Program Director - Latina Maternal Fam Hlth

University of Houston

Houston, TX, USA

Full time

US$3.9-5k (monthly)

Healthcare / Community Health & Mental Health

Sep 17

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Directs an ongoing university program to ensure that prescribed activities are carried out in accordance with its mission and/or specified objectives. Prepares short- and long-term goals and objectives.

  1. Plans, develops and administers methods, strategies and procedures for meeting program objectives; directs and oversees the daily activities of staff members.
  2. Prepares and monitors the annual budget and ensures that expenditures are within budget allocation.
  3. Directs and coordinates personally, or through subordinate personnel, activities concerned with carrying out the objectives of the program.
  4. Directs the preparation of and reviews reports and records of activities to ensure progress is being accomplished toward specified program objectives; modifies or changes methodology as required to redirect activities and attains objectives.
  5. Analyzes trends within program areas, maintaining expert awareness of program information and change needs.
  6. Formulates, implements, and maintains appropriate policies and procedures concerning program administration.
  7. Manages and administers grant for program, including meetings, communication coordination, scholarships and other operations.
  8. May prepare or participate in the preparation of proposals to obtain grants from state and federal agencies, and private foundation sponsors.
  9. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.



Additional Job Posting Information: 

Role: Healthy Start Program Director

Proposed UH Title: Program Director 1

Essential Position Functions: Responsible for program implementation, operational leadership, and contract compliance of the Healthy Start Program. Provide overall leadership and management to the Healthy Start program. Work closely with the Project Director (UH faculty) to implement the program. Maintain relationship with Funder, adhere to reporting requirements. Develop relationships and collaboration with community partners.


  • Oversee day to day activities of the HRSA-approved scope of the project
  • Oversee and supervise all Healthy Start program staff who are not University faculty
  • Participate in weekly meeting with Project Director
  • Create and maintain a coalition of consumers, community collaborators and services partners.
  • Supervise and monitor performance of the program manager, data analyst, Fatherhood Involvement Coordinator, program assistant, and contractors.
  • Oversight of program plan, funding, limitations, and procedures for accomplishing projects, and staffing requirements.
  • Monitor contract compliance and adherence to Healthy Start Standards and Guidelines.
  • Serve as liaison between UH and local health care entities, state and local Title V agencies.
  • Identify community needs and programming opportunities. Maintain budget and monitor finances of program.
  • Assist with selection of professional services Contractors and assist Local Evaluator with collection and analysis of program data that measures progress and needs.
  • Represent Agency at appropriate conferences, collaborations, organizations and coalitions.
  • Primary oversight of a community action network (consortium) including recruitment, meetings and annual events.
  • Attend annual Healthy Start conference as requested by funding source.

Education – Bachelor’s Degree from four-year College or University in Social Work, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Health or related field; four years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s Degree Preferred.

Qualifications for the position

  • Five to seven years related managing maternal and child health programs.
  • Knowledge and expertise of community health promotions and training; community coalition building experience; program evaluation experience; past history of managing federal and/or state grants.
  • Proven expertise in budget management and ability to work within University grants management compliance
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus but not required.
  • Experience with interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraisal performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Supervisory responsibility in accordance with the Agency’s policies and applicable laws.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations; Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.







Bachelors and 3 years experience

Education: Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline; or the basic knowledge of more than one professional discipline. Knowledge of the discipline is normally obtained through a formal, directly job-related 4 year degree from a college or university or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is directly related to the type of work being performed. Experience: Requires a minimum of three (3) years of directly job-related experience.


Salary: $3,881.00 - $5,047.00


Required Attachments by Candidate: Resume, Cover Letter/Letter of Application


Employee Status: Regular/Benefits


Job Posting: Sep 13, 2021, 1:22:34 PM

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