Posted on May 2, 2013
Vice President of Programs
Missouri Foundation for Health
Missouri Foundation for Health - Vice President of Programs
The Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH) is seeking a Vice President of Programs. Working with the CEO, the Vice President of Programs will be responsible and accountable for achievement of measurable impact on the health of Missourians through effective investment of the Foundation’s financial and professional resources. The Vice President of Programs will lead implementation of the new strategic plan, which calls for investment of more than $200 million over the next five years. The Vice President of Programs will be an experienced change maker. S/he will be a leader within the Foundation and in the health, policy, and civic communities in Missouri and nationwide. S/he will guide, manage, motivate and inspire the Foundation’s program and grants management staff and their colleagues and will be a key member of the Foundation’s senior management team, and a trusted partner to the Board of Directors.
- Having impact, making change, and getting results for the people of Missouri.
- Being a leader of the Foundation, a trusted colleague for others on the leadership team, program and grants management staff, and across the organization. The vice president will help create and support a highly professional, outcome-oriented work environment.
- Being a strategic thought partner for and a collaborative problem solver with the CEO and other vice presidents.
- Leading all aspects of program and grants activity at the Foundation.
- In collaboration with program and grants management staff, leading implementation and evolution of the Foundation’s strategic plan and ensuring that the Foundation’s change strategies are clear and rigorous.
- Leading development, execution, monitoring, and evaluation of implementation plans across the program portfolio. Ensuring that plans are clear, understood, and achievable.
- Providing staff leadership for the Program and Grants Committee of the Board of Directors.
- Overseeing annual program and grants management budgets, including developing systems, policies and procedures.
- Communicating the Foundation’s actions and policies clearly, protecting and enhancing the Foundation’s reputation and standing in its region, the state, and the nation, and representing the Foundation in a variety of settings. Working as a close senior colleague to the communications team.
- Leading and motivating staff to work to the highest standards of excellence, perform to their maximum capacity, grow professionally, and be satisfied and challenged by their jobs.
- Creating and maintaining strong, collaborative relationships with key outside colleagues, partners, and civic and political leaders.
- Capturing and disseminating findings and insights in articles and talks across the country as appropriate; participating as a speaker, panel member, or moderator at professional conferences.
- Carrying out special projects as required.
- Adhering to the Foundation’s core and staff values.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, and PERSONAL QUALITIES
- Master’s degree in health or related field and a minimum 15 years experience in strategy, leadership, management, and program roles in a non-profit, for-profit, foundation, or government setting, including a minimum of seven years experience managing professionals in a team environment, required.
- Professional and personal commitment to the foundation’s mission, values, and effectiveness.
- Proven willingness to be accountable for impact and success; a sense of urgency combined with flexibility.
- A strong manager with demonstrated leadership, management, motivational and staff development skills.
- A recognized, respected professional in health, foundations, and/or government; a thought-leader with a strong relevant knowledge base.
- An experienced change-maker with a track record of program implementation; familiar with policy-making, persuasion, programs, and how change happens; tied into the national public policy, public health, and foundation environment.
- Active, self-motivated, entrepreneurial professional; demonstrated desire to be out of the office in the field and the community.
- Intelligent, hard-working, very well-spoken, persuasive, able to build coalitions and support for achieving impact; optimistic, positive and pleasant; culturally competent.
- A relationship builder, with exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of staff, Board of Directors and community leaders.
- Critical thinker, proven collaborator and facilitative leader who can forge strong, diverse teams and blend a variety of talents, perspectives, work styles and approaches.
- Demonstrated experience in fostering an atmosphere that recognizes and respects cultural and individual difference.
- Excellent presentation, verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to effectively work with a diverse group of internal and external people on a range of complex issues.
- Impeccable reputation for integrity and good judgment.
- Must present a professional manner and appearance.
- Competent in Microsoft Office software.
PHYSICAL AND WORK ENVIRONMENT DEMANDS
- This position involves working in an office setting.
- This position requires frequent overnight travel (5 to 10 days per month) and evening and/or weekend hours.