Senior Specialist

If you have a passion for the health of women and babies in Cincinnati and thrive in challenging roles, we want you to join us as we fight for healthier families.

Cradle Cincinnati is a small, dynamic team working to rally partners from around Hamilton County to lower the number of local infant deaths. We cannot do this alone, so our work is all about building strong partnerships.

We’re looking for someone who can help us:

  • Lead a key element of our strategy: improving the delivery of prenatal care across Hamilton County. Through the Cradle Cincinnati Learning Collaborative, you will develop quality improvement initiatives that will build key discussions into routine care and measure the use of a standardized curriculum.
  • Motivate and activate a diverse set of partners including more than 20 prenatal care delivery teams.
  • Organize and amplify our growing team’s work through project support and management in the medical field.

This is the right role for you if you:

  • Have a background in public health, quality improvement, prenatal care delivery or community activation.
  • Have an obsession with detail.
  • Are experienced in managing complex projects and evaluating the success of new partnerships.
  • Are comfortable in a start-up culture where goals are aggressive, oversight is limited and your next step might not always be clear.
  • Are comfortable innovating and failing on the path to solving complex problems.
  • Can thrive under a focused, deliberate strategy.
  • Are a tremendous communicator.
  • Love Cincinnati and its people.

Sound like you? Apply here and see more details below.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline (health sciences, business administration, marketing, business management, public administration or management, communications, community development and planning, etc)
  • Five years experiences working full time in a project management role that involves diverse, collaborative partners.


  • Master’s degree in a related field (public health, business administration, public administration, etc).
  • Experience working to enhance collaboration between unaffiliated care delivery systems in the area of maternal and infant health including but not limited to program development, data capture and analysis and quality improvement.
  • Team leadership experience.


  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Advanced ability to develop, implement and manage projects; knowledge of the principles and concepts of project management including proficiency with relevant project management tools.
  • Establishing project goals; calculating project time, resource, and staff requirements; creating project timelines and milestones; identifying the appropriate project staff to accomplish objectives efficiently and effectively.
  • Ability to exhibit diplomacy with all constituents and represent the institution and division well both internally and externally. Setting the stage for constructive relationships by being accessible, approachable, and interpersonally engaged; developing and sustaining meaningful and productive bonds with others based on mutual respect.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead, in partnership with two physician leads, the work of the Cradle Cincinnati Learning Collaborative.
    • Develop and implement strategies to help diverse teams achieve success toward:
      • Reducing smoking among pregnant patients.
      • Connect pregnant patients to social support including community health workers and home visitors.
      • Reduce barriers to early prenatal care.
    • Organize learning opportunities for teams including monthly webinars and biannual in person learning sessions.
    • Work with prenatal care teams at their sites to solve problems, develop strategies, reduce barriers and motivate toward success. Work with teams to be more patient centered and to lower cost of care.
    • Use data to drive care transformation at all sites.
    • Communicate regularly with all partners about progress, next steps, and needs.
  • Partner with additional staff to integrate the work of the Cradle Cincinnati Learning Collaborative into the broader work of Cradle Cincinnati.
  • Build trust, use evidence based practices (and high reliability to deliver these practices), create deep connections among team members and among teams at the 20 sites and 5 community agencies.


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