Maternal Health Coordinator

Job Summary: 

The mission of the Health Federation of Philadelphia is to improve access to and quality of health and human services for underserved and vulnerable populations.  Health equity is at the heart of all our work. We believe in and are firmly committed to equal employment opportunity for employees and applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, disability, sex or gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, military or veteran status.  This commitment applies to all aspects of the Health Federation of Philadelphia’s employment practices, including recruiting, hiring, training, and promotion.

Equal Opportunity Employer


The Maternal Health Coordinator, Clinical Projects is a full-time position within the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Division of Maternal, Child, and Family Health. This position is responsible for independently coordinating, planning, and managing logistics related to clinical/hospital based special projects and grant-related activities related to maternal morbidity/mortality. This includes an Implementation Team focused on improving response to intimate partner and sexual violence in acute care obstetric settings, the Philadelphia Labor and Delivery Leadership Group, and a city-wide educational program focused on identifying early warning signs of severe maternal morbidity. This position requires demonstrated organizational skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, experience working with health care systems and building relationships with diverse stakeholders, and commitment to work both independently and as part of a team.


Specific responsibilities

  • Work closely with partners to lead and track progress of activities related to integrating intimate partner violence screening and referral systems into maternal health care delivery. This includes:
  • Maintaining list of national content experts re: IPV screening/management in clinical settings and conduct outreach to those experts to arrange for trainings.
  • Engage with hospital learning management systems (LMS) to integrate IPV training modules into continuing medical education
  • Work with project staff to identify, track, and initiate implementation team trainings on maternal mortality reviews and the overlap of intimate partner and sexual violence and maternal mortality.
  • Coordinate and track progress of activities related to the Philadelphia Labor and Delivery Leadership Group, the Philadelphia OB/Medicaid MCO taskforce, and Philadelphia Maternal Mortality Community Action Team (The OVA) clinical implementation teams.

General responsibilities

  • Convene project meetings with internal stakeholders and external partners, and document meeting minutes;
  • Perform research to identify best practices, standards, guidelines, and innovative policy approaches to improve maternal health outcomes;
  • Organize logistics and manage preparations for grant-related meetings and conferences;
  • Prepare status reports, status summaries and dashboards for presentation to mid and senior level management.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Clinical degree (RN, BSN, MSN, PA, NP, CNM or equivalent)


  • Master’s degree (public health, public policy, social work or equivalent)


  • Work experience can be substituted for advanced degrees.



  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and time management skills; 
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to create and present project reports and to communicate effectively with stakeholders and senior leadership;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with persons of differing cultural, ethnic, and racial backgrounds as well as cross sector organizations;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Ability to think strategically and to lead multiple projects on tight timeframes with excellent attention to detail;
  • High level of initiative;
  • Ability to track grant activities and submit accurate and timely reports

Clinical Projects

  • Prior experience working with survivors of intimate partner violence preferred;
  • Prior experience in clinical maternal and child health preferred;


Typical hours or full-time employees are Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, but candidate must be flexible in attending occasional meetings or events during the evening/weekend hours.


Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications