Richmond Memorial Health Foundation


Richmond, Virginia

Date Posted

March 21, 2023

Job Category

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.

Minimum starting salary will be $200K with the potential for a discretionary bonus. RMHF offers a generous  benefits package.


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.


  • Develop implementation approaches for the Strategic Framework that are grounded in the Foundation’s core values and aligned with its mission.
  • Support a culture of trust, learning, transparency and belonging where a diversity of perspectives is encouraged.
  • Provide direction and resources to support the work of the staff and their professional development.
  • Increase collaboration internally and externally.

Outward Facing

  • Serve as the primary ambassador and spokesperson for the Foundation.
  • Form relationships built on trust with the Foundation’s partners and other community leaders.
  • Elevate the voices of community partners and of RMHF as leaders in innovative approaches to eliminating racial health disparities.
  • Develop a network of philanthropic partners at the national level.


  • Be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Foundation, including hiring and developing employees, overseeing program development, and working with RMHF’s vendors.
  • Take an active role in the financial management of the Foundation, including budgeting, financial decision making, and protecting the Foundation’s assets.
  • Lead internal work to establish benchmarks and expected outcomes to hold RMHF accountable for moving towards its intended impact.
  • Support the creation of processes and procedures that help ensure continued implementation of the Strategic Framework.

Board Relations

  • Serve as the primary liaison with the Board.
  • Ensure that the Board and each committee meeting runs smoothly, including providing information in
    advance of each meeting, being prepared to answer questions that arise, and following up as needed post meeting.
  • Develop strong relationships with the Board to encourage members’ engagement and direction.
  • Support efforts to cultivate future classes of Board members who bring skills and experience that are relevant to RMHF.
  • Ensure transparency and open communication within the Board.


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:

  • Impeccable integrity.
  • 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.
  • Curiosity.
  • Personal accountability.
  • Optimism that positive change can happen.

Required education and related health equity and philanthropic professional experience includes:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 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.

Application Process

Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter with RMHF CEO in the subject line to

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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.

Date Posted


Closing Date

For best consideration, please respond by April 2, 2023.

About the Organization

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.


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