SWACH Seeks Executive Director (Vancouver, Washington)
Apply by Sept. 29, 2021
Are you a systems leader with a passion for health equity? The Southwest Washington Accountable Community of Health (SWACH) seeks an Executive Director to advance its mission of bringing partners together to create equitable, sustainable systems change that reduces cost and improves whole-person wellness for all. SWACH’s Executive Director will lead a mission-driven staff of 14, report to a dedicated community-based board of directors, and manage an annual operating budget of approximately $3.5 Million. The Executive Director will work in SWACH’s Vancouver, WA office and will live within our 3-county service area (Clark, Skamania and Klickitat) or be willing to re-locate.
Building on SWACH’s track record of innovation with the Medicaid Transformation Project and Healthy Living Collaborative of SW Washington, the Executive Director will lead SWACH’s next chapter, working in partnership with communities to: create and sustain health equity on a long-term basis; coordinate community-based care including physical health, behavioral health, and social services; and act as a neutral convener to forge connection and cooperation across diverse stakeholders for continual learning and collaborative action—from supportive public policies to improved care.
Compensation: Target Salary Range $150,000 to $175,000 depending on experience, plus excellent benefits.
How to Apply: Submit the Following by Sept. 29, 2021 (5:00 p.m. Pacific Time)
1) A cover letter that reflects how your experience qualifies you to become the Executive Director of SWACH based on our leadership profile.
2) A statement (up to 350 words) about your journey with diversity, equity and inclusion, including any experience advancing racial equity within an organization or system.
3) A complete chronological resume.
Send via email as a PDF to Executive Search Consultant Paula Manley: SWACHdirector@paulamanley.com / Subject Line: SWACH Executive Search
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Executive Director Leadership Profile
Experience, Education and Knowledge
- Eight years of senior leadership experience in a nonprofit, social service, or healthcare setting.
- Awareness of current trends and developments in healthcare system reform in Washington state and nationally.
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Collaborative Leadership: Facilitative leader with a proven ability to work effectively with a wide variety of constituents, internally and externally. Experience fostering an inclusive culture of trust, respect, and mutual accountability. Ability to cultivate effective partnerships that inspire people from a wide variety of backgrounds and organizations to work together toward a common goal. Ability to facilitate conflict resolution.
- Equity: Experience advancing health equity and racial equity within an organization or system—including policies, practices, culture, and/or programs. Ability to work with communities of color as a trusted partner.
- Community Engagement: Demonstrated commitment to community engagement, community voice, and building power. Ability to build relationships and design effective processes to engage community members in shaping solutions.
- Communication: A self-aware, strength-based communicator with excellent listening and presenting skills. Experience framing messages to connect with diverse audiences including consumers, policy groups, executives, health providers, food banks, and community-based nonprofits.
- Systems Change: Experience fostering systemic change through networks, coalitions, alliances, and/or multi-stakeholder initiatives; familiar with the coordination and infrastructure needed to foster and sustain collaborative learning and impact.
- Business Acumen: Financially savvy with the ability to identify, shape, and mobilize partners around emerging opportunities and financial resources to sustain and advance SWACH’s mission over time.
- Management: Experience working with or serving on a nonprofit board of directors. Ability to effectively manage resources and build/maintain appropriate systems for an organization or initiative. A transparent decision-maker who can be flexible and firm, depending on the context. Experience with contracting and managing an organizational budget of at least $3M that includes complex funding streams.
Integrity, Entrepreneurial and Innovative, Curious, Lifelong Learner, Systems Thinker, Mission-Driven
Other Helpful Knowledge and Education:
- Knowledge of health systems, the social determinants of health, health care financing, health economics, and population health
- Advanced degree, e.g., in public health, public administration, MBA, or other.
SWACH is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks applicants who will contribute to the diversity of the organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.