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Chief Executive Officer (CEO)


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Chief Executive Officer

Direct Report

Hired, supervised and evaluated by the Board of Directors

FLSA Status

Exempt, Salaried Position

Position Description

The Chief Executive Officer is mission-driven and responsible for operational, financial and compliance leadership of a multiple practice, multiple site non-profit (501c3) Federally Qualified Health Center.

This position acts independently and in team settings to provide research, writing, development and analysis on a wide range of health care policies, procedures, and budget matters to ensure superior patient care, effective communication and collaboration among staff.

This person has a functioning knowledge of the organization’s relationship to local, state, and Federal government agencies, other non-profit organizations, and the private sector. The person should clearly understand and be able to communicate to all community stakeholders the role of the Center in the health care service continuum.

This position provides continuous support to the Board of Directors and serves as liaison between the Board of Directors and all government entities, funders, staff, and stakeholders.

The person possesses extensive interpersonal, communication, and team player skills and excels in the constant change associated with a rapidly expanding and complex health care organization. The person exhibits mature behavior and judgment and always maintains a “can do” attitude.

This position requires compliance with the Center’s Compliance Program and Standards of Conduct and applicable policies and procedures. Such compliance will be considered as part of a regular performance appraisal. Failure to comply with the Center’s standards, including the failure to report any conduct or event that potentially violates legal or compliance requirements, will be met by the enforcement of disciplinary action, up to and including possible termination.

Essential Functions:

1. Assures compliance with all legal and policy requirements of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services and all accrediting bodies, and with other legal entities; reviews and acts upon directives and requests related to these organizations. Responsible for signing all Center contracts and bank/payroll checks.

2. Prepares required grant applications, annual budgets, and capital improvement programs. Ensures the sound financial management and optimum efficiency of operations. Maintains diligent monitoring of all financial activity using a system of responsible accounting, including budget and internal controls, and an annual independent audit. Ensures that problems and exceptions noted in the annual audit are thoroughly analyzed and that correcting solutions are implemented.

3. Serves as the Center’s Claims Manager for any claims or lawsuits presented to the Center or filed in court pertaining any potential or actual health or health-related claims, including malpractice claims, for covered activities that may be eligible for FTCA coverage. He/she is responsible for the management and processing of claims related activities and serves as the claims point of contact between the Center and the Health and Human Services’ Office of the General Counsel.

4. Responsible for monthly Board meetings including agenda, committee reports (financial, operational, etc.) and Chief Executive Report. Directs the interpretation of Federal, State and local rules and regulations. On an annual basis, recommends a Strategic Program Plan.

5. Determines personnel requirements for all full-time, part-time, and embedded staff at the Center and ensures that properly qualified individuals occupy each position. Reviews applications, interviews and hires/fires all personnel. Reviews and gives performance evaluations, makes salary recommendations, and resolves personnel problems beyond the responsibility of supervisory staff.

6. Demonstrates executive level organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize effectively, adapt to changing priorities, anticipate the needs of others, and respond appropriately. Develops and maintains prescribed security controls to protect the Center against criminal and fraudulent acts and unnecessary risk or exposure. Directs all risk management programs, including relevant insurance programs.

7. While maintaining full responsibility in all areas and monitoring as deemed necessary, delegates activities to the Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Director of Human Resources, Director of Community Relations, Medical Director, Dental Director, OB-GYN Director, and Behavioral Health Director. Ensures the integration and coordination of patient care through the QI Program.

8. Participates, or is represented, in community, state and national associations and professional activities which define the delivery of health care services and aid in both short- and long-range planning of health services and facilities. Directs a public relations program and provides a program of continuing education and training in health care, administration, and management areas.

Qualifications, Education, and Experience

1Graduation from an accredited college or university with a BS or BA in business or health administration. Possess a graduate degree in Business, Public, or Health Administration, Management, Public Health, Medicine, or equivalent experience.

2.Minimum ten years’ experience in supervisory and administrative capacities with hospitals or other healthcare organizations, healthcare facilities or their equivalent.

3. Experience and understanding of computerized accounting systems, budgets, and financial data operations, third party billing, contracting, collections, and cost-reporting (Medicaid and Medicare.). Knowledge of accounting principles and/or auditing preferred.

4. Knowledge of principles and practice of not-for-profit healthcare organizations.

5. Knowledge of state and federal laws pertaining to HHS/HRSA-BPHC regulations and policies.

6. Knowledge of structure and operations of Federally Qualified Health Centers.

7Possess considerable initiative and judgment in formulating policies, planning and analyzing health care activities, and recruiting and retaining Board of Director and staff personnel.

8. Ability to continuously analyze Center operations and ensure maximum performance of all staff and associated contractors.

9. Positive management style and experience in governmental grants management.

10. Ability to work effectively with other medical staff, patients, and staff. Ability to lead others with respect. Expert communication and writing skills.

11Ability to meet and communicate effectively with Federal, State, and local officials and association staff and related businesses.

Note: This is not an entry-level position. Previous experience in executive-level roles is required.

We offer competitive compensation commensurate with experience.

If you are a visionary leader with a passion for driving organizational success, we invite you to apply for this challenging yet rewarding opportunity.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $150,000.00 - $175,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Application Question(s):

  • What is your desired salary range for this position?


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Administrative: 10 years (Required)
  • Nonprofit management: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Grant writing: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Healthcare management: 10 years (Preferred)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Woodbridge, VA 22192: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person

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