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Chief Executive Officer (AMCHP)


The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) is a national resource, partner, and advocate for state public health leaders and others working to improve the health of women, mothers, fathers, parents, children, youth, and all families including LGBTQIA+ and individuals with special health care needs. AMCHP leads and supports programs nationally to protect and promote optimal maternal and child health while lifting up social determinants of health and addressing systemic and structural health equity issues. We envision a nation that values and invests in the health and wellbeing of all women, children, youth, families, and communities so that they may thrive.



AMCHP's members are recipients of the Title V Block Grant and come from the highest levels of state government including directors of maternal and child health programs, directors of programs for children with special health care needs, and other public health leaders who work with and support state maternal and child health programs. Our members directly serve all women, families including fathers and other caregivers, and children nationwide. They strive to improve the health of all women, infants, children, and adolescents, including those with special health care needs, by addressing upstream factors that affect the MCH population including Social Determinants of Health,  providing critical public health education and screening services, and coordinating preventive, primary and specialty care. Our membership also includes academic, advocacy and community-based family health professionals, as well as families themselves.



AMCHP's vision centers the core values of health equity, social justice, inclusion, and collaboration with the families and communities we and our members serve.  We lead and partner with diverse stakeholders to build members' capacity to implement public health systems and practices that are centered in equity, informed by evidence, and reflect authentic partnership with the individuals, families, and communities most affected by those systems and practices.



AMCHP is seeking a dynamic chief executive officer (CEO) to build on and preserve our mission of being a national resource, partner, and advocate for state public health leaders and others working to improve the health of women, children, youth, and families, including those with special healthcare needs. This leader should have experience and a desire to implement this mission through an equity lens. We have exclusively retained Nonprofit HR to assist with the recruitment efforts for our new leader.

Reporting to the board of directors, the CEO provides direction and leadership for the organization's mission and vision, represents and speaks for the organization and its work, and manages the day-to-day operations. Specific responsibilities of the CEO include effectively representing and promoting the organization as the national voice for state and territorial maternal and child health programs; successfully managing day-to-day operations, including staff, programs, procedures, and technological resources; overseeing the organization’s fiscal operations and fundraising strategies and plans; supporting the board in its governance role; and developing and maintaining relationships and partnerships with stakeholders, policymakers, organizations, and the public, among others. The CEO will be expected to maintain AMCHP’s sound financial standing.

The CEO must have broad management experience in a nonprofit, membership-based organization, government, or business setting, including program and project development, implementation, and evaluation; short- and long-term strategic planning; and budgetary oversight. The selected candidate must have exceptional leadership presence, the skill to address diverse communities and represent AMCHP as a dynamic public speaker, with demonstrated ability to increase and leverage organizational visibility, credibility, and brand recognition through the media and other public relations sources.

Internally, the CEO must develop, lead, attract, inspire, retain, and manage a diverse, talented, and high-performing team, to ensure that the mission and core values of AMCHP are put into practice by holding everyone accountable for quantifiable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Team building is key. Beyond guiding the staff in their respective areas of functional expertise, the CEO must foster a shared vision for the important work it must do—making the most of the staff's collective talent in support of organization-wide success. In an environment that is collegial and where talent and culture are critical, the CEO should be a servant leader, willing and able to engage staff, stakeholders, the membership, and the board in strategic operations and execution through responsive and transparent communication and leadership.

Currently AMCHP offers a 100% virtual work/telework environment. In the coming months, the CEO position will sit in the headquarters office located in Washington, DC. AMCHP enjoys a flexible work environment, offering generous telework options.



Ideal candidates for this position will value a future where the health needs of women, children and families, including fathers and partners, are prioritized. Likewise, they should possess an inclusive leadership approach that engages not only the input of staff and stakeholders, but those segments of our membership that have been marginalized, i.e. youth, families of children and youth with special health care needs, and impacted Black, Brown, Indigenous and LBGTQIA+ communities.  As AMCHP continues to expand and create meaningful impact for its members and their constituents, the incoming CEO must have an ability to maintain this growth trajectory. Strong candidates will possess experience in leadership, management, supervision, financial and resource management, and board relations. Other qualifications include the ability to provide strategic leadership; well-developed written and oral communications skills; proven networking ability, and exceptional interpersonal skills; a background in public health; and an understanding of the role of Title V in the public health arena and health reform. Master’s degree required (MPH, MPA, and/or MBA preferred).



AMCHP is a dynamic, energetic team comprised of MCH subject matter experts and individuals passionate about building a nation that values and invests in the health and wellbeing of all women, children, youth, families, and communities so that they may thrive. We take specific, focused action to center anti-racism in our work and be assets for health equity and racial justice.



AMCHP is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our employment practices reflect our core values and guide us in our commitment to dismantling structural racism and rebuilding the systems that serve our communities in ways that center racial and other forms of equity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.



For consideration, interested candidates must submit a completed application, as well as a cover letter and resume. Your cover letter must address your experience and qualifications being sought. Electronic submissions are highly preferred. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Please visit: for more information about the organization. To obtain further details about this opportunity, contact Danisha Martin, Executive Search Consultant at Nonprofit HR at

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