Nurse Family Partnership Program Manager

Thurston County
Full Time $7,559 - $10,077 Per year HI Hawaii, USA


Thurston County Public Health and Social Services is recruiting for a

for our Community Wellness division.

The Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program succeeds by having specially educated nurses regularly visit families, starting early in the pregnancy and continuing until the child’s second birthday. Together, we are bringing about positive change in communities throughout the tri-county area, including better health outcomes for individuals, families, and the general public.
In this role, you will oversee program staff and manage the NFP program by applying your demonstrated leadership abilities. Your scope of work involves management of complex budgets with multiple funding sources and associated contracts, grant applications, and reporting requirements. Establishing program goals and procedures for reaching those goals and working with community and industry representatives is also an important component.
You will report directly to the Division Director and may be responsible for performing some of the duties of the Division Director in their absence.
Some of the essential job functions may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Plan, organize, and coordinate necessary research and training related to assigned programs.
  • Assist in determining division's short- and long-range planning goals and budgetary requirements.
  • Monitor expenditures and program's performance against the approved budget and general cost-effectiveness standards.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with federal, state, other local governmental agencies, academic institutions, industrial organizations, professional societies, and other groups. 
  • Work with various community agencies and groups for planning and development of services.
  • Serve as department and/or County representative on various committees, councils and boards, including Thurston Thrives action teams and work groups.
  • Develop and monitor proper in-house visit protocols and procedures.
  • Identify and prepare grant applications in coordination with other County departments for Board of Health approval and submittal to funding agencies.
  • Responsible for grant and contract management, including ensuring that grant requirements are met; deliverables and outcomes are analyzed, achieved and completed; accurate files are maintained; and pertinent reports submitted.
  • Monitor, research, interpret, and implement procedural changes in response to legislative law changes.
  • Perform other work as required or assigned including but not limited to a 24/7 response during public health emergency situations and disease outbreak investigations.
The ideal candidate has the following knowledge, skills, and abilities: 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with community stakeholders, colleagues, elected officials, and boards of commission.
  • Ability to communicate, negotiate, and foster inclusive and equitable relationships with diverse populations.
  • Numerical and fiscal oversight aptitude.
  • Data analysis skills.
  • Strong and collaborative problem-solving skills.
What we offer our employees:
  • Work-Life Balance: We are committed to ensuring that our staff experience the reward of public service, while also sustaining a routine that suits each individual’s lifestyle.
  • Plan for Your Future: As a member of our team, you enjoy great employee benefits, including a retirement plan, pre-tax savings accounts, as well as comprehensive health care and dental/vision care for you and your family. Please visit our website for more information. 
  • Paid Leave: Full-time regular employees earn a minimum of 12 paid vacation days per year in addition to 11 paid and 2 floating holidays. 
  • Robust Training Program: Employees are encouraged to attend County-paid training to help them further their career, learn new skill sets, and stay on top of emerging trends in our industry. We also encourage staff to participate in professional organizations and attend conferences.  
  • Flexible Work Schedules:  Options some employees may take advantage of include alternative or compressed schedules and/or remote working.
  • See under Benefitslater in this job description for detailed information about the many other benefits the County offers.
Why you’ll love it here:
Thurston County is located between Seattle and Portland in Western Washington’s South Puget Sound Region. Perched between the mountains and the ocean, the area boasts the perfect blend of year-round outdoor activities including boating, hiking, skiing, and more. The region is also home to the state capital city of Olympia, known for its many restaurants, microbreweries, coffee shops, farmers markets, kids’ activities, history, and art events. Discover more about life in Thurston County at . 


  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing or related advanced nursing education.
  • Must be currently licensed as a Washington State Registered Nurse.
  • Five years of experience in professional environmental work including experience in budget preparation and program planning and implementation. A minimum of two years supervisory experience of nursing staff is also required.
  • Ability to use a personal computer and software packages to successfully perform the duties of the position. 

Desired Skills

Respect and Organizational Culture:

  • Create an environment where employees and partners can safely express needs or concerns and where employees can make and correct mistakes
  • Effectively interact with sensitivity while working with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial, ethnic, and professional backgrounds, and persons of all ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, and lifestyles
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, robust organization maintaining a positive work environment
  • Serve the public in a timely, complete, accurate, and professional manner while ensuring that written and verbal communication is clearly understood by others
  • Maintain cultural competency to support diverse perspectives in developing, implementing, and evaluating policies, programs, and services that affect the health of the community
  • Strong oral communication for networking and interpersonal relationships
  • Excellent written communication including the ability to craft correspondence, reports, and articles or web postings with minimal grammatical and syntax errors
  • Supervise, motivate, and develop employees and team to become more productive and effective in achieving desired goals and career growth while encouraging employee critical reflection; able to give direction without conflict
  • Show fairness and impartiality in interactions; is interested in employee welfare, elicits staff input where feasible; respond to staff suggestions and complaints in a sincere, sensitive, and timely manner
Goal Setting and Accomplishment:
  • Use strategic thinking and planning for goal setting and evaluation
  • Effectively plan, organize, and manage competing priorities and challenges under pressure
  • Create a sense of mission by articulating and modeling confidentiality, professional values, and ethics with honesty and integrity
  • Operate with a high degree of flexibility, initiative, attention to detail, and commitment
  • Delegate and use persuasion and negotiating skills for shared responsibility and acceptance of change