Alexandria, VA

Chief Health Equity Officer, CHC: Creating Healthier Communities

The Organization

CHC: Creating Healthier Communities, formerly Community Health Charities, is a catalyst for good health, bringing communities, nonprofits, and businesses together around a shared commitment to better health and wellbeing. We represent thousands of high-impact nonprofits nationwide, working to address barriers to good health, and we connect them with capital from our corporate, foundation and government partners to power transformative change.

By listening to partners and convening community and business leaders, we ensure that we always act in the best interests of the communities, directing resources and expertise where it is needed most.

CHC brings communities, nonprofits, and businesses together around a shared commitment to better health and wellbeing.


  • Mobilize the volunteer support and philanthropic resources of 17 million employees each year
  • Have directed more than $330 million to high-impact nonprofits during the past 5 years
  • Engage thousands of company and public-sector partners, embedding a higher level of purpose in their philanthropic giving
  • Drive nearly $2 billion to date through the Combined Federal Campaign
  • Are led by a committed national board of directors from UnitedHealthcare, Comcast, Walmart, Chevron, Kimberly-Clark, Cleveland Cavaliers, and more.

Position Overview
This position requires a confident problem-solver who will serve as the strategic thought leader in the racial and health equity space and ensure that CHC: Creating Healthier Communities raises resources to amplify our leadership in addressing this public health crisis. The successful candidate will be a decisive self-starter responsible for developing, implementing, facilitating, and integrating our collective health equity strategic initiatives and lead the work across a matrixed and distributed structure to deliver impactful and meaningful change. To be successful requires an articulate and poised communicator who enjoys multiple competing priorities serving as fundraiser, advisor, bridge builder, strategic leader and partner, enabling CHC and its

partner organizations to identify and execute initiatives to effect lasting change and embed a health equity lens into every aspect of our community engagement work. The individual will be a persuasive spokesperson and serve as a proactive champion of our racial and health equity work internally and externally.

The role will utilize all components of program management, such as identifying resource requirements, defining program deliverables, meeting training needs, monitoring, and measuring program progress and ensuring effective communication among program participants and internal and external customers.

We need a decisive take-charge person who has a positive effect on others to provide leadership in normalizing the conversation on racial and health equity internally with the Board and staff, and externally with CHC partners by achieving a shared understanding of key concepts among key constituents and designing the tools and information to effect change and track progress.


  • Amplify the equity narrative through strategic leadership to shape direction, develop plans, identify measurable outcomes, and manage resources and relationships to successfully execute health equity goals in targeted communities, leveraging the CHC network of nonprofit and business partners based on the needs of that community.
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with external stakeholders. Build strong partnerships with health care, public health organizations, non-profit partners, and government agencies with which we share mutual goals.
  • Leverage personal relationships and direct and manage CHC grant seeking and fund distribution activities related to health equity initiatives and special community engagement programs
  • Monitor and track community engagement goals and integrates reporting metrics with program benchmarking.
  • Responsible for asset mapping, data collection of community needs and best practices to ensure our community engagement partnerships are appropriately aligned, comprehensive and efficient to meet stated health equity outcomes.
  • Translate best practice community-based research into programs, initiatives and partnerships that promote community resiliency and reduce health disparities.
  • Convene innovation labs/discovery summits to develop roadmaps and/or templates to advise community-based organizations in strategy development addressing health equity and social determinants of health.
  • In collaboration with the Chief Communications Officer, direct the assessment and design of communications strategies, tactics, and health equity public awareness campaigns designed to build support for action in support of our goals.
  • Serve as a racial and health equity spokesperson for CHC, including with media, policymaking bodies, partner organizations, and in local and national forums.


  • Proven fundraising track record.
  • Excellent management, leadership, and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated expertise leading the development of health equity, social determinants of health strategies, and racial equity programs/initiatives.
  • Excellent organization, technology, and analytical skills, including financial analysis.
  • Self-motivation and ability to proactively identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Ability to manage, prioritize, and complete multiple projects on time. Demonstrated success in planning and managing multi-pronged projects within budget and with measurable results in complex community-based healthcare and nonprofit settings; managing change; and working across divisions within an organization.
  • Ability to work in a matrixed environment and effectively influence change without direct operational authority.
  • Ability to facilitate interactions and assist groups to achieve consensus.
  • Very strong program management skills including planning, process workflow, tracking, implementation, evaluation, and resource management.
  • Ability to establish credibility with community, state and federal health leaders, providers, nonprofit and business partners.
  • Strong oral, written and presentation skills; comfortable communicating with executives, board members, providers, and community partners.
  • Extensive experience with grantmaking, deployment of resources at the community level and supervising foundation grant proposal development.
  • A leadership style that inspires confidence and encourages excellence.


  • Experience in the fields of health equity, community development and social change.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred and an educational foundation and sophistication that inspires confidence.
  • Five or more years of progressive responsibility in a position closely tied to community and/or population health, coalition building and engagement.
  • Proven executive abilities: planning; communicating; managing talent in a competitive environment; and executing to achieve goals.
  • Experience with Lean methodology; Project Management Certification a plus.

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