Verdant Health Commission Seeks Experienced Consultant for Interim Director of Community Impact & Grantmaking 

Verdant Health Commission seeks an experienced consultant to fill an immediate opening as the Interim Director of Community Impact and Grantmaking. This is a contracted position for 90 days to begin immediately. The Interim Director will have the opportunity to apply for the full-time staff position once recruiting has begun. The contracted rate will be $10,000 to $12,000 per month DOE. Work will be a combination of remote and some in-person workdays.  

The Interim Director of Community Impact & Grantmaking is responsible for the implementation of new priorities outlined in the 2023-2024 strategic plan.  They will be managing the development and implementation of new grant funding cycles and advance the online grant system- FLUXX.  

Management  

  • Manage a multi-million-dollar portfolio of grants  
  • 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 Commissioners for approval.  
  • Compose management reports and memos to grantees to track performance and corrective action if needed.   

Planning & Research  

  • Research, identify, and analyze community trends and conditions including health and wellness needs, gaps, and assets.  
  • Collaborate with the Superintendent and Commissioners in assessing the community’s current health status and prioritizing the barriers to health the organization should address.  
  • Identify evidence-based best practices to support improvement of community health issues.  
  • Work with Superintendent and program staff to develop community health programs.  

Program and Community Grant Investments  

  • As staff lead, work with the Program Committee to develop plans and meeting agendas. Attend committee meetings and board meetings and present program committee recommendations as required.  
  • Develop community investment policies and procedures for organization.   
  • Organize and implement events associated with grantmaking work- convenings, educational forums and technical assistance workshops.   
  • Develop and maintain an online grant management system, grantee applications and reports.  
  • Monitor grantee performance and recommend corrective action as necessary.   

Education and Experience:  

  • Bachelor’s level degree required. Advanced degree in Public Health, Administration, or health policy 
  • Five or more years’ experience in health and human services, foundation, or government organizations.   
  • Supervisory Experience  
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills  
  • Experience in data analysis, grants management and administration   
  • Self-sufficiency in MS Office Suite and grants management software   

Interested Candidates should submit their resume, cover letter and 3 professional references by email to Kaysi Kelly-Executive Assistant, kaysi.kelly@verdanthealth.org by September 28, 2022 for optimal consideration.  

 About Verdant Health Commission:  

Public hospital districts like Verdant fulfill a vital role in the state’s healthcare system. Without them, many people would be unable to receive healthcare in their own communities. Hospital districts are authorized not only to operate a hospital, as we did from 1964-2010 when we operated Stevens Hospital, but to deliver any service to help people stay healthy—physically, socially, and mentally. Owned and governed by local citizens, hospital districts are in a unique position to address the needs of their communities. As a result, we are community-based in our mission. In 2010 Verdant contracted with Swedish Health Systems to operate the former Steven’s Hospital now known as Swedish Edmonds. Verdant deploys resources from this arrangement back into the service district in the form of grants to community partners in support of the health and wellbeing of our constituents. For more information, please visit our website at www.verdanthealth.org .