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Manager of Development & Communications
Colorado Perinatal Care Quality Collaborative (CPCQC) is a statewide 501(c)3 nonprofit that works with healthcare facilities, community-based organizations, and families here in Colorado as well with national partners to advance best practices and improve outcomes in maternal and infant health. Our vision is that EVERY pregnant and postpartum person, infant, and their families in Colorado has access to and receives safe, equitable, high-quality care. CPCQC also serves as the backbone organization for the Colorado Maternal Mental Health Collaborative (CMMHC) and Framework. CMMHC is a collective impact effort made up of more than thirty organizations with diverse and critical experience and roles in supporting perinatal mental health and wellness.
The Manager of Development & Communications position reports to the Executive Director. In partnership with the Executive Director, the Manager of Development & Communications will lead development efforts to support the organization as it continues to grow. The Manager of Development & Communications creates and oversees the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising that may include major gifts, corporate donations, grant solicitation, and in-kind resources. The Manager of Development and Communications works alongside the Executive Director to develop and implement a strategic plan to grow CPCQC’s social media presence and enhance CPCQC’s branding. The Manager’s primary responsibilities include annual fund management, appeal writing, monthly sustainer development, gift processing and acknowledgement, database management, management of all communications (email, social media, and website), grant proposals, and planning special events.
The Manager of Development & Communications also provides support to Colorado’s Maternal Mental Health Collaborative which has its own communications strategy and supports the Parents Thrive and Parents Thrive Spanish community-facing website. CPCQC serves as the backbone organization for CMMHC and supports essential elements of the initiative including development, communications, and administrative functions.
This is a full-time, salaried position working in the state of Colorado. While this position is remote, there is an expectation to attend events and meetings in person across the state when it is deemed safe in accordance with CDC guidelines and CPCQC safety protocols.
- Develop and execute CPCQC’s annual fundraising plan to sustain its annual budget.
- Secure financial support from individuals, foundations, and corporations.
- Collaborate with Executive Director and Programs Department to plan and execute a social media and communications strategy.
- Develop and track grant proposals and prepare reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising in a timely fashion.
- Collaborate with VP of Programs to develop appropriate narratives and language to describe CPCQC’s work to individuals, foundations, and corporate donors.
- Sustain a thriving donor community, including stewardship of current core donors and cultivation of future donors.
- Grow CPCQC’s base of annual individual and corporate donors. Oversee the daily operation of the development database, including recording gift transactions; data cleansing, querying/reporting, list management and analysis; output includes generating gift receipts, campaign and financial reporting.
- Collaborate with Development Committee to organize CPCQC’s Annual Maternal and Infant Care Quality Conference and all special events and fundraisers.
- Edit all external communications for organization.
- Lead the development and implementation of the volunteer program.
- Represent CPCQC at events.
- Actively source and arrange public speaking and media opportunities for the Executive Director and Board spokespeople to establish CPCQC as the go-to subject matter expert on perinatal and infant issues and raise awareness of the organization’s work.
- Collaborate with Maternal Mental Health program manager and leadership to facilitate execution of a communications strategy for the collaborative, including email newsletters, web updates, social media and marketing campaigns.
- Oversee maintenance of multiple websites including CPCQC, MMH Collaborative, and Parents Thrive English and Spanish versions.
- At least 2 years demonstrated experience working in the nonprofit development sector.
- Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Business, or other related areas.
- Experience in planning, executing, measuring, and reporting on fundraising campaigns.
- Ability to identify and form new partnerships with community groups, governmental agencies, and corporations.
- Demonstrated grant-writing and proposal development experience.
- Ability to manage media relations; ideally with an existing network of media contacts.
- Knowledge of donor databases and CRM software.
- Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Power-Point, Access and especially Excel) and Canva, Venngage, and other software used to produce reports and correspondence for stakeholders and social media experience and proficiency.
- Must be able to work occasional special events as needed, and additional hours during peak times as required.
- Experience managing a team through positive management styles.
- Cultural competence on issues affecting pregnant and postpartum individuals, infants, and their families in Colorado.
- Understanding of racial and economic inequities in maternal and infant health outcomes.
- Excellent public speaking skills.
- Strong written communication and editing skills.
