King County Accountable Community of Health: Executive Director

What is the position?

The King County Accountable Community of Health (KC ACH) Executive Director has overall management responsibility for the KC ACH, a newly created non-profit Limited Liability Company (LLC) of Seattle Foundation. The KC Executive Director will work under the direction of the KC ACH Governing Board, a 25-member body representing leaders from across the health and social service sectors.

The KC ACH is one of nine such regional organizations created statewide as part of the Healthier Washington Initiative to implement a five-year Medicaid Transformation Demonstration Project. More information on Healthier Washington can be found at: http://www.hca.wa.gov/hw/Pages/default.aspx. Information about King County’s ACH can be found at: http://www.kingcounty.gov/elected/executive/health-human-services-transformation/ach.aspx

Core Responsibilities

The KC ACH Executive Director has executive leadership responsibility for the KC ACH, including overall strategy, operations, personnel and financial management, and cross-sector collaboration. The Executive Director must be an innovative, entrepreneurial leader with a broad understanding of health, including health equity, social determinants of health, health care delivery and financing, and federal, state, and local health policy. The Executive Director has strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships and trust with diverse community partners. The Executive Director will prioritize social justice and equity, and create forward progress in transforming the health of the population in King County.

Using and promoting the principles of race and social justice, the Executive Director is responsible for:

Executive / Operational Leadership

The overall, day-to-day management of the KC ACH, including:
•Assumes fiscal/budgetary responsibility and oversight of a multi-million dollar budget.
•Recruits, trains and supervises the ACH staff team, beginning with a core executive team and expanding to fuller staffing component as fund flow increases. Works with staff to execute and oversee contracts with outside organizations and/or individual consultants to achieve ACH deliverables.
•Collaborates in staff development, communications, program planning, implementation, evaluation, and cross-sector coordination.
•Oversees data collection, reporting and performance-based monitoring to facilitate data-driven decision making and meet state Demonstration Project deliverables.
•Ensures compliance with contract requirements with the Health Care Authority, with ACH bylaws, Seattle Foundation policies and other state/local laws and regulations.

Community Collaboration

•Establishes and maintains mutually beneficial and strong working relationships with health, housing and social service providers, community-based organizations, tribes, philanthropic partners, state and local agencies, grassroots consumers, community members and the many other partners critical to the ACH’s success.
•Promotes outreach, inclusion, and active community engagement across a wide array of organizational partners with an emphasis on Medicaid recipients, underserved communities, communities of color and nontraditional partners.
•Liaises with the Washington State Health Care Authority and other Accountable Communities of Health and others involved in the Healthier Washington initiative, to ensure maximum coordination.

Partnership with Governing Board

•Supports the KC ACH Governing Board in strategic planning, priority-setting and building a shared vision.
•Provides executive leadership to and facilitates the work of the Governing Board and its committees.

Desired Qualifications


•Significant senior-level management, supervisory experience in a nonprofit, social service, public health or medical/health care setting.
•Understanding and experience with health care delivery system transformation, health care financing and reimbursement and local, state and federal health policies.
•Experience with health and human services in the King County region
•Demonstrated commitment to race and social justice.
•Commitment to and experience integrating the social determinants of health, addressing health disparities, and working with marginalized and underrepresented communities.
•Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with diverse stakeholders built on listening, mutual trust, respect and putting the people and community at the center of the work.
•Master’s or equivalent graduate degree from an accredited institution in a job-related field and eight (8) years of progressively responsible and relevant professional experience.

Salary Range

$150,000+ contingent on funding

To Apply

As an equal opportunity employer, the King County ACH is committed to a diverse, multi-cultural work environment. KC ACH does not discriminate in employment on the basis of age, race, creed, gender, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation. People of color, women, veterans, people with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual orientations are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to: hr@seattlefoundation.org by 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 3, 2017