The Capital Area Health Alliance (CAHA), is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, governed by a board of directors. CAHA believes that everyone has the right to lead a healthy lifestyle and have access to affordable, quality healthcare resources. Founded in 1993, CAHA is a coalition of diverse organizations, businesses, healthcare professionals, and volunteers from Michigan’s Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties. As a neutral convening body, CAHA advocates for community and population health and for improvements in quality and access to healthcare resources, with the mission of empowering our community to achieve better health. CAHA is a trusted regional hub for collaboration with the proven ability to network and convene a broad, diverse group of stakeholders and form community partnerships to collectivelyaddress complex healthcare issues.
CAHA is seeking an accomplished non-profit executive leader to build on its nearly three-decade history of success in improving regional health. The Executive Director (ED) will be responsible for strategy, program development and execution, organizational integration, financial management, fund development, relationship management, and external representation. CAHA seeks a health leader to serve as an entrepreneurial visionary and who is passionate about authentic community partnerships as a strategy for health improvement. The ED must communicate effectively to maintain relationships across communities, disciplines, professions, and institutions. A skilled administrator and fundraiser, s/he will ensure the organization has the resources it needs to achieve the organization’s mission and board-defined goals. The ED reports directly to the Board of Directors and is the organization’s primary voice to the public.
Based on the strategic plan adopted at the end of 2018, the current focus of CAHA is Whole Person Care, Readiness for Care, and Health Equity. Whole Person Care recognizes that the best way to care for people is to consider their full spectrum of needs—medical, behavioral, and socioeconomic. Readiness for Care includes preparation for leadership, clinical reasoning and critical thinking skills, dynamic health systems, and coaching new generations of healthcare professionals. Health Equity is woven into all CAHA’s work, with a focus on critically examining and addressing the impact that racism has on health.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will:
Provide visionary leadership and translate that vision into measurable strategies and concrete actions that advance the Alliance;
Develop direction and policy for CAHA’s program efforts and represent CAHA in community health development efforts;
Develop and maintain professional relationships and serve as a spokesperson for the organization for purposes of program development, fundraising, and expanding visibility;
Lead the financial and administrative functions to preserve CAHA’s status as a well-managed, fiscally sound, and highly respected organization;
Provide fundraising and resource development leadership for the organization, and increase the organization’s profile, sustainable funding base, impact and brand;
Engage and maintain racially and culturally diverse constituencies in all CAHA activities and initiatives;
Work collaboratively with other organizations to realize joint goals;
Support the Board of Directors in its governance role, foster its ongoing development, and keep it informed about internal conditions and external developments; and
Participate in local, regional, and statewide professional organizations.
Experience and Attributes
Ideal candidates for this position will reflect CAHA’s core values for health improvement and demonstrate the ability to quickly integrate into the community. Candidates should aspire to become an engaged, inspiring, and visionary leader who is driven to share CAHA’s commitment to engaging the entire community to address local healthcare issues. Candidates will bring a variety of experiences and attributes to CAHA, including:
Highly skilled collaborator with experience aligning multiple stakeholders around a shared vision;
Ability to serve as a convenor to a variety of health-related organizations and partners;
Demonstrated leadership experience, self-motivated, able to work independently and proactively;
Experience working with racially and culturally diverse constituencies;
Knowledge of and experience working to advance health and racial equity;
The ability to think strategically and critically, interpret data, synthesize complex issues, identify new opportunities, and manage change;
Experience working with a board of directors and developing engaged and effective governance;
Strong written and oral communication skills;
Use of basic computer technology and familiarity with social networking;
A background in healthcare or health policy preferred;
Knowledge of Mid-Michigan’s Tri-County health environment.
Membership Development, Financial Planning and Financial Management
The ED will lead the membership development effort for CAHA. Candidates should demonstrate a successful track record in fund development with significant experience in working with funders, foundations, health-related organizations, and government grants. Candidates will bring the ability to:
Develop and implement a sustainable business plan for the organization;
Recruit new organizational members;
Secure adequate funding for the organization’s operations, programs, and research projects from private and public sources, and supporting organizations; and
Engage with stakeholders to ensure that the Alliance understands their needs, concerns and assets and keep them informed of the work of the organization.
The Capital Area Health Alliance (CAHA), is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, governed by a board of directors. CAHA believes that everyone has the right to lead a healthy lifestyle and have access to affordable, quality healthcare resources. Founded in 1993, CAHA is a coalition of diverse organizations, businesses, healthcare professionals, and volunteers from Michigan’s Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties. As a neutral convening body, CAHA advocates for community and population health and for improvements in quality and access to healthcare resources, with the mission of empowering our community to achieve better health. CAHA is a trusted regional hub for collaboration with the proven ability to network and convene a broad, diverse group of stakeholders and form community partnerships to collectively address complex healthcare issues.