Position Title: Manager, Health & Nutrition
Employee Type: Full-Time Regular
Supervisor Title: Program Director
Division: U.S. Programs & Advocacy
The Manager of Health & Nutrition supports the health and
nutrition systems and services within a program, guiding the health
and wellness curricula, program planning, policy development and
training. You will provide technical and management support to the
Head Start /Early Head Start programs to ensure effective
coordination, implementation and monitoring of the health and
Under the supervision of the Program Director, the Manager of
Health & Nutrition contributes to program improvement through
evaluation, self-assessment and other development efforts. You will
be responsible for establishing and maintaining a Health Services
Advisory Committee (HSAC) to support children's healthy
As a frontline representative of Save the Children, the Manager
of Health & Nutrition is required to ensure the safety and security
of children and families that he/she comes in contact with and
adhere to the agency's values of Accountability, Ambition,
Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity.
As a Save the Children employee who will come into contact with
children on a routine basis, the position is expected to prevent
child abuse in every situation by striving, through mental
awareness, good practice and training to minimize risk to children.
The position must take positive steps to protect children who may
be a subject of concern and report, respond to any instance of
child abuse, and promote training and awareness around all
What You'll Be Doing (Essential Duties)
- Develop, implement and evaluate systems for the delivery of
health, nutrition and safety services. Includes center and, where
applicable, home based services.
- Meet federal, state, and program documentation requirements by
maintaining accurate, objective, complete, timely, and
well-organized child records as it relates to health and nutrition,
both on paper and in designated online systems.
- In collaboration with education staff, research, evaluate and
prepare recommendations on health, nutrition and safety curricula
to ensure compliance with Performance Standards and monitor for
fidelity in implementation.
- Monitor health and nutrition services throughout program.
Collect and use quality data to support the use of effective
practices that have a positive impact on family and child outcomes,
including school readiness.
- Participate in the development of integrated school readiness
- Assist in development of program training plan. Facilitate and
provide training, coaching and technical assistance to staff,
parents and volunteers.
- Assist in developing and monitoring of health and nutrition
budgets. In coordination with supervisor who has responsibility for
procurement of materials, identify and prioritize materials and
- Work cooperatively with staff to integrate health and nutrition
services with education, disability, parent engagement, and family
- Secure contracts and interagency agreements with community
service providers to enhance local delivery of comprehensive
services to children and families.
- Analyze information and then create and submit required
- Responsible for the implementation of health services advisory
committee in collaboration with a range of community specialists
(e.g., medical, dental, speech, nutrition, mental health).
- Oversee Child Care Food Program, planning menus in coordination
with Food Service Manager and Nutritionist. Supervise and ensure
that USDA records and reports are maintained and submitted,
including funding applications.
- Protect the safety of children by ensuring the implementation
of active supervision techniques to ensure no child is left alone
or unsupervised at any time.
- Work with other members of Management Team to ensure
comprehensive and integrated child and family services in the areas
- Attend home visits, parent conferences or health when requested
or as necessary.
- Visit each site and classrooms on a regular basis (4-6 hours
per month per site) to conduct observations, provide training and
technical assistance, coaching and mentoring.
- Provide a newborn visit with each mother and baby to offer
support and identify family needs.
- Facilitate the ability of all enrolled pregnant women to access
comprehensive services through referrals to include nutritional
counseling, food assistance, oral health care, and mental health
- Oversee tracking of all related health and nutrition screenings
and assessments and participate in local evaluation activities,
- Ensure the mobilization and documentation of matching/in-kind
- Maintain confidentiality regarding children and families.
- Perform other related tasks as needed
- Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Certification/Diploma or
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in
health or nutrition related field; plus at least three (3) years of
relevant work experience in a position that directly relates to the
provision and management of Health and Nutrition services for young
children and their families.
- Extensive knowledge of Heat Start Program Performance Standards
as well as health and nutrition services for infant, toddler and
- Professional proficiency in MS Office suite
- Professional proficiency in written and spoken English
- Demonstrated knowledge of administration, budgeting, purchasing
systems management, and public relations skills.
- Demonstrated experience developing consistent, stable and
supportive relationships with young children.
- Proven ability to exercise professional judgment and evaluation
before making decisions.
- Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with staff, children, parents and outside
- Demonstrated successful ability to communicate and collaborate
with individuals and teams and atll levels-both internal and
- Proven successful problem solving and time management
- Demonstrated commitment to fostering an environment of
diversity, inclusion, and belonging
- Bilingual preferred(English/Spanish or English
Physical Requirements related to essential functions: Ability to
perform medium to heavy physical work exerting up to 50 pounds of
force occasionally, up to 20 pounds frequently and up to 5-10
pounds constantly, performing such activities as sitting, crawling,
stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking,
pushing, pulling, lifting and grasping. This also includes some
duties that require repetitive action and motion skills,
keyboarding and computer use.
Clear pre-employment background check requirements, including
local, state, and national criminal records check, sex offender
registries, employment, and education verifications (including
child abuse registry check if required by state regulations) and
pass all state and local health requirements required post job
offer and prior to employment.
This position may require the incumbent to operate a motor
vehicle to fulfill certain essential functions of the job. The
incumbent should maintain a valid driver's license and remain in
compliance with any Save the Children policies pertaining to the
safe operation of motor vehicles.
Current and former Head Start/Early Head Start parents will
receive preference for employment vacancies for which they are
Why you should join the Save the Children Team
Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include
health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance,
short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee
Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave,
family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for
your day, and much more.
Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the
United States and around the world, we give children a healthy
start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.
We do whatever it takes for children - every day and in times of
crisis - transforming their lives and the future we share.
Our work for children and their families requires that we
commit-at every opportunity-to work together to identify and
dismantle persistent systemic and structural racism, inequality,
and any other forms of discrimination in this country and beyond.
As an anti-racist organization, Save the Children will not tolerate
discrimination in any form-in our employment practices, amongst our
staff, in our leadership or toward the people we serve. We stand in
solidarity with all people to fight for equal rights, justice,
inclusion, and belonging.
We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees
and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry,
sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability,
marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies
with all applicable laws.
Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and
operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and
helping protect the children with whom we are in contact. All Save
the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from
engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child
abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children's policy to create and
proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter
any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that
place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our
representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner
consistent with this commitment and obligation.
Save the Children is committed to minimizing safety and security
risks for our valued employees, ensuring all are given training,
support and information to reduce their risk exposure while
maximizing the impact of our programs for children and families.
Our shared duty, both agency and individual, is to seek and
maintain safe working conditions for all.