Maternal/Child Advocacy in Texas
Nurse-Family Partnership - Houston, TX

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Position Description
Imagine using your skills to better the lives of first-time moms and their babies. Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is passionate about transforming the lives of families in our communities. Thrive in an energetic and creative atmosphere with other results-oriented professionals. This position requires collaboration with all departments at the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) National Service Office to develop new Nurse-Family Partnership program implementations to serve expanding numbers of low-income, first-time mothers and their families.

This position will be located in the Western Region and will require working from home with travel across the assigned states and to the NFP National Service Office in Denver, Colorado. Potential target states for this position include: Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Kansas. Final state assignments with be made based on the residency of the candidate selected for the position and are subject to change, based on the needs of the Program Development Department and dynamic conditions in the states.

The employee cultivates and/or assures sustained political and fiscal support for Nurse-Family Partnership through policy action at the state, county, and city level, providing for operational stability and the financial capacity to serve more families over time. The employee also works in collaboration with public and private champions in assigned states, other Nurse-Family Partnership Program Developers, Nurse Consultants (state-based and national), Regional Program Quality Coordinators, and other Nurse-Family Partnership colleagues to foster sustained effectiveness in local Nurse-Family Partnership programs. These activities are accomplished by performing the following listed below. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepares and builds on development plans for assigned states.
  • Where appropriate, develops a strategy for developing NFP’s programmatic presence in the states, including: geographic priorities; political alliances and champions; challenges or opposing forces; outreach education and awareness strategies; milestones; schedule of activity; resources required to achieve success.
  • Executes development strategy and proactively drives the development process with a clear focus on program growth with high commitment and capacity to implement with fidelity to the NFP model.
  • Establishes a personal presence throughout the states, traveling during part or all of two to three weeks per month, in order to build and maintain extensive networks among key constituencies.
  • Partners with existing champions and stakeholders around strategy, direction, and approach to serving more NFP families in assigned states.
  • Collaborates with members of the Nurse-Family Partnership Board of Directors, NFP management, and other individuals as appropriate to assist in promoting the program.
  • Maintains current contacts in the NFP contacts management system.
  • Keeps NFP internal constituencies informed, especially Nurse Consultants, who share responsibility for supporting local programs.
  • Requests support when required from colleagues in departments that include: Marketing and Communications; Policy and Government Affairs; Nursing; Program Quality; Information Technology; and Fund Development.
  • Promotes and coordinates activities of agencies, groups, and individuals to meet identified needs.
  • Studies and assesses strengths and weaknesses among existing resources.
  • Interprets needs, programs, and services to agencies, groups, and individuals involved and provides leadership and assistance.
  • Prepares reports and disseminates information.
  • Maintains contact with representatives of other organizations to exchange and update information on resources and services available.
  • Writes proposals to obtain government or private funding for projects designed to meet the needs of communities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree required, Master’s Degree in Public Health or related field preferred.
  • Two to four years of experience and/or training in service and/or locally-adapted franchising organizations.
  • Understanding of the workings of state and local governments and funding agencies is preferred, as is experience with both for-profit and non-profit organizations in multiple states.

Supervisory Responsibilities
This position reports to the Regional Manager of Program Development and does not have any direct reports.