April 1, 2023 10:04 am CDT

Senior Director for Community Impact

  • Freelance
  • Anywhere

Children's Mercy Kansas City

Do you envision finding a meaningful role with an inclusive and compassionate team? At Children’s Mercy, we believe in making a difference in the lives of all children and shining a light of hope to the patients and families we serve. Our employees make the difference, which is why we have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top pediatric hospital, for eleven consecutive years.

Children’s Mercy is in the heart of Kansas City – a metro abounding in cultural experiences, vibrant communities and thriving businesses. This is where our patients and families live, work and play. This is a community that has embraced our hospital and we strive to say thanks by giving back. As a leader in children’s health, we engage in meaningful programs and partnerships throughout the region so that we can improve the lives of children beyond the walls of our hospital.

The Senior Director for Community Impact will be responsible for the community health strategy of Children's Mercy Kansas City and serves as a leader, advocate, and voice for Children's Mercy's community health initiatives at the national, regional, and community level. The Senior Director will oversee the Office for Community Impact, which includes the development of CM’s community strategy, and including, but not limited to; community health needs assessment and implementation plan; the development, evaluation, and management of certain community health programs; adherence to regulatory requirements; and oversight of community data infrastructure and insights. The Senior Director is responsible for leading the efforts to identify and address the unmet health needs of children in the community, with a special emphasis on areas that align with Children's Mercy's Mission and Vision. This high-profile position provides leadership in planning, prioritization, organizing, supervising and evaluation of CM's community initiatives. The Senior Director will act as the main point of contact between school leaders and community service organizations, and will lead the community engagement efforts that advance CM's community-based initiatives.

An ideal candidate for the Senior Director role will be an individual with extensive experience and a passion for leading community work within the Kansas City region. They will have well-established relationships with community stakeholders and in-depth knowledge of the Kansas City community.

At Children’s Mercy, we are committed to ensuring that everyone feels welcomed within our walls. A successful candidate for this position will join us as we strive to create a workplace that reflects the community we serve, as well as our core values of kindness, curiosity, inclusion, team and integrity.

The Senior Director for Community Impact:

* Develops, executes, and monitors the Community Health Improvement Strategy and Community Implementation Plan for the Children's Mercy system, which includes oversight of community data infrastructure, processes, and tools.
* Builds and manages strategic relationships with a broad base of constituents (including faith-based institutions, public officials, local government agencies, social service agencies, teachers and school leaders) to align resources, maximize impact, and achieve sustainability of community initiatives.
* Leads oversight of the CM portfolio of community investments.
* Leads a data-driven infrastructure that informs and guides CM's community strategy.

The Senior Director for Communit y Impact has:

* A Master's Degree Public Health, Public Administration, or Healthcare Administration and 10+ years’ experience in community health improvement or population health work within a large health system or county health department.
* Knowledge and experience in conducting community-based health planning and programming with community health needs assessment experience.

Children’s Mercy hires individuals based on their job skills, expertise and ability to maintain professional relationships with fellow employees, patients, parents and visitors. A personal interview, formal education and training, previous work experience, references and a criminal background investigation all are factors used to select the best candidates. The hospital does not discriminate against prospective or current employees based on the race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, creed, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry or veteran status. A drug screen will be performed upon hire. Children’s Mercy is smoke and tobacco free.

CM is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. Our patients and families come from all walks of life, and so do we. We know that our greatest strengths come from the people who make up our team so we hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our hospital stronger and our patient care more compassionate.
If you share our values and our enthusiasm for service, you will find a home at CM. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring, including education, ideas, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, languages spoken, veteran status, color, religion, disability and beliefs.

Additionally, it’s important to us that we remain transparent with all potential job candidates. Because we value the safety of the patients and families we serve, as well as the Children’s Mercy staff, we want to let you know that the seasonal influenza and COVID-19 vaccines are a condition of employment for all employees in our organization. New employees must be willing to be vaccinated if found non-immune to measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and chicken pox (varicella) and/or without evidence of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination since 2005. If you become a finalist for this position, and have any concerns about receiving these vaccines, medical and/or religious exemptions can be further discussed with Human Resources.


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