The Director of the Division of Maternal, Child and Family Health (MCFH) is responsible for the overall strategic planning, policy and program development, implementation and evaluation to improve the lives of women, children and families in Philadelphia. S/he oversees the development and deployment of diverse federal, state and philanthropic funding; budgeting for the division; and monitoring expenditures and revenue. S/he ensures that programs are operating using evidence-based interventions with ongoing oversight and evaluation. The Director communicates with medical, business, and community groups to discuss and promote strategies to improve maternal, infant and childrens health services. The MCFH Director provides policy leadership in concert with other city agencies, health plans and the academic health centers to improve the health care of families in Philadelphia. The Director will be assigned to work a minimum of half a day a week at one of the Citys Health Centers providing clinical care consistent with his or her expertise and act as a liaison between the Division of Ambulatory Health Services and MCFH.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Direct planning, implementation and evaluation of all programmatic activities.
Coordinate policy, advocacy and development activities.
Oversee maternal, child and family health research efforts, and oversee the development of publications.
Develop and participate in cross-Divisional and cross-Departmental opportunities to improve the lives of women, children and families in Philadelphia.
Recommend changes to health ordinances, rules, regulations, and policies to improve the lives of Philadelphias women, children and families.
Direct, through subordinate staff, the development of evidence-based education and training programs for City and provider agencies.
Supervise a management team.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinate staff, community and advocacy groups, hospital and community health center staff, Federal, State and local health agency officials, legislators, members of the news media, associates and the public.
Oversee management of the Divisions budget and fiscal operations.
Provide clinical care at one of the Health Centers managed by the City of Philadelphia Division of Ambulatory Health Services (AHS).
Identify challenges impacting the health and health care access of women and children to develop new programs within AHS and MCFH as funding permits.
Ability to recruit, supervise and evaluate the performance of a diverse staff, facilitate inter-departmental communication, and ensure highly motivated teams. Ability to synthesize the literature on maternal, child and family health and integrate new findings into program design and policy development. Ability to prepare various reports requesting funding, documenting program activities, and in support of departmental positions. Ability to identify policy gaps and recommend policy and regulatory solutions. Ability to design and implement evidence-based programs with well-articulated outcomes and well conducted evaluation. Ability to analyze problems and proactively adopt an effective course of action. Ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing. Leadership ability to create, implement and evaluate a shared vision for the Division and represent the Department of Public Health with members of the public. Understanding of the problems, diseases and conditions involved in maternal and infant health in a large urban area along with the principles and practices of disease prevention and treatment. Familiarity with the rules and regulations of Federal and State funding of maternal, infant, and child health programs.