Executive Director, Community Health Programs and Area Health Education Center
Ohio University - Athens, OH

This position oversees both the Area Health Education Center and Community Health Programs, while both areas are related their focus and operations are separate. 

The Consortium for Health Education in Appalachia Ohio ( CHEAO ) is an Area Health Education Center that has a mission to improve the health of people in in Southeastern Ohio by fostering academic and community collaboration, emphasizing primary care and focusing on underserved areas. 

Community Health Programs strives to improve access to needed services for the communities of southeastern Ohio. This is accomplished through education the public on health related topics and providing clinical services and screenings. Partnerships and collaborations are key to these successful programs. 
This position works independently to provide oversight and direction for the Area Health Education Center and Community Health Programs at OU- HCOM . This position is multi-faceted and includes grant writing, grant management; personnel management, financial management; data interpretation for planning and reporting, program implementation and program evaluation. This role includes providing oversight and direction for continuing education activities and the American Health Association Training Center activities provided to health care professionals and community members. 

Primary Responsibilities: 

-Provides direction and oversight for the Area Health Education Center and Community Health Programs, which includes direct and indirect personnel management for 17-20 staff/ 24 AmeriCorps members. Provides oversight for approximately 1.7 to 2 million dollars in multiple program budgets. Responsible for building partnerships and collaborations with health care professionals, foundations, schools, universities, agencies and internal OU units 

-Identifies new grant opportunities in order to maintain the sustainability of the department. In addition the Executive Director will write/develop and manages grants. Ensures that an awarded grant’s criteria and guidelines are being followed. Responsible for compiling and interpreting needs assessment data and data for reporting. Develops, implements and evaluates programing for AHEC and CHP . 

-Assists with planning and evaluating continuing education programs for health care professionals, students and community members. 

-Represents the Area Health Education Center and Community Health Programs at the organizational, local, state and national level at meetings and conferences as required-example OU- HCOM Executive Committee, CHEAO Board, Maternal Child Health Program Consortium, Albert Schweitzer Board, State-Wide AHEC , National AHEC Conference 
 
Minimum Qualifications: 

-Master’s degree in Health Care Administration, Education, Nursing or related field. 

-A Bachelor’s degree with experience and working toward a Master’s degree in Health Care Administration, Education, Nursing or related field will be considered. 

-8 years of work related experience. 

-3 years of supervisory or managerial responsibilities 

-Ability to work with people to build partnerships and collaborations 

-Excellent budgeting skills in order to track complex budgets 

-Understanding of patient care and able to work in a complex health system 

-In-depth knowledge of the Appalachian culture 

-Must be flexible and willing to adapt to new situations and programs frequently 

-Grant writing and management experience. 

Preferred Qualifications 
-5 years of supervisory or managerial responsibilities