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Position Opening: President and CEO, NACHC


Founded in 1971, the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) is the leading national advocacy organization supporting Community Health Centers and the expansion of health care services for the medically underserved and uninsured.  NACHC supports the CHC Movement’s mission to provide efficient, high quality, comprehensive health care that is accessible, culturally and linguistically competent, community directed, and patient-centered for all and operates as a Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  Today NACHC supports 1,400 Community Health Centers operating 14,000 clinical delivery sites, serving 30 million patients nationwide. Annual revenue is close to $40M and the staff comprises approximately 125 employees.

As part of its advocacy program, NACHC conducts research and analysis that informs the public and private sectors about the work of CHCs, their value to the American health care system, and the overall health of the nation’s people and communities, both in terms of cost and improving health care outcomes.  NACHC also provides training, leadership development, and technical assistance to CHC staff and boards to support and strengthen health operations and governance. Further, NACHC develops alliances and partnerships with the public and private sectors to build stronger and healthier communities and to bring greater resources to and investment in health centers and the communities they serve.

The Community Health Center movement was born in the 1960s out of the Civil Rights Movement and, from their very beginnings, our health centers have been dedicated to antiracism, Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI).  As the leading national advocacy organization supporting CHCs and the expansion of health care access for the medically underserved and uninsured, NACHC shares these same roots.

During this time of unprecedented need for community health centers, NACHC is seeking a President and CEO who is an experienced leader and executive to be a national voice for the community health center movement while also growing membership and developing an internal culture of inclusion and innovation.  The President and CEO reports to the National Association of Community Health Centers Board of Directors.

More specifically, NACHC is seeking a new CEO who will bring the following:

  • Minimum of ten years’ experience as a senior executive; graduate level education preferred (e.g., MPP, MPH, MHA, MBA, MSN, PhD, JD, MD).
  • Track record as a charismatic, results oriented, innovative and visionary leader.
  • Familiarity with the health care industry and the health center movement; primary care industry knowledge desirable.
  • Demonstrable experience understanding structural inequities and making operational changes that enable more equitable outcomes.
  • Federal policy development and advocacy experience.
  • Proven accomplishments in partnering and collaborating with a wider array of national and local stakeholders (e.g. private, public, foundations, etc.) and demonstrated results in developing or forwarding national movements or campaigns.
  • Authentic and connected leader with excellent written and verbal communication skills and public speaking skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in legislative and regulatory development processes, government relations, business and program development, finances and grant/funding development, and personnel recruitment, management and development.
  • Reputation and track record of actively listening to constituents in the formulation of vision and prioritized action plans; desire and willingness to prioritize presence in the field, meeting directly with membership to gain a firsthand understanding of what is happening “on the ground.”
  • Advocate and knowledgeable of diversity, equity and inclusion to enhance internal operations and culture as well as the relationship between DEI and improving health outcomes.
  • Experience in or active knowledge of association management is preferable. Must possess familiarity with executive level leadership of a national organization.
  • Political savviness in order to navigate organization, community, and government politics.

View the full position description.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter in confidence to   NACHC is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity, equity and inclusion.  All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.