Southwest Virginia


Executive Director, Southwest Virginia Area Health Education Center (AHEC)

Oakwood, VA & Blacksburg, VA (2 office locations, HQ site to be determined based on employee residence)

Position Description:  Under the direction of the Southwest Virginia AHEC Board of Directors, and working with the Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority (VHWDA), the Executive Director provides leadership and administrative and program management for Southwest Virginia AHEC. This includes regional development of services and programs that support health careers promotion, access to primary care, student and resident experiential education, community health awareness and professional continuing education within the SW AHEC 21-county service area.

Principal Responsibilities:  Duties include but are not limited to developing, directing, and promoting immediate and long-term programs and projects, developing and maintaining a professional staff, preparing and managing an annual budget, and carrying out the organization’s goals and objectives to ensure compliance with the contractual terms between the VHWDA/Virginia Statewide AHEC Program and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, and others.

Minimum Experience and Qualifications: The position requires a Bachelor’s degree, preferably a Master’s degree, in a health-related field, community health, health education, public relations, business management, or non-profit management, with a minimum of five years of professional experience, including program management and implementation. Demonstrated experience in human resources supervision (at least one year), fiscal management, and developing community collaborations and partnerships is essential.

Compensation:  Commensurate with experience; anticipate salary between $45,000-60,000, plus benefits.

Interested candidates should submit résumé with cover letter describing skills and experience to:

Howard Chapman, Jr., Chairman of the Board
Program Development Director
Tri-Area Community Health
PO Box 9,14168 Danville Pike
Laurel Fork, VA  24352

Position will close on September 07, 2015.

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