The African American Reach and Teach Health Ministry (AARTH) is seeking a mission-driven leader, passionate about health equity, to serve as its next Executive Director. Leveraging AARTH’s local impact and national reach, the next Executive Director will partner with the Board of Directors and staff in advancing our charge to provide health education and capacity building services for institutions and community-based organizations serving residents, clients, and patients of the African Diaspora. This is the perfect career opportunity for an accomplished professional with a deep personal commitment to social justice, who is motivated to address health disparities and feels called to serve the African American/Black community.
Founded in 2002, AARTH Ministry is a non-religious faith based 501c3 non-profit organization established to respond to HIV/AIDS and other chronic health conditions that disproportionately affect African and Black people in the diaspora.
Our mission is to increase the capacity of faith and health institutions to provide wellness and community care systems for people of African descent, with specific commitments to:
- Increase awareness and knowledge of health issues that disproportionately affect them.
- Promote responsible and self-affirming health practices.
- Strengthen the infrastructure of faith ministries and organizations to provide culturally appropriate services and effectively collaborate with others.
We live into these goals through a portfolio of signature programs and services including HIV education & training, teaching people to live well with chronic conditions, and providing related resources. In collaboration with our community partners and funders we develop and produce state and regional conferences for health providers and deliver culturally appropriate behavioral health-change and clinical education and training for communities, organizations, and health institutions.
Health equity and social justice represent our core values and the foundation for how we conduct business and deliver services. AARTH approaches health equity and social justice work through an Afrocentric lens and works to explore and address issues from a holistic standpoint; assessing the whole person, which considers all factors that contribute to health inequities.
For more information, please visit our website at www.aarth.org.
- Provide information, advice, and counsel to the Board of Directors for the creation of organizational policies and strategic direction.
- Ensure prudent financial stewardship, partnering with the Board to secure funding and generate revenue, and overseeing financial audits.
- Manage all operations of the organization; evaluate outcomes and results to ensure contractual compliance and fulfillment of funder obligations, allocate resources, implement administrative policies and strategies.
- Provide supervisory direction and support to staff; conduct performance management activities, employee development, recruitment and hiring as needed.
- Represent AARTH in the community and public arena through professional presentations and advocacy activities.
- Foster and maintain positive and productive relationships with key stakeholders and partner organizations.
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible leadership experience; non-profit experience preferred. Advanced degree is a plus.
- Must be available to work some evenings and weekends. Must be willing to travel to supported States (Washington, Alaska, Colorado, Utah, and Oregon), and attend up to two regional conferences each year).
- Due to COVID-19 staff currently work remotely for essential business. However, periodic reporting to the office location [901 Rainier Avenue North suite B102, Renton WA 98057] may be required for essential business activities in compliance with local government protocols as they evolve.
- Fluent in English
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
- Proven commitment to, and experience working with, African American/African communities and health/social service professionals around health equity and social justice.
- Understanding of and/or experience working with HIV/AIDS
- Highly developed leadership competencies including strategic/critical thinking, adaptability, action orientation, and emotional intelligence (EQ)
- Able to effectively manage an organization, including budget development and management.
- Grant writing experience and demonstrated fund-raising success.
- Proven leadership and supervisory experience; ability to build and inspire a high performing team.
- Exhibit independent judgment in the development, implementation and evaluation of plans, procedures, and policies.Sophisticated problem-solving skills; high attention to detail and effective organizational skills
- Computer skills including MS Word (proficiency-level), PowerPoint, Excel (at least intermediate level), and navigating the internet. Comfortable conducting and/or participating in virtual meetings; experience with Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or other similar software.
- Excellent verbal, listening, presentation, and written communication skills; confident in speaking to large groups of people, personable in small group settings, ability to communicate effectively with a high level of tact, diplomacy, and confidentiality.
- Comfortable engaging and developing collaborative relationships with diverse stakeholder groups including health care providers, government agencies and community representatives.
- Effective spokesperson: prepared to serve as the external face of the organization.
- Salary range $70,000 - $86,400 (DOE/Q)