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Executive Vice President of Community Investments

Category: Executive
Foundation/Organization: St. David's Foundation
Location: Austin, TX
Date Posted: 02/17/2017
Closing Date: 02/18/2018

St. David’s Foundation in Austin, Texas seeks an Executive Vice President to lead the Foundation’s grantmaking and community programs, including the St. David’s Dental Program.  St. David’s Foundation is one of the largest grantmaking foundations in Texas, and is poised to become one of the top five health funders in the U.S. over the next few years.  The Foundation invests in programs and initiatives that address the unmet healthcare needs of the Central Texas community, and is experiencing a period of exciting growth.

Effective Manager and Developer of Talent
As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, the EVP oversees six (6) direct reports and an annual grantmaking budget of more than $70 million. The EVP’s direct reports oversee approximately 60 staff, including a mobile dental staff of approximately 50. The EVP is responsible for cultivating, engaging and bringing the best out of an energetic and high-performing team to grow them and empower them to create change to deepen the impact of the Foundation’s work. This position requires demonstrated experience in developing, leading and inspiring multidisciplinary teams. This position also requires proven business acumen, political savvy, diplomacy, and attention to detail, combined with a demeanor and actions that align with the Foundation’s culture and core values of Collaboration, Community, Compassion, Innovation, and Stewardship.

The EVP leads the creation, design, execution, and evaluation of the Foundation’s community-based grants, partnerships, programs and other interventions that address the unmet healthcare needs of the Central Texas community and drive advancements in the health of Central Texans. The EVP provides oversight to ensure these activities align with the strategic direction established by the Board of Trustees (Board) and ensure that programs are achieving the desired outcomes. In 2016, a new position of Vice President of Community Investments (VP) was created, which reports to the EVP. The VP oversees the day-to-day management of program officers, grant processes and grantee relationships. The EVP position will continue to provide leadership and overall strategic direction to the VP of Community Investments, program officers and Dental Program.

Collaborative Leader
As a collaborative leader, the EVP intentionally leads and drives dialogue and sustainable collaborations, both locally and nationally, with individuals and organizations that are committed to solving complex health issues together. As an effective relationship builder, the EVP leads and nurtures connections with local and national individuals and organizations to share knowledge and best practices and develop meaningful partnerships and collaborations to deepen the Foundation’s impact. As a strategic and critical thinker, the EVP identifies issues and initiates effective solutions to complex, multidimensional problems.

Effective Communicator and Thought Leader
The EVP speaks on behalf of the Foundation both locally and nationally, and must have articulate and persuasive public speaking and presentation skills. The EVP is an effective communicator who plays a key role in increasing the national visibility of the Foundation’s work. The EVP regularly interfaces with health care professionals, non-profit executives, and business and community leaders, and must have demonstrated effective relationship management skills. As a thought leader, the EVP is broadly knowledgeable about emerging practices and opportunities and works effectively to create opportunities for national partnerships and collaborations that will deepen the Foundation’s impact on the health of the Central Texas community.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity at St. David’s Foundation, please visit https://stdavidsfoundation.org/about-us/working-at-sdf/careers and https://stdavidsfoundation.org/files/St-Davids-Foundation-EVP.pdf.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to employment@stdavidsfoundation.org.


1. Master's degree in Public Health, Health Policy, Health Services Administration, Business Administration or related field, or significant and related experience.
2. Minimum of 15 years in a complex leadership and management role, including a minimum of five years of related experience at a senior staff level supporting a Board of Directors.
3. Experience in healthcare, public health, dental, nonprofit, or social program implementation and management.
4. Demonstrated senior level problem-solving and planning capability in a public, private or nonprofit sector organization known for its sophisticated complex systems and operations.
5. Demonstrated experience in the strategic planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of complex programs and initiatives.
6. Demonstrated experience in building effective community relationships and partnerships.
7. Demonstrated effectiveness in developing, leading and managing multidisciplinary teams.
8. Exceptional relationship management, networking, and team building skills, with proven ability to work well with various personalities.
9. Effective, articulate, and persuasive public speaking and presentation skills.
10. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
11. Willingness and ability to travel to multiple locations, including some nights and weekends.

1. PhD or MD.
2. Minimum of 20 years of experience in healthcare, public health, dental, nonprofit, or social program implementation and management.

For more information:

Email: employment@stdavidsfoundation.org

Visit: https://stdavidsfoundation.org/files/St-Davids-Foundation-EVP.pdf

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