The Alliance for Health Equity (The Alliance) is committed to advancing a more equitable, resilient, and healthy Greater Coatesville community in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Founded in 2001 from the proceeds and sale of the local Brandywine Hospital, the Alliance for Health Equity (formerly known as the Brandywine Health Foundation) is a Health Conversion Foundation that pursues its vision of "a thriving, inclusive, and healthy community for all" through fundraising, grantmaking, building partnerships, and being catalytic to spark new and innovative initiatives where they are needed the most. The Alliance plays the critical role of convener and strategic thought partner to the government, nonprofit, private, philanthropic, community, and legislative sectors, thereby facilitating a collaborative approach to problem solving and strategic solutioning in the face of multifaceted and complex health, social, and economic challenges impacting the Greater Coatesville community. The ultimate goal of the Alliance is to improve the health, social, emotional, and economic conditions among children, teens, and families within the nine townships and municipalities that constitute the Coatesville Area School District.
The Greater Coatesville community still struggles disproportionately with health and economic disparities in comparison to Chester County as a whole. The Alliance for Health Equity is taking a more holistic approach to health by addressing the social determinants of health and advancing the opportunities available in the community. The Alliance's grantmaking focuses on three areas of impact in particular:
The Alliance approaches its work through trust-based philanthropy, grassroots-level engagement, mission-aligned investing, and by centering equity in all its activities. With a $30 million endowment, an annual budget of $3 million, and a small team, the Alliance awards an average of 15-20 grants per year totalling approximately $1.2 million. Since its inception in 2001, The Alliance has awarded over $20 million in multi-sectoral grants and public-private partnership collaborative funding projects to address access, affordability, and quality of care within the health care, health promotion, behavioral health, and the social service sectors. Additionally, the Alliance has also spearheaded a wide variety of initiatives addressing the social determinants of health, including providing post-high school and nursing scholarships, investing in green spaces, and providing platforms to local Black artists and artisans – all in collaboration with community partners. The Alliance also built and manages Brandywine Health and Housing Center, the only Federally Qualified Health Center providing integrated primary care, prenatal, pediatric, dental, behavioral health, and chronic disease management services, along with 24 affordable housing units for low-income seniors. The Alliance also serves as a regional and industry leader through its Nonprofit Justice and Equity Institute, which provides tools, standards, and curricula to advance equity and justice in the nonprofit sector.
The Alliance is entering an exciting new phase as it seeks to advance its trust-based philanthropy model, evolve and diversify its fundraising strategies, hone its mission-aligned investing approach, and build upon the momentum surrounding its community engagement initiatives and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) commitments. Learn more about the Alliance for Health Equity's 20 years of service and vision for the future here: https://alliancehealthequity.org
The Alliance for Health Equity is seeking a highly collaborative, entrepreneurial, emotionally intelligent, and dynamic CEO who is committed to the values, mission, and goals of the foundation; who will build upon the Alliance's past successes including the implementation of a trust-based philanthropy model and rigorous internal reflection and learning with respect to DEI; and who will sustain and enhance the reputation of the Alliance as a philanthropic leader within Greater Coatesville, Chester County, and across Pennsylvania.
The Greater Coatesville community is experiencing considerable change, from the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic and other natural disasters alongside economic upheaval, such as the closure of the local Brandywine Hospital. At the same time, the community is experiencing newfound momentum around addressing racial injustice. The Alliance for Health Equity has a variety of initiatives planned and in place to address these challenges and seize opportunities, and is committed to engaging with the community on an ongoing basis to devise potential solutions in a collaborative and creative fashion. The CEO will assume a leadership role in the community and be charged with bringing the Alliance's vision to life through building genuine and trusting relationships with philanthropic, nonprofit, and other community partners; generating transformational ideas for leveraging the full power of the Alliance's endowment and coalition of partners to affect social change; and advocating for support of the health and human services sectors. Critically, the CEO will be responsible for listening intently to the community's suggestions (e.g. by continuing the popular "Let's Talk" series as a forum for community engagement), devising bold and innovative ways to meet the community's needs, and mobilizing and deploying the resources required to do so.
This is an ideal opportunity for a leader who is passionate about improving health outcomes by addressing the social determinants of health; who is looking to radically transform how philanthropies can leverage the full power of their assets to affect social change; who is deeply committed to centering equity and inclusion in everything they do; and who genuinely enjoys building relationships and working in close collaboration with numerous partners "in the weeds" of the work – all in pursuit of bold transformation, and never losing sight of the bigger picture.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Strategic Leadership and External Relations
Organizational Leadership and Management
This role requires a strong presence in the Greater Coatesville community (Chester County, Pennsylvania) and considerable investment of time and energy in building relationships with the community and understanding the local landscape. That said, there is also room for some degree of flexibility, and the CEO will ultimately be responsible for setting organizational norms around hybrid work. Currently, Alliance for Health Equity staff work from the organization's brand new office 1-2 days per week.
The salary range for this position begins at $190,000 and is commensurate with lived and professional experience. The Alliance offers a competitive and comprehensive set of benefits including medical, dental, and long-term disability insurance, as well as paid holidays, paid time off, and a retirement plan with company match.
Diversity Statement: The Alliance for Health Equity is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, or current employment status.
Like the Alliance for Health Equity, On-Ramps is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe social change happens when people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and identities come together with a common purpose. We're partnering with the team at Alliance for Health Equity to build a diverse team that works to build a thriving, inclusive and healthy community for all. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
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