Executive Program Director

Executive Program Director


The HealthMPowers program employs a public health approach and is identified as an evidence based practice-tested intervention in the SNAP-Ed Strategies and Interventions: An Obesity Prevention Toolkit for States. We work in a variety of community sectors including child care, K-12 schools, out of school time providers, food retailers, food pantries and existing community coalitions targeting healthy eating, physical activity and obesity prevention.  We work across Georgia to improve nutrition and physical activity behavior while changing policies, procedures and environments to transform environment and sustain the work.  HealthMPowers employs 48 full and part time employees.

Summary:  Directs, supervises, plans, and implements all programmatic and administrative operations of the program; directs staff in implementation of program plans.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees the maintenance and development of current programs and activities and additional program responsibilities as they arise.

  • Develops program evaluation system; monitors and adjusts program improvement initiatives generated by evaluations. Uses data to evaluate and revise initiatives.

  • Develops and maintains program budget and ensures overall fiscal integrity of the program; pursues alternative funding and supplemental revenue sources.

  • Implements and manages all contracts; interfaces with program monitors; prepares and submits required funding reports.

  • Identifies program training needs and ensures staff are properly trained to carry out their responsibilities.

  • Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with community agencies and organizations; represents program at appropriate meetings and community events.

  • Assesses program effectiveness and develops policies and procedures and new program components to meet identified needs.

  • Hires, trains, supervises, motivates, and develops program staff; manages schedules and workflow.

  • Delegates duties and monitors quality of all programmatic work; assures staff conforms to organizational policies and procedures and government regulations.

  • Provides day-to-day guidance and oversight of team; actively works to promote and recognize outstanding performance.

  • Keeps up to date on overall activities of the team, identifying problem areas and taking corrective action.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management.

Supervisory Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Directly supervises 3-5 employees within 8 departments.
  • Indirectly supervises 10-15 employees within the 8 departments.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


  • Masters/PhD in related field or equivalent
  • Four to six years related experience or equivalent
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence
  • Demonstrated proficiency in supervising and motivating subordinates
  • Proven leadership skills and business acumen
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills to varied audiences
  • Proven organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage priorities and workflow with limited guidance
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work with constantly changing


  • Analytical–Synthesizes complex and diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures. Uses data to make calculated decisions and course corrections.
  • Problem Solving–Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations.
  • Project Management–Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.
  • Visionary Leadership–Displays passion and optimism; Inspires respect and trust; Mobilizes others to fulfill our vision; Promotes the organizational vision and inspires others to motivate peers and subordinates.
  • Change Management—Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes timely and effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes obstacles; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.
  • Leadership–Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others and acts on that feedback; Gives appropriate recognition to others.
  • Adaptability–Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • Frequently required to lift/push/carry items up to 25 lbs

If interested please email your resume and/or cover letter to: