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President & CEO


This is a Contract position in Fairfax County, VA posted March 26, 2020.

HealthMPowers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering children to have healthy habits and transforming environments where children live, learn and play.

With a strong 20-year track record, a variety of funding sources, and well-developed partnerships with government agencies, civic organizations, school systems and others, HealthMPowers is poised for continued success in improving healthy eating and physical activity of children to impact future health, academic success as well as economic and national security.

By integrating nutrition education and physical activity into settings where children spend their time (schools, childcare centers, and after-school programs), the organization creates a culture that supports lifelong healthy lifestyle choices for children, staff, families and communities.

Using the evidence-based guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HealthMPowers has a proven track record of improving health knowledge, behavior, physical fitness and environments for sustainable health improvements in low-income communities.

HealthMPowers is seeking a dynamic and seasoned professional to serve as its next Chief Executive Officer to lead the organization in promoting healthy habits to build a better future for children.

Please see Fast Facts and visit the website for additional information.

POSITION PURPOSE The President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for the overall leadership of HealthMPowers, guiding operations and growth.

He/She will be the organization’s chief advocate and spokesperson who will continue to build trust in HealthMPowers and its relevance in the community, communicating impact and success.

The CEO will be expected to work with the Board and staff to build on past successes while forging new collaborations and partnerships with community leaders, related organizations, and major donors.

The ideal candidate will be a highly respected public health and education professional who is dynamic, people-oriented and who can demonstrate success with building a positive and inclusive culture, cultivating partnerships and running a complex organization.

Critical to the success of the selected candidate and the organization, the CEO must have a background in public health and education as well as a passion and history of advocating for children’s health and wellness.

The CEO will use the combination of his or her credibility and HealthMPowers’ reputation to accomplish outcomes that educate and empower, leading to systemic change.

He/She will make it a priority to preserve and build upon the non-partisan, collegial and collaborative spirit that exists with the larger nonprofit community, educational institutions, government officials and other stakeholders.

THE ORGANIZATION HealthMPowers was the vision of two community leaders concerned with the plethora of health issues facing youth.

Originally slated to be a Health Museum with interactive exhibits for children, a new idea evolved to take the program directly to the children through schools.

Working on the premise that creating a healthy future starts with making healthy choices today, HealthMPowers has grown programming to include more than 800 sites and over 511,000 students.

In Georgia and across America, there is a critical need to improve the health of our children.

HealthMPowers has become a strong force of change throughout the state playing a vital role in improving behaviors of students, staff and families.

The HealthMPowers program model includes trainings, direct services and resource materials that are presented in a memorable and interactive format to promote healthy behaviors and environments.

The innovative program model improves fitness and health knowledge and behaviors in children, while providing teachers and staff with the training and resources necessary to create healthy schools and communities.

A concentrated effort is made to change the policies, practices and programming in these sites resulting in healthier environments for students, staff and families.

At the core of its work, HealthMPowers provides information and engagement that empowers and motivates children to make healthy decisions.

Exercise and good nutrition are essential to a child’s health and development.

By instilling the importance of healthy life choices at a young age, the foundation is built for lifelong healthy choices and behavior through adulthood.

Through a comprehensive and coordinated approach, HealthMPowers provides extensive services and resources to have long-term impact on the lives of the participants.

Fast Facts Location: 250 Scientific Drive NW, Suite 500 Norcross, Georgia 30092 2019 Budget: $4.9 million of which $4M are major grants Notable achievements: In partnership with Emory University, HealthMPowers secured a $2.5M grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for a two-year research study to further explore linkages between physical activity and academic success.

HealthMPowers has been a SNAP-Ed implementing agency for 12 years providing programming, technical assistance and impact to underserved schools and communities.

HealthMPowers was selected as the non-profit beneficiary by the American Public Health Association in 2017.

Employees: 48 including the CEO; CEO has seven senior-staff direct reports Board members: 19 CREDENTIALS Education Bachelor’s degree required.

Master’s degree in the fields of public health or education is strongly preferred.

Publications, memberships to professional networks and experience presenting at professional meetings or conferences will be a strong advantage.

Experience The successful candidate will have a minimum of eight years of related executive level experience with demonstrated leadership through programs and influence.

Mastery of public health and school systems with strong local, state and national relationships within public education are required.

Passion for the Work The successful candidate must possess a passion for supporting and advocating for children’s nutrition and fitness to build a better future.

COMPETENCIES OF QUALIFIED CANDIDATES To reach the vision of HealthMPowers, achieve the goals of the current strategic plan, and to fulfill its mission, the successful candidate should have the competencies listed below.

The successful candidate will possess Expertise in education, public health issues and initiatives related to children’s health and well-being.

Experience working with school systems and academic institutions through program development and/or implementation.

Understanding of the grant lifecycle, process and reporting with experience in management of major grants.

Involvement with professional associations related to public health or education and experience publishing and/or publicly presenting on various platforms.

Experience using data to evaluate programs and demonstrate impact.

Strategic Leadership The successful candidate will demonstrate a history of Working with partners, board and staff to develop a strategic plan and supporting budget that was, or is currently, being successfully implemented with proven ability managing priorities.

Developing and conveying a vision internally and externally to energize and inspire staff, partners, funders, influencers, community groups and others whose involvement is needed for success.

Monitoring progress against the strategic plan and measuring outcomes, making recommendations to capitalize on successes, making course corrections, and mitigating unforeseen issues.

Analyzing trends, research, and a variety of data sets to understand emerging issues related to children’s health, education, or nonprofit initiatives and using that data to inform strategy and decision-making.

Identifying the strategies and activities with the greatest impact on outcomes then allocating resources accordingly while balancing internal and external stakeholder needs.

Relationship Building & Communications Candidates will have a proven track record of Identifying and cultivating relationships among donors and partners through personal engagement and effective communication to achieve the vision of an organization.

Promoting collaboration at all levels – with staff, board, partners, officials, and other contributors to success.

Communicating persuasively and frequently engaging board members, organizations, elected officials, potential and existing partners, donors, and others about the needs of a cause.

Positively influencing others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the public or a particular population.

Working with and in cross-functional, cross-unit teams, demonstrating solid interpersonal skills and maintaining an approachable, genuine demeanor.

Speaking with evident passion about a topic of importance, combining statistics with stories in a mix appropriate to the audience.

Interfacing with governing boards showing strong knowledge of corporate and/or nonprofit governance.

Fund Development The successful candidate must have a verifiable history of Securing and managing large grants from government entities, foundations, and corporate partners.

Developing, documenting and implementing a diverse, sufficient, and sustainable funding strategy in order to meet resource needs.

Diversifying the funding of an organization by expanding the breadth and depth of collaborations and partnerships to reduce dependence on any one funding source.

Developing, documenting and implementing a marketing and public relations strategy in order to cultivate organizational and individual donors.

Attracting significant resources by leveraging relationships, building trust and credibility, and fostering support to advance the mission.

Operational Excellence Candidates will have proven success with Demonstrating leadership, financial savvy and business acumen by setting and meeting goals for long-term financial health, with evidence of good judgement in making timely