Health Resources in Action: Vice President


HRiA is seeking an individual with entrepreneurial skills and the vision and leadership abilities to grow and expand the impact of our community health grantmaking services. Currently, HRiA is developing innovative grantmaking programs to award more than $40 million to individual investigators, academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, and municipalities to address health equity and improve population health outcomes.

Position Summary:

The Vice President is a senior-level position who will provide vision and leadership to the organization’s grantmaking services. They will also partner and collaborate with other Vice Presidents and senior staff to provide overall organization leadership and strategic direction. The Vice President will cultivate trusting and long-term relationships with key stakeholders in the philanthropic, public sector, business, and medical communities. The Vice President will be strategic, entrepreneurial, and able to anticipate and respond to market trends with innovative approaches and services. They will pursue and develop new business and revenue streams to grow and sustain HRiA’s grantmaking services. The Vice President will contribute to the Executive and Senior Leadership Teams at HRiA. They will also work with staff across the organization to sustain or expand existing programs and develop new programs and services to enhance program impact and diversify the organization’s portfolio. The Vice President reports to the President. This is a full-time, exempt position.


Leadership and Management

  • Work with senior leadership to develop and implement organizational vision, goals, objectives, and metrics.
  • Lead and shape a vision for grantmaking services that aligns with organizational priorities.
  • Oversee and provide guidance to Managing Directors and other senior staff to ensure effective management of projects, clients, teams, and stakeholders.
  • Hire, supervise, and mentor staff and ensure their professional development.
  • Set annual programmatic and financial goals and manage portfolio and project budgets.

Program/Project Work

  • Lead, manage, and/or contribute to projects by contributing subject matter and/or technical expertise to projects and teams.
  • Provide exceptional client management services to current and potential clients.
  • Oversee the use of state-of-the-art grantmaking systems and cost-effective technology for grant application, review, and monitoring processes.
  • Monitor compliance with all applicable regulations and requirements.
  • Work with staff to oversee and manage disbursement of grant awards.
  • Develop and implement processes to assess impact of work.

 Business Development

  • Collaborate with the President/CEO, Vice Presidents, and other senior staff to conceptualize and secure large multi-year contracts and funding to sustain and grow the grantmaking portfolio of the organization.
  • Maintain strong relationships with existing clients including foundations, law firms, bank trust departments, public agencies, and hospitals/health systems.
  • Develop new relationships with other clients to grow the community health grantmaking portfolio and work with staff to expand the impact of our biomedical research grantmaking services.
  • Write proposals and lead proposal development processes for relevant opportunities and contribute to other writing teams where appropriate.
  • Support senior and junior staff members’ new business development efforts.

Thought Leadership

  • Establish and implement a strategic vision for the grantmaking portfolio and contribute to the vision and management of the overall organization.
  • Become a trusted and informed resource to staff and clients.
  • Author and contribute to publications (e.g., journal manuscripts, practice briefs, etc.) and present at national/regional conferences.
  • Develop and provide content for website, newsletter, and/or other methods of marketing HRiA’s work and impact.


This role requires the presence, credibility, and confidence to lead in thought and action, along with the skills to listen objectively and collaborate effectively with a broad range of staff and stakeholders. The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:


  • An advanced degree in business administration, public health, or medicine, or a relevant, related field with a solid understanding of philanthropy.
  • A minimum of 15 years of relevant work experience in positions of progressive senior leadership, preferably in philanthropy and health.
  • Knowledge of emerging trends, challenges, and best practices in health equity, philanthropy, public health, and/or biomedical research.
  • Extensive successful experience in donor cultivation, funder/client relations, and new business development.
  • Experience working with and managing diverse clients and meeting or exceeding their expectations in quality and performance.
  • A proven track record in writing and securing large grants/contracts from a diverse portfolio of funders (e.g., philanthropy, corporations, federal/state agencies, health care institutions, and non-profit organizations).
  • Solid management experience and demonstrated success in developing, leading, and managing large national multi-year projects and high performing teams.
  • Experience in evaluating grant programs.
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Personal Characteristics

  • Dedication to social justice and a passion for achieving health equity.
  • A commitment to value diversity of thought, backgrounds, and perspectives.
  • Strong entrepreneurial skills and ability to work and think strategically and creatively to identify and pursue opportunities to increase impact.
  • Creative thinking and willingness to consider and explore various options for achieving an objective or understanding and resolving a challenge.
  • A commitment to excellence in products, processes, and outcomes.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking, active listening, writing, and interpersonal engagement.
  • Ability to inspire and mentor staff.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of people representing various backgrounds, levels of training, experience, and career stages.
  • A healthy sense of humor and the ability to work with grace under pressure.

This description is intended to indicate the kinds of work duties that will be required in this position. It is not intended to limit, or in any way modify, the rights of any supervisor to assign, direct, and contract work of staff under their supervision. The use of an illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties, not mentioned, that are of a similar level or difficulty.

Additional Information:

HRiA is actively seeking to build a diverse and experienced staff. The organization encourages multiple perspectives and experiences, supports a multicultural environment, and strives to hire and retain a diverse workforce that reflects the populations we work with and the communities where we work. Diversity is a core value of HRiA resulting in culturally competent services, materials, resources, and programs. Our hiring and business practices appreciate the strengths offered through different backgrounds. HRiA is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

HRiA offers an attractive benefits package including medical, dental and life insurance, retirement plan, tax-deferred annuity, and generous vacation.

To Apply:

To apply, submit your cover letter and resume online here.


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