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NICU Family Program Coordinator

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Newark, New Jersey, USA

This position will coordinate the development, implementation and evaluation of family-centered, educational and social activities designed to support parents of NICU babies and NICU staff within the NICU setting. Includes ensuring program meets core component measurements, maintaining March of Dimes NICU Family Support identity and visibility, recruiting and managing volunteers and assisting in the development of local MOD market and hospital relationship.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Provide information, comfort and direct services to families by coordinating the implementation of Core Curriculum parent education hours and additional, customized social activities to ensure NFS core program components are achieved.
  • Recruit, onboard, train and manage volunteers, including the family staff advisory committee and social activity volunteers.
  • Ensure compliance with MOD and hospital protocols and policies.
  • Provide and evaluate annual NICU staff professional development opportunity that promotes principles of family-centered care and participate in education offerings from March of Dimes and hospital partner.
  • Serve as a liaison between the March of Dimes and NFS hospital site to maintain and/or deepen partnership.
  • Develop an annual Area of Program Focus in collaboration with March of Dimes and NICU leadership.
  • Maintain accurate records of program activities, including those mandated by the regional and national offices, and program impact reporting as directed by and to the MOD and hospital partner.
Educational Background: 
Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred or equivalent work experience in Social Work, Education, Public Health or related field; or License to practice as a registered nurse.
  • 2 to 4 years of experience required.
  • 1–3 years of work experience in a related field or experience as a NICU parent.
  • Strong program development and volunteer management experience.
  • Basic knowledge of the emotional and medical issues inherent in a NICU hospitalization.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including experience working with Microsoft Office.
  • A dynamic, energetic, compassionate individual who enjoys managing multiple tasks and collaborating with many different types of individuals, families, disciplines, medical personnel and organization in an intensive care setting.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred 

Organization Info

March of Dimes

White Plains, NY, United States
Annual Budget : 
About Us

With the success of the Salk vaccine in the mid 1950s, the March of Dimes turned its focus on birth defects, low birth weight and infant death. Over the past 75 years, March of Dimes' cutting edge research and innovative programs have saved millions of babies from death or disability.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Aug 4 2019
Active Until: 
Sep 4 2019
Hiring Organization: 
March of Dimes