Child and Family Health Manager - North Carolina Partnership for Children

Raleigh, NC
Full Time

Ask Yourself

Are you passionate about ensuring that the youngest children in North Carolina are prepared to succeed in school and life? Do you have the experience to help inform how investments are made to improve the health and well-being of children birth to five? Are you ready to lead with your expertise, and through relationships, while continuing to learn and be curious? Are you ready to be the first Child & Family Health Manager for NC Partnership for Children (NCPC)?


Smart Start Network is North Carolina’s nationally recognized initiative to ensure that every child in every community reaches their potential and is prepared to succeed in a global community. Smart Start helps the adults in a child’s life support healthy and optimal child development. Specifically, supporting parents in accessing early childhood education programs, partnering with teachers to improve the quality of childcare, and providing health and family support services in every North Carolina county.

The network’s impact and team are expanding as the result of community need and new strategic direction. Now they are seeking a Child & Family Health Manager to join their compassionate and dedicated team to help achieve their strategic vision.

What will you do as NC Partnership for Children’s next Child & Family Health Manager?

As a member of the strategic initiatives team, the Child & Family Health Manager advocates and leads the efforts to bring awareness to the foundational need for child and family health. Works across inter-departmental teams to ensure a shared vision for child and family health is broadly disseminated and acted upon. Uses local partnership and state data about strengths, needs, and gaps to drive shared planning and decision-making. Coordinates and implements network-wide and state-wide initiatives for positive early childhood health outcomes. Works with the network of Smart Start local partnership boards, executive directors, and staff. Supports quality improvement and capacity building across the Smart Start network and statewide committees. Works to ensure network priorities align with statewide initiatives and strategic visions for child and family health in North Carolina.

Responsibilities include:

Lead, plan, and inform initiatives in specific area of expertise

  • Provide specialist knowledge and lead planning in at least one programmatic area: child and family health outcomes.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the organization to engage with state-level partners, contributing to policy and systems development that positively impacts the physical, emotional, and developmental health of children.
  • Supervise one to two positions.
  • Stay attuned to national work with a focus on expanding our state’s strategies to support health outcomes. Seek opportunities to promote knowledge-building across the Smart Start network, including trainings, targeted consultation and coaching, development of resource materials, communities of practice, webinars, and e-learning among other approaches.
  • Identify and analyze potential funding opportunities to promote young children’s health outcomes for both the organization and the local partnerships.

Promote a Culture of Continuous Quality Improvement

  • Share knowledge and tools that support boards and executive directors in at least one programmatic area: child and family health outcomes.
  • Identify trends and patterns within and across local partnership portfolios to support network-wide learning opportunities in the areas of child and family health.
  • Use data to drive discussions with local partnerships on data collection, evaluation, implementation, and funding decisions. Encourage peer support and knowledge/practice sharing.
  • Research opportunities for funding from corporate, government, and philanthropic foundation sources to advance the strategic roadmap’s goals for both the organization and local partnerships, as well as to address identified data needs.
  • Support a philosophy of relationship-based work and articulate examples and strategies for implementing relationship-based work as a vehicle for successful shared leadership.


The NC Partnership for Children leads the network of local partnerships to drive coordinated implementation of North Carolina’s vision for Early Childhood. NCPC was created in 1993 as an innovative solution to a problem: Children who are entering kindergarten with limited early learning experiences. Policymakers recognized that progress would require tapping into the same innovative spirit that inspired private sector advances, and therefore, established Smart Start as a public/private partnership. Independent, private organizations work in all 100 North Carolina counties through The North Carolina Partnership for Children, Inc., and 75 Local County Partnerships. The power of NCPC is that it delivers outcomes by giving communities local control to determine the best approach to achieving them. NCPC is actively and strategically working to support Local Partnerships in being sustainable and impactful organizations for young children, families, and professionals in their communities, as well as ensure NCPC is a trusted and values catalyst for action and alignment to ensure better outcomes for young children and their families

Want to know more? Visit NCPC's website

Key lived experiences, attributes, and skillsets sought in the Child & Health Manager

  • Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Public Health, Public Administration, or related field preferred or bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with experience in a senior leadership position.
  • A minimum of seven years professional business experience, with five years  manager level experience in the early childhood field; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • A thorough understanding of the various programs and funding streams for child and family health. Working knowledge of data systems for child and family health programs and systems.
  • Experience in hosting multi-disciplinary engagement activities, planning and leading meetings, public speaking, and team presentations. Substantial experience in collaboration building, collaborative structures, community systems, and systems building across diverse range of programs and services.
  • Ability to translate knowledge of systems and systems building across diverse sectors to practical content for professionals and community members. Experience in strategic planning, implementation on plans, and tracking/reporting progress. Experience with evaluation of systems or collaborations.
  • Able to use the principles of equity to inform analysis, planning, and program and financing decisions.
  • Demonstrate strong people skills, including the ability to engage both traditional and non-traditional participants.
  • Ability to travel 30-50%

Think you are the next NC Partnership for Children’s Child & Family Health Manager?

Salary is commensurate with the requirements of the position with a range of $53,000 to $66,000. This is a 100% remote position. Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance; short and long-term disability insurance; 403(b) retirement plan; accrued PTO; 13 paid holidays and a personal holiday.

The NC Partnership for Children, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws


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