Executive Director

Job Locations US-NC-Morrisville
Posted Date 3 months ago(9/19/2022 9:26 AM)
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Population Health Improvement Partners


Population Health Improvement Partners (Improvement Partners) seeks a new senior leader who shares our values and passion and will complement the strengths of our team. Our mission is to build community and organizational capacity to improve and sustain population health. We are passionate about using equitable approaches as we work with our partners to foster collaboration, drive improvement, and sustain health outcomes. 


 Why you might love this job:

  • Working in a remote environment with a highly dedicated, passionate, creative team of professionals who thrive on learning, improvement, and mutual support.
  • Helping to grow and advance our portfolio of projects that impact population health outcomes through meaningful partnerships in all sectors that influence health, including but not limited to public health, healthcare, and community organizations across NC and the nation.
  • Contributing to our organizational equity journey supporting individual and team growth and advancing our contributions to the field of equitable improvement.
  • Fostering a culture deeply rooted in the values of respect, inclusivity, flexibility, and autonomy.
  • Being valued for the unique skills and expertise you will contribute to advancing our mission of achieving equitable health outcomes for all.
  • Partnering with our fiscal sponsor, TSNE, who provides human resources, legal and financial management support.

 A few challenges you might face in this job:

  • Navigating funding cycles, large and small, short-term and long, in service of mission-driven work.
  • Maintaining an effective balance between attending to organizational duties, developing key partnerships, and engaging in project work. 


Overview of the Organization-


We are a small non-profit organization that provides consultation, coaching, and technical assistance to organizations and communities using equitable approaches that foster collaboration, drive improvement, and sustain health outcomes.


Our strategic focus is centering health equity in all that we do, including cultivating growth at the individual, organizational, and institutional levels both for ourselves and those that we serve. We recognize that the tools and methods of improvement science, if applied with intention and combined with other methods to address inequities, can help us drive change in our work and in support of others. At the same time, without intention, improvement tools, science and methods can perpetuate or even worsen disparities. We keep this lens front and center as we support teams to center equity and improve health outcomes.


We currently have eight team members who serve as both staff and leadership team. We are a remote organization with strong ties to North Carolina, where we originated, that has grown to maintain a national presence. We work in the Eastern Time zone, leveraging in-person visits to grow strategic relationships and support critical functions in the field. Our annual budget is approximately $1.3M. Funding streams include foundation grants, federal sources, and contracts. We often serve as subcontractors, bringing equitable improvement to large initiatives. Many of our partners are repeat customers!

We have 501c3 charitable status through our fiscal sponsor agency TSNE (tsne.org), which provides back-office functions such as contracting, finance, and human resources. We operate as an independently directed nonprofit led by an executive director and advisory board under a mutual agreement with TSNE.


For more information, visit https://improvepartners.org



  • Be a systems thinker, who demonstrates passion for helping health-focused organizations build their capacity to continuously improve and ensure measurably better, more equitable health outcomes.
  • Lead, coach, and inspire staff towards a shared vision and strategy in a culture of respect, trust, collaboration, innovation, and learning.
  • Be hands-on in your grasp of the work, while being highly competent in empowering others to make their strongest contribution.
  • In concert with staff, ensure ongoing excellence in programs, fiscal management, communications, and operations.
  • Be committed to centering equity in all that we do – at the individual, organizational, and institutional levels – and demonstrate a willingness to invest in personal equity growth.

 Relationship Building & Networking

  • Maintain strong, positive relationships with staff, existing partners, and funders. 
  • Engage and support a strong Advisory Board; seek and build board involvement with strategic direction to support organizational excellence.
  • Bring robust networking and communication skills to identify new opportunities, foster innovative partnerships in current and new sectors, and deepen and refine Improvement Partners’ reputation. 
  • Foster an understanding of the need for interconnectedness and relationship building across sectors and among diverse partners.

Business Development & Sustainability

  • Serve as the external facing champion to raise the profile of Improvement Partners in all sectors influencing health in North Carolina and nationally.
  • Develop strategies to increase and diversify sources of revenue to support organizational stability, growth, and sustainability.
  • Think strategically, listen carefully, speak persuasively, and bring decisive added value to the ideation, scoping and development of projects and funding proposals.
  • Support the continuous monitoring and managing of business development in a rhythm that assures organizational sustainability.

Program Development & Impact

  • Provide project-level guidance and expertise, and lead project work as needed, in one or more of the following domains: improvement science and methods, co-design/co-creation, implementation science, equity/health equity, change management, complex systems, population health, coalition building, engaging people with lived experience, learning systems, and/or communities of practice.
  • Act as a thought partner for project teams during planning and implementation.  


We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.


The senior leader will be thoroughly committed to Improvement Partners’ mission to build community and organizational capacity to improve and sustain population health. All candidates should have proven leadership, business development, and relationship management experience.


Specific requirements include:

  • Master’s degree or above required, ideally in a health-related field, with at least six or more years of progressive leadership in one or more of the following contexts: public health, health care, community-driven change, and/or historically disadvantaged populations.
    • We may consider candidates with a Bachelor's degree with 10 or more years of leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to health equity and racial equity.
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to successfully lead and coach staff, develop dynamic teams, set, and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget
  • Track record of developing and operationalizing strategies that have created financial sustainability or moved an organization to the next stage of growth. This may include experience in navigating short- and long-term funding cycles; developing funding proposals; and securing funding on an ongoing basis, including through grants, contracts, and fee-for-service models.
  • Past success working with a Board with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills; marketing, public relations, and communications experience a plus.
  • Ability to work remotely with core hours in the Eastern Time zone (no state residency requirement); some travel required to meet with the team, partners, and funders on as needed basis.


Physical Demands/Work Environment


The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. 


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:

  • Handle, or feel objects, tools or controls;
  • Reach; traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); occasionally ascend/descend; and position self (to) move;
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds;
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate;
  • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards;
  • Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight;
  • Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable degree.

Regarding COVID-19: TSNE considers the health and safety of our employees of the utmost importance, and due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and subject to your state and local laws, our policy requires that all employees performing in-person work at a TSNE designated office are fully vaccinated. For the purpose of this policy, fully vaccinated indicates that you have received a single dose of the Janssen vaccine, or both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. Certain exemptions may be requested and will be considered by Human Resources.


Compensation and Benefits


Location: Work will be primarily performed remotely

Compensation: The starting salary for this position is $135,000 - 150,000 and is commensurate with experience.

Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:

  • Generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO): 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks vacation, 1 week personal holiday, and sick time for full-time staff;
  • 80% Employer-paid, $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim;
  • Low-cost MetLife Dental and Vision;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health and Dependent Care;
  • Employer-paid Life, Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance;
  • Employer-paid Pension through TIAA;
  • ...and more!

All submissions will be acknowledged and are strictly confidential. Please include your resume along with a cover letter with salary expectations, where you learned of the position and a description of how your qualifications and experience match Population Health Improvement Partners’ needs.  


Population Health Improvement Partners strives to hold pay equity as a core value of the organization. As such, the salary range for the Executive Director position is $135,000 - $150,000 per year, commensurate with experience and within the framework of the organization’s annual operating budget. 


TSNE/Population Health Improvement Partners strives to achieve excellence through a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment that embraces all of our individual and collective differences. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Middle Eastern and North African, Bilingual and/or Bicultural candidates, and LGBTQ2SIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We value and honor the unique talents, learning styles, and lived experiences of each individual that enrich and strengthen our workplace culture, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


All employment conditions are based on an individual’s performance and job qualifications. TSNE/Population Health Improvement Partners prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, creed, color, religion, native language, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, race-based hairstyles, or any other protected characteristic stated by federal and state law. Regardless of any class’ protection under the law or lack thereof, TSNE/Population Health Improvement Partners celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse team of employees. It is represented in our workplace culture, and it is who we are.


TSNE/Population Health Improvement Partners EEO statement extends to volunteers, interns, contractors, vendors, and clients.  


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