The Big Cities Health Coalition (BCHC) is a forum for the leaders of America’s largest metropolitan health departments to exchange strategies and jointly address issues to promote and protect the health and safety of the nearly 62 million people they serve. Together, these public health officials directly affect the health and wellbeing of one in five Americans. Our vision is to create healthy, more equitable communities, through big city innovation and leadership. Through our work, we aim to advance equity and health for present and future generations.
The de Beaumont Foundation is a private charitable foundation that advances policy, builds partnerships, and strengthens public health to create communities where people can achieve their best possible health. We strongly believe that the spirit in which we do our work is as important as the work itself. We pride ourselves on excellence, innovation, fostering collaboration between groups that might not otherwise interact, and a willingness to have fun with our work.
BCHC is housed within the de Beaumont Foundation, a long time strategic partner, funder, and champion for our work and our membership. The BCHC Executive Director (ED), who reports to the President and CEO of the Foundation, in partnership with the member leadership, has primary oversight of the Coalition’s activities. The Deputy Director will be an employee of the Foundation and will report to the ED.
The Deputy Director is a new position and will join a team of four, as well as be part of the larger Foundation staff of about 30 people. You will contribute to all aspects of the Coalition’s work, be a trusted thought partner to the ED, and step in for her as needed. Managing projects, people, and relationships (from members to funders), as well as developing new ones, is also important to this role.
The ideal candidate will also lead the Coalition’s portfolio of work related to building resilient communities, including but not limited to efforts to promote health equity and uplift the role governmental public health must play in addressing structural racism and preventing violence in our nation’s big cities. In short, you will help advance the Coalition’s work, and our forthcoming urban health agenda, to address enduring public health challenges. This may include facilitating technical assistance, sharing best practices among cities, and synthesizing what you learn from cities for partners or the media, as telling the story of big city governmental health is one of our most important tasks.
You will have the flexibility to work independently, but also be an important senior member of the BCHC team, who can take on full scopes of work with little oversight or guidance – and provide that to others. You are skilled in relationship- and consensus-building and are an excellent communicator.
You are a pragmatic, results-oriented, hands-on leader with a successful track record in managing staff and large-scale projects. The ideal candidate has subject matter expertise in health equity, structural racism, and/or violence and is well versed in what it takes to build resilient communities using a public health approach. Ideally, you’ve worked in a local or state health department. To be successful in this job, you will excel in these areas:
While no one person will embody all of the qualities enumerated above, the ideal candidate will possess the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences.
The Big Cities Health Coalition (BCHC) is a forum for the leaders of America’s largest metropolitan health departments to exchange strategies and jointly…
Our offices are based in downtown Bethesda, MD, just outside of Washington, DC. This position is full-time, with an expectation of remote and in-person work. Our staff are currently teleworking, with in-person office reopening anticipated in 2022.
As part of the hiring process, you may be offered a stipend and six-month transition period if relocation is necessary. Some travel will be required (up to a few days every few months) and is typically known well in advance. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a collegial work environment.
The de Beaumont Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Employment opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as established under law.
Our offices are based in downtown Bethesda, MD, just outside of Washington, DC. This position is full-time, with an expectation of remote and in-person work. Our staff are currently…
To apply, upload your resume and cover letter as a single attachment at www.ThePublicHealthNetwork.com by October 29, 2021. Early submission is encouraged as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
To apply, upload your resume and cover letter as a single attachment at www.ThePublicHealthNetwork.com by October 29, 2021. Early submission is encouraged as applications will be…