Part Time State Director of Program Services, Portland, ME

Company Name:
March of Dimes
Part Time State Director of Program Services, Portland, ME
Job ID #:1864 Location:ME - Scarborough
Functional Area:Health/Medical Department / Chapter:Maine
Position Type:Part Time Regular Education Required:Masters Degree
Experience Required:3 - 5 Years Relocation Provided:
Position Purpose
Direct the chapter s implementation of Program Plan, which includes activities and projects related to the Foundation s mission, community services, and program volunteer support. Participate as an active member of the chapter management team. This position ensures that the March of Dimes is an active participant in improving the health of babies in the chapter s communities.
Position Responsibilities
A. Oversee and insure effective program planning, implementation and evaluation:
Be familiar with and track the chapter s progress in meeting the Standards for Success, insuring that the chapter maintains a score of at least 3.0.
Insure that the chapter has a current and approved program plan in the Electronic Program Information Center (EPIC).
Support accomplishment of chapter s program plan objectives.
In collaboration with the Program Services Committee, review and update the Program Plan as needed, and review progress at least annually.
Manage the chapter s community grants program, following guidelines from the national office.
Utilize technical assistance from the regional and national office as appropriate.
Utilize financial resources from the national office to support accomplishment of program objectives (Grand Rounds, Pilot Projects, etc.).
Maintain documentation (and evaluation in some cases) of program activities to enable timely reporting to the regional and/or national office, provide accountability for community grants, and complete the Year-End Report in EPIC.
B. Provide staff and volunteer mission related education and support:
Educate staff and/or volunteers about the March of Dimes mission.
Insure that the chapter has a Program Services Committee that meets the standards described in the Manual for Chapters .
Orient and train Program Services Committee and all sub-committees, and make sure clerical support is provided, to insure that they have the tools and information to be maximally effective.
Insure that program activities are as volunteer supported as possible and volunteers participate in marketing March of Dimes nursing modules, and other education materials.
Insure that staff and volunteers follow all procedures and guidelines related to program activities disseminated by the national and regional offices.
Be familiar with and share the chapter s program plan with other disciplines within the chapter.
Provide assistance to incorporate mission into fundraising and communication activities (mission triangle).
C. Manage chapter mission and Maternal Child Health (MCH) leadership efforts:
Maximize chapter effectiveness in meeting Program Plan objectives by working on coalitions with other professionals with common program objectives.
Utilize volunteers as March of Dimes representatives whenever possible.
Promote March of Dimes mission related accomplishments, activities, community services, community grants, research, etc.
D. Other responsibilities include: participating as a member of the chapter s management team and in the supervision of staff with the chapter State Director; attend any national, regional or other meeting necessary to fulfill job responsibilities or obtain training; attend orientation at the national office; maintain a proactive working relationship with the Regional Program Director.
E. Maintain an active Public Affairs committee and support legislation as indicated by the Office of Government Affairs and local advocacy opportunities; maintain an active Chain Reaction Council and integrate youth volunteers into mission, fundraising, and public affairs activities.
F. May be directly responsible for the selection, orientation, training, monitoring, and providing ongoing support and guidance to volunteers. May supervise program staff and/or clerical staff, which will include distributing and assigning work, completing performance appraisals and determining salary actions.
Qualifications Required
Master s degree in Public health, Nursing, Epidemiology, Genetics, Health Advocacy, Community Health, Public Administration, or other related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
3-5 years experience in one or more of the following areas: maternal/child health; reproductive health; working with disadvantaged populations; program planning, development and implementation; volunteer development; recruiting and training; community development; or grants administration.
Strong verbal and written communications skills, problem solving, planning, implementation, and organization skills.
Strong computer skills, preferably Microsoft Office
Must be able to maintain a flexible work schedule, which may include evenings/weekends and/or overnight travel.
Must be willing to drive or fly to meetings, division offices, training, etc.
Ability to transport materials/refreshments for meetings, conferences, health fairs, etc.
Ability to use a copier, printer, telephone, VCR and fax.
Must successfully complete a credit and criminal background check.
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.

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