Position Title: Deputy Director, Collective Impact
Open Date: April 29, 2019
Closing Date: First Review of Applicants will begin May 16, 2019
Status: Exempt 1.0 FTE
Reports To: Executive Director
Are you interested in making a positive impact on community health and equity in Southwest Washington? Do you enjoy working with cross-sector partners, diverse stakeholders, community members and regional leaders whose work impacts the well-being of your community? Are you an experienced leader with deep knowledge of collective impact and the social determinants of health, as well as deep respect for community wisdom? If so, Southwest Washington Accountable Community Health (SWACH) may be the place for you!
SWACH is a local nonprofit working to improve health in Southwest Washington. We bring together community members and other experts to address our region’s biggest health challenges. Through innovative partnerships and local resources, we’re working to create lasting changes and a healthier future – for everyone.
We’re looking for a deputy director of collective impact to advance and direct a cohesive strategy that will bring together community members and other experts to address the region’s major health challenges. This position will direct and strengthen a collective impact structure that ensures collaborative learning, brings community wisdom into health transformation and incentivizes equity to catalyze change. The deputy director will work in collaboration with the SWACH Clinical/Community Care Team, quality transformation director and Accountability and Building Community Team.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Deepen the structure for collaborative learning and action via the Regional Health Improvement Council, Healthy Living Collaborative Policy Committee, SW Washington Community Health Advocate & Peer Support Network, five-county regional learning network (Healthy Living Collaborative) and Regional Opioid Coalition
- Integrate community wisdom into health transformation via community leaders and community health workers (CHWs)
- Incentivize equity to catalyze change
- Sustain community impact by collecting data to inform population health strategies and evaluating the efficiencies across systems of care
- Manage and align programs with SWACH directors and executive director
- Supervise five staff to include clinical/community linkages director, transformation improvement director, Healthy Living Collaborative operations manager, manager of equity initiatives and manager of policy and shared leadership strategies
- Partner with other SWACH staff to promote collaborative impact strategies
- In partnership with the support services administrator, enhance and manage systems of internal communication
- Develop and maintain a thorough and nuanced understanding of SWACH Medicaid Transformation programs and initiatives
- Represent SWACH and all program partners with integrity and respect
- Maintain an organizational climate of trust, honesty and support
- Develop and oversee budget for collective impact functions
- In partnership with the SWACH leadership team, develop policies and procedures to support organizational infrastructure
- Function as acting executive director, when requested
- Other duties as assigned
Qualifications-Key Competencies and Traits
- Previous experience in building consensus among diverse stakeholders working toward a common goal
- Ability to navigate different sectors and professional environments, as well as engage with various levels of leadership – from CHWs to corporate CEOs
- Communicate effectively (written and oral); able to distill complex ideas into simple messages
- Building a learning community culture
- Ability to build confidence and capacity within organizations
- Demonstrated experience in communicating effectively with managers, front-line staff, executive leaders and diverse stakeholder groups
- Able to function and work comfortably in an environment of uncertainty
- Effective conflict resolution skills and participatory leadership style
- Ability to lead and motivate staff to deliver on strategies
- Humble and understands boundaries
- Evidence of resiliency and flexibility
- Considers an equity and strength-based lens in program and policy considerations
- Ability to maintain a culture of compliance, ethics and integrity
Qualifications-Education and Experience
- Master’s degree in healthcare or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience
- 8-10 years leadership experience in nonprofit or healthcare setting
- Knowledge of current literature, trends and developments in collective impact
- Five years’ experience in planning and executing strategic initiatives
- Experience working within large health systems and with community-based organizations
- Experience with population health management and marginalized populations
- Experience working in public relations and policy advocacy
- Driver’s license
SWACH is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks applicants who will contribute to the diversity of our organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.
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Southwest Washington Accountable Community (SWACH) is a local nonprofit working to improve health in Southwest Washington. We bring together community members and other experts to address our region’s biggest health challenges. Through innovative partnerships and local resources, we’re working to create lasting changes and a healthier future – for everyone.
SWACH is one of nine organizations leading the state’s Healthier Washington Initiative in their regions. These Accountable Communities of Health (ACHs) are building a healthier Washington that meets their communities’ unique needs.
SWACH is the state-designated ACH for the counties of Clark, Klickitat and Skamania. We partner to support members of the Cowlitz Tribe and Yakama Nation. We also work in Wahkiakum and Cowlitz counties through the Healthy Living Collaborative, a SWACH program.
Learn more about SWACH and HLC at: