Program Manager III - Director, Bureau of Maternal and Child Health
State of South Carolina - Richland County, SC

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Under limited supervision of the Deputy Director for Preventive Services, functions as the Director of the Bureau of Maternal and Child Health (MCH). Responsible for leading and managing the Divisions of Women's Services, Children's Services, Research/Planning, Oral Health, and WIC (Women and Children's Services). Accountable for the effective implementation of programs and services to efficiently promote health improvement and support the local public health operations. Provides visionary leadership and direction for staff and programs within the Bureau that improve the health status of women and children. Serves as MCH liaison with the public health regions and programs in Public Health Services. Advises Public Health Services and the Agency on MCH policies, regulations and procedures. Demonstrates leadership in advancing the practice of public health; promotes a team oriented, participative management environment and fosters integration of services. 1. Leadership and Planning Provides input into the overall strategic, operational and policy direction of Preventive Services. Provides leadership, direction and supervision of the divisions in the Bureau, with an emphasis on, a) strategic management and strategic planning, b) building systems to assure quality of division activities and services, c) coordination of activities across divisions and with other bureaus and the local public health regions, and d) coordination of Bureau plans and activities with external partners in other states and at the federal level. Participates in writing grants and other funding proposals with respect to surveillance, epidemiology, and program evaluation. Reviews grants proposals and provides guidance and direction to Program Directors to ensure alignment with agency goals/direction. 2. Bureau and Program Management Structures and manages the Bureau of Maternal & Child Health (MCH) to facilitate efficient and optimal use of resources and support to the public health regions. Provides supervision to the Division Directors. Ensures program deliverables are met and if not, corrective action plans developed and implemented. Ensures areas in MCH adhere to agency policy and procedures; and completes required reports. Monitors bureau funds and leverages opportunities for economies of scale. 3. Scientific and Technical Consultation Provides and/or ensure the provision of technical consultations on maternal and child health matters to internal and external health care practitioners. Serves as an agency representative on MCH matters with local, state and national organizations, when appropriate. Ensures the utilization of reports, program evaluations and other information in the management of the disease control programs. Makes recommendations to agency leadership on need to new programs and/or major program changes. 4. Performance, Accountability and Program Evaluation Collaborates with the Office of Performance Management and Health Improvement to initiate, review and approve the use of epidemiologic data to evaluate the effectiveness of MCH programs. Conducts literature reviews and data analyses to evaluate program progress and effectiveness. 5. Public Health Preparedness Participates in required Public Health Preparedness activities and trainings. 6. Other duties as assigned Completes special assignments as assigned

Minimum and Additional Requirements:

**Bachelor’s Degree and at least five (5) years of program management experience. Knowledge of management principles. Must be able to interpret rules and regulations; develop programs and plan, direct and coordinate the work of others. Must be able to communicate effectively, in both written and oral format; make presentations and prepare reports; establish working relationships with internal and external partners; manage work and provide guidance to employees; manage budgets, prepare grants and monitor deliverables. This position receives supervision via periodic supervisory meetings and annual evaluation. Considerable independence is provided in this position. Must be able to function with independence, discretion and judgment and is responsible for promoting effective administrative and fiscal policy and procedures to protect the public’s health. Agency standard work hours are Monday - Friday ( 8:30 am – 5:00 pm ) with limited state and national travel required. Irregular work hours may be necessary as circumstances dictate. Ability to work in emergency operations. Valid SC driver’s license. If a RN, APRN or MD, current SC professional license must be maintained to retain position.

**Degree must be from an institution of higher learning recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Preferred Qualifications:

Additional managerial experience; five years or more of supervisory experience; **Master’s Degree in public health (MPH) or other advanced degree directly related to the planning and delivery of public health and/or health care services. Proven leadership and experience in organizing and cording multi-disciplinary teams.

**Degree must be from an institution of higher learning recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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