The Family Health Division Manager is one of the key management positions at Boulder County Public Health (BCPH). The position requires dynamic leadership and strong management skills to oversee five programs that work collaboratively to support families and ensure that the youngest children have the opportunity to reach their fullest development. The programs ensure support for children with special needs and their families; provide home-based nursing services for first-time parents and high-risk families; WIC nutrition services and breastfeeding support; programming to improve health and safety in early care and education settings; and engaging the community and partners to help improve coordination of efforts aimed at improving outcomes for families and young children. The programs work directly with families and community partners to enhance seamless client-centered systems of care; increase community capacity; and assure access to affordable, high-quality preventive health care. The Family Health Division Manager participates in department-wide planning and development of innovative programs to protect, promote, and enhance the health and well-being of families and children in Boulder County.. Leadership
Staff Supervision/Team Development
- Develops and articulates a clear, compelling vision for early childhood health in Boulder County by enlisting others within the division, agency, and community to work together and share in this vision.
- Provides advice and advocacy to BCPH and local and state policymakers, officials, and organizations concerning vital public health issues.
- Serves as a role model to staff, exemplifying high professional values, work ethic, integrity, and accountability.
- Enhances, initiates, and promotes services to disproportionately impacted populations to improve health
- Promotes innovation, critical thinking, clear communications, and responsible decision-making among all staff.
- Provides leadership in the development of efforts that improve the practice of public health, public health nursing, and public health nutrition.
- Serves as primary agency contact for Maternal Child Health Block Grant funding, coordinating with BCPH programs and divisions that receive the funding to ensure that grant requirements are fulfilled.
Motivates, supports, and coaches staff to optimum level of performance in areas that include policy development, leadership, community and family engagement, health system improvement, decision-making, program evaluation, resource development/grant writing, and staff development. Administration
- Promotes ongoing staff education/professional development and team building to ensure that staff is adequately oriented, trained, and prepared for their roles.
- Creates and sustains a management system and culture that promotes collaboration, excellence, continuous quality improvement, and shared leadership.
- Models the values of the department, including participative management, excellent customer service, teamwork, collaboration, and respect for diversity.
- Works with Family Health Division (“division”) staff to establish program goals, priorities, and work plans.
- Monitors division budgets, contracts, and grants to ensure that identified program goals and objectives are achieved; identifies budgetary needs, resources, and opportunities.
- Conducts and/or promotes ongoing assessment of services and risks to determine community needs and gaps.
- Oversees the recruitment and hiring of division coordinators and managers.
- Ensures the effective development and maintenance of operating systems for division planning, service delivery, data collection, program evaluation, and reporting.
- Develops and implements an ongoing evaluation process for all division programs.
- Participates in strategic planning, community health assessment, needs identification processes, and community capacity development.
- Maintains the quality, adequacy, and effectiveness of program services; addresses statutory and legal issues within the division.
- Serves on BCPH’s Management Team and ensures that the BCPH mission, strategic goals, and values are represented in departmental decision-making.
- Initiates and maintains effective collaborative partnerships with relevant government, private sector, community organizations, and funders to identify public health problems and goals and to implement projects and strategies to achieve those goals; responds to requests for collaboration that are initiated by others.
- Provides advocacy within the agency and the community for public health issues affecting children and families.
- Support the development of community-based, coordinated, client-centered systems of care for children and families.
- Represents BCPH in a variety of community groups, agencies, and professional organizations.