Program Director, Rural Healthcare

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Location
SIOUX FALLS, SD
Posted
Jul 22, 2018
Closes
Aug 20, 2018
Employment Status
Full Time

PROGRAM DIRECTOR, RURAL HEALTHCARE
Location:     Sioux Falls, SD
Reports To:      Chief Executive Officer


Organization 

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust (“Helmsley”) aspires to improve lives by supporting exceptional efforts in the U.S. and around the world in health and select place-based initiatives. Helmsley strives to make a meaningful impact in its focus areas, matching its significant financial assets with a rigorous and results-oriented approach.  Helmsley is committed to close and productive partnerships with its grantees, as well as with other funders and impact players in government, academia, and the private sector who share its interests and goals. Above all, Helmsley endeavors to be forward-thinking in every aspect of its work, and will take risks that others cannot or will not take when the risk/reward trade-off warrants.
Since 2008, when Helmsley began its active grant making, it has committed more than $2 billion.  For more information on Helmsley, please visit  www.helmsleytrust.org.

Rural Healthcare Program (RHC Program)

Helmsley’s RHC Program, based in Sioux Falls, SD, is dedicated to improving access to and quality of care in the upper Midwest – specifically the states of North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, Minnesota, Iowa and Montana.  Since inception in 2009, the RHC Program has awarded over $310 million in grants and established itself as a leading thinker and the 

Working closely with nonprofit implementing partners and key thought leaders, the program invests in efforts that improve healthcare delivery and strengthen the healthcare workforce in the region.  The RHC Program funds innovations that use information technologies to connect rural populations to specialty medical care, bring the latest medical therapies to patients in remote areas, provide state-of-the-art training for rural hospitals and EMS personnel, and foster incentives for healthcare personnel to train and serve in rural areas.  

Position Summary:

Helmsley seeks a full-time experienced professional with relevant health expertise to direct the RHC Program. The Program Director will work closely with Helmsley staff and Trustees to design, execute and evaluate programs and grants. Helmsley’s prominent position in the rural healthcare space creates the opportunity for the Program Director to lead initiatives that can significantly impact healthcare access, and in turn, improve the lives of residents of the upper Midwest and to leverage these learnings to inform the national conversation about the challenges and opportunities in rural healthcare. 

The Program Director reports to the CEO and will interact regularly with an onsite Trustee. 
The ideal candidate will have an entrepreneurial, innovative and collaborative approach. She/he will possess strong communication skills and have experience convening multiple stakeholders as well as facilitating collaborative projects with other funders, public charities, government agencies and industry partners. The candidate must also have experience supervising staff and working collaboratively with colleagues.

Responsibilities:

The Program Director will be responsible for leading and managing an annual grants program of approximately $35 million. 

Primary responsibilities include:
•    Developing a multi-year strategic plan and overseeing the design and implementation of all related initiatives and grants;
•    Developing and leading program partners and networks to maximize impact
•    Representing Helmsley’s RHC Program in a variety of external and communications-related activities resulting in thought leadership and strong community support;
•    Developing and overseeing effective monitoring and evaluation of grantmaking as well as knowledge-sharing and thought leadership activities;
•    Managing the RHC Program budget and staff (currently 6 FTEs);
•    Working collaboratively with colleagues across Helmsley to develop and support trust-wide initiatives and to advance Helmsley’s overall impact, and
•    Acting as a senior role model for Helmsley’s culture with staff and partners.

Program Strategy and Grantmaking:
•    In concert with lead Trustee, develop multi-year strategic plan to drive improved access and quality of care in the upper Midwest;
•    Lead RHC team in staying current on healthcare developments, opportunities and needs in the upper Midwest as well as how they relate to other regions in the US;
•    Work collaboratively with staff, outside experts, consultants, other funders and external organizations to develop initiatives, funding and communications opportunities aligned with this strategic plan;
•    Identify and assess prospective projects, work collaboratively with applicants to refine plans and project budgets in preparation for potential funding.
•    Lead program meetings.
•    Provide expertise or identify consultants in the development and execution of operational, business and management plans.
•    Develop program message as part of the Trust’s overall communications strategy, including all collateral materials and press releases.
•    Develop and manage program budget.

Leadership, Mission and Values
•    Lead by example; be a role model and advocate for Helmsley’s culture of -

        • Continuous learning and improvement in the pursuit of excellence,

        • Embracing a sense of urgency, innovation and informed risk-taking,

        • Respecting and valuing the individual, 

        • Working and learning together as partners.

•    Establish a client-oriented financial and administrative team fully aligned with, and committed to, Helmsley’s overall programmatic objectives.
•    Nurture and develop a high-performing, energized team that encourages original thought and proactivity. 
•    Work Collaboratively with colleagues across Helmsley to develop and support Helmsley-wide initiatives and advance Helmsley’s overall impact;
•    Share RHC Program knowledge and expertise to assist other Helmsley programs and departments achieve their goals; 


    Monitoring, Evaluation and Thought Leadership
•    Lead team in development of effective grant monitoring, evaluation and impact measurement
•    Work collaboratively with Helmsley’s Communications team to disseminate results and learnings, resulting in thought leadership in the rural healthcare space.

    Program/Staff Management
•    Attract, manage and develop a high performing team capable of implementing the RHC strategic plan and maintaining a thought leadership position in the rural healthcare space;
•    Empower staff to use their talents and capabilities to take thoughtful risks with the intent to drive impact and make change;
•    Implement robust and effective performance management including personal and professional development plans for each team member;
•    Develop clear and compelling program and grant-related messaging and communications for use by the RHC Programs as well as Helmsley in connection with Helmsley’s overall communications plan
•    Develop and manage Program operating and grant budgets.

    Helmsley Collaboration and Personal Leadership
    
•    Work Collaboratively with colleagues across Helmsley to develop and support Helmsley-wide initiatives and advance Helmsley’s overall impact;
•    Share RHC Program knowledge and expertise to assist other Helmsley programs and departments achieve their goals; 
•     Lead by example; be a role model and advocate for Helmsley’s culture of -

        • Continuous learning and improvement in the pursuit of excellence,

        • Embracing a sense of urgency, innovation and informed risk-taking,

        • Respecting and valuing the individual, 

        • Working and learning together as partners.

    Experience and Qualifications

•    Demonstrated commitment to Program mission and extensive experience (7-10+ years) in relevant health space;
•    Completion of an advanced degree (master’s or higher) in a relevant field;
•    Team-oriented management and leadership experience;
•    Highly developed interpersonal skills – ability to build strong relationships and work collaboratively with colleagues; ability to be flexible, efficient and diplomatic;
•    Demonstrated ability to transform vision and ideas into concrete and sustainable programs;
•    Proven ability to make sound decisions and justify recommendations
•    Strong organization skills and attention to detail
•    Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to translate concepts appropriately to diverse stakeholders
•    Travel required

Application Process:
Please submit resumé (in Word or PDF format) and cover letter describing your interest and qualifications via the link http://www.helmsleytrust.org/jobs-helmsley. The position is based in Helmsley’s Sioux Falls, South Dakota office.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent(s) of this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required for the position.  Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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