Heartland Health Centers (HHC) is a Federally Qualified Health Center with 18 locations serving Chicago’s north side and nearby suburbs. In 2019, we provided more than 27,000 patients with a medical home where we offer affordable and comprehensive primary care, oral health care, and behavioral health care services. As a medical home, HHC ensures comprehensive, affordable, quality, safe, and coordinated health care that is culturally competent and oriented to addressing all the health care needs of each patient. HHC is open to the entire community—the uninsured as well as those who have Medicaid, Medicare, or private insurance. HHC offers medication discounts and free interpretation services in over 100 languages.
Heartland Health Center’s next CEO will be a proven visionary leader with a minimum of five to ten years progressive leadership experience and, most importantly, with a deep and abiding passion for the mission and patients of HHC. The next CEO will have demonstrated executive leadership in organizations that have experienced rapid growth and change. They will possess strong business acumen and will have experience and comfort in overseeing financial management in large organizational settings. They will have familiarity and experience working with one or more Federally Qualified Health Centers, as well as an understanding of the competitive landscape in the healthcare environment.
The next CEO must have the desire and ability to engage a team of professionals at all levels of experience. The successful candidate will be a person who understands and strongly values diversity within both staff and client bases. Personal qualifications include the interest and ability to maintain what is already a strong, supportive culture, and to both manage and lead within complex organizations. A creative, intuitive thinker with humility will serve the organization well.
The successful candidate will serve as the primary internal leader as well as the primary external representative of HHC. They shall be a relationship builder, comfortable with being the face of the organization, and skilled in coalition building and advocacy.
In support of this end, HHC’s next leader will have the ability to establish and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with funders, potential donors, and other sources of financial and programmatic support. They will embrace and have interest in inviting others to support the mission of the organization. Fundraising experience is desirable, as is experience working with a committed volunteer board of directors.
Experience in behavioral health, primary health care, social services, or other relevant executive experience is preferable. The ideal candidate will exhibit an understanding of the Illinois and national political and health care landscapes, and will provide thought leadership as to how HHC can capitalize on ongoing changes for the benefit of both the organization’s financial success and the health care needs of its patients.
Education and/or Experience: A Master’s Degree in public health, business, planning, or a health-related field is required. A minimum of five to ten years in leadership positions with a health or health-related non-profit organization is required. Prior experience in a Federally Qualified Health Center is desired.
Other Skills:Proven leadership, effective written and oral communication, strategic planning, relationship building, and financial acumen are skills needed to fulfill the duties of this position.
Heartland Health Centers makes all hiring and employment decisions without regard to race, creed, color, age, gender, gender identity, marital or parental status, religion, ancestry, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, sexual identity, immigrant status, political affiliation or belief, ex-offender status (depending on the offense and position to be filled), unfavorable military discharge, membership in an organization whose primary purpose is the protection of civil rights or improvement of living conditions and human relations, height, weight, or HIV infection, in accord with the Organization's AIDS Policy Statement of September, 1987. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Applications for the position are being received exclusively by Kittleman & Associates, LLC. To apply, please submit a current resume and letter of introduction to the following link: https://bit.ly/3h6bcbq (click on the Apply button at the bottom of the page).
Although both are located in Chicago, please note that Heartland Health Centers is not affiliated with Heartland Alliance. For more information about Heartland Health Centers, visit https://www.heartlandhealthcenters.org/.