Career Opportunities: Vice President of Community Investment
(7803) Requisition ID 7803 - Posted
07/02/2020 - Master’s Degree - Level of
Experience (1) - Job Category (1) - Job
This mission also includes Methodist Healthcare Ministries'
one-half ownership of the Methodist Healthcare System – the largest
healthcare system in South Texas. This creates a unique avenue to
ensure the Methodist Healthcare System continues to be a benefit to
the community by providing quality care to all and charitable care
when needed, and it provides revenue to Methodist Healthcare
Ministries for its programs.
Vision "To be the leader
for improving wellness
of the least served"
The Vice President of Community Investment leads
Methodist Healthcare Ministries strategic philanthropic services,
including grant making and grant seeking. Reporting to the Chief
Executive Officer and working with MHM’s executive management teams
and Board of Directors the VP will provide strategic leadership,
vision, and management in the initiation, execution, and successful
completion of mission driven philanthropic services’ efforts
related to community health disparities and health equity. The Vice
President of Community Investment will build and nurture effective
internal and external partnerships, align key business priorities,
and deliver positive social impact while pushing boundaries of
what’s possible to change the health and wellbeing of the
communities we serve. As a leader to the organization, this
position serves an important role in supporting the organization’s
mission and vision by aligning the philanthropic strategy with the
organization’s overall strategic plan.
Contacts and interactions vary and may involve multiple
constituencies such as direct interaction with MHM’s executive
management, MHM’s Board of Directors, community organizations,
foundations, collaboratives, the general public, MHM’s, colleagues,
assigned staff, vendors , contractors and consultants for the
purpose of providing and exchanging information.
As a thought leader to the organization, this position serves an
important role integrating the philanthropic and partnership work
of MHM and fostering close strategic relationships with key
national and regional partners. Internally, the VP will act as a
critical facilitator, reaching across the organization to foster a
positive, collegial working environment.
Contribute to development, implementation and refinement of
philanthropic strategies that include individual community
approaches and assessments to ensure long-term sustainability and
impact and are synergistic to other strategies in the MHM service
Build and lead a team of engaged philanthropic services’ staff;
prioritize work; ensure quality control of work products; prepare
and adhere to budgets; and ensure effective interface with other
Foundation divisions and staff . Oversee cross-divisional work or
Design, build, and operate a best in practice philanthropic
program to support the goals of the Board and the organization’s
Develop and refine a philanthropic strategy including grant
making, grant seeking, and capacity building strategies and
processes that include individual and place-based approaches to
improve health and wellbeing of communities and ensure long-term
sustainability and positive impact for the least served in those
Responsible for philanthropic services to funded partners and
ensures tracking and evaluation of funded partner services,
providing communication of progress to MHM’s Board and other key
stakeholders. Contacts and interactions vary and may involve
multiple constituencies such as direct interaction with MHM’s
executive management, community organizations, foundations,
collaboratives, community organizations, the general public, MHM’s
colleagues, assigned staff, contractors and consultants for the
purpose of providing and exchanging information in furtherance of
Oversees strategic initiative to seek national grants for large
collaborative projects, and technical assistance to strengthen and
diversify funding for community partners
Contribute to strategic decision making that advances the
strategic plan, including operations, finance, knowledge management
and institutional policies. Work with the VP of Strategy & Growth
to align philanthropic efforts with the organization’s strategic
Understands and recognizes the role of Grants Accounting and
Reporting in the management of grants and reporting and oversight
expectations of the MHM Board.
Foster relationships with key external partners at regional,
state and national levels to further MHM’s mission. This could
include formal and informal presentations, making speeches,
attending conferences, committee representation attending key
meetings. May serve on boards, collaboratives, and working groups
that are in alignment with MHM’s work.
Build positive relationships internally and externally and forms
key partnerships – in both the public and private sector – to
further MHM’s mission through grant making, grant seeking and
capacity building strategies and objectives. Internally, the VP
will act as a critical facilitator, reaching across the
organization to foster a positive, collegial working
Lead evaluation of grants investments in alignment with MHM
programs, Board goals, and the strategic plan. Oversees
portfolio-level initiatives and utilizes evaluation data for
outcomes-based grant-making through a health equity lens.
Represents MHM in a variety of external settings to provide
community leadership and to advance the understanding of MHM’s
mission and impact.
Increases MHM’s ability to use outcomes measurement to drive
positive, measurable change and lasting impact throughout the 74
Establishes department standards, policies, ethical guidelines,
Oversee utilization of grants management software system, lead
effective deployment, manage MHM-wide adoption and ensure ongoing
value of the system.
Recruit, hire, train, manage and evaluate department members;
coach them in problem-solving and process improvement.
Develops the annual operating and capital budgets for the
respective service(s) of responsibility and ensures total year-end
expenditures are within +/- 3% of budget for the respective
Coordinates efforts with other services within MHM regarding the
diversification of financial resources.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
The Vice President of Community Investment must have experience
in systems thinking and knowledge of best practices for advancing
community health through strategic and equitable philanthropic
practices, community empowerment, and social determinants of
health; a passion for social change; and find joy in using that
experience to support MHM in achieving its goals.
Master’s degree required. At least 10 years of successful
experience in the philanthropic services sector, preferably with
community-based organizations (health and human services). At least
4-6 years of management experience required. Experience
leading a team required. At least 4- 6 years of community
investment/philanthropic services experience to include
grantmaking, grantseeking, and capacity building required.
Experience overseeing or implementing collaborative projects and/or
coalition/partnership -building required.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and
technical journals, business and financial reports, and legal
documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints
from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business
community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication
that conform to prescribed style and format. Fluent in English;
Spanish bilingual preferred.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and
draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety
of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal
with several abstract and concrete variables. Ability to synthesize
principles and trends from a broad array of information.
Certificates and Licenses:
Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) preferred.
Demonstrates working knowledge of the Internet, Outlook,
PowerPoint, Word and Excel applications. Experience with database
software such as MicroEdge GIFTS and/or PBL ScoreCard required.
Ability to drive and have access to a car; maintain current
driver’s license and auto liability insurance.
Work Environment and Physical Demands:
The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those a team member encounters while performing
the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
While performing the duties of this job, the team member is
exposed to an office environment. Position necessitates bending,
stooping, twisting, turning, walking, climbing step stools, sitting
and standing for periods of time. Must be able to lift and maneuver
Methodist Healthcare Ministries (MHM) and subcontractor(s) shall
abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and
60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against
qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans
or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination
against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex,
or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that
covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative
action to employ and advance in employment individuals without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected
veteran status or disability.
Methodist Healthcare Ministries (MHM) provides equal employment
opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age,
disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status
as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state
and local laws.
MHM complies with applicable state and local laws governing
non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the
company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and
conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring,
placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves
of absence, compensation, and training.
MHM expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment
based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender
identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information,
disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the
ability of MHM's employees to perform their expected job
duties is absolutely not tolerated.
MHM makes reasonable accommodations for individuals with
disabilities who are otherwise qualified to perform a job unless
such accommodation would impose an undue business hardship. Please
let us know if you need an accommodation to participate in the
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