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President/CEO, Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas, Kansas City, MO
Senior Director for Strategic Initiatives, First Things First, Phoenix, AZ
Founded in 2003 as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3), The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City (“Foundation” or “HCF”) has a mission of providing “leadership, advocacy and resources to eliminate barriers and promote quality health for uninsured and underserved” in Kansas City, Missouri and a six-county service area including Jackson, Cass and Lafayette Counties in Missouri and Johnson, Wyandotte and Allen Counties in Kansas. With a vision of “healthy people in healthy communities,” the Foundation operates under the following values:
– Commitment to exercise its fiscal, fiduciary and programmatic responsibilities to ensure funds are granted to serve the public interest.
– Funds are prioritized for programs and activities that make demonstrable improvements in health and health care for medically indigent and underserved communities and populations.
To read more about the Foundation's core values, please download the full job description
The President/CEO is accountable to a 21-member Board of Directors comprised of civic and community leaders residing and/or working in the service area. The Board of Directors is nominated and elected by a 24-member Community Advisory Committee (CAC). In full concert with the Board, the President/CEO will continuously guide the strategic direction of the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, and ensure that its activities support the mission in accordance with its values.
S/he will oversee and direct the day-to-day operations of the organization including managing a $3.6 million operating budget and leading a staff of 17 individuals with direct reports including the Vice President/COO, Communications Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Public Policy Officer, and Office Manager/Executive Assistant. Specific responsibilities include:
: Serves as a decisive, credible leader for the organization while working in tandem with the Board, the staff and various stakeholders to identify and implement key strategic initiatives.
: Fosters solid relationships and supports the Board in its governing role for the organization. Keeps the Board fully informed and engaged regarding the status and activities of the Foundation.
: Works with the Board to refine broad strategic direction, long-term goals and annual objectives for the Foundation and remains knowledgeable about the health needs and trends in the region.
: Recognizes the importance of collaborating with others and works to identify/strengthen strategic opportunities and partnerships for enhancing the viability of the Foundation and the realization of its mission.
: Provides strategic direction and is fiscally responsible along with the Board investment committee and financial staff/consultants to administer the Foundation’s assets, direct the funding of grants to achieve the mission, prepare and present budgets, and ensure that the annual audit, tax returns and other financial reports are completed and presented as required.
: Ensures compliance with the various regulations and requirements applicable for a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization as well as adherence to the Foundation’s ethics/conflict of interest policies.
: Retains/attracts top-notch, diverse talent and maintains a work environment that fosters employee empowerment and commitment to the Foundation’s mission, purpose and core values. Supports an open and healthy culture of collaboration, diversity, continuous improvement and mutual respect.
: Interfaces and establishes solid relationships with many constituencies at the local, state and national level including the health community, policymakers, community leadership, and the public.
: Navigates a complex, bi-state political environment and supports policies that have the most significant impact on the Foundation and its service area.
: Serves as the primary spokesperson for the Foundation and effectively articulates the vision, mission and outcomes. Maintains a commitment to transparency with the Board, associates (employees), partners, the public, the press and other key audiences.
: Oversees day-to-day administration and operations of the organization, working with committees of the Board of Directors and providing appropriate reports to the full Board. Provides oversight to the grant review and grant making processes and to programming and evaluation.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
° An undergraduate degree is required, with an advanced degree strongly preferred.
° Must possess a career history of at least 10 years of leadership experience, demonstrating a positive track record of upward mobility and success in implementing strategic programs in a sustainable manner.
° While direct experience in healthcare and/or philanthropy is not a requirement, candidates must possess a solid understanding of health policy, particularly as it relates to vulnerable populations, as well as foundation operations.
° Leadership background should include expertise in bringing diverse groups together to attain common goals at the organizational, community or regional level.
° Candidates with experience in an external leadership role where interaction with a Board of Directors and/or external stakeholders was a key component would be viewed favorably.
° Previous career history or volunteer background must demonstrate a passion for health access, population health and/or underserved populations.
° Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to diversity (race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, religion, socioeconomic status). Examples will be sought.
° Demonstrated experience addressing complex issues in a collaborative manner is essential.
° Knowledge and appreciation of health issues, communities, politics and culture in the service area is preferred.
° Previous experience managing a significant staff/budget is required.
° A servant-leader who embodies the characteristics of humility, integrity, empathy, honesty and respect for diversity is sought.
° Must be a passionate advocate for the mission of the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City and have a strong personal value system that aligns with the Foundation’s values described above.
° Must have exceptional leadership capabilities and experiences which would include excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to establish credibility among various constituencies, and a deep knowledge of the skills and practices necessary to inspire collaboration among diverse groups.
° Flexible, adaptable and innovative with an ability to envision strategic opportunities in an ambiguous, complex and dynamic environment.
° A demonstrated respect for and ability to connect with others, regardless of position or socioeconomic status.
° Must be politically savvy with an ability to navigate a political environment while motivating and influencing others.
° A self-starter with a high level of initiative, energy and drive along with a results-oriented personality, poise and maturity.
° Strong listening, verbal and written communication skills are essential.
° Technologically astute with a recognition of how technology can improve the work of the Foundation.
° Must be able to engage and excite a socioeconomically diverse group of constituents and to impart the critical elements of the Foundation to a variety of audiences.
