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Executive Director

Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawaii (HMHB), a private, non-profit organization serving the State of Hawaii for 28 years, is seeking a new Executive Director to administer the agency and its services with the direction, policies and long range plans of the Board of Directors.

HMHB promotes the best health of infants, mothers and their families through programs, partnerships, advocacy, and education.

The Executive Director provides leadership to oversee and manage agency functions including program management, policy development, administrative compliance, fiscal affairs, grant submissions, fund development, staff hiring and supervision, public relations, advocacy, development of educational materials, and coordination of public/private partnerships.


  • Develops and administers all program activities of the agency, including: Piko Pals New Parent Support Program, MothersCare Services, and Hawaii Cribs for Kids
  • Works with the Board of Directors and Staff to enact and amplify the agency’s stated purpose in accordance with the bylaws of HMHB.
  • Formulate, review, and implement the agency’s annual and long-term goals in collaboration with the Board and statewide working committees and working groups.
  • Promote collaborative partnerships and facilitate organizational development.
  • Works with staff to develop, implement and evaluate program outcomes which support agency goals and objectives.
  • Serves as chief executive and administrative officer of the agency.
  • Facilitates the staffing of the agency according to the Board-approved budget.
  • Recruits, hires, supervises and terminates all staff within HMHB.
  • Assigns and/or delegates staff responsibilities. Makes arrangements for annual staff evaluations. Provides for recognition and determines level of compensation in conformance with the budget.
  • Provides opportunities for professional development and continuing education, and in-service training.
  • Assures the legal operation and protection of all administrative and program functions of the agency, in compliance with public regulations, reporting requirements and liability issues.
  • Exercises leadership and initiative in keeping agency programs and services relevant to current and changing community needs.
  • Establishes and maintains liaisons with local agencies, and represents HMHB at appropriate community and public committees and meetings.
  • Works with public and private agency partners to develop innovative partnership initiatives to address key maternal and child health issues.
  • Collects, analyzes, and presents selected public health, social, and economic data relevant to maternal and child health.
  • Assures effective public relations, including the preparation of press releases, newsletter articles and information for the media and via social media.
  • Facilitates production, revision, distribution and evaluation of health education materials for consumers created by HMHB.
  • Prepares and provides testimony and advocacy on significant maternal and child health and related issues, as identified by HMHB.
  • Manages programs and provides staff and administrative oversight, while evaluating quality assurance and performance metrics.
  • Develops and monitors the HMHB budget subject to the approval of the HMHB Board of Directors, and assures fiscal compliance.
  • Prepares annual budgets based on the goals and work plans set by the Board; and prepares minutes of meeting to be approved by the Secretary.
  • Practices sound fiscal management and control.
  • Facilitates grant/proposal design, writing and submission to relevant public agencies and private foundations/sources.
  • Monitors and assures the fulfillment of contractual, program and fiscal reporting requirements.
  • Assures effective communication and working relationships with public and private funding sources.
  • Provides support to the HMHB Board of Directors.
  • Prepares Board Meeting Agendas in consultation with the President. Responsible for the minutes of the board meetings; to be reviewed by Secretary.
  • Provides fiscal reports and staff support to the Board and its Committees and assists in coordination of their work.
  • Ensures that Board actions are implemented.

Job Requirements:

BA degree required (MA degree preferred) in Public Health, Business Administration, Nursing, Social Work or an equivalent degree in a related human services field, with a minimum of five years’ experience in public health or a related field, including one year experience in program planning and one year in administrative, supervisory and fiscal responsibilities. Familiarity with public and private maternal child health and related agencies strongly preferred.

Ability to demonstrate excellent communication skills with diverse groups, and ability to work independently and handle multiple tasks and programs.

Application Process: 

Please submit a cover letter and resume, along with salary requirements.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Public Health: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Administrative & Supervisory: 3 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor’s (Required), Master’s Preferred

Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Retirement benefits or accounts
  • Flexible schedules
  • Workplace perks such as food/coffee and flexible work schedules
Member: Board of Directors

We are looking for someone (preferably with communications, fundraising and/or nonprofit management experience) who cares about maternal and child health and wants to help make a difference by serving on HMHB’s Board of Directors.

Implementing the strategic goals of HMHB’s core programs through appropriate planning, outreach and other activities.

1. Attend quarterly meetings.
2. Assists in implementing the long-range goals regarding program and organizational development.
3. Develops and implements evaluation of programs or activities, as needed.
4. Contributes to the development of funding sources.
5. Assists with financial and legal oversight and compliance.

1. Establishes and maintains professional relations with other individuals and state/community organizations relevant to organizational activities.
2. Ensures confidentiality in handling all matters related to personnel, finances and other program related information/activities.
3. Helps establish and promote standards of quality, productivity and performance for health education and community planning.

– Education and work experience in health, social work, nursing, or a field closely related to maternal and child health and two years of experience as a health educator or in a professional position directly related to maternal and child health education.
– A minimum of two years experience in public health, or a related field, including at least two years experience in program planning, project implementation, and/or community organizing.
– Familiarity with public and private Maternal & Child Health (MCH) programs and related agencies in Hawaii.

Experience with nonprofit finance, accounting and/or legal highly preferred. Please contact us for more information.

Public Policy & Community Outreach Internship


This is a part-time internship with Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawaii, a nonprofit organization. HMHB will work with students seeking school credit, providing an opportunity to gain practical, hands-on job skills in communications, government affairs and public policy advocacy work, with a particular focus on Paid Family Leave. All interns are subject to a flexible 10-19 hour/week, 3-month commitment.

Role and Responsibilities:
This position will report to the Executive Director and provide support for community organizing, data collection, outreach, print and digital communications and community relations (email, social media and website updates).

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Community outreach and public speaking engagements.
  • Assisting with the development of focus groups on Paid Family Leave.
  • Maintaining relationships with partners and providing support for engagement activities.
  • Organize and participate in visits to the State Capitol.
  • Drafting testimonials and other writing assignments for lobbying efforts.
  • Monitoring media and press related to HMHB and sharing internally as appropriate.
  • Providing support for media requests and maintaining a press list.
  • Scheduling, following up, and tracking opportunities/meetings with partners and government officials.
  • Developing presentations and conducting research to prepare for meetings with partners and officials.
  • Updating related content on website and within internal documents.
  • Conducting web-based research and data collection.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:
Candidates should be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. Interest in government relations, public policy, communications, public health, child development, nursing, social work or related field desired. The ideal candidate will have at least two years of experience in an office setting, proficiency in Microsoft Office (including Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint), Adobe Creative Suite software, WordPress and experience with various digital channels.



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