Vice President, Community Impact

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Job Title

Vice President, Community Impact

Exemption Status



External Strategic Affairs

Manager Title

Chief of Staff

Direct Reports

Director, Community Benefit

Requisition #


Job Summary
This position is responsible for leading the alignment of goals and objectives for community investment and engagement efforts regionally and across the lines of business. Time is focused on enterprise-wide engagement, as well as lines of business, leading corporate efforts to leverage and increase the impact of community investments. Primary duties include strategic planning and operational effectiveness, as well as development and oversight of resources, relationships, and staff. This position works closely with all internal leadership and staff focused on increasing the investment in the social determinants of health through community-based organizations. This position actively and regularly participates in strategic planning and collaboration at the organizational level that supports alignment of community impact investing.

Essential Responsibilities
Technical/Strategic Leadership

Provides strategic leadership for community impact efforts for the organization.
Leads planning and distribution of CareOregon’s corporate community benefit budget.
Aligns and helps develop Line of Business community health spending and Community Based Organization management.
Ensure alignment of member engagement activities associated with each region’s Community Advisory Council.
Leads strategic planning and facilitation of CareOregon Corporate Member Advisory Council.
Develops performance metrics and provides reporting on a regular basis.
Identifies process improvement opportunities and oversees implementation.
Ensures documented policies and procedures are established and maintained to ensure accurate, efficient, and compliant operations.
Serves as a sponsor for key projects and initiatives.
Strategic Planning

Leads the development of vision, goals, and strategic plans for the Community Impact team in alignment with organizational vision and goals.
Defines operational structure for areas of oversight and approves policies.
Participates in the strategic planning process for the organization; maintains an enterprise view while establishing business unit priorities.
Financial/Resource Management

Develops budgets in alignment with strategic planning.
Ensures team has sufficient resources to perform their work.
Ensures budgets are monitored and managed effectively across areas of oversight.
Approves resource allocations within budget, including people, finances, and timelines; makes decisions on exceptions.
Relationship Management

Formalizes relationships that support community identified needs and improvement plans, as well as the development of resources internally and externally that support sustaining these investments. Ensures strategic messages are regularly and effectively related to management team and staff; promotes transparency.
Leverages existing relationships and cultivates new relationships with community partners, vendors, and other constituents in alignment with organizational direction and priorities.
Collaborates with leaders across the organization in identifying integrated improvement strategies and ensuring meaningful integration.
Represents the organization in external meetings and functions, providing strong leadership presence and effectiveness.
Employee Supervision

Directs team(s) and establishes team direction and goals in alignment with the organizational mission, vision, and values.
Identifies work and staffing models; recruits, hires, and oversees a team to meet work needs, using an equity, diversity, and inclusion lens.
Identifies department priorities; ensures employees have information and resources to meet job expectations.
Leads the development, communication, and oversight of team and individual goals; ensures goals, expectations, and standards are clearly understood by staff.
Manages, coaches, motivates, and guides employees; promotes employee development.
Incorporates guidance from CareOregon equity tools into people leadership, planning, operations, evaluation, budgeting, resource allocation, and decision making.
Ensures team adheres to department and organizational standards, policies, and procedures.
Evaluates employee performance and provides regular feedback to support success; recognizes strong performance and addresses performance gaps and accountability (corrective action).
Performs supervisory tasks in collaboration with Human Resources as needed.

Organizational Responsibilities
Perform work in alignment with the organization’s mission, vision and values.
Support the organization’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion by fostering a culture of open mindedness, cultural awareness, compassion and respect for all individuals.
Strive to meet annual business goals in support of the organization’s strategic goals.
Adhere to the organization’s policies, procedures and other relevant compliance needs.
Perform other duties as needed.

Experience and/or Education


Minimum 8 years’ related experience, such as community organizing, community engagement, account management, customer relations, public relations, and/or government affairs
Minimum 5 years’ experience in a supervisory position
Valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record, and automobile liability coverage or access to an insured vehicle

Experience in community-based healthcare
Experience addressing the needs of a population impacted by the Social Determinants of Health

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

Strong understanding of community organizing
Knowledge of goals and objectives of community needs within Oregon’s coordinated care model
Skills and Abilities

Ability to work well in an organizationally matrixed environment
Ability to think and operate strategically and beyond areas of direct oversight
Ability to develop and lead high performing teams, including hiring, goal setting, coaching, performance management, and development
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, including excellent presentation skills
Ability to effectively convey organizational mission, vision, and goals ensuring integration into strategic plans and initiatives; strong change management skills
Ability to build, maintain, and leverage professional relationships with business, community and internal management groups
Business related computer skills including knowledge with PowerPoint, Excel and Word
Ability to work effectively with diverse individuals and groups
Ability to learn, focus, understand, and evaluate information and determine appropriate actions
Ability to accept direction and feedback, as well as tolerate and manage stress
Ability to see, read and hear for at least 6 hours/day
Ability to speak clearly and perform repetitive finger and wrist movement for at least 3-6 hours/day
Ability to operate a motorized vehicle

Working Conditions

Work Environment(s): ☒ Indoor/Office ☐ Community ☐ Facilities/Security ☐ Outdoor Exposure

Member/Patient Facing: ☒ No ☐ Telephonic ☐ In Person

Hazards: May include, but not limited to, physical and ergonomic hazards.

Equipment: General office equipment

Travel: Requires travel outside of the workplace at least weekly; the employee’s personal vehicle may be used. Driving infractions will be monitored in accordance with organizational policy.

Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply. CareOregon is committed to building a linguistically and culturally diverse and inclusive work environment

Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Equal opportunity employer. This company considers all candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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