Join Our Team



Do you get things done and create results? Do you relish new challenges when there’s no roadmap for where you’re going? Do you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of children and families? We’re seeking team members for all roles and at all levels (entry to senior) who are committed to health equity and who thrive in an entrpreneurial environment where strategy, flexibility, speed and personal accountability are key to achieving organizational goals.  

Working at Dogwood Health Trust is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at the biggest United States healthcare conversion foundation on a per capita basis. With a $1.5 billion endowment, we have the resources to have a profound impact on the health of our community. Our team is forming quickly and establishing the Foundation as a philanthropic agent for change.

We’re looking for innovative thinkers with “can do” attitudes who aren’t satisfied with the status quo and have the courage to propose or embrace new ideas (no matter how small) and take responsibility for making them succeed. As a part of our team, you will play an instrumental role in generating measurable, sustainable change in health equity and the well-being of Western North Carolina residents.

Sound good? Check out available positions below!

Impact Team Members

Our Impact Team designs, launches, tests, deploys, evaluates, and refines our strategic  initiatives. We’re currently hiring team members at all levels who love start-ups, working with high performing colleagues, and have a track record of moving the needle and getting results. As a member of our Impact Team, you’ll assume accountability for specific impact and equity goals. Depending on your level of experience, you’ll contribute to and/or foster and manage other team members.


Our Impact Team’s work is grounded in ambitious impact and equity goals which frighten some and excite others. Instead of simply funding grant programs, we set high standards and clear metrics to address long-standing health challenges in our community and eliminate health disparities. For example, rather than awarding $5 million to addiction programs to reduce opioid deaths, we set a goal to reduce opioid deaths by 40% in one year, while reducing the disparity for post-incarcerated populations. Instead of simply providing various grants to support education, we may set our sights on completely eliminating the disparity for minorities in educational attainment and graduation rates within 4 years.


We are in the process of defining our strategic initiatives, which could span the breadth of health care access, housing, education, substance use disorder, mental health, economic development, and so much more. However, we’re looking for generalists – or specialists with a broader view – who can apply their creativity, leadership and relationship building expertise to any of our focus areas. Each initiative will require a multi-prong system change strategy that moves the needle on health equity. As initiatives mature, new opportunities will invariably arise, leading to increased impact and personal growth.


Being successful in this environment requires a unique combination of skills and attributes: you’ll need to keep the end goals firmly in mind, while adapting in realtime to changing conditions and new information; you’ll need build strong partnerships with community stakeholders, but not be afraid to challenge orthodox thinking; you’ll need to reach into the unknown, but understand and manage the risks.


We’re looking for team members with demonstrated success in transformative projects – either as leaders or fast-learning participants. We’re interested in people who have launched a new company or nonprofit, or been part of a start-up team; created or been part of a team that brought to market a new product, platform or service; achieved breakthrough results for metrics such as growth, reach or impact – at any level. You should be comfortable setting and achieving ambitious, quantifiable goals; be committeed to taking personal responsibility for impact success, no matter the ecosystem challenges, the partner challenges, or team issues; and be highly adaptive when inevitable barriers arise to moving the needle on our toughest social issues.


Experience working with organizations serving low-income individuals and/or addressing social determinants of health is a big plus.



If this sounds like you, we’d like to talk. Please send us a letter telling us more about yourself. We’d like to know how you’ve moved the needle on an issue that you’re passionate about. Tell us how you’ve created change. Maybe you started a new business, designed a new service, launched a new product, or reinvented an existing system or process to make a bigger impact. Share the data that shows your success. Let us know what health equity issue most excites you, and why you’d be an ardent and effective agent for change as part of our Impact Team.    


Send your letter and a resume to Human Resources at Dogwood Health Trust via e-mail,

Human Resources Team

HR Coordinator

The Trust is seeking an experienced Human Resources (HR) Coordinator to join the team.  The Human Resources (HR) Coordinator will undertake a variety of HR administrative duties, facilitate daily HR functions like supporting the Talent Acquisition and onboarding process and participate in planning and forecasting the needs of the organization. 

We are looking for the HR professional who possesses the following:

  • Effective HR administration and people management skills.
  • Full understanding of HR functions and best practices.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Associate’s Degree required.
  • Two (2) years’ experience as an HR Coordinator or Recruiter

In order to be considered for this position, qualified candidates should forward a current resume and cover letter (with salary history/expectation) to  No phone calls or walk-in applicants, please. Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Send your resume and cover letter to Human Resources at Dogwood Health Trust via e-mail,

Administrative Team

Executive Assistant /
Impact Coordinator

The Trust is seeking an experienced Executive Assistant/Impact Coordinator to join the team. The EA/IC coordinates the workflow of executive leadership staff by providing administrative support such as effective internal and external communication through clear, professionally written and verbal interaction, producing reports, responding to inquiries, maintaining records, files, calendars, and contacts.  Will also assist and support the Impact Team in strategic efforts within our community; responsibilities including program research, project management and coordination. Will assist leadership with preparation for committee meetings including preparing agendas, transcribing minutes, and logistical support.

We are looking for the Executive administrative professional who possesses the following:

  • Full understanding of C-Suite executive workflow.
  • A strong proactive approach to problem solving and decision-making.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • High-school Diploma or equivalent.
  • Five (5) years or more of related executive admin experience.
  • Five (5) years supporting a C-suite executive. Three years supporting an organizational board or committee.

In order to be considered for this position, qualified candidates should forward a current resume and cover letter (with salary history/expectation) to No phone calls or walk-in applicants, please. Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Dogwood Health Trust values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.