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, firstname.lastname@example.org.