Director of Impact Programs

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Founded in 1962 and established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1997, the AHIMA Foundation envisions a future where health information serves people and where better health outcomes are powered by health information for all. We believe that Health information is a force for greater good and we have a responsibility to unlock this potential for public benefit. 

We are passionate about empowering consumers and communities to be engaged and activated participants in their everyday health and wellness journey, using trusted health information from traditional and emerging sources.

We do this through programs that build awareness, advocate for consumers around the access, use and protection of their health information in traditional and non-traditional health settings, help consumers understand and use their health information, and address the challenge of disparate information by helping consumers aggregate and share their comprehensive health information as they see fit. The AHIMA Foundation also conducts research that supports its consumer-focused agenda and continues its support of health information professionals through educational and leadership support. 


While the Foundation has been in existence for some time, the organization recently established its new consumer-focused strategy and programmatic agenda as a key part of organization transformation efforts within the AHIMA enterprise, which constitutes a 501(c)(6) parent organization and its wholly owned 501(c)(3), the AHIMA Foundation. 

The Director of Impact Programs will be part of a new Foundation team. This position presents an opportunity for someone who relishes the chance to bring a vision to life, to build programs and partnerships from the ground up, and to elevate the strategic impact of existing programs. This position is suited for someone who has and is comfortable applying an entrepreneurial mindset, is comfortable operating within a high degree of ambiguity, working closely with development and communications staff, and external partners to drive consumer-centric impact.


The Director of Impact Programs for the AHIMA Foundation is responsible for the development and management of the Foundation’s program portfolio, aligned with its consumer-centric agenda. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Impact Programs plays an important role in creating a strategy to cultivate ideas, and to develop, implement, and evaluate programs. The Director also plays a critical role in developing relationships within and outside of the organization important to achieving program outcomes. 


  • Develop, implement, and oversee new and existing programming.
  • Apply strategic understanding of a variety of levers for impact (information, education, direct-service, advocacy, etc.), including those in partnership within and outside of the organization, to build a portfolio of programs that achieve the Foundation’s consumer-centric outcomes.
  • Develop and execute a structured approach to move program ideas from concept to implementation and evaluation.
  • Apply a “test and learn” approach to create proof points and drive learning and adapting in early program development.
  • Build, manage, and motivate a new program team. 
  • Develop and grow partnerships to drive successful implementation and increase market credibility/influence of the Foundation.
  • Collaborate with marketing and communications staff to develop effective marketing campaigns across all channels, designed to reach target audiences and ensure awareness and impact of program interventions. 
  • Serve as the spokesperson for the Foundation’s programmatic agenda and provide thought leadership to organizational leaders around approaches for driving social impact.
  • Work collaboratively with development leaders to raise funds and ensure tight alignment between fundraising efforts and program opportunities; Work with development leaders to ensure that foundation reports are timely and accurate.
  • Work collaboratively internally and externally to communicate information about programs to potential participants, and to leverage and inspire the AHIMA network through engagement with social impact work. 
  • Assess implications of legislative, regulatory and outreach components, knowing what is happening with health information and consumers in the health ecosystem.
  • Work with Foundation team to include development, communications and marketing, and other program staff to maximize the capacity of the Foundation to drive social impact.


  • Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least 10 years of program experience and a proven track record of developing and delivering high-impact national and local programs.
  • Experience monitoring and evaluating program impact is required.
  • Health-related program experience is highly desired, preferably consumer-focused.
  • Experience building and leading a team, preferably in an entrepreneurial or transforming organization.
  • Proven ability to build and grow partnerships that support program implementation.
  • Record of successfully collaborating across leadership, staff, and partners to leverage resources and build buy-in – including in organization with complex set of stakeholders and audiences.



  • Dedication to the organization’s mission and willingness to develop/expand expertise in leveraging health information for consumer and public benefit.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, with a proven ability to excite and inspire potential partners for a cause.
  • Good listening skills and creativity to gather the interest of a wide range of people and inspire teams to achieve program outcomes.
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced, flexible, collegial, goal-oriented, and entrepreneurial environment.
  • Resourceful and willing to roll up sleeves to drive progress.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and judgment are necessary to manage competing priorities and long-term projects.
  • Familiarity with and knowledge of social impact trends.


Founded in 1962 and established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1997, the AHIMA Foundation envisions a future where health information serves people and where better health outcomes are powered by health information…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    May 31, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level


Medical, Dental, Vision, Short and Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, and 401K

Medical, Dental, Vision, Short and Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, and 401K


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Chicago, IL
Associated Location
233 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
21st Fl

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