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Company: UChicago Medicine
Location: Chicago, IL
Career Level: Director
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


 UChicago Medicine is looking for an Executive Director, Community Benefit Programs, Urban Health Initiative (UHI) Strategy and Evaluation to oversee UChicago Medicine's community health and evaluation strategy and its related programs throughout South Side Chicago and UChicago Medicine's Service Areas (UCMSA).


We are looking for a strategic leader with extensive experience in community program development and evaluation to lead a team of program managers, epidemiologists and community health professionals to execute on UChicago Medicine long standing commitment to improving health outcomes and access to health in our communities.


As an individual, the ideal candidate is a voracious learner, an exceptional relationship builder, and a person that can work independently and collaboratively. We are looking for someone who is comfortable in front of groups and comfortable with people from all backgrounds and experiences, and someone with a great sense of humor. This opportunity is for a leader with a genuine interest in leveraging our assets and extending our core competency in health to outside our walls, in benefit to our neighborhood and the broader community.


As Executive Director, Community Benefit Programs, UHI Strategy and Evaluation, you will need to have proven program design skills, as well as program evaluation and outcome experience. You will need to have a strong familiarity with issues in urban environments and lead teams to address health inequities within our communities. In this highly visible role, you will have significant exposure across the health system, the University of Chicago, and civic leaders, partnering with faculty leadership, internal stakeholders, and community based organizations. You will need to have strong presentation and communication skills to present critical program information to key stakeholders, including senior leadership across University of Chicago Medicine, our community partners, and the Community Advisory Council.


Essential Job Functions:


The Executive Director, Community Benefit Programs, UHI Strategy and Evaluation will oversee UCM's enterprise-wide community benefit strategy and drive the strategy for population health management programs executed through the Urban Health Initiative.


The Executive Director will develop, execute, and oversee the community benefit strategic framework to ensure that objectives and goals are aligned with identified community health needs and align with UCM care delivery transformation strategy. This role ensures that UCM community benefit programs provide a pathway for UCM patients to access care management programs as they transition from UChicago Medicine back to the community. Responsibilities include:

  • Evaluation and Reporting: Establish evaluation metrics for reporting of impacts on community needs for IRS required reporting and community benefit communications. This includes developing data collection tools, conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis, and reporting on outcomes. Includes the execution and implementation of the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) to coordinate the community health needs assessment, implementation plan, and evaluation reports. Analyze data and create Community Benefit reports.
  • Staff Management: Manage UCM evaluation team, including Epidemiologists, Program Managers; Manager of Community and Volunteer Services, Ingalls; Manager of Patient Advocates and Community Health Workers; Manager of External Relations and the South Side Pediatric Asthma Center. These teams work to ensure that UChicago Medicine Community Benefit programs/initiatives comprise the rigor and outcomes as outlined in the strategic implementation plan. Manage the leaders and teams that are directly responsible for executing community based population health management programs to improve the health of UCM patients and community members based on CHNA priorities.
  • Strategic Planning: Oversee, coordinate and manage all aspects of community benefit with internal UCM enterprise departments and external partners under the guidance of governing bodies (e.g., Community Benefit Committee, Community Benefit Management Team) to effectively guide the community benefit initiative. Drive the strategy for population health management programs executed through the UHI.
  • Community Engagement: Engage enterprise staff and the community in ongoing education and training on community benefit. Support internal and external community engagement and education around health priority areas, available data on the health status of the population, and programmatic outcomes. Participation in communicating efforts around community benefit to the public (e.g., utilizing web site, annual reports). 
  • Program and partnership development: Aggregate and track the status of UCM's enterprise community based programs (e.g., grant making). Facilitate the linkage of community partnerships and/or initiatives that respond to community health needs.  Develop programs as needed with UCM staff while managing and utilizing community health workers to effectively execute and/or supplement new or existing programs.  This includes overseeing the community benefit grant program and aligning funds with CHNA priority areas while also managing the formal application review, response and progress report process. Align Community benefit programs with UCM care delivery transformation strategy by ensuring the UCM community benefit programs provide a pathway for UCM patients to access care management programs to meet our patient's self-management needs as they transition from UCM back to the community.  The launch of the Trauma Center provides a new key patient population to partner with the clinical and administrative leadership of the Trauma Center to measure the impact of “wrap around” services for the Violence Recovery Program, which will have many community-based partners.
  • Database management and monitoring: Collect community benefit activities and track impacts. Conduct a regular inventory of existing programs and activities throughout the UCM hospitals occurring in the designated priority health areas and zip codes. Continue to train staff to serve as “reporters” and maintain the Community Benefits Inventory for Social Accountability (CBISA) database enterprise-wide
  • Regulatory Compliance: Ensure that the UCM enterprise meets regulatory and evaluation requirements for all community benefit initiatives, including data support for annual reporting to IRS and State; annual Community Benefit Report and Evaluation Report; CHNA and Strategic Implementation plan. Responsible for meeting regulatory indicators, achieving the outcomes of the strategic implementation plan and maintaining CBISA (Community Benefit Inventory for Social Accountability) reporting system to capture all community benefit across health system.


