To administer and oversee all March of Dimes program services and advocacy/government affairs activities in Arkansas, including: planning, implementing and evaluating activities in public and professional health education; grants, community service, interaction with the state legislature and volunteer development.
• Establish a strong volunteer base for program and advocacy/government affairs activities.
• Cultivate relationships with perinatal health agencies in Arkansas.
• Develop a strategic mission plan for Arkansas that includes the allocation of chapter community grant funds and implementation of Prematurity Campaign activities.
• Work with chapter staff to integrate mission with fundraising and communication activities.
• Collaborate with staff team members to identify potential volunteers, donors and community partners to further the overall chapter strategic plan.
• Oversee dissemination of information and education of staff and volunteers in the areas of mission, which include: all programs and advocacy/government affairs.
• Ensure that the Arkansas Chapter continues to meet/exceed Program, Advocacy/Government Affairs and NICU Family Support criteria.
• Assist with securing funding as needed to ensure delivery of effective chapter programs, including NICU Family Support.
• Supervise the NICU Specialist working on the NICU Family Support project.
• Plan and implement (with Chapter volunteers) program, and legislative/regulatory advocacy/government affairs plans annually, including coordinating activities and events. Ensure plans target greatest chapter MCH needs, measure outcomes and fit the strategic direction of the chapter. Ensure plans address approved Foundation-wide priorities.
• Travel as needed to attend National, Regional and other meetings to fulfill job responsibilities and obtain training.
• 5-7 years relevant experience.
• Master's degree in public health, public policy, public administration, social work or equivalent education and experience.
• Knowledge of maternal and child health system and programs.
• Experience in advocacy/government affairs preferred.
• Five years experience in maternal and child health or related field desired.
• Demonstrated ability to manage and build teams with staff and volunteers.
• Strategic planning, oral and written communications skills. Analysis and problem solving skills a must.
• Knowledge and experience in program planning, evaluation, data analysis, grant review and grant writing.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.