Director of Community Health Initiatives

Position Summary The Director of Community Health Initiatives will lead efforts to build strategic partnerships and collaborations addressing healthier lifestyles, providing programmatic leadership focusing on mental, physical, and spiritual health.

Specific Responsibilities Provide Leadership and Cohesion  Work in conjunction with CEO to create and execute plans to achieve goals and enhance public understanding of and support for The Lutheran Foundation’s vision.  Articulate the strategic direction, action plans, progress, and challenges, as The Lutheran Foundation pursues its objectives.  Provide programmatic leadership focusing on the causes and prevention of mental and behavioral health problems with a focus on wellness and increasing community awareness of these issues. Facilitate Community Change Strategies  Works to foster greater collaboration with partners to develop goals, strategies, marketing and action plans, programmatic initiatives, and services that advocate and promote whole person health.  Propose recommendations to implement building a healthier community based on research and assessments with decisions and plans being evidence-based.  Prepare proposals for program expansion and improvement.  Work with primary care providers to improve mental and behavioral health screenings, referrals, and therapies. Facilitate Engagement from Community Organizations to Achieve Impact  Facilitate meetings with organizations that closely align with The Lutheran Foundation’s mission, vision, and values to maximize community participation.  Coordinate and expedite The Lutheran Foundation’s community partnerships, initiatives, and collaborations.  Serve as a key staff in building and maintaining strategic partnerships to support The Lutheran Foundation objectives. Monitor and Evaluate Effectiveness of Group Efforts  Monitor and evaluate program impact, including developing reporting processes, benchmarks, and evaluations addressing program effectiveness and measures of success. Report all findings.  Effectively research, collect and analyze data, and establish empirical benchmarks, and draw valid conclusions that contribute to The Lutheran Foundation’s ability to measure and assess the outcomes and impacts of its initiatives, partnerships, collaborations and grants. Report all findings. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. 1 Corinthians 12:27 Key Competencies  Ability to advocate for and promote The Lutheran Foundation’s mission effectively, with emphasis on building a healthier community.  Highly skilled at relationship building and communication.  Experience with community engagement and project management.  Strong commitment to The Lutheran Foundation’s mission and vision.  Demonstrated ability to take initiative and ensure operational effectiveness.  Strong interest and experience in promoting partnerships, collaborations, initiatives, programs and activities.

Qualification Requirements  Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred and minimum three to five years of experience with building strategic partnerships and collaborations.  Minimum three to five years of experience in developing, implementing, and managing projects (experience of health projects is desirable).  Must be resourceful and skilled at research.  Excellent public speaking, facilitation, and interpersonal skills  Professional demeanor, grace under pressure, and high integrity.  Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written) in a professional manner at all levels of the organization.  Ability to work independently, with minimum supervision, in a team environment.  Meticulous attention to detail while taking a system’s approach to assist in reaching agreed upon goals.  Excellent organizational skills.  Willing to accept new responsibilities and assignments.  Proficient in Microsoft Office programs.  A broad knowledge of and connections with the non-profit community and familiarity with Lutheran church bodies and health services programs/agencies.  Strong commitment to Christian faith and values. Personal Qualifications Consistently demonstrates a high standard of integrity, ethics, behaviors, attitudes, and values congruent with the philosophy of The Lutheran Foundation. The successful candidate is reliable, conscientious, organized, and takes responsibility for a job well done. This individual is also flexible, high-energy, self-motivated, self-confident, and compassionate. In addition, will pay close attention to details, is credible, and has strong customer service. A sense of humor and constructive outlook are also welcome. Compensation  Salary commensurate with degree and experience  Excellent health and 403(b) benefits Additional information related to The Lutheran Foundation is available at If interested in applying please send a cover letter and resume to

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