Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Minimum starting salary will be $200K with the potential for a discretionary bonus. RMHF offers a generous benefits package.
4 Year Degree
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The next President & CEO of the Richmond Memorial Health Foundation (RMHF) will have the opportunity to continue to carry forward a bold and innovative Strategic Framework that is fiercely focused on advancing health and racial equity and reducing health disparities in the Richmond region. The next leader will work with an engaged Board of community leaders and a talented staff that bring enthusiasm and commitment to the challenging work that needs to be done. The framework calls for new approaches to partnerships, processes and grantmaking that are designed for greater impact and to give agency to the organizations doing the front-line work. The President & CEO will serve as the ambassador and lead communicator who will develop strong relationships to generate support for RMHF, its mission, and its reputation.
RMHF grew out of Richmond Memorial Hospital, founded in 1957. The hospital welcomed people of all backgrounds regardless of their ability to pay. Richmond Memorial Hospital Foundation was created in 1977 to help ensure financial stability for the hospital. When the hospital outgrew its original location in Richmond’s Northside, patients and caregivers relocated in 1998 to what is now Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center. The assets of the hospital were merged into Richmond Memorial Hospital Foundation. The organization became an independent entity and was renamed Richmond Memorial Foundation and then later to Richmond Memorial Health Foundation to emphasize its focus on community health and its redefined mission as a grantmaker.
The next President & CEO of RMHF will be responsible for establishing approaches and accelerating the implementation of the Strategic Framework, supporting the Foundation’s culture and organizational development, and ensuring sound financial management.
The next President & CEO of RMHF must have an unwavering commitment to advancing health and racial equity and reducing health disparities in the Richmond region. Beyond that, the search committee understands that qualified individuals will bring unique blends of skills and experience. The following list is not exhaustive but provides a good overview of skills, experience and attributes the search committee believes to be important.
Experience in serving as a partner with an engaged board to leverage the skills and experience of board members.
Ability to lead a dynamic, results-driven team to create momentum in implementing an innovative Strategic Framework.
Experience in the operational administration of a small organization.
Strong relationships with local, regional, and national leaders who are involved in philanthropy and/or who lead efforts to advance health and racial equity.
A commitment to continue to learn from Black and Brown communities and the organizations that serve them and to use those lessons to improve RMHF’s approaches.
Experience in advocacy and policy development.
Excellent communication skills.
Experience in convening and building coalitions that result in collective impact through collaborative investing.
Demonstrated commitment to improving the health and racial equity of the Greater Richmond region.
Business acumen to improve and expand RMHF’s services, and assure the organization’s continued relevance, growth, and financial viability.
Deep understanding of the Greater Richmond region and its historical and contemporary complexity.
Personal qualifications of attractive candidates include:
Exemplifies a servant leader; a commitment to lift others up.
Respect for the ongoing efforts of community organizations and the RMHF team.
A bridge-building approach.
Lived experiences that lead to understanding.
Optimism that positive change can happen.
Required education and related health equity and philanthropic professional experience includes:
7 + years of supervisory experience supervising complex teams.
Demonstrated experience with health and racial equity through professional engagement and lived experience.
Demonstrated leadership in the philanthropic space.
RMHF will consider candidates with a broad range of experience.
Please send a resume and cover letter with RMHF CEO in the subject line to KWhitney@warrenwhitney.com. For best consideration, please respond by April 2, 2023.
Richmond Memorial Health Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. We strongly encourage applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Our goal is to hire the most qualified person for this critical position for the Foundation.
As the consultants and search committee work through the early phases of the search, every effort will be made to assure a high degree of confidentiality for the candidates. Both the consultants and RMHF understand that many of the candidates interested in this position are strongly committed to their current organization but are intrigued by the opportunity presented here. An expression of interest will remain confidential until the final stages of the search.
Richmond Memorial Health Foundation traces its roots to the founding of the Richmond Memorial Hospital.
The hospital was opened in 1957 as a memorial to the Richmond men and women who died in World War II. A public, community-owned and “open staff” hospital, Richmond Memorial Hospital permitted appropriately certified physicians to admit patients from across the region. The Hospital opened its doors to people of all races and backgrounds, regardless of their ability to pay. It also played a key role as a provider of health care services during the population spike known as the “baby boom.”
In 1977, the hospital board of directors created the Richmond Memorial Hospital Foundation to hold reserve funds aimed at ensuring financial stability during a period of high inflation. When the hospital outgrew its original location in Richmond’s Northside, patients and caregivers relocated in 1998 to what is now Bon Secours Richmond Memorial Regional Medical Center in Hanover County. The assets of the hospital were merged into the Foundation. The organization was renamed the Richmond Memorial Health Foundation to emphasize its focus on community health and redefined its mission as a grantmaker.