Oakland, CA

President and Chief Executive Officer, ChangeLab Solutions

The Organization

ChangeLab Solutions, a leading national organization that helps to create healthier communities for all through innovative laws and policies, seeks a new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Since its founding in 1997, ChangeLab Solutions has played a major role in changing public health practice from primarily focusing on patient education and clinical care delivery to a dynamic and inter-sectoral approach to policy, systems, and environmental change. ChangeLab Solutions has driven major successes across a range of critical public health issues, including its development of anti-tobacco policies which helped California save $134 billion in health care costs, and their widespread adoption has contributed to a 25% drop in tobacco-related deaths.

Position Overview

Increasingly, ChangeLab Solutions promotes an “equity first” approach with a focus on structural inequalities – such as racial injustice and economic dislocation – that drive poor health in communities across the nation.  Addressing these complex and tough issues is where ChangeLab Solutions thrives.  Its staff of nearly sixty is highly multi-disciplinary specializing in law, public health, land use planning, housing, transportation, education, parks, economics, government finance and more. Based in Oakland, California, ChangeLab Solutions has an operating budget of nearly $10 million and is led by a national Board of Directors.

Under the leadership of Marice Ashe, ChangeLab Solutions’ Founder and Chief Executive Officer, the organization has contributed major innovations to public health practice and is experiencing a period of tremendous growth and opportunity.  With Marice’s combined skills in public health, law, and policy and her extraordinary relationships across the field, she has built a strong interdisciplinary team that positions ChangeLab Solutions as one of few organizations that can put practical policy tools directly in the hands of advocates and law makers to address the social determinants of health. The organization is now at a pivotal moment, poised to welcome a new CEO who will usher in an exciting new era and build on its success and expertise.

The new CEO will have the opportunity to  advance national leadership that builds the field of law and policy in addressing the social determinants of health and creating equity; leverage existing tools and strategies to address other critical and emerging public health challenges; expand the organization’s funding base; scale ChangeLab Solutions’ work at the federal, state and local level; and strengthen and attend to the design needs of the internal infrastructure to support ongoing excellence through a period of organizational growth.

How To Apply

This search is being conducted with assistance from Katherine Jacobs and Cara Pearsall of the national search firm NPAG. A full position description can be found here: https://nonprofitprofessionals.com/job/cls-ceo.

Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications and your resume (in Word format) should be sent to: cls-ceo@nonprofitprofessionals.com.

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