Rochester, NY, 14614

President and CEO, Greater Rochester Health Foundation

The Organization

Greater Rochester Health Foundation

Position Overview

The mission of the Greater Rochester Health Foundation is to improve the health status of residents of the Greater Rochester community, including people whose unique health care needs have not been met because of race, ethnicity, or income.”

Greater Rochester Health Foundation

President and CEO

Rochester, New York

The Greater Rochester Health Foundation (the Health Foundation), an independent private foundation dedicated to improving the health of the Greater Rochester community, seeks its next president and CEO. Since its inception in 2006, the Health Foundation has invested over $100 million in grants and program costs across hundreds of organizations that are working to improve the health of the community in its nine-county service area. In 2016, the Health Foundation developed an updated, 10-year strategic plan, Healthy Futures: Improving the Health and Well-being of Children 0 – 8, in order to sharpen its focus on expanding its support of efforts to improve children’s health and respond to urgent needs in the community. This new strategy includes three elements: finding what works, building community capacity, and policy and advocacy work to support healthy kids.

The position calls for a knowledgeable and outcomes-oriented leader with proven philanthropic and organizational management ability. This is an outstanding opportunity to provide vision and leadership to a significant regional foundation at a time of profound need for supporting the health and well-being of children and families and the communities that support them. Stature in and broad knowledge of the public health field, in addition to a deep understanding of social determinants of health, systems change, and philanthropy is strongly preferred. Candidates must bring a track record of successfully addressing on-the-ground problems and issues in public health. High integrity, strong external relations and communication skills, proven team leadership and management ability, and deep respect for the organizations and people the Health Foundation supports are also required.

The president reports to a supportive 15-member board of directors and oversees a staff of 14 with a 2017 operating budget of $1.7 million. The Greater Rochester Health Foundation has an endowment of $246 million, and 2017 grant making and program investments were just over $9.4 million. The Health Foundation works to be a good steward of this valued community asset and to engage diverse populations in the fulfillment of its mission.

The Greater Rochester Health Foundation has enlisted the support of Isaacson, Miller in its search process. Applicants are asked to submit a resume and cover letter, addressed to the Health Foundation Search Committee, through the following website: Inquiries and nominations may be made through the same website or by contacting:

Ariannah Mirick, Managing Associate

Allison Burson, Senior Associate

Isaacson, Miller

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Boston, MA 02210

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