TITLE:   Show Me Strong Kids Round-Table Facilitator
STATUS:  Contract position – project-based
SALARY: $10,000 total project service fee
LOCATION: 8-10 regional areas in Missouri – Travel required.


The Missouri Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics in collaboration with the University of Missouri is proud to partner with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the US. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Show Me Strong Kids program.

The Show Me Strong Kids goals include engaging child-serving healthcare leaders along with community leaders in education, mental health, and elected officials in recognizing the importance of key factors affecting child health in our communities. The Show Me Strong Kids program will provide support through plain-language resources and accessible experts in pediatric health to promote effective connections and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on child health.

The Show Me Strong Kids Facilitator will help plan and facilitate discussions between child-serving leaders at up to 10 roundtable discussions in targeted rural communities between the months of November 2022 to May 2023 (estimated).


  • Provide facilitation for up to 10 Show Me Strong Kids program regional roundtable discussions between child-serving leaders.
  • Participate in meetings with the SMSK leadership team and the MOAAP team to plan outreach activities around roundtable events.
  • Help design roundtable discussion questions and formats.
  • Professionally facilitate roundtable conversations to advance the goals of the SMSK grant, and the community’s conversation around child health and well-being and evidence-informed decision making.
  • Clarify, move roundtable conversations from topic to topic, summarize and encourage reflection and feedback.
  • Moderate roundtable group communication dynamics to promote maximum participation and productivity.
  • Guide roundtable participants in the development of topics for later community presentations and projects.
  • Provide SMSK grant team with reports following each roundtable event.


  • Demonstrated skills and experience with facilitative leadership and presentation skills in public health, education or other related settings
  • Proficiency with technology platforms including Zoom
  • General knowledge/proficiency in healthcare/nonprofit/business jargon
  • A strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Experience creating presentations for various audiences
  • Ability to connect with and include people of all backgrounds
  • Interpersonal/human relations skills, ability to initiate and maintain professional relationships
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Planning skills
  • Leadership ability

HOW TO APPLY:   Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 professional references to by Friday, November 4, 2022.  Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We reserve the right to extend the deadline.

Missouri Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status

Funding for this project was provided by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, through the Health Disparities Program Office, contract # DH 220051452. This project is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $35,569,951 with 100 percent funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official view of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.