° An understanding of and cultural sensitivity to the effects of poverty on a community is essential.
A competitive compensation package, corresponding to the experience level, credentials and personal characteristics of the candidate will be offered.
Our client and EFL Associates firmly support the principle and philosophy of equal opportunity for all individuals, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other protected category pursuant to applicable federal, state or local law.
The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City is committed to handling this executive search in an objective and transparent manner, and has retained EFL Associates to support the process. Therefore, potential applicants should refrain from contacting HCF board members, CAC members or associates and instead direct all inquiries to EFL Associates.
11440 Tomahawk Creek Parkway
Leawood, KS 66211
Angie Salmon, Senior Vice President
Nancy Huckaba, Staff Consultant
First Things First (Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health Board) is a public agency and one of the critical state partners in creating a child and family-centered, comprehensive, collaborative and high-quality early childhood system that supports the development, health and early education of all Arizona¡¦s children. Passed by voter initiative in 2006, First Things First operates through a tax on tobacco products. Governed by a state board and thirty-one Regional Partnership Councils, First Things First is a decentralized organization that engages diverse constituencies to accomplish its mission. Organizational values include a focus on accountability, transparency, coordination, collaboration and on the outcomes that will ensure young children start kindergarten ready for school and life.
The Senior Director for Strategic Initiatives works independently and in agreement with the Vice President of External Affairs, the Chief Executive Officer and organizational leadership to achieve the priority goals of the agency. Primary areas of responsibility include the development of robust public/private partnerships, regional council governance and leadership development, and management of the statewide Early Childhood Summit.
The ideal candidate enthusiastically supports the vision and mission of First Things First, and possesses the personal qualities of integrity, credibility and competency. She/he is systems thinker and leader and has a proven track record of coordinating and collaborating with diverse constituencies, organizations and agencies across Arizona and nationally. The candidate demonstrates obvious understanding of and comfort in working in a decentralized, transparent organization. He/she has a proven track record of fund development and exemplary oral and written communications skills.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities
° Lead efforts to attract national, federal and other grant opportunities that support FTF strategic initiatives and system and programmatic priorities.
° Develop national, federal and philanthropic partnerships for the Arizona early childhood development and health system.
° Oversee the development and implementation of a comprehensive public/private partnership framework that will support regions in the development of local public/private partnerships.
° Implement strategies to enhance FTF Regional Partnership Council development in the areas of governance, leadership, ethics, systems thinking and conflict of interest.
° Design, develop and implement First Things First's approach to leadership development and continuous individual and organizational learning for Regional Partnership Councils.
° Lead the planning and implementation of the annual First Things First Early Childhood Summit.
° Provide effective team leadership; select and retain qualified staff to ensure the provision of high-quality services in a manner consistent with the principles of the FTF organizational culture.
° Ensure that financial oversight and program budgeting for strategic initiatives is rigorous, meets fiscal and organizational guidelines and reflects the values and priorities of FTF.
° Employ regular cross-divisional communication within the External Affairs Unit and with all FTF Divisions.
° Make recommendations to and keep the Vice President of External Affairs informed on the programmatic operations, issues and needs of the Strategic Initiatives team.
° Represent the Strategic Initiatives team on the Chief Executive Officer's Management Team.
° Coordinate and collaborate with external customers including local partnership council staff and volunteers, board members, state agency and tribal representatives, committee members, contractors and outside service vendors and other community stakeholders.
° Identify areas for self-improvement in order to perform assigned projects and carry out responsibilities to meet desired outcomes; actively pursue appropriate means and methods to increase effectiveness in those areas.
° Background of 5-7 years progressively responsible leadership positions in public, private or non-profit organizations, with experience in public policy and program development in early childhood development and health.
° Thorough knowledge and previous experience in early childhood systems and service delivery; of development and support of public/private relationships; and, of organizational behavior and development.
° Proven track record in effective fundraising and asset development with national and local funders.
° Experience in coordinating and implementing a variety of interactive learning experiences and resources based on established principles of adult learning theory.
° Knowledge and prior experience in financial and budgeting principles, contract management, and grant writing and administration.
° Strong team leadership, organizational, management and supervisory skills.
° Experienced facilitation and group leadership skills that result in collaborative success and desired outcomes while working with staff, volunteers, parents, early childhood professionals and providers, community leaders, governmental officials, tribal partners, public and private entities and faith based groups in communities throughout the state.
° Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
° Entrepreneurial style and innovative ability to think critically and address problems resourcefully.
° Commitment to uphold high ethical standards and promote sound business practices.
° Agility and capability to work within a fast-moving environment, while also driving toward clarity and solutions; demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities.
° Technical skills that ensure effective use of computer hardware and software and other communication devices.
° Masters degree preferred from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, early childhood development, public policy, organizational development, business, non-profit management or related field.
Review of resumes will begin on February 25, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. For consideration, please submit your cover letter, comprehensive resume and three professional references to: Aisha Muhammad at firstname.lastname@example.org
or via regular mail to: 4000 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85012
In the AZ State Personnel System, the position is classified as a Grade 26 with a salary range of $75,000 to $95,000. The State of Arizona offers an outstanding comprehensive benefits and retirement package with elective benefits for new employees hired on or after July 20, 2011 subject to a 90 day waiting period. Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) with enrollment eligibility effective after 27 weeks of employment.
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