Associate Director WIH Position Description-3-09 (2)

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Position Description
Associate Director, Women’s and Infant Health
The Associate Director for Women’s and Infant Health is accountable for the development,
implementation and evaluation of program activities related to women’s and infant health and
maternal and child health data and assessment through cooperative agreements and other
funding sources. The Associate Director leads the Women’s and Infant Health Team and
contributes to the advancement of MCH programs. This position leads the tracking, analysis,
and reporting on federal and state programs impacting women’s and perinatal health and plays
a critical role in fund development for women’s and infant programmatic efforts. The Associate
Director develops and maintains partnerships with relevant federal agencies, funders, and other
national organizations, coalitions and groups concerned with women’s and infant health. The
Associate Director leads technical assistance efforts for the organization related to women’s and
infant health. This position reports to the Director of Programs.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES
1. Supervise and actively assist the work of women’s and infant health staff to accomplish
tasks and projects.
2. Develop work plans and assure that project deliverables are implemented and consistent
with work plans.
3. Assume leadership for assigned projects in the women’s and infant health portfolio.
4. Manage grants relating to women’s and infant health including developing and managing
budget for assigned projects.
5. Analyze and report on national and state programs impacting women’s and infant health
and state MCH health programs.
6. Design and conduct research based on written surveys, phone interviews, analysis of
existing national and state reports and other methodologies; develop reports and/or
other tools and resources on programs related to state MCH programs.
7. Produce issue briefs, fact sheets and other documents on maternal and child health
topics.
8. Participate in the development and implementation of meetings, forums and other skills
building opportunities for information sharing and exchange.
9. Represent AMCHP at national task forces, work groups, coalitions, and federal advisory
groups.
10. Provide technical assistance for AMCHP members and other organizations related to
women’s and infant health, including MCH data and assessment.
11. Lead fund development related to women’s and infant health: identify potential sources,
develop grant proposals and other funding applications; work with the CEO and Director
of Programs to develop relationships with program related funders.
12. Establish and maintain strategic relationships with key national groups and federal
agencies related to women’s and perinatal health.
13. Facilitate communication of pertinent issues to AMCHP members (via newsletter, email,
web page, papers)
14. Support AMCHP’s Best Practices Initiative by working with the Program Manager to
further develop the Best Practices Initiative.
15. Develop new ideas and concepts related to the project, and emerging issues.
Disclaimer: This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to
cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. The incumbent may be
asked to perform other duties as necessary.
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16. Provide staff support to AMCHP committees, regional directors, and project work
groups.
17. Other duties as assigned.
JOB SPECIFICATIONS
Knowledge
Knowledge of maternal and child health issues, public health theory and practices, and national
and state health programs and policies. Knowledge of women and perinatal health issues,
specifically risk factors leading to poor health status, and maternal and child health data sources
and surveillance systems.
Background and Education
Master’s degree in public health, maternal and child health, epidemiology, health policy, or other
related health or human services field with two years of direct professional experience. A
bachelor’s degree in relevant professional field plus 4 years experience working on public
health-related issues can be substituted for advanced degree.
Skills and Abilities
Strong ability to lead and collaborate in program design, implementation and evaluation. Strong
organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills. Supervision experience. Verbal and writing
skills, including report preparation and public presentations required. Skills in budget
management, grant application and management, contract negotiation, agenda development,
meeting coordination and facilitation. Good research and program evaluation skills. Computer
skills to include working knowledge of MS word, excel, email, internet research. Ability to
establish effective working relationships with diverse groups, including interacting effectively
with co-workers, members, funders, partners, vendors, etc.
Other
Ability to travel one to two days per month.
3/09
Disclaimer: This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to
cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. The incumbent may be
asked to perform other duties as necessary.
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