We currently have two positions available, one full time and one part time.

1) Position Title: Executive Director

The Executive Director provides vision, leadership and operational oversight to all aspects of the organization. The Executive Director is responsible for the professional leadership and management of the Coalition. S/he will work in concert with board, staff, volunteers, and community partners to move the organization forward in the development and implementation of internal and external goals that reflect the organization’s mission, vision, and strategic plan. The Executive Director provides overall leadership for strategy and implementation, organizational development, operations, financial oversight, and fundraising.

The Executive Director will have frequent contact with diverse stakeholders representing public health, educators, philanthropy, faith-based organizations, health care providers, social service, academia, media, legislators and community residents.

Responsibilities include:


  • Directs and oversees implementation of the goals, objectives, strategies and activities of MCHC.
  • Provides leadership and direction to all staff and ensures the continued development and management of a professional organization.
  • Oversees the management of all MCHC programs and collaboratives, including the Kansas City Healthy Start Initiative, Safe Kids Metro KC, Mid America Immunization Coalition, Fetal Infant Mortality Review, Safe Haven for Newborns, Metro KC Youth Collaborative, Metro KC Breastfeeding Collaborative; and standing committees, including Pregnancy, Infant & Child Health and Legislative Advocacy.
  • Works cooperatively and in partnership with existing coalitions and organizations whose mission overlaps with MCHC.
  • Establishes effective decision-making processes that will enable the organization to achieve its long- and short-term goals and objectives.

Strategic Planning

  • Collaborates with the board to develop, refine and implement the strategic plan.
  • Positions Mother & Child Health Coalition as an effective, vital organization for mothers’ and children’s health and safety.
  • Represents the organization at appropriate public functions and makes effective presentations.
  • Establishes and maintains contacts with key individuals in both the public and private sectors.
  • Ensures the representation of Mother & Child Health Coalition’ concerns to policy makers, task forces, and advisory committees, planners and funding bodies.
  • Cultivates professional relationships with individuals and organizations which share a stake in maternal and child health.

Board Development

  • Cultivates a strong and transparent working relationship with the Board of Directors and ensures open communication about the measurement of financial, programmatic, and impact performance against stated milestones and goals.
  • In partnership with the board, helps build a diverse and inclusive board that is highly engaged and able to leverage and secure resources.
  • Serves as the primary staff person for the Board of Directors and all its committees, including Executive, Planning, Development and Finance.
  • In partnership with the Board, plans annual retreat and board self-assessment.

Financial Management

  • With the Board of Directors, oversees the organization’s fiscal health and integrity by developing long- and short-range financial plans and annual budgets, and disseminates quarterly financial statements that describe the financial condition of the organization.
  • Grows and diversifies income and financial assets, to build capacity for effective and efficient operations.
    • Ensures sound financial controls and practices are in place and are in full compliance with expectations of the board, funders and regulatory bodies.

Fundraising and Marketing

  • Ensures the flow of funds permits continuous progress towards the achievement of the mission and that those funds are allocated properly to reflect present needs and future potential.
  • Actively participates in development and execution of fundraising strategy, including research, grant-writing, and building relationships with funders.
  • Collaborates with staff to develop funding plans and grant applications that meet the organization’s operational and mission goals.
  • Works with staff to develop and implement diversified development and funding strategies that will increase revenue from major donors, individuals, foundations, government agencies, and corporations.

Infrastructure and Operations

  • Responsible for hiring and evaluating staff members.
  • Oversees an appropriate organizational structure and ensures that the programmatic objectives are supported internally.
  • Reviews and updates personnel policies and benefits.
  • Stays current with trends in performance management and development, and prepares for succession of management positions.
  • Facilitates collaboration, teamwork and sharing throughout the organization.
  • Creates and promotes a positive, multicultural and supportive work environment.


  • At a minimum, baccalaureate degree in Health or Human Services field, such as Nursing, Social Work, Health Administration, Education or Psychology. Graduate degree is preferred.
  • Knowledge of maternal and child health issues, collective impact and the social determinants of health.
  • Understanding of preventive and acute health care issues.
  • Working knowledge of program development and evaluation.
  • Demonstration of effective interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of community resources and understanding of the overall health care system for accessing appropriate services to meet the needs of families and children.
    • At least 5 years of professional experience in an organizational leadership role, and significant time as a nonprofit organization leader.
    • Significant board development, fundraising, marketing/branding and financial management experience in a nonprofit organization.
    • Excellent organization and problem solving skills.
    • Excellent coalition-building skills with an ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
    • Demonstrated writing, public speaking, and presentation skills.
    • Ability to think and plan strategically, be a hands-on manager and provide leadership by example.
    • Ability to manage a large number of short- and long-term priorities and projects.
  • Computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office.

 Reports to:

Board of Directors

 Salary and Benefits:

Competitive salary and benefits. Benefits include health, dental, long-term disability and life insurance, retirement, PTO, and paid holidays.

 To Apply:

Apply online at Indeed.com

Via e-mail, send cover letter indicating your interest, résumé, and salary history to info@mchc.net by September 21, 2018. Submissions will be accepted until the position is filled.

** Note: No phone calls, please. Inquiries should be sent by email.

 Mother & Child Health Coalition is committed to maintaining a diverse, multicultural working environment. We adhere to the policy of providing equal employment opportunities to all job applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation.


August 30, 2018

KC Healthy Start Community Health Worker (CHW) – position has been FILLED



2) Position Title: Part-Time Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) Coordinator

Position Summary: This half-time position requires a degree in nursing, and provides overall coordination and management of the Kansas City FIMR program.

Reports To: Executive Director, Mother & Child Health Coalition

The Kansas City Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (KC-FIMR) is a community process that continually assesses the service system and community resources for women, infants, and families with the intent of improving services and systems. The KC-FIMR process brings together key members of the community to review information from individual cases of fetal and infant death in order to identify the factors associated with those deaths, determine if they represent system problems that require change, develop recommendations for change and assist in the implementation of change. KC-FIMR will coordinate activities to monitor and investigate fetal-infant mortality, examine potential service gaps and recommend further investigations and prevention efforts.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate all activities of the Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) Process for Kansas City Missouri
  • Assure bereavement support is offered to mothers
  • Provide guidance, leadership and coordination for procedures, meetings and events related to the FIMR process in Kansas City including:

Medical Records Abstraction

  • Abstracting case information of vital statistics and medical records; and
  • Developing case summaries for fetal and infant death to be reviewed by the KC-FIMR Case Review Team (CRT).
  • Developing and maintaining effective working relationships with the leadership of the KC-FIMR collaborative partners including the state and local health departments and local Medical Examiner.

Home Interviewing

  • Finding, contacting and interviewing the mother who has experienced the loss of a fetus or infant;
  • Gathering additional case information as needed;
  • Maintaining working relationship with agencies and local providers;
  • Integrating information from home interviews into the development of case summaries

Case Review Team (CRT)

  • Provide staff support to the Chairperson of the CRT;
  • Prepare materials and coordinating meeting arrangements for FIMR case review meetings;
  • Assist with the review and analysis of information from the medical abstractions and home interviews;
  • Work with CRT to summarize findings and create recommendations to improve the community’s service delivery system and resources;
  • Recruit appropriate CRT members

Support the Community Action Team (CAT) and the relevant MCHC committees/task forces in the following areas:

    • Facilitate the sharing of the recommendations made by the case review team;
    • Participate on the CAT to develop appropriate community action plans with interventions to improve services and resources;
    • Participate in the Kansas City Kansas FIMR CRT and CAT;
    • Develop and maintain effective working relationship with the leadership of the KCMO Health Commission Birth Outcomes Monitoring Committee and Healthy Communities Wyandotte County Community Health Council;
    • Prepare KC-FIMR related documents, including reports and presentations and submit all reports in a timely manner.
    • Collect and maintain Kansas City Metro Area Infant Mortality related data base to include in annual community dashboard report.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in nursing
  • Three years professional experience, preferably in obstetrics and pediatrics, neonatology or perinatology
  • Familiar with chart review and home visiting
  • Computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and Power Point)
  • Proficient with Data Base management, including SPSS software
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with data collection, presentations and report writing
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail
  • Efficient implementation of time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to identify and recruit members that reflect diversity, influence and commitment to improve services
  • Ability to work with diverse groups including consumers, professionals and agencies that provide services or community resources for families, community advocates and pastoral counselors

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s or doctoral degree in public health, nursing, social work, or closely related field
  • Five to ten years professional and administrative experience
  • Clinical background in pediatrics, obstetrics, neonatology or perinatology
  • Experience in home visiting, community outreach, case finding, or conducting interviews
  • Training in bereavement counseling
  • Experience with grant funded projects
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish and English

To apply for this position, apply online at Indeed.com 

To apply via email, send a copy of your résumé and a cover letter indicating your experience and interest, to info@mchc.net. Note: applications received without a cover letter will not be considered. 

MCHC is an equal-opportunity employer.