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Maternal Health Program Manager

Recruitment #21-002942-0005




MDH/Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH)'s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) seeks a dynamic, detailed-oriented, and equity-focused Maternal Health Program Manager to provide leadership, strategic planning, managerial oversight, and policy development and analysis for a large body of work that improves maternal health outcomes and eliminates disparities; ensures a comprehensive, systematic and accountable approach to improving maternal health through a coordinated and collaborative approach to the work of maternal and child health programs and initiatives; and, manages and directs activities, in collaboration with other MCHB programs, community partners, health care providers, and other State of Maryland agencies.

The mission of the MCHB is to promote and improve the health and well-being of women, children, and families, in order to eliminate inequities and improve outcomes in Maryland. Our initiatives strive to strengthen and support the Maternal and Child Health system of care, in order to ensure the availability and accessibility of high-quality preventive, primary, and specialty care services.

This position will oversee the Maryland Maternal Health Strategic Plan that is currently in development. This position will manage and evaluate initiatives focused on maternal mortality and morbidity prevention, including the Statewide Integrated Health Improvement Strategy, Maternal Mortality Review, and 'Thrive by Three,' a care coordination and prenatal program for pregnant people. This position will also help to develop additional sustainable initiatives, in order to eliminate maternal disparities and improve maternal health, particularly for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC).

Additionally, this position will facilitate and staff several key committees and/or taskforces, such as the Maternal Health Improvement Program Taskforce (MHIMT) and the Maternal Mortality Review Stakeholder Committee (MMRSC). Furthermore, this position will oversee the SIHIS MCHB Coordinator and partner with the Infant Health Program (IHP). Finally, this position will work closely with the Title V Manager to ensure that activities and planning are reflected in the annual Title V application, as well as with other partners.


Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Nursing, Social Work, Psychology, Education, Counseling, or a related field.

Experience: Six years of professional experience in health services, three years of which must have been in Health Services professional clinical or administrative services, in areas other than Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities or Addictions, and three years of which must have been at the managerial or supervisory level.


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master’s degree or a Doctorate degree in a health or human services field from an accredited college or university for up to two years of the required general experience.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in another field, plus an additional year of professional experience in health services, for the required education.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a Commissioned Officer in Health Care Administration classifications or Health Services Administration specialty codes in the health-related field of work, on a year-for-year basis, for the required experience and education.


The desired candidate should have experience with strategic planning and developing grants. He/she should also have experience managing projects and performances, as well as experience writing reports.

Additionally, the desired candidate should have experience managing both federal and non-federal grants, along with experience analyzing policies. The desired candidate should have at least a Master’s degree in Public Health.


Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application, based on your education, training and experience, as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. 

Please report all related education, experience, dates, and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). 

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this, or other, State agencies.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload. If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to, 410-333-5689. Only additional materials which are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division, at 410-767-1251.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, at 410-767-4850 or

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service, at 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

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