Executive Director

Connecticut Association of School Based Health Centers | North Haven, Connecticut

Background

The Connecticut Association of School Based Health Centers, Inc. (CASBHC) seeks a dynamic full-time Executive Director to lead Connecticut’s network of over 100 school based health centers.  The Executive Director will lead CASBHC’s advocacy on behalf of the entire network, as well as leading CASBHC’s own fund development and overall management.  The Executive Director must have excellent networking, communication and project implementation skills.   

This is an exciting opportunity for someone seeking to use leadership skills to make a positive social impact on behalf of child and adolescent health. 

Full job posting at: http://www.ctschoolhealth.org/images/CASBHC_ED_Job_Announcement_Final_8-30-18.pdf

Job Summary

The new Executive Director will lead and be the face of CASBHC’s successful work to maintain and expand support for the excellent health services that school based health centers are delivering across the state.

The new Executive Director will:

  • Speak effectively in halls of government for continued and expanded support for the network of school based health centers, and monitor government developments that could impact the centers;
  • Collaborate and build common purpose with a broad range of stakeholders involved in health care for children and adolescents;
  • Sustain and diversify CASBHC’s funding base through grant-writing and donor acquisition, building the membership, delivery/oversight of training events and the annual conference, and development of government and other contracts;
  • Support the work of CASBHC’s Board of Directors.

CASBHC is a small organization with the opportunity to grow in size and influence.  The outgoing CASBHC Executive Director has been a highly visible and respected leader over the past 11 years.  The new Executive Director will build upon a strong foundation, while exploring new approaches, directions, and collaborations to further enhance and sustain Connecticut’s network of school based health centers.

Reports To

Board of Directors

Responsibilities

The new Executive Director will:

  • Provide strategic leadership to drive organizational success and impact in an ever-changing environment.
  • Support and build the CASBHC Board in its work to advance the organization’s mission, assist with fundraising, and carry out its responsibilities for organizational oversight.
  • Represent CASBHC in coalitions and on committees that impact child and adolescent health; use advocacy, collaboration and communication to expand support for the work and funding of school based health centers.
  • Initiate, organize and deliver CASBHC strategic initiatives, consistent with CASBHC’s strategic plan.
  • Oversee the conference and training functions delivered by CASBHC.
  • Develop and deliver on CASBHC’s communications plan.
  • Manage a $240,000 budget, working closely with CASBHC’s accountant, and, through grant-writing and other activities, generate new and diversified fund sources.
  • Manage a small group of staff, consultants, interns and volunteers, expanding operations as funds become available.
  • Sustain CASBHC’s non-profit fiscal, insurance, and compliance structures.

Desired Skills, Characteristics, and Competencies

The new Executive Director must:

  • Demonstrate strategic thinking and vision;
  • Stand up for core principles, while effectively working in coalition and collaboration with other organizations and individuals;
  • Demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Manage, prioritize and implement a complex list of projects;
  • Become expert and maintain awareness of changes in government policy impacting school based health centers.

The new Executive Director must have a health-related background, degree or experience.

The new Executive Director must have either experience or the ability to quickly learn:

  • How to navigate and impact governmental decision processes;
  • How to apply for grants and build a donor-base; and
  • How to run non-profit business structures, manage a budget and ensure compliance with government and funder requirements.

Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree is required.  (Relevant post-graduate degree is preferred.  Relevant work experience preferred)

Compensation

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Requirements/Other

CASBHC’s office is in North Haven, Connecticut.  The Executive Director must be able to drive/travel to meetings and events throughout Connecticut as needed.  The Executive Director must work regular office hours, plus evening or weekend meetings or activities as may be necessary.

How to Apply

Candidates must provide:

  • a cover letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position; and
  • a résumé.

Applications should be sent by email to Hiring@ctschoolhealth.org.  CASBHC also welcomes your suggestions of possible candidates for the position.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  The Hiring Committee expects to begin reviewing applications by September 17.

Connecticut Association of School Based Health Centers