Manager, Healthcare Engagement

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $67,000
Details: The Democracy Collaborative’s salary range for a Manager starts at $67,000. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.



Application Deadline



United States


About the Position

The Democracy Collaborative seeks an experienced program manager to join the Healthcare Engagement team to support the operations and growth of the Healthcare Anchor Network (background information can be found at

The Democracy Collaborative is a national research and action institute dedicated to creating a more democratic economy. We develop innovative models and pathways that engage institutions and catalyze networks to build community wealth and drive systemic change. Community wealth building is a systems approach to economic development that creates an inclusive, sustainable economy built on locally rooted and broadly held ownership.

The Manager will serve as a member of the Healthcare Engagement team in the Division of Engaged Practice. This person will report to the Director of Healthcare Engagement and work closely with the Director to manage daily operations of the Healthcare Anchor Network (HAN) and respond to the needs of a dynamic, fast-paced and impact-focused collaboration. HAN is a nationally recognized and growing collaboration of health systems seeking to improve health and well-being by addressing economic and racial inequities in the communities they serve through more strategically leveraging their institutional assets, such as hiring, procurement, and investment practices. The Network coordinates multiple initiative groups focused on developing the necessary tools, frameworks, resources and environmental conditions to further health systems’ anchor missions, with specific emphasis on the underleveraged economic assets that health systems have.

HAN currently sponsors two gatherings per year, each of which include several days of events and are planned and staffed by the Healthcare Engagement team and require the presence of all team members. In addition, this person must be available for occasional program-related travel that may increase in frequency over time.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

The Manager of Healthcare Engagement will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Support and build the capacity of an expanding team of Senior and Program Associates in the successful implementation of HAN’s activities to create value for health system members and work to develop a culture of community wealth building practices in the healthcare sector.
  • Provide management support, leadership development and direct supervision to team members of diverse skillsets, experiences, and workstyles.
  • Scale and refine communication and operational systems for a small, dynamic and growing team that works closely together.
  • Build meaningful, long-term relationships with and facilitate connections among our health system partners.
  • Identify alignment opportunities across various workstreams to streamline communication with our external partners.
  • Assist the Director for Healthcare Engagement in tracking project deliverables and activities along with associated costs and timeframes for purposes of accountability to internal and external stakeholders, including funders and clients.
  • Plan and work with the Director for Healthcare Engagement to implement program needs required to grow and sustain the Healthcare Anchor Network, including proposal writing, responding to HAN member requests and questions, and ongoing program improvement.
  • Facilitate, lead, or assist various Healthcare Anchor Network initiative groups, as needed, and support Director of Healthcare Engagement in ensuring alignment and coordination between initiative groups.
  • Planning and executing public convenings and conferences, such as preparing written and other material for dissemination, managing relationships with a diverse array of stakeholders and/or giving public and private presentations.
  • Contribute to reports, shorter research briefs and blogs, presentation materials, and other communications.


Required qualifications include:

  • Highly organized, dynamic, collaborative & flexible leader that thrives on building community and connections.
  • Managerial experience with small and growing teams in inclusive and participatory ways.
  • Desire and demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment, including the ability to shift responsibilities in accordance with program evolution.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with exceptional attention to details.
  • Openness to learn and try new processes and tools.
  • Strong meeting design and facilitation skills.
  • Project management experience.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for mission oriented work.
  • Polished and professional and comfortable engaging with multiple stakeholders at all levels.

Desired qualifications include:

  • Understanding of and familiarity with the social determinants of health, the healthcare field, anchor institution practices and community wealth building strategies a plus.
  • Experience with public speaking and public presentations.

Education/Experience Requirements

A Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 6 years of relevant work experience is required. A Master’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of work experience is preferred. Understanding of various community economic development and anchor institution practices as it relates to the healthcare sector is a significant plus. A strong commitment to social and economic justice is required.

The Democracy Collaborative is an Equal Opportunity Employer—people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply; we are committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.

Note: The Democracy Collaborative is a unionized workplace. This position would not be in the bargaining unit but manages staff members that are in the union.

The position opening is also available on TDC's website.


Job includes a generous benefits package including health care, three weeks of paid vacation per year, and an employer contribution to a 403(b) retirement plan.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Send résumé/CV with references, a detailed cover letter regarding your interest in and desire to make a contribution to the kind of work being done by The Democracy Collaborative, and a relevant short writing sample to

Please include “Healthcare Engagement” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

All application materials must be submitted as one PDF document, rather than as multiple attachments.