The Verdant Health Commission is seeking a dynamic individual to lead our public facing grant program to support the health and wellness of the residents of South Snohomish County. This individual will oversee an $8.2 million investment portfolio and work closely with the Verdant team and Commissioners to make annual investments and measure their impact.
REPORTS TO: Superintendent
SALARY: Exempt, salaried status; Benefit eligible position; $104,000 to $148,538
BENEFITS: Verdant offers a great benefits package including:
Medical, Vision & Dental Insurance
Life Insurance, LT & ST Disability
401(a) and 457 plan with employer matching
8 designated holidays and 1 floating holiday
Generous paid vacation and sick leave
The Director of Community Impact is responsible for the convening of nonprofit partners and key stakeholders, reporting community conditions to commissioners, recommending community grant investment strategy, and outcome measurement/evaluation to gauge impact of commissioner approved projects. This position supports Commissioner grant scoring and awards twice yearly, hosts community meetings and learning exchanges, and collaborates with internal staff to maintain relationships with community partners. The
The Director is also responsible for overseeing grants management and integrating its work with the other departments within Verdant. This person monitors the grants management operations to ensure overall high quality and integrity of the grantmaking process from start to finish. The Director of Community Impact serves as a member of Senior Management Team in developing organizational policies and direction, and in collaborating with other lead staff working in and with the community in their respective roles. The Director also performs other duties as assigned.
Program and Community Grant Investments (40%)
- Manage a portfolio of grants as set by Commissioners. In coordination with the Grants Manager, monitor grantee performance and recommend corrective action as necessary.
- Supports Commissioners by maintaining clear and concise grantmaking policies and procedures for community partners and staff. Manage aspects of the review process of the grant portfolio including screening and assessing prospective project partners and proposals, providing due diligence for proposal review and make funding recommendations to the Program Committee.
- Recommend Verdant’s strategic response to key community needs including the development of new initiative/program opportunities.
- Oversee the management and process improvements for an online grant management system, grantee applications and reporting.
- Compose management reports and memos to grantees to track performance and recommend corrective action if needed.
- Organize and implement events associated with grantmaking work- convenings, educational forums and technical assistance workshops.
Community Engagement (20%)
- Build relationships with key community partners, stakeholders and volunteers. Initiate, lead and participate in internal and/or external committees or task forces.
- Create positive working relationships with other organizations (health, government, not-for-profit, business, etc.) and the community-at-large.
- Employ community development strategies to involve the community in reducing barriers to health.
Research and Reporting (15%)
- Prepare informational reports for the Superintendent and Commissioners to assess the community’s current health status and prioritize the barriers to health that the organization should address.
- Research, identify, and analyze community trends and conditions including health and wellness needs, gaps, and assets.
- Identify evidence-based best practices to support improvement of community health issues.
Leadership and Cross-Team Collaboration (15%)
- Responsible for direct supervision of the Grants Manager role. This includes interviewing, hiring, and onboarding; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance, addressing concerns and resolving problems.
- Staff liaison with the Program Committee. Work with Superintendent to develop monthly reports and meeting agendas. Attend monthly committee meetings and board meetings and present Program Committee recommendations as required.
- Participate in strategic planning as a member of the senior management team. Work with Superintendent and program staff to develop community health programs.
- Contributes to Verdant publications, including the monthly newsletter, annual report and Website updates relevant to the grants program.
Monitoring Community Investments (10%)
- Oversee funding investments and grantee performance in compliance with state and federal laws.
- Monitor community grant investments to ensure they are performing, and agencies maintain compliance with the commission’s policies and procedures.
- Report progress in accomplishing specific goals and objectives to Superintendent and Board.
- Maintain up-to-date core documentation for grantmaking process, including but not limited to grantee folders, records and reports retention and management reports. Review grant files regularly to ensure that they are complete and up to date.
Working Environment/Physical Requirements:
- Ability to participate in meetings and events outside of core business hours,
- To successfully perform the essential duties of this position, an individual must be able to sit at a desk for four or more hours a day, and use office equipment, including phones and computer keyboards, for four or more hours per day.
- Individuals must be able to engage clients over the phone and in-person by voice.
- Regular attendance is an essential function of the position.
- Occasional weekend and evening meetings with the Commissioners and with other local entities may be required.
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to assist individuals with disabilities to perform essential position functions.
- Position may require the use of a personal vehicle to meet business needs such as meetings.
Education and Experience Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree required and an advanced degree preferred
- Experience with writing professional documents for public information
- Three or more years of experience with managing funding allocations in a public agency preferred
- Experience in developing and giving public presentations and speeches
- Experience and demonstrated success with finding creative solutions, using self-motivation and minimal oversight
- Demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships and work effectively and respectfully with politically, ideologically, culturally, and geographically diverse people and communities
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
- Ability to monitor and apply governmental regulations related to funding community organizations.
- Knowledge of and experience working with local government/municipal agencies preferred.
- Self-sufficient in various office software, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) and other relevant software products.
- Experience in data analysis and database applications, including grants management and reporting software is strongly preferred (Verdant uses Fluxx).
- An abiding commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in all forms.
- An ability to develop a framework to anticipate and account for all kinds of risk.
- Excellent written and oral communications skills, including presenting to and facilitating groups with a broad spectrum of perspectives.
- Ability to work well independently and as a member of a team while managing multiple demands, establishing priorities, and meeting deadlines for self and others.
- Experience in developing best practices to improve overall program performance.
- Ability to work with staff, applicants, consultants, and Board members with professionalism and respect.
- Ability to demonstrate integrity, interpersonal skills, wisdom, and good judgment.
- Capacity to group abstract ideas and form a coherent picture
- Ability to objectively analyze a situation and evaluate pros and cons of any course of action.
- Excellent project management and organizational skills with demonstrated success managing multiple projects and priorities in a team-based environment.
LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMER
The above position description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work performed; it is not intended as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and required skills for the position. Team members will be required to follow any other position-related instructions and to perform other duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State laws. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities necessary to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.
The Verdant Health Commission does not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Although not mandated, The Verdant Health Commission is a 100% vaccinated workforce. We model healthy behavior that we encourage the residents of South Snohomish County to follow.
For optimal consideration please submit your resume, cover letter, and employment application no later than June 30, 2023 to: Kara Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org.