Job Opening – Chief Program Officer (CPO)


Job Title: Chief Program Officer (CPO)
Location: Tallahassee, Florida
Salary Range: $75,000 – $90,000
Employment Type: Full-time
Reports To: CEO


The Chief Program Officer (CPO) will serve as a critical member of the executive management team. In collaboration with the CEO, the CPO will articulate and implement the strategic vision and leadership of the programs offered by the Healthy Start MomCare Network and its parent company, the Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions. The position will oversee a significant portfolio of maternal and child health programs and related services; evaluate the effectiveness of programs to provide ongoing feedback and CQI; help to promote and diversify funding; raise the agency’s profile through external communications and partnership building; provide mentoring, guidance, supervision, and professional development to program staff; enhance services provided by staying abreast of developments in maternal and child health and home visiting; and provide technical assistance support for the 32 Healthy Start Coalitions and MIECHV subcontracted providers.

The CPO will spend approximately 50% of the time directing Florida’s MIECHV program and 50% directing other programs that currently include: CONNECT coordinated intake and referral; Florida’s Healthy Start home visiting; Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems; Moving Beyond Depression Training; Mothers and Babies program; CAPTA nurse home visiting for substance exposed mothers, newborns and their families; and Seeking Safety.

The position will be located at the Healthy Start MomCare Network office at 2002 Old St. Augustine Rd. Suite E- 45, Tallahassee FL, 32301. Please note most staff are temporarily working remotely due to COVID 19.


Leadership and Staff Management

  • In coordination with the CEO and executive team, play a key role in strategic planning.
  • Supervise program managers, coordinators, and consultants.
  • Develop a team-based environment to motivate and inspire staff to work collaboratively toward vision and goals.
  • Participate in the budget development process and maintain a high level of fiscal responsibility for program implementation.
  • Support fund development efforts through proposal writing and partnering with the CEO to steward funding relationships.
  • Assist the CEO with advocacy initiatives at the state and federal levels.
  • Represent the company on relevant committees and task forces, as well as at speaking engagements, conference panels and trainings.
  • Monitor emerging needs among key stakeholders including clients, Coalitions, provider partners, and government.

Program Oversight and Evaluation

  • Oversee the coordination, integration, and delivery of all programs, contracts and related services, promoting collaborative relationships between program areas and ensuring that the expectations of funders, partners, constituents, clients, and other stakeholders are consistently met.
  • Analyze and assess programs based on data collected and implement corrective measures if required.
  • Analyze the appropriate data to inform the programmatic and operational decision-making process.
  • Coordinate and provide technical assistance for CQI initiatives with provider partners.
  • Staff assigned committees; prepare agendas and minutes in coordination the CEO and committee chair(s).
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Social Work, Business or a related field required; Master’s degree is preferred. A minimum of eight years leadership experience in maternal and child health.


  • Demonstrated successful in overseeing home visiting programs.
  • Passion for our mission and purpose and an ability to communicate this passion to others.
  • Demonstrated experience managing a high-performing team.
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of program planning, contract management, budget management, and partnership building.
  • Demonstrated success in working with subcontracted provider partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and compile complex data for planning and reporting purposes.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to represent the organization externally across a wide range of stakeholders and constituencies.
  • Strong relationship builder with the ability find common ground, build consensus and strengthen collaboration among diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to successfully navigate in a fast-paced, outcomes-driven and entrepreneurial environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the values of diversity, equity, inclusiveness and empowerment.


Intermediate working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.


  • Local, statewide, and national travel is required to attend meetings;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, a safe driving record, have reliable transportation and carry your own car insurance; and
  • Upon hiring, candidate will be fingerprinted, and a background screening will be conducted.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, hear and use hands and fingers to operate and handle keyboards and controls. The employee is occasionally required to walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.