Job Opening – Chief Program Officer

Position Title: Chief Executive Officer
Supervisor: Board Chair, Escambia County Healthy Start Coalition
Status: Exempt
Position Type: Executive

General Description
As directed by the Board of Directors the executive director acts as chief executive officer of the

Coalition; assures the day-to-day operation of activities; interfaces with granting entities; managing the development and implementation of the Service Delivery Plan; assures compliance with required activities, reports, or deliverables; and staffs the board, and committees; provides coordination and liaison activities between the Coalition and state, regional, and local public agencies and service providers and granting funding entities.

Board Partnership (20%)

The Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors have the joint responsibility for developing and maintaining a strong working relationship and a system for sharing information that enables the Board to effectively carry out its governance role. CEO will work collaboratively with the Board to:

• develop a Strategic Plan for the organization
• develop Annual Goals to support the successful achievement of the Strategic Plan for the Board
• develop agendas for Board meetings
• oversee administration of Board meetings and actions
• ensure materials that facilitate Board analysis of issues and decision making are provided for Board meetings in a complete and timely manner
• arrange for documentation of the deliberations at all Board meetings
• track all recommended Board actions and maintain a reporting process to the Board
• ensure that all agenda items have appropriate and adequate input from the relevant oversight committees and are likely to result in approved recommendations

Leadership and Management of ECHSC Programs (20%)
The Chief Executive Officer has overall responsibility for the day-to-day programming operations of the Coalition. The CEO works with staff to develop, maintain, and use systems and resources that facilitate the effective programming operation of the organization toward the objectives of the Strategic Plan. The CEO works with others to develop a shared vision for the future of the organization, build understanding around the Mission, and develop appropriate goals and strategies to advance that Mission.

• Develop, implement, and monitor organization policy.
• Ensure that appropriate services and support are developed and provided to advance the system of care and the Coalition’s Strategic Plan in support of its Mission and Vision.
• Ensure that an optimal level of communication exists to promote the effective development and implementation of ECHSC projects and services.
• Ensure that effective risk management policies are in place.

Fiscal Management and Fundraising (30 percent)

The CEO’s role is to oversee sound financial management, that solid fundraising systems are in place, and that appropriate risk management strategies protect the organization’s assets. The
CEO is responsible for developing and implementing fundraising systems and strategies that enable the organization to meet its financial development goals and carry out its programs.

• Collectively plan appropriate fundraising events throughout the annual fiscal year.
• Prepare and submit grant applications and funding proposals as appropriate.
• Approve expenditures.
• Provide for proper fiscal record-keeping and reporting.
• Guide revenue-generating activities in order to provide adequate income to the organization.

Professional/Community Relationships (30 percent)

The CEO serves as a primary spokesperson and public face for the organization. This role has three major components: 1. effectively promoting the organization, 2. advocating for the
Mission and work of the organization, and 3. building relationships with constituent or stakeholder groups critical to the success of the organization and expanding the ECHSC participation, involvement, and membership as appropriate in support of the Strategic Plan, as well as its Mission, Vision, and Values.

• Establish and maintain relationships with other professional/community organizations involved in maternal and child health.
• Identify, establish, and maintain liaison with professional organizations, community groups, and government agencies as they become important for the future of ECHSC
• Represent ECHSC at state & national meetings as directed by the Healthy Start Standards and Guidelines, Board and/or Board Chair.
• Maintaining continuous relationships with similar and other community organizations

Degree and Experience:
• Masters degree and a minimum of three years of experience in maternal or child health or a related field (Bachelors and 5 years or high school diploma and 7 years may be substituted)
• excellent group facilitation, communication, and public speaking skills
• valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and clearance of required background check

• understanding of health care delivery systems;
• experience in project administration, including planning, evaluation, contracting, and budgeting;
• knowledge of research, community building and collaboration, strategic planning, systems development, and public policy.

Pensacola, FL 32501
Salary: $50,000.00 to $70,000.00 /year

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