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CHC is Seeking Applicants for Executive Director Position

Executive Director Position Description

Consumer Health Coalition (CHC) is seeking an individual for the position of Executive Director. CHC is a 16 year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to “inspiring a consumer movement to advance health and enhance access to quality, affordable health care in Southwestern PA.” CHC specifically targets populations that are at-risk for experiencing barriers to good health including people with low incomes, the uninsured and underinsured, people from racial and ethnic minority backgrounds, and people with disabilities. We further our mission through the operation of a helpline and three grassroots community organizing agendas:

• Organizing people with disabilities around their health and wellness concerns;
• Building a consumer movement to enhance health care quality; and
• Organizing consumers to improve public health and the health of our community.

The Executive Director is responsible for implementation of policies, goals and objectives set by the Board of Directors, as well as financial, programmatic and administrative management. CHC is a dynamic and energetic organization that is seeking enthusiastic candidates to continue our current growth trajectory. If you have a passion for social justice, financial and administrative leadership, and demonstrated development expertise, please contact us.


• Directs all fundraising activities to maximize annual contributions to meet budgetary and programmatic requirements. Fundraising activities include the development of an annual fundraising plan, submission of grant proposals and reports, collaborating with the Board on special events, and developing working relationships with sponsors, partners, and funders.

• Responsible for administration of the overall operation of the organization, including: reviewing and evaluating the results of program activities; implementing the annual budget; ensuring that grant and contractual obligations are being fulfilled; allocating resources for greater program effectiveness and efficiency; developing organizational and administrative policies and program objectives for Board consideration.

• Oversees all accounting functions including those necessary for auditing, budgeting, financial analysis, and payroll in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, organizational policies and procedures, and all other applicable rules and guidelines.

• Assists in the development of current and long-term organizational goals and objectives, as well as policies and procedures for CHC operations. Establishes plans and facilitates implementation to achieve goals set by the Board of Directors.

• Serves as a liaison between the Board of Directors and the staff. Facilitates the work of the Board and its Committees by developing resources, providing appropriate information and reports, and assisting Committee chairpersons as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to the Board to assist in setting policies and monitoring performance. Recommends new policies, programs, and action plans consonant with the mission of the organization; executes all policies/decisions of the Board of Directors.

• Handles all aspects of human resource management including interviewing candidates; hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing of work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; encouraging continuing education; addressing complaints and resolving problems; and terminating employees if necessary.

• Protects organization’s legal interests and maintains its operations within the law, including complying with 501(h) lobbying regulations as established by the Internal Revenue Service.

• Represents the organization and its mission within the nonprofit community, government agencies, the media, health care stakeholders, policymakers, professional organizations, philanthropic groups, and the general public. Maintains a positive organizational image.


• Experience in raising operational and programmatic funds.
• Commitment to social justice and quality, affordable health care for all.
• Visionary and strategic leader who can be innovative as well as pragmatic.
• In-depth knowledge of management processes (i.e. fiscal, administrative, and programmatic), especially related to growth and long-term planning.
• Strong marketing and promotional skills. Keeps job knowledge up-to-date, clearly understands mission of CHC, and continuously works to promote the organization.
• Demonstrated initiative in developing action plans and resolving problems as they occur. Recognizes and brings to the attention of the Chair of the Board issues that affect the organization, and implements plans to reach organizational goals as determined by the Board.
• Strong communication experience with multiple audiences using a variety of formats. Partners with the media (internet, newspaper, radio and TV) to promote the organization.
• Conscientious, thorough, accurate, and reliable with respect to achieving the organization’s goals. Conducts him/herself with utmost integrity. Strong organizational skills.
• Dynamic and personable; ability to collaborate with diverse stakeholder groups.

• Understanding of public health, health policy, and health politics.
• Knowledge about Medical Assistance, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Medicare, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and commercial insurance.
• Experience working with at-risk populations, specifically the uninsured, people with low-incomes, individuals from minority backgrounds, and people with disabilities.

An undergraduate degree is required, and the attainment of an advanced degree is strongly preferred. At least five years experience required in nonprofit, financial, and human resources management, as well as demonstrated fundraising/development success.

Consumer Health Coalition (CHC) is an equal opportunity employer. People of minority racial and ethnic backgrounds, women, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Salary range: $50,000 – $65,000 per year (commensurate with training and experience).

Benefits: Health and dental benefits, paid holidays and sick leave, 3 weeks vacation annually (accrued), life insurance, short- and long-term disability, and a 401(k) retirement plan.

Please email resume and cover letter by Tuesday, August 5 to:
Joyce Kane, CHC Search Committee Chair, Member, CHC Board of Directors


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