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Workforce Development Manager

Employer
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia, Inc.
Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Closing date
Feb 18, 2023

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Overview: The Workforce Development Manager is an integral member of HMHBGA’s Special Projects and Innovations Department collaborating with cross-functional team members to advance the organization’s strategic goals aimed at improving maternal and infant health. The department is comprised of three (3) teams, workforce development, perinatal education, and family support. Each team member shares a passion for providing culturally relevant and responsive educational resources and support services to individuals living across the State of Georgia. We are currently seeking a manager to lead the Workforce Development team, reporting to the Director of Special Projects and Innovations, and managing a team of three (3) Workforce Development Coordinators. In this role, the Manager will be responsible for working alongside the Director to ensure successful resource generation, planning, implementation, and evaluation of HMHBGA’s clinical and perinatal education offerings. This includes but is not limited to the Building Perinatal Support Professionals (BPSP) program, trainings aimed at building patient center care in clinical settings and virtual provider toolkits/resources.

To succeed in this role, the Manager will have a vigor for problem solving, project management, supervision, compliance, and evaluation together with exceptional emotional intelligence and empathy to create a robust adult learning environment for diverse stakeholder groups. The Workforce Development Manager will have the ability to work alongside internal and external partners to identify trends in the perinatal workforce to ensure our programs are culturally relevant, responsive, and accessible to our target populations. Additionally, they will have a passion for maternal and infant health issues with a keen understanding of systematic and social barriers that affect the health outcomes of moms, birthers, and babies. Additional skills/duties of the Workforce Development Manager include:

• Manage all aspects of assigned programs including personnel, budget, outcomes, contract compliance, and strategic planning.

• Monitor and evaluate the workflows of each element of the program to ensure efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of participant services. 

• Ensure high quality and effective program outcomes for participants by providing training, supervision of staff, monitoring of outcomes, development of standard operating procedures and implementation of the program tracks.

• Work alongside the Director to coordinate and review financial information to prioritize and direct staffing, resource allocation and objectives

• Initiate and direct changes to increase efficiency and meet objectives

• Enforce rules and procedures for auditing, procurement, financial reporting and legal compliance

• Understand and comply with all program contract requirements, including timely and accurate submission of reports

• Coordinate with and build sustaining relationships with external vendors and partners and constantly develop new partnerships

• Ensure accreditation, maintenance and safety programs are current and accurate

• Provide direct management, supervision and support to the Workforce Development Coordinators and interns,

• Maintains relationships and acts as a liaison with internal/external stakeholders.

• Leads the development of internal and external steering committees to help with program planning, evaluation, and sustainability.

• Plan and coordinate regular working group and subgroup meetings.

• Responsible for achieving and monitoring program performance goals and contractual requirements.

• Assists with preparing the team for certification audits.

• Perform other duties as assigned and necessary for successful program administration and delivery.

Minimum Qualifications.

• Master’s degree in Public Health, Education, Public Administration, Social Work, or comparable field. Bachelor’s degree accepted with a demonstrated track record of three (3) or more years in a comparable role in the nonprofit sector.

• Must be dedicated to improving maternal and infant health in Georgia with a demonstrated commitment to health equity.

• Proven ability to conduct program evaluation, including the design of evaluation plan, tools, and implementation.

• Expert level written and verbal communication skills.

• Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of service and response.

• Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fastpaced environment.

• Ability to assist, support, and encourage workforce development coordinators, interns and other assigned staff in problem solving, prioritizing tasks, defining goals, and producing positive results.

• Must be willing to travel throughout Georgia (20%-30%) Characteristics:

• Passion for and demonstrated commitment to HMHBGA’s mission.

• Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability.

• Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently.

• Ability to flourish in a small team environment and adapt to changing priorities and duties within the organization’s overall mission.

• Self-motivated with a strong work ethic and an exceptional level of attention to detail.

• Strong organizational skills that reflect the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail. Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently 

• Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability

• Desire to engage in ongoing professional development activities to build competencies and knowledge of perinatal support professionals and issues surrounding the work

• Must be willing to travel throughout Georgia (20%-30%)

• Excellent written, verbal communication and interpersonal and organizational skills

• Prior knowledge of maternal and infant health topics relevant to moms, birth givers, their supports and clinical providers and perinatal supports

Skills:

• Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Outlook and Canva

• Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability

• Excellent written, verbal communication and interpersonal and organizational skills

• Excellent facilitation and customer service skills

• Minimum of two years of experience in program and team management

• Must be dedicated to improving maternal and infant health in Georgia

• Familiarity in working with cloud-based systems including, SharePoint and Google Drive.

• Analyzes and clearly documents data to make comparisons and draw conclusions.

• Identifies cause and effect relationships to solve complex problems.

• Demonstrated ability to synthesize complex ideas and findings through oral and written communication. Preferred: • Prior knowledge of maternal and infant health topics relevant to moms, birth givers, their supports and clinical providers and perinatal supports

• Ability to speak another language is an asset

• 4+ years in a similar role. • Master's degree in Education, Public Health or Health Studies, or related field.

• Childbirth education, lactation or doula certification a plus

• Project management experience.

How to Apply.

Please follow these instructions exactly. Applications received that are not in the correct format will not be reviewed. Please email your current resume and a cover letter expressing your interest IN A SINGLE PDF FILE addressed to Precious Andrews to: thecoalition@hmhbga.org with the subject line: “Workforce Development Manager.”

*Please no phone calls. Only candidates selected for consideration will be contacted*

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