Maternal and Child Health Programs and Policy Manager

  • Oregon Health Authority
  • Portland, OR
  • Jan 19, 2022
Full time Public Health

Job Description


Close date: 02/08/2022

Salary: $5698 to $8813 monthly

Location: Portland, OR


This is a full-time, permanent, management service, supervisory position which is not represented by a union.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Section in Portland, OR is recruiting for a Maternal and Child Health Programs and Policy Manager to direct and coordinate program activities, and supervise and provide leadership to staff under the direction of the section manager. 

Most of this work may be conducted remotely at an alternate worksite with full access to the needed operating systems and technology. However, there are many times that the work will need to be conducted at the primary work location listed in this announcement, the Portland State Office Building located at 800 NE Oregon Street, Portland, OR 97232. Work location can be changed at any time at the discretion of the hiring manager.

What will you do?
As the Maternal and Child Health Programs and Policy Manager, you will assure accountability and performance by leading and guiding program activities through federal regulations, state rules and policies, and fiscal responsibility. Duties include, but are not limited to the following:


  • Developing program strategies, standards, and design, and improving program delivery and data collection systems statewide and through local health departments.
  • Developing program rules and policies, and long and short-range goals and plans.
  • Providing direct supervision of program coordinators and staff, including conducting hiring activities, promoting training and other staff development activities, assigning, and reviewing work, and evaluating performance.
  • Overseeing the development of grant applications for funding to support programs, program evaluation, and budget preparation.
  • Monitoring expenditures and program activities and assuring that reporting requirements of funding sources are met.
  • Overseeing preparation of comprehensive reports to both grantors and the legislature.
  • Providing collaborative leadership and working closely with federal, state, and community partners.
  • Supervising a professional team of policy analysts, program coordinators, health educators, audiologists, and support staff, and participating on various steering committees and advisory boards to create and coordinate comprehensive statewide programs.
  • Assuring accuracy, integrity, and appropriate public health program implementation, evaluation, reporting, and continuous quality improvement to support the center mission, division core functions and the State Health Improvement Plan.


What's in it for you?
The public health division is a team of passionate individuals working to promote health across the lifespan of individuals, families, and communities. We value and support unique perspectives using a trauma-informed approach and aim to reflect these values in our hiring practices, professional development, and workplace. We are committed to racial equity as a driving factor to improve health outcomes for all communities that experience inequities.

We offer full medical, vision and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 10 paid holidays per year plus pension and retirement plans. If you are a skilled public health program manager with maternal and child health experience, apply today!

What are we looking for?

Minimum Requirements

Six years of experience in supervision, staff-technical, or professional-level work related to public health program management. One year of this experience must have included the supervision and management of a public health program, section, or unit which included one or more of the following areas:


  1. a) development of rules and policies,
  2. b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans,
  3. c) program evaluation, or
  4. d) budget preparation.


(NOTE: A bachelor's degree or equivalent course work (144 quarter or 96 semester hours) in public health or a related field, may be substituted for three years of the required experience but will not substitute for the one year of specialized experience.)


Requested Skills

  • Preference will be given to applicants with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in public health or a related field AND a minimum of five years of management experience or equivalent lead work experience leading teams, developing policies, and providing program fiscal oversight.
  • Experience developing and managing a diverse team in a public health or related program.
  • Demonstrated experience in effective collaboration and change management.
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of principles related to addressing systemic health inequities, implementing anti-racist practices, and collaborating with individuals and communities that are harmed by historical and current social and health inequities.
  • Experience reviewing and tracking state and federal legislation, analyzing bills, and proposing amendments.
  • Experience in project management and business operations.
  • Experience working with partners across a variety of disciplines.
  • Experience developing grant applications and preparing budgets.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills through in-person and online venues and with various audiences.
  • Experience working collaboratively with health systems, agencies, partners, stakeholders, community organizations, grantees, and contractors.
  • Experience coordinating human and technological resources to meet program and section objectives.
  • Experience advancing health equity, addressing systemic health inequities, and collaborating with diverse communities most harmed by social injustice and health inequities.


How to Apply

To view the announcement and apply, please visit the following links:



Program Management



$5698 to $8813 monthly