- Strong organizational and project management skills; ability to efficiently manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines, flexibility and ability to adapt to changing needs.
- Must be able to pass a criminal background check, drug screening, and moving violation report.
- Must be eligible to work in the United States.
The annual salary range for this position is $60,000 – $70,000 based on qualifications. CPCQC benefit package includes paid holidays, vacation and sick time as well as medical, dental, vision and life insurance through UnitedHealthcare.
Quality Improvement Coach
Colorado Perinatal Care Quality Collaborative (CPCQC) is a statewide 501(c)3 nonprofit that works with healthcare facilities, community based organizations, and families in Colorado as well with national partners to advance best practices and improve outcomes in maternal and infant health. CPCQC also serves as the backbone organization for the Colorado Maternal Mental Health (MMH) Collaborative and Framework. The MMH Collaborative is a collective impact effort made up of more than thirty organizations with diverse and critical experience and roles in supporting perinatal mental health and wellness.
The Quality Improvement (QI) Coach will lead and manage activities related to evidence-based, data-driven, continuous Quality Improvement projects in maternal and infant health across the state. CPCQC utilizes the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Breakthrough Series (BTS) model for improvement. The QI Coach will be knowledgeable about quality improvement concepts, methods and tools enabling them to facilitate and guide project teams in advancing their quality improvement skills and clinical improvement efforts.
- Facilitate structured development of health care facility project team plan (defining a problem statement, setting SMART objectives, Key Driver Diagram, assessing the current state, identifying improvement opportunities, and establishing 30-60-90 day improvement plans)
- Collaborate with CPCQC Data Analyst and partner organizations to determine data collection approaches
- Facilitate the review, benchmark, and evaluation of QI plan results to drive improvement efforts
- Discuss and suggest methods to address improvement plan challenges and barriers
- Connect project teams to resources such as evidence-based models and peer learning opportunities
- Work with CPCQC staff to develop poster, publication, and abstract templates to showcase project work locally and nationally
- Coach teams on how to apply improvement concepts, methods, and tools to their current and future improvement efforts
- Plan and lead collaborative learning sessions and coaching calls among health care team QI project participants with an eye towards facilitation of QI discussions, including content and expert speakers
- Contribute to data interpretation delivered by the data analyst and suggest ideas for clinical improvements/interventions based on PDSA presentations
- Coordinate and facilitate individual project team meetings including logistics such as dates, times, locations, technical support, etc.
- Review monthly PDSA worksheets submitted by project teams, create and manage a PDSA matrix to track improvement work
- Present Quality Improvement-related topics at collaborative meetings, forums summits, webinars and project team meetings. Provide QI and data education to all participants.
- Document progress toward project-related objectives for reports to stakeholders (to include Board of Directors, grant funders, steering committees, etc.).
- Monitor progress toward project goals for project cohorts and for individual health care facilities including data outcomes, control charts, run charts, and more
- Identify opportunities to secure continuing medical education credits for project programming; lead and manage continuing medical education applications, course requirements, and reporting.
- At least 2 years of experience successfully leading QI and/or research analysis for public health initiatives or clinical/epidemiologic research studies
- Master’s degree (MPH, MPA, MA) or medical degree (RN, CNM, PA, DO, MD, etc.) preferred
- Training or certification in quality improvement methods
- Having a deep understanding of QI methodology and be able to apply this in a practical way, be a good teacher
- Being a good communicator and facilitator and be able to support QI teams in their learning, be engaging
- Excellent verbal and written skills, good interpersonal communication and relationship-building skills
- Willing to travel across Colorado (with occasional overnight travel)
- Strong computer skills, team player, strong organizational skills, excellent customer service skills
- Comfortable in presenting in front of groups
- Ability to work independently
- Comfortable working with health care data
- Prefer obstetrics or neonatal clinic/practice inpatient or ambulatory experience
- Prior EMR experience and training preferred
This is a remote contract position working in the state of Colorado with travel across the state for project meetings, summits/forums, and conferences (when COVID-19 allows us to do so safely). Hours vary each week according to project needs. This is a contract position up to 80 hours/month. The monthly pay range for this position is $2,500- $3,000 based on qualifications.
Please submit your cover letter and resume to Jaime Cabrera (she/her), CPCQC Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.