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Program Coordinator Job Description

Why this job is important

Powering every successful nonprofit are dynamic, driven, and mission-motivated individuals who work to develop strategies that engage our communities. MPO/MNPQC provides education, services, and resources to improve outcomes for Minnesota’s birthing people and their infants. This position plays a critical role in the success of the organization helping to secure funding that allows us to bring our mission to life.

Our team is small but mighty, and we work collaboratively to balance multiple projects simultaneously. The best fit for this position is someone who thrives in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment who can prioritize effectively and remain flexible among competing priorities.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Degree in Public Health or Related Field:
    1. Bachelor’s degree in public health, health administration or related field, demonstrating a strong academic foundation
  • Professional Experience:
    1. A minimum of three years of professional experience in organizations such as nonprofits, health systems, and/or government agencies, showcasing a comprehensive understanding of the field
    2. Bachelor’s degree may substitute for one year of experience, master’s degree may substitute for two years of experience
  • Interpersonal and Communication:
    1. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to engage effectively and build meaningful connections within diverse communities
  • Organizational and Project Management Excellence:
    1. Excellent organizational skills, coupled with a proven ability in project management, ensuring efficient and successful implementation of educational sprints and communities of learning
    2. Ability to schedule large, small, external, and internal meetings/webinars with tools like Zoom, Google Calendar, and Basecamp
  • Knowledge of Evaluation Methodologies:
    1. Proficiency in evaluation methodologies, reflecting an understanding of assessing program effectiveness and impact
  • Health Equity Awareness:
    1. Knowledge of the role of health equity within clinical and/or community settings, demonstrating a holistic understanding of healthcare practices


  • Full-time, remote work position supporting the work of the Minnesota Perinatal Quality Collaborative, must reside in Minnesota
  • Supervised by the Executive Director
  • Wireless connectivity allowance available, separate from compensation (including cell phone)
  • Computer software tools provided
  • Flexible schedule with PTO available
  • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • $55,000-$60,000 starting annual pay range at 1 FTE (other FTE options can be discussed)
    • Performance and benchmark compensation increases available annually

Applying for this job

To apply for this job, send a digital file of your resume and an introductory letter to Susan Boehm, Executive Director at MPO:

Your introductory letter should be no longer than one page and should clearly address the following questions:

  • Why are you passionate about supporting the missions of MNPQC and MPO?
  • In what ways are you meaningfully connected with and accountable to the communities you value? Define communities any way you’d like.
  • In what ways do areas of difference in your background and experience influence how you approach your work?
  • In what kind of work environment are you most productive as a team member and colleague?
  • Why do you think you would be a good fit for this position?

MPO/MNPQC is actively looking for people with a broad background of lived experiences and identities. We are committed to hiring a staff that is representative of the communities we serve, and strongly encourage candidates of all identities and experiences to apply for this position. You may also email questions to if necessary.