For twenty-five years, The Family Van, a mobile preventative health and social service program, has provided free health education, medical screening and prevention services, as well as referrals to medical and social service agencies, for Boston's most vulnerable and underserved residents. By traveling directly to communities in which the need is greatest and fostering an atmosphere of trust, we remove barriers to care and improve the health of our clients. By making preventive services available to those with the greatest health care needs and providing an alternative to costly emergency department visits, the van reduces healthcare costs. We have five sites in Boston that we visit each week. The Van's services are free, culturally competent, and linguistically appropriate. The Family Van has become a trusted resource to the individuals and communities it serves. Based on that success, it has been recognized as a best practice model, both locally and nationally, for innovative community-based health education, promotion, and advocacy and for cultural competence training of medical students and residents. Through its collaborative research network, Mobile Health Map has studied health outcomes, cost impact and the scope and reach of mobile clinics across the country.
The Executive Director will report to the co-founder, an MD who is the Faculty Associate Dean for Community Engagement at Harvard Medical School. In partnership with the Associate Dean, the Executive Director will work to build the Leadership Counsel for the organization to provide philanthropic leadership and program expertise, and to develop a five-year strategic plan. The Executive Director will work with the Harvard Medical School Office of Resource Development to further a wide array of fundraising proposals. S/he will lead and manage all fundraising programs, which provide all of the agency's annual operating revenue. The Executive Director will oversee current programmatic areas consisting of service delivery, volunteer training and overseeing medical student and resident community-engagement training programs, research and advocacy and academic scholarship, as well as all administrative functions including fundraising, financial management, personnel management, marketing, and van operations. S/he will lead and manage a staff that currently numbers five, including the, the Assistant Director (who is currently responsible for the entire service delivery program including health center and community organization networks), a Financial Manager, the Van Driver/Health Educator, a part-time Community Health Worker, and a Program Coordinator.
A key responsibility will be to finalize and implement a reimbursement strategy to secure a more robust revenue stream that will complement the current fundraising program on an on-going and sustainable basis to support operations and staff augmentation, ideally growing the program seeking reimbursement thru insurers, engaging more institutional and government funders, and building an individual giving program, focused on developing major gifts. It is expected that the twenty-fifth anniversary of The Family Van will be a part of that fundraising strategy.
This is a term position through June 30, 2018 with the possibility of renewal.
Salary Grade: 059
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's degree required. 7+ years organizational leadership experience; business strategy, planning and development, fiscal and related experience required.
The Executive Director will need to be a builder/grower, adept at working effectively in a period of transition, an able, dynamic and compelling ambassador and advocate for the organization across diverse constituencies and funders. S/he will have had significant past management experience in an organization with key responsibility for growing fundraising. The individual we seek is mission driven, strategic minded, and well organized, a leader and a mentor, and fiscally astute. The ideal candidate will have solid working knowledge of all aspects of a development program within an organization where fundraising accounts for most of its revenue. This individual must be able to lead and champion an organization whose reputation and effectiveness depend on the trust of the populations it serves and the strong collaboration and working relationships with the health centers and community organizations in those neighborhoods. Knowledge of the Boston social service and community health philanthropic community and who has networks in local government a plus. Demonstrated commitment to social justice and /or eliminating health disparities. Experience in leadership and management, experience in senior level nonprofit management and supervision of personnel. Knowledge of governance roles and responsibilities and experience working with a Board of Directors. Experience managing budgets and financial administration. Track record of advocacy and research to improve health equity or in social justice. Demonstrated success in fundraising & donor relations. Excellent communication skill in public speaking, writing and personal interaction.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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