Director of Strategic Initiatives 

Title Director of Strategic Initiatives
Classification Full -Time

Benefits (3 weeks paid PTO, 401K option and match, health, vision, dental insurance), $68,000 – $85,000

Reports to Executive Director
Supervises 1-3 Program Managers/Coordinators


Position Summary

The Director of Strategic Initiatives will be a leader in developing and implementing new initiatives in a growing organization, navigating dynamic changes in the health sector and socio-political landscape. The ideal candidate will be driven by a passion for health equity and have demonstrated success in effecting systems change in situations that require understanding and engagement of people in multi-sectoral and multi-cultural settings. Effective process management and relationship building with internal and external stakeholders is key to success.


  • Bachelor€™s degree and a minimum of 10 years of professional experience in public health, business, or non-profit leadership; Master€™s degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated success in complex strategy and program development and execution.
  • Experience in the mental health services sector and/or health plan claims driven business models preferred.
  • Strong communicator for effective internal and external partnering with corporate, government and community based organizations.
  • High-energy, self-motivated collaborative team player.
  • High emotional intelligence and ability to work effectively with people of differing backgrounds and education.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience using data to inform decisions and engage buy-in.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products and experience with data collection and analysis.


1. Strategic and Operational Leadership of Program Development

  • Conduct research and analysis of emerging systems change opportunities and operational best-practices to achieve desired quality of community-based health services and organizational financial outcomes.
  • Effectively communicate strategic vision and goals to gain buy-in and action necessary for change.
  • Facilitate collaborative processes with internal and external stakeholders to create strategies and operational practices to effect systems change necessary for financially sustainable health equity.
  • Manage people and process to meet internal and donor-required deliverables in strategy and program development and pilot program implementation.
  • Create, test and monitor diverse service financial models.
  • Work with peer Program Directors to mainstream programs developed.

2. Relationship Cultivation

  • Represent WellShare, effectively conveying our vision and values in our drive to achieve health equity through innovative, people-centered systemic change initiatives.
  • Strengthen current and form new relationships with both the communities we serve and funders, to grow investment in Wellshare initiatives.
  • Collaborate with internal peers in ongoing fundraising efforts, including development of key messages and media relations to increase public awareness.
  • Supervise, coach and mentor others in strategy and new program development.
  • Facilitate and track key initiatives by monitoring progress towards achieving goals, ensuring follow-through on the part of relevant players and sustaining momentum needed to drive these initiatives.

3. Fund Acquisition

  • Work with the Executive Director to create a pipeline of financial support for strategic priorities.
  • Lead and at times support peer Program Directors in identification of funding opportunities, cultivate donor relations and apply for grants and services contracts to expand existing programs.
  • Draft narrative and financial grant and service contract proposals.


  • Balance in the drive for program and financial results, with wholehearted being.
  • Effective leadership and strategic management skills
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented, able to work independently
  • High energy, self-motivated, collaborative team player
  • Strong analytical skills and experience using data to improve outcomes
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills including public speaking.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Ability to sit at a desk for extended periods with efficient computer keyboarding
  • Ability to visually review detailed information; hear and speak by telephone and online meeting platforms
  • Current valid driver€™s license and reliable, insured vehicle as required by State


Please send a cover letter and resume to (no phone calls)

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