Program Director - Safe Kids Worldwide

Children's National Hospital
Job Status
Position Type/Sector
Corporation/For-Profit Business


Safe Kids Worldwide (Safe Kids) is a nonprofit dedicated to protecting kids from preventable injuries, the number one cause of death for children in the United States. Safe Kids is a separate 501(c)(3) and an affiliate of Children's National Hospital. Safe Kids is a go-to resource to help parents and caregivers keep kids safe from car crashes, fires, falls, poisoning, and more. Through more than 400 coalitions in the United States, Safe Kids works with children's hospitals, trauma centers, first responders, and public health experts to get evidence-informed, life-saving information to families, no matter where they live, to influence behavior change. Safe Kids engages in improving public health and prevention, which includes research, education, awareness, and public policy. Since 1988, the work of Safe Kids has contributed to the more than 60 percent reduction in childhood unintentional injury deaths in the United States.

The Program Director is responsible for planning, developing, and implementing strategic injury prevention programs. Develops a vision for the structure, growth and management of injury prevention programs that is fully consistent with the organization's strategic plan. Recommends and implements strategies to enhance program impact and reach.

The Program Director ensures effective and timely execution of programs and initiatives and work cooperatively across departments and with external partners and network members to develop strategies to influence behavior change through research, awareness and education.

Collaborates in the development of programs and provides oversight and direction to the supporting departments in order to meet program goals. Networks with other partner agencies, associations and professionals to further enhance the program content.

Domestic travel required.

Required Skills/Knowledge

  • 7 years' related experience (Required)
  • Strategic mindset
  • Proactively anticipates problems and offers solutions.
  • Ability to identify opportunities to improve effectiveness across the lines of programs and departments.
  • Ability to reprioritize based on new opportunities and challenges.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Strong supervision experience working with staff, affiliates and volunteers to ensure an integrated, organized effort, as well as goal-oriented accomplishments.
  • Ability to effectively communicate the mission of the organization and articulate the impact of injury prevention programs.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.
  • Creative, adaptive and responsive approach to relationship management.
  • Poise, compassion, creativity and integrity coupled with the ability to earn the confidence of a wide range of internal and external constituents.
  • Proven outcomes for developing tactics to meet goals and objectives.
  • Strong writing and editing skills.

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