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Executive Director, Rural Health Association of Tennessee Job Description

The Rural Health Association of Tennessee (RHA) is a nonprofit entity that advocates for the health of rural Tennesseans. The Executive Director of the Rural Health Association of Tennessee is the face of the organization and a representative of RHA’s mission, goals and values to the public, partner organizations, legislators, and members. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, and functions in accordance with the policies and procedures approved by the Board. The Executive Director manages the daily operations of the RHA, and assures that the RHA’s strategic plan and financial objectives are achieved.

To apply:

Please read the complete description below.

Submit Resume, Application and Applicant information release to the Rural Health Association of TN at rhat@rhat.org.

For more information contact the office at 615-907-9707.

Leadership

As the organization’s leader, the Executive Director will:

1)  Work with Board Chair to develop and monitor Board meeting agendas and actions relevant to organizational priorities

2)  Attend and participate in Board of Directors meetings

3)  Serve as Ex Officio on RHA committees, and engage with those committees to accomplish the work of the organization

4)  Seek new opportunities and partnerships that further the mission of the organization

5)  Maintain and continually improve relationships with constituent groups

6)  Provide the Board with input and creative ideas on implementation of the strategic plan and accomplishment of the RHA mission

7)  Maintain in-depth knowledge of national and state rural health issues

8)  Advocate for the RHA’s mission in appropriate state and national venues

Finances and Fundraising

As the overseer of the organizations’ finances, the Executive Director will:

1)  Develop a budget proposal in collaboration with the Finance Committee for Board review and approval


2)  Oversee and direct financial procedures and practices for the organization in accordance with accepted accounting practices and RHA policies

3)  Identify and implement fundraising strategies to support the mission of the organization, including but not limited to:

a.  Cultivate new donors and supporters

b.  Develop the network of vendors and attendees for conference events

c.  Solicit new members for the organization

d.  Seek and develop new grant proposals to further RHA’s mission

e.  Other creative strategies to assure RHA’s growth and impact

Management

As the overseer and manager of operations, the Executive Director will:

1)  Oversee and direct day-to-day office functioning

2)  Supervise the RHA staff, while maintaining an environment that fosters teamwork, builds on individual strengths, and recruits and retains talented individuals

3)  Evaluate the RHA staff, at least on an annual basis, in accordance with evaluation protocols as outlined in organizational policies

4)  Improve office functioning to achieve maximum efficiency, accuracy, responsiveness and effectiveness

5)  Provide support to the President of the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and Committees of the Board

Communication

As the leader of RHA’s communications, the Executive Director will:

1)  Communicate in a timely and professional manner through the most adequate means relevant to the situation with the President of the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Board Members, RHA membership and staff as appropriate

2)  Oversee and monitor current organizational communication tools such as the website, publications, mass emails, and other strategies

3)  Develop further innovative communication and marketing methods

4)  Interface at a peer level with leaders at the National Rural Health Association, State Office of Rural Health Policy, HRSA Office of Rural Health Policy, and others as appropriate

5)  Identify, create, and assure dissemination (with Executive Committee approval) of appropriate communications through press releases, position statements, and other documents to further the mission of the RHA

6)  Effectively communicate RHA’s mission, goals and values to members, legislators, and supporters

7)  Respond to governmental and press information requests about the stance of the RHA when requested

Qualifications

Requirements for consideration for the position include:

1)  Strong commitment to improving rural health

2)  In-depth knowledge of national and state rural health issues, including a working knowledge of regulatory, financial and operational issues facing hospital and providers in rural health systems

3)  Minimum of a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) and or 5 years’ meaningful experience in a discipline that supports the accomplishment of RHA’s mission and the position duties

4)  Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others from diverse backgrounds

5)  The Executive Director may be based in any area of the state but will spend time in the Decaturville Office as the job demands

6)  Demonstrated excellence and professionalism in verbal and written communication skills to promote relationships with a wide range of constituents

7)  Professional persona and experience sufficient to accomplish the work of the organization

8)  Demonstrated skill and success in budgeting and financial management

9)  Demonstrated success in fundraising and grant-writing

10)  Documented success and pertinent accomplishments in leadership and supervisory positions

11)  Ability to problem solve, and think critically and strategically

12)  Action-oriented and energetic, and able to meet the challenges of a changing work environment

13)  Computing skills adequate to accomplish the goals of the organization, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Publisher

14)  Available for out-of-town travel, able to drive an automobile, and maintain a valid driver’s license

THIS COMPANY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, INTERPRET, OR APPLY THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IN ANY WAY THE COMPANY DESIRES. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IN NO WAY IMPLIES THAT THESE ARE THE ONLY DUTIES, INCLUDING ESSENTIAL DUTIES, TO BE PERFORMED BY THE EMPLOYEE OCCUPYING THIS POSITION.

THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT, IMPLIED OR OTHERWISE. THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP REMAINS “AT-WILL.”

This will be a full time, salaried position.

*The salary range for the position will start at $75,000 annually, depending upon experience and qualifications of the candidate selected, a review will be given after 90 days.


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Rural Health Association of Tennessee is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.P.O. Box 656, 21 N. White Oak Street, Decaturville, TN 38329

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