  • 5 years minimum of professional experience in project management within a large organization, and/or healthcare, academic medicine and/or community benefit.
  • Bachelor's Degree required.
  • Master's in Public Health with focus on epidemiology is preferred.
  • Ph.D. with focus on program evaluation is strongly preferred.
  • Strong community benefit program and social impact evaluation skills required.
  • 5 years of data management experience
  • Intermediate/Advanced MS Office experience required.
  • Management experience required. Most important is experience in leading and inspiring others and supporting staff's emotional and social needs.
  • Must have the ability to assess people's talents and abilities and be strategic about how to include people in the outcome. Must be able to demonstrate sound judgment especially when dealing with the community and sensitive and confidential issues and projects.
  • Exceptional organization skills
  • Exemplary communication skills, specifically in writing abilities, public speaking
  • Prior experience in training, consulting, and community programming
  • Prior experience in organizing volunteer recruitment or management/project management and/or organizational development experience.


About UChicago Medicine and the Urban Health Initiative:


UChicago Medicine is an integrated, non-for-profit, academic healthcare delivery system, recognized for our groundbreaking research, cutting-edge treatments, and innovative care. A leader in modern medicine and an anchor institution, we are dedicated to excelling in the patient and clinician experience, and enhancing the health of our local community. UChicago Medicine has nine specialties ranked among the top 50 in the nation, by U.S. News & World Report, including six in the top 25. Our growth has enabled us to offer world class care and opportunity in our communities, as well as across the globe.


Urban Health Initiative (UHI)


The Urban Health Initiative (UHI) is the University of Chicago Medicine's community health department, which administers our population health and community benefit programs. UHI's role is to identify complex health issues in the community and solve them by leveraging resources across the health system, the University of Chicago, and the community.


An initiative that was once led by first lady Michelle Obama, UHI was designed to transform health care on Chicago's South Side and has since linked hundreds of thousands of people to better care. We serve 23 percent of Chicago's population on the South Side, where residents are disproportionately affected by high rates of chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as by community violence and trauma.


Through research, partnerships and health-related programs and events, UChicago Medicine's Urban Health Initiative leads our efforts to improve community health and promote health equity — equal opportunity to live one's healthiest life. This includes collaborating with our Community Advisory Council on top health priorities identified in the most recently published Community Health Needs Assessment, which guides and informs our community benefit work


If you want to make a difference, and have a real impact on our continued ability to scale and provide thoughtful care to thousands of individuals a day, consider joining our team.


To learn more about UChicago Medicine's commitment to community health, click on the link below for the latest UChicago Medicine Community Benefit Report:


Why Join Us?

We've been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We're in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you'd like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we're doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.


The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.

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