The Lead Strategist will provide leadership to the Foundation’s behavioral health strategies and related initiatives. With a keen focus on creating equitable systems, the Lead Strategist will work with internal colleagues and external stakeholders to oversee the development, implementation, review, and revision of the Foundation’s work within the behavioral health field.
- Collaboratively with internal colleagues and external partners, use extensive knowledge of the behavioral health system (influencers and stakeholders, financing and delivery models, evidence-based and promising practices, community factors, public policy activity, etc) to design and manage comprehensive, systems-level strategies that effectively draw on a full range of philanthropic change tools (grantmaking, policy, communications, research, etc).
- Develop and maintain relationships with local, regional, and national organizations and individuals necessary to enable system-level change within the behavioral health field. Identify and act upon opportunities to make ties across initiatives and activities in a manner that enhances the Foundation’s overall work. Promote the Foundation’s work to diverse audiences.
- Through effective management and mentoring activities, promote the professional development and engagement of a small number of direct reports. Ensure team performance is enhanced through timely feedback, wise counsel, and appropriate delegation of responsibility to develop individual and team skills, judgment, and confidence.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
- Education: Master’s degree in Health Administration, Public Health, or a related field required.
- Experience: Seven or more years of relevant work experience, including two or more years of leadership and supervisory responsibilities required.