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28 Jul 2017

Full-Time Maternal and Child Health Director

Georgia Department of Public Health – Posted by DPHRecruiting Anywhere

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Job Description


The Georgia Department of Public Health is the lead agency entrusted by the people of the state of Georgia with the ultimate responsibility for the health of communities and the entire population.

The agency is seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of Maternal and Child Health Director within the Division of Health Promotion.

The Director of Maternal and Child Health will be required to apply expertise and experience in maternal and child health to improve the health status and well-being of women and children, and to manage and administer the programs in the MCH Section.  The section programs include Child Health, Home Visiting, Women’s Health and Title V.


  • Leads the MCH team to define the section’s objectives and operational plan to improve child and maternal health outcomes for the citizens of Georgia in a manner that maximizes resources, minimizes costs and adheres to the Federal, state and local program requirements and the Department of Public Health (DPH) strategy.
  • Advises the Division and DPH leadership on issues and changes to policy, challenges and opportunities related to program implementation.
  • Communicates with MCH grant sub-recipients, such as the District Health Directors and District Program Managers, to clearly articulate MCH policies and grant requirements.
  • Works in collaboration with executive leadership to set strategic plans and establish ongoing relationships with key opinion leaders and external organizations that leverage the goals of MCH.
  • Creates a culture of exceptional employee performance by setting performance and development goals, evaluating achievement of those goals and providing recognition opportunities for employees.
  • Participates, or assigns appropriate staff, to represent MCH programmatic needs with both internal DPH teams and external groups from public agencies, private sector and local, state and Federal partners to coordinate efforts and share best practices to enhance the service delivery of MCH programs and improve health outcomes.
  • Operates as a resource to the team by anticipating needs, recognizing areas of improvement and working with the team to implement process improvement strategies.
  • Maintains ongoing awareness of DPH’s overall strategy, government and social conditions and trends to ensure appropriate responses to changes in policies and finances.

Oversight and Direction

  • Directs the activities and supervises the Deputy Directors for MCH Programs including Child Health, Home Visiting, Women’s Health and Title V.
  • Oversees the operations and management of the section including the development and revision of policies and procedures, standards and guidelines for MCH programs and processes.
  • Participates in the annual Georgia Legislative session by analyzing the operational impact from legislation concerning MCH.
  • Coordinates interactions between department, agency, health districts, stakeholders, and internal and/or external partners.
  • Performs other assignments as required.
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND Six years experience managing professional level staff
Ten years of related professional experience AND Six years managing at the level equivalent to area of assignment
Six years of experience at the lower level (GSM013) or position equivalent.
Note: A combination of education and experience at agency discretion.Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications possess the following:

  • Master’s degree in Public Health or equivalent public health experience
  • 3+ years’ experience directing the planning, implementation, administration, monitoring and evaluation of a comprehensive major program preferably in a maternal and child health setting
  • 5+ years supervisory experience with full responsibility for performance management including coaching and mentoring teams with professional and management level staff
  • Demonstrated success in strategic and operations planning evidenced by program improvements, positive impacts and outcomes
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills with the ability to effectively interface peers, executive leadership and community stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong partnerships and relationships across internal and external stakeholders, including community partners and governmental agencies (i.e., federal, state, and local)

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