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Healthy Start Coalition of Brevard County

Job Description

Associate Director

Position: Full Time; exempt

The Associate Director-QI/QA Specialist will be responsible for completing tasks and responsibilities related to planning, identifying funding, and implementing and monitoring programs and initiatives to address the Coalitions’ identified objectives and priority areas; assisting in identifying these priority areas within the Healthy Start Coalition; and acting as Maternal and Child Health (MCH) expert consultant to community agencies and workgroups who also work with pregnant women and families.  Job functions will include but not limited to data analysis of key community indicators, development and implementation of service plans using a community-based development process and assisting the Executive Director in the operation of the Coalition.  The Associate Director will report to the Executive Director.

Duties, Responsibilities, and Authority:

  • Works cooperatively with Coalition members and staff to assess the community’s needs for MCH.
  • Collects and analyzes data related to MCH indicators and prepares reports based on the statistical information for dissemination to Coalition membership and the public.
  • Prepares, revises, and implements the Coalition’s service delivery plan.
  • Provides staff support to designated Coalition committees assigned by the Executive Director.
  • Identifies funding opportunities and preparing grants. Implements and monitors programs funded through grants awarded to the Coalition. Prepares required grant reports for funded programs.
  • Stay current with literature relevant to MCH, such as but not limited to racial disparities, infant mortality, prematurity, low birth weight, maternal infections, maternal stress, repeat teen births, smoking cessation during pregnancy, depression, optimal birth spacing, protective factors, father inclusion, social determinants of health, SUIDS, strategies for evidence-based interventions, substance use during pregnancy, SEN, and trauma informed care.
  • Create and conduct written and oral presentations representing the Coalition to partners, community stakeholders, and potential collaborators (ex. Poster and/or public presentations on programs, outcomes, data analysis etc.) to promote Healthy Start as the local experts in MCH issues and programs.
  • Develop and implement quality improvement and quality assurance measures for internal and external measures.  Conduct reviews in compliance with implementation schedule. 
  • Provides supervision to Coalition staff. Provide employee feedback through scheduled performance evaluations, one on one meetings and as otherwise necessary.
  • Always represent the Coalition through a positive and professional demeanor.
  • At the request of the Executive Director, represents the Coalition at community meetings, conferences, presents maternal and health topics to the community, etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Coalition membership, staff, funders, and the public.
  • Ability to collect and analyze data related to maternal and child health indicators.
  • Ability to develop community service plans based on consensus and community ownership.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal and external clients/community members.
  • Computer literacy in all currently used programs such as:  Microsoft Office Suite, Office 365.
  • Self-directed and motivated.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in a related field required.  Master’s preferred.  Experience in maternal and child health desired.  Minimum of 4 years of experience in supervision, contract management, quality assurance activities and creating budgets is required.  Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.  Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written skills.  Detail oriented with strong computer literacy.  Must be able to work independently. 

Note:  Requires reliable transportation as travel is required, valid driver’s license, good driving record and automobile insurance. Lifting/carrying up to 20 pounds. Involves sitting most of the time and be capable of reading a computer screen. Must clear a background check in accordance with Florida Statutes and a drug test.

The Healthy Start Coalition of Brevard County is a local, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that works to make sure that all moms and babies have the services they need to begin healthy lives together.

Rev 8-2023

Healthy Babies Start With Healthy Moms