Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait Coordinator, Houston, TX
March of Dimes Foundation - Houston, TX

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Position Purpose

To lead the implementation of Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait® in Texas. Track outcomes and develop best practices for the expansion of the project. Full-time position; minimal evening or weekend work may be required. Position is based out of the March of Dimes Houston office, off-site meetings and some travel required (mainly within Houston and Texas).

Position Responsibilities
• Lead the Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait® (HBWW) project in Texas.
• Serve as the staff liaison to the State HBWW Steering Committee and the Houston HBWW Advisory Board. Organize, schedule and coordinate meetings, make travel arrangements for participants, maintain calendar, prepare meeting materials and provide follow up to meetings.
• Collaborate with hospital and prenatal care clinic project intervention sites. This includes the MOU process, maintaining consistent communication, conducting site visits, providing technical assistance, etc. Cultivate and maintain relationships with the sites’ obstetrical providers, hospital administrators, clinic managers, nurses, social workers, and other staff important to the success of the project. Oversee deliverables for each intervention site.
• Assist project volunteers and intervention site partners to develop an intervention plan to include patient education interventions, medical staff education, and awareness campaign specific to each site in order to best serve their specific patient population while achieving the project goals.
• Develop publicity materials for HBWW, in collaboration with communications staff. Plan and execute media opportunities during Prematurity Awareness Month.
• Work alongside project evaluators to gather accurate baseline data, report progress and outcomes. Develop best practices for the future expansion of the project.
• Manage project budget, maintaining records of expenditures and possibly seeking grant or individual funds for the continued support of the project.
• Maintain close and frequent working relationships with March of Dimes staff and volunteers in state and national offices regarding project implementation.
• Complete project reports and updates as necessary for volunteer meetings, HBWW site meetings,
Qualifications Required
• A dynamic individual with the enthusiasm to collaborate with a wide variety of individuals including: physicians, nursing staff, administrators, volunteers, community members, and project evaluators.
• Demonstrated experience with partner development including cultivation and management of relationships.
• Demonstrated leadership ability with project management and successful implementation.
• Bachelor’s Degree required in a health related field: nursing, public health, social work, public administration or health promotion. Master’s Degree a plus.
• 3-5 years experience in maternal and child health.
• Basic knowledge of the Houston medical community and obstetrical health issues.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Grant writing and Development experience is a plus.
• Credit and criminal background check are required for this position. Offer is contingent upon satisfactory completion of credit, criminal and reference check.

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The March of Dimes Foundation has been lending a hand since 1938. Established by President Franklin Roosevelt to fight polio, the...