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
Statement of Diversity:
Missouri Foundation for Health is an equal-opportunity employer seeking candidates who recognize diversity and inclusion are essential to organizational effectiveness and value the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of our employees, grantees, and the people in the communities we serve.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Education: Master’s Degree in Health Administration, Public Health, or a related field required
Experience: Seven (7) or more years of relevant work experience, including two (2) or more years of leadership and supervisory responsibilities required
Internal Number: 3
About Missouri Foundation for Health
Our mission: to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities most in need.
Missouri Foundation for Health is a resource for the region, working with communities and nonprofits to generate and accelerate positive changes in health. As a catalyst for change, MFH improves the health of Missourians through partnership, experience, knowledge, and funding. The Foundation takes a multifaceted approach to health issues, understanding that programs, policy, and collaboration all play a role in creating lasting impact.
An independent philanthropic foundation, MFH was created in the year 2000, following Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri’s conversion from nonprofit to for-profit status. It is the largest organization of its kind in the state and among the largest in the country.