Asheville, NC

Chief Financial Officer, Dogwood Health Trust

The Organization

Dogwood Health Trust is a $1.5 billion private, health conversion foundation, based in Asheville, North Carolina whose broad mandate is “to dramatically improve the health and well-being of all people and communities of Western North Carolina.” The Trust became operational upon the sale of the assets of Mission Health System to HCA Healthcare in 2018. Dogwood Health Trust seeks to fulfill its mission by addressing what the World Health Organization and other experts call the social determinants of health – factors such as individuals’ early childhood development, education, economic stability, and physical surroundings.

Position Overview

Do you get big things done and create results? Do you thrive on new challenges when there’s no roadmap for where you’re going? Do you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of children and families? Do you want to look back five years from now and know you played a significant role in meaningfully reducing health inequalities? Dogwood Health Trust (DHT) seeks an entrepreneurial Chief Financial Officer (CFO) who loves start-ups and working with high performing teams, has a track record of building strong financial systems from the ground up and getting results, and is passionate about strategically creating and adapting new financial and business models to achieve impact.

A leadership team is forming which is quickly establishing the Foundation as an impactful place and a philanthropic agent for change, and the CFO will be in the middle of the action. You will have a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play an instrumental role in generating measurable, sustainable change in the health equity and well-being of Western North Carolina residents at the largest healthcare conversion foundation in the United States on a per capita basis. You will work alongside equally talented and motivated colleagues who will be building their own systems, teams, and strategic initiatives from scratch.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success in leading transformative projects, for example: participating in the launch of a new company or nonprofit; serving as a key member of a leadership team to create a new product, platform, or service; or achieving breakthrough results against bold objectives such as growth, reach, or impact. You should be comfortable setting and achieving ambitious, quantifiable goals, and be able to document your accomplishments in a clear and compelling fashion.

To steward this dynamic vision, you will need to understand the nuances of public and private funding streams and be adept at guiding decision-making and forecasting around the Trust’s business operations and programmatic opportunities. We will also look to you to be a role model of commitment to social and economic justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion, fostering an internal atmosphere of innovation, purpose, and excellence consistent with the Trust’s core identity and values.

More information about the Dogwood Health Trust may be found at:

How To Apply

Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position should be sent to: In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.


Dogwood Health Trust is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity.
Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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