Maternal and Child Health Coordination Manager - HEALTH

Date: Jun 29, 2024

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  HEALTH

Pay:  $58,820.00 annually.  

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week  


Sedgwick County offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees that includes health coverages, paid leave, regular compensation reviews, retirement plans, and professional development opportunities.  For more detailed information, please visit our benefits page at SCBenefits.


The Maternal and Child Health Coordination (MCHC) Manager is responsible for the development, coordination, implementation, evaluation, and reporting of MCHC activities for the Sedgwick County Health Department (SCHD). This position works to meet the mission of the SCHD by promoting the wellness of Sedg. Co. residents through management and oversight of the Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) process, MCH Community Health Services, MCH Outreach activities, and Community Provider Referral Network development.  This position may deploy to the field as a responder or in a leadership position during public health emergencies (Activation Level 3).


Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Project Management

  • Coordinate, lead, and provide guidance to Case Review and Community Action Teams
  • Serve as a liaison to community leaders, physicians, hospitals, related family service providers and agencies, civic groups, advocates, and others
  • Provide technical assistance in grant writing
  • Prepare statistical and narrative grant reports; monitor progress of achievement of grant objectives and develop and recommend remedial plans.
  • Provide presentations to local, state, and federal partners on infant mortality and consults with partners on ways in which they can play a role in improving birth outcomes and reducing infant mortality as needed.
  • Assist in the implementation and development of evidenced based or promising practice programming around infant mortality.
  • Identify and implement population health strategies (e.g. inter-conception care, smoking cessation, safe sleep for infants, breast feeding advantages, substance use avoidance, etc.) to reduce infant mortality and promote positive birth outcomes Responsible for recruitment of new organizations participating in the IRIS referral network program
  • Participate in statewide FIMR meetings


Community Collaboration

  • Participate in national, state, and local Maternal and Infant Health Coalitions and other relevant local community meetings
  • Participate and attend conferences and trainings relevant to MCH work
  • Lead efforts to expand participation in the Integrated Referral and Intake System (IRIS)
  • Serve as project manager for organizational and community-based projects as they occur.
  • Assess community needs related to maternal and child health


Staff Supervision

  • Responsible for providing supervision and leadership to FIMR Chart Abstractor, CFH Outreach Specialist, CFH Community Health Worker, and student interns
  • Provides monthly supervision through one on one meeting’s with direct reports.
  • Provide consultation to staff on MCH care coordination issues. Engage in collective impact and community engagement activities to improve MCH
  • Work with relevant schools and university programs to recruit student interns for community outreach and research projects and service


Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health or related field. Two years’ experience in maternal and child health or related field. Per Sedgwick County Policy, this is a driving level position that requires a valid US driver’s license without restrictions and current proof of automobile insurance.  Must complete Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) IS 100, 200, and 700 courses within 30 days of employment.


Preferred Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Public Health or related field. Three years’ experience with data analysis (quantitative and qualitative). One year of program evaluation experience. Three years’ experience working in maternal and child health.


It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services, including employment, on the basis of race, color, sex, including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry or citizenship, marital status, religious or political affiliation, genetic information, disability, status as a member of the uniformed services or any other similarly protected status.

Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to qualified persons with disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please contact the Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Please do not use this phone number for employment questions. Applicants are contacted only if they are determined to be qualified candidates. 

Nearest Major Market: Wichita

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