Chief Health Programs Officer Job Description

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MHP Salud Job Description

Title:                         Chief Health Programs Officer
Reports to:                CEO
Job Class:                  Senior Management
Grade:                       2
FLSA Status:             Exempt
Travel Required         Up to 25%
Site assignment:        Ypsilanti, Michigan; Weslaco, Texas; Tampa, Florida

Position Summary

Oversees and coordinates all programmatic needs within organization.  This position is responsible for ensuring that all programs are completed, appropriate outcomes are achieved, grant requirements are met within the given guidelines, are coordinated and integrated, and meet the objectives of the Strategic Plan.  This position requires significant interaction with outside parties including local and state officials, funders and potential funders, other community-based organizations, the private sector and other partners, as well as internal coordination with program directors, program coordinators, senior management, evaluation leads and Community Health Workers. Requires travel both nationally, regionally, and state-wide for conferences, site visits, Leadership meetings, etc. depending on organizational needs. These duties will require the individual to be fluent in both English and Spanish. Performs all functions and activities within the guidelines and philosophy set forth in MHP’s Strategic Plan, policies, mission, goals and vision.

Essential Functions

Leadership and Management (25%)

Actively participates as a member of the Leadership Team to advance the strategic direction of the organization.

Participates in Board meetings as needed and represents the programming vision of the organization

Ensures either through oversight or creation, the presentation of all appropriate reports to the CEO, Board, state and/or federal agencies, and other funders as required by law, policy, administrative ruling, grant guidelines, or good management practice.

Functions as essential member of organization’s budget team; provides leadership and supervision in the development and preparation of the program and or divisional  budgets.  Works cooperatively in developing the total organizational budget.

Responsible for ensuring proper policy, regulation, and/or law is followed as delineated.

Recommends policy and procedure changes to the CEO and Leadership Team as needed, and ensures appropriate procedures and processes are followed in all areas.

Researches, or oversees research of, key assigned areas to advance strategic plan.

Develops and maintains key partnerships at the national and state level and oversees and coordinates local partnerships developed by their team.

Works collaboratively with Senior staff to address changes in the environment, policy, or trends to ensure mission coherence

Oversees background checks for all employees.

Programming (40%)

Provides leadership in planning, developing, implementation, managing, budgeting and evaluating all programs and activities within the division.

Reviews monthly financials with staff, correlates results and discusses needed changes or adjustments with Senior Director of Allocation and Resources as needed, including but not limited to recommending journal entries, position allocation changes, and other adjustments based on programmatic and agency needs.

Responsible for the supervision, coordination, and administration of all programs and personnel in the division.

For Programming Division, recommends employment of personnel and participates in managing all aspects of their employment including professional development, processing complaints, disciplinary action, grievances and termination.  Oversees or recruits, screens, and recommends employment and evaluation of new professional personnel in division in accordance with established policies and guidelines.

Responsible for ensuring information flows appropriately through division in both directions and across divisions.

Ensures programmatic division is functioning at top effectiveness and efficiency through the allocation of staff, resources, and information, including making clear recommendations of changes in these areas as grants are ended or beginning.

Evaluation (20%)

Ensures appropriate health knowledge, behaviors, and/or outcomes are achieved through programming and works collaboratively to ensure quality data is collected and utilized to meet programmatic and organizational goals.

Works collaboratively with evaluator and program directors to ensure the proper measures are applied to programs and evaluation procedures and processes are adhered to or modified as necessary.

Focuses on achieving and utilizing quality data from programs to advance both current and future programming.

Assists evaluation team in understanding programmatic needs and grant guidelines while pursuing quality data.

Grants and Development (15%)

Serves as the technical advisor for programming in the grants writing process, including ensuring the proper program models are applied, programmatic numbers are reasonable given the resources, site chosen for proposal is viable and optimized, and organizational goals are in alignment.

Reviews programmatic portions of all completed grants to ensure realistic goals, objectives and program plans are proposed and an appropriate budget is in place for proposed application

Advises Grant Writer (in conjunction with other Senior Staff) on potential partners and/or subcontractors appropriate to proposed programming.

Assists in grant writing and assigns key divisional personnel as needed to grant writing function.

Assists in prioritization of funding opportunities and may participate in securing policy grants in conjunction with grant-writing team.

Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Superior oral, interpersonal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex information to the Board and staff.

Understanding of health based programming and program design including the knowledge and in-depth understanding of good management, budgeting and organizational processes and ability to integrate diverse programs; experience with Community Health Worker programs a plus.

Ability to make data driven decisions.

Understanding and comfort with technology and its use in everyday decision-making and communication.

Ability to work with a diverse set of individuals remotely and in person.

Ability to work effectively with staff and external entities to establish and maintain effective and healthy working relationships.

Ability to assess problem situations and resolve them quickly and effectively.

Excellent strategic thinking and conceptual skills that facilitate planning and results.

Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations affecting the organization and its work, as well as understanding of 501(c)(3) organizations.

Required Education and Experience

Earned Masters of Public Health

At least five years of progressive responsibility as a supervisor/manager.

At least five years of experience managing multiple programs from various funding streams.

Read, write, and speak both Spanish and English required; fluency required.

May 2017

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