of current implementation challenges and
develop solutions to
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)
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
market that align with national impact strategy.
Lead a prioritization and action planning process that focuses on
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
Drive collaboration with internal staff partners in the market
around mission impact
Engage in regular collaboration and communication with market team
to ensure mission
impact strategies are coordinated into development, communications
and advocacy activities.
Plans, Objectives and Strategy:
Develop a policy and advocacy plan and strategy.
Perform ongoing management of issues and execution of strategy,
tracking of legislative
and regulatory priorities, production of advocacy materials, and
If applicable, conduct hiring, oversight and management of
Manage coalition relationships. Plan and execute advocacy
Represent MOD in various capacities with policymakers, volunteers,
Register as a lobbyist consistent with state laws and regulations.
Utilize electronic data
management tools in order to review and analyze legislative
Translate and share mission and/or advocacy impact in ways that
investment and supporter engagement.
Develop strategy that identifies connections between donor interest
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
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
mission priorities (national and locally).
Partner Development, Engagement and Volunteer Relationships:
In partnership with the National Volunteer Engagement Dept, recruit
volunteers to serve on the local Market Impact board or a
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
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
* 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
* 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
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
* Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with
* Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided
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