| March 22, 2024

THE COLORADO HEALTH FOUNDATION

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Website Colorado Health Foundation

Colorado is home to a diverse population of nearly six million people who reside in vibrant urban and rural communities throughout the state. The economy is growing, and the state is world-renowned for its natural beauty and opportunities for outdoor recreation and adventure.

There are significant bright spots in the overall health and health care landscape in Colorado. The social safety net is strong and resilient, and while public insurance levels have dropped since the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency, over 95% of Coloradans currently have some form of public or private health insurance coverage. Moreover, the current public policy environment to advance health, health care, and health equity is favorable.

Despite this, serious challenges persist. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose a threat to vulnerable populations, and significant residual inequities that emerged during the pandemic remain. Mental health and well-being concerns have increased, and social factors that influence health such as the cost of living, racial disparities, housing affordability, homelessness, food security, substance misuse, and public safety issues continue to challenge the overall health and well-being of traditionally underserved and marginalized communities. Much work remains to be done.

The Colorado Health Foundation (CHF) is dedicated to improving health outcomes for Coloradans from all walks of life. As the largest foundation in the state of Colorado and the third largest health philanthropy in the country, CHF plays a key role in the development, evaluation, and dissemination of innovative and effective approaches to overcome these challenges across the state. Under the leadership of CEO Karen McNeil-Miller, the Foundation’s strategy has evolved while remaining steadfast in its commitment to advancing health equity and racial justice.

The Vice President of Community Investments & Impact (VP, CII) role represents an exciting opportunity for an individual who has a passion for advancing health and well-being and a deep appreciation of the important role of philanthropy and of CHF in strengthening the organizations that are working to advance health equity in Colorado. CHF seeks an inspired and inspiring, skilled and experienced, values-driven leader to join the team at an important moment for Colorado, and for CHF.

The VP, CII is a key contributor to the executive leadership team of the Foundation and is responsible for the collaborative deployment and impact of grants and community investments, which totaled in excess of $100 million in 2023. The VP, CII will report to and work closely with the Chief Impact Officer, who oversees the development and execution of programmatic strategies at the Foundation related to grantmaking, impact investing, learning and evaluation, and policy advocacy. The VP, CII will lead the Community Investment & Impact department, directly supervising three portfolio directors. The CII team is a 23-person staff comprised of portfolio directors, senior program officers, program officers, and program assistants.

TO APPLY

More about The Colorado Health Foundation’s work to advance health equity and racial justice can be found here.

This search is being led by Allison Kupfer Poteet, Ellen LaPointe, and Andrés Marcuse-González of the national executive search firm NPAG. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s candidate portal. For any questions about the process or to let us know of your accessibility needs, please email the team at [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled.

Colorado Health Foundation is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To apply for this job please visit npag.com.