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President & CEO

CHC: Creating Healthier Communities
Virginia, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Aug 3, 2022

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Position Type
Executive, Fundraising, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Grant Seeking, Membership, Prospect Research, Programs, Community Outreach, Grant Administration, Grant Making
Community Development, Community Foundations, Health, Philanthropic Advisors, Social Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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CHC Background:

CHC: Creating Healthier Communities is a nationwide nonprofit that aligns business and community leaders with high-impact nonprofits to create healthier communities. We envision a world where every person in every community has an opportunity to realize their greatest potential.

CHC represents thousands of high-impact nonprofits. CHC works to address the barriers to access quality health care; achieve health equity and make communities more resilient. We connect our member charities with capital from our corporate, foundation and government partners to power transformative change in the communities where their employees live and work. By listening to partners and convening community leaders, CHC acts in the best interests of each unique community, directing resources and expertise where they are needed most.


The CHC Impact Includes:

  • Mobilizing the volunteer support and philanthropic resources of 17 million employees each year.
  • Channeling more than $330 million to a broad spectrum of nonprofits in the past 5 years.
  • Engaging thousands of companies and public-sector partners, to define and achieve a higher level of purpose in their philanthropic giving.
  • Driving nearly $1 billion to date to community partners and organizations through the Combined Federal Campaign.
  • Working with our partners to create healthier communities for more than 60 years.

CHC is a District of Columbia 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.  For more information, please visit


President & CEO Position:

The President and CEO is expected to provide strategic leadership to continue to grow and expand the value of the organization to its member charities, communities, and financial supporters by:

  • Passionately leading the implementation of CHC’s vision and mission.
  • Serving as an advocate and spokesperson for CHC and as the credible, authoritative face of the CHC brand:
    • Engaging thousands of companies and public sector partners so that they see their role in improving community health and resiliency.
    • Articulating health equity broadly within the historical context of societal inequities to CHC stakeholders.
    • Leveraging the core CHC business model to address geographic, racial/ethnic, gendered, economic and other inequalities in health.
    • Making data-driven decisions to connect corporate performance metrics to community health.
    • Leading fundraising efforts to ensure CHC has the resources required to deliver on the mission.
  • Providing strategic direction in achieving organizational goals and financial targets.
  • Being fully responsible for CHC operations and finances, paying special attention to alignment with organizational priorities, accountability, and priority setting.
  • Developing and maintaining strong, positive working relationships with the Board.
  • Providing the Board with the strategic information, data and/or reports necessary for them to carry out their responsibilities.
  • Recruiting new Board members.
  • Preparing annual budget and supervising receipt and disbursement of strategic use of resources – human and financial.
  • Ensuring CHC grows and maintains an optimal financial position.
  • Developing a high performing team and a positive culture across the organization that reflects the vision and mission of CHC. Recruiting, hiring, training, supervising, evaluating, and terminating (as required) leadership staff.
  • Directly supervising the executive team.
  • Consulting and engaging subject matter experts on strategic initiatives as required.


Desired Leadership Capabilities:

CHC is seeking a passionate, dynamic, and courageous leader to accelerate the organizations growth and impact.  More specifically the ideal applicant will have: 

  • Business Acumen & Executive Presence: A seasoned executive and leader who understands the importance of effective operational and financial administration. This leader will have a clear understanding of the workplace giving landscape and its future. They will have strong communication skills with transparent and purposeful data-driven decision-making abilities. The CEO will be skilled at guiding an organization to achieve goals, focusing on the strategic levers to drive the organization in the right areas and directions. The ability to set priorities decisively, delegate responsibilities, assure accountability and allocate resources to ensure results will be critical for the organization to excel.
  • Inspiring and enterprising: An innovative dynamic leader with a track record of successfully driving results and growth. Prior CEO experience is preferred. 
  • Outward facing: Experience serving as an inspiring, credible, and compelling "face and voice" of an organization, with experience working with foundations and community organizations; public speaking before large, high-profile groups. Known for advocating to relevant senior corporate and non-profit executives and government officials about health equity. The CHC President and CEO is media savvy and has demonstrated success in attracting earned media.
  • Mission orientation: Authentic passion for the CHC mission. Experience with or connection to mission-driven, public-health, health equity or similar organizations. 
  • Development and fundraising: A known and respected executive with a track record of successful fund raising, strategy, partnership development and strong foundation and grant experience. 


Preferred Qualifications:

The President and CEO of CHC is expected to be highly motivated, diplomatic, and comfortable with change in a dynamic landscape. The President and CEO will possess the following experience, skills, and knowledge:

  •  Prior experience as a non-profit CEO is preferred.
  • Clear understanding of the Health Equity landscape, related research, the drivers of inequities and innovative strategies to effectively address the social determinants of health.  
  • Strong knowledge of philanthropy, the nonprofit sector and related public policy issues. 
  • Demonstrated experience leading corporate executives to understand the business case for health equity. 
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively in anticipating and responding to the needs of member charities and their community health realities. 
  • Ability to develop a shared vision and strategic direction with the Board and manage that vision to successful outcomes.
  • A thorough understanding of the community-based organization ecological environment and how that impacts fundraising.
  • Ability to lead and inspire staff and board in support of the goals of the organization.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in financial management and the strategic use of financial and human resources.
  • Demonstrated passion for and skilled in fundraising, both in design and management.
  • Ability to develop strong, sustainable relationships with internal and external audiences based on trust and mutual respect.
  • Ability to work effectively in a rapidly changing environment.



Full-Time Benefited; Salaried; Exempt Position. The salary and benefits for this position are negotiable and depend on the candidate’s work experience and qualifications. CHC also offers a comprehensive benefits package.


Location and Travel:

This position is located in Alexandria, VA.  Appropriate relocation assistance will be provided.


Application Process:

Interested candidates should submit a resume and thoughtful letter of interest.  Electronic submissions sent through the link on this site are preferred. All submissions are confidential. 




Organizational core values: impact, innovation, integrity, team, inclusion.

It is the policy of CHC: Creating Healthier communities to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, or any other characteristic protected by law, in all personnel actions.  CHC is a forward-thinking organization and promotes from within.

All employees are required to satisfactorily perform the essential duties and responsibilities of their positions.  The essential duties and responsibilities listed are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

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