Managing Director, Leadership for Better Health

Posted by: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Princeton, NJ, US

RWJF is the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated to addressing the nation’s most complex health and health care issues. For over 40 years the Foundation has brought its experience, commitment, and a rigorous, balanced approach to the problems that affect the health and health care of all Americans. RWJF proposes a new vision that addresses what all Americans can do to improve collective well-being, a message at the center of its intention to build a national movement to create a Culture of Health that enables all members of our diverse society to lead the healthies lives possible, now and for generations to come. To make a shift as bold as building a Culture of Health—a shift that relies on increasing equity and combating the effects of racism and poverty—it is imperative that many of these leaders are from or working in communities with limited resources and opportunities. And to create change at every level of society, they must represent every sector and discipline, recognizing that people’s health is greatly influenced by complex social factors—education, neighborhoods, transportation, income, and faith—in addition to health care.

Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Programs, the Managing Director, Leadership for Better Health will specifically lead the newly refined set of four change leadership programs designed to extend the influence and impact of leaders working to build a Culture of Health, including: Health Policy Research Scholars, Clinical Scholars Program, Interdisciplinary Research Leaders, and Culture of Health Leaders. Core to the Foundation’s mission, these programs support the development of diverse health care leaders as well as leaders from other sectors who can help build health into our communities and the nation as a whole. Additionally, the Managing Director will cultivate relationships with the business sector to engage and empower business leaders in championing a Culture of Health.

Ideally, the Managing Director will bring a depth and breadth of experience in health and health care leadership and a passion for fostering a dynamic, scalable community of change leaders. The Managing Director will be a seasoned leader and manager with proven success guiding, inspiring, evaluating and developing program directors and staff as they implement strategic objectives according to the action framework. S/he will also coordinate Foundation-wide strategy with the other Managing Directors focused on aligning all program initiatives, as well as effective integration with REL, communications, equity, and other units as required. The ideal candidate will bring the patience and political savvy to navigate large systems and organizations and the wisdom to deploy influence, persuasion, and active listening in pursuit of change. Tolerance for ambiguity, an ability to drive multilayered conversations to consensus and make decisions in the face of competing priorities, and exceptionally strong people, project and time management skills are critical for success. Completion of an advanced degree is required and a terminal degree in health or health care related field is preferred. A combination of education and experience may be substituted for education requirements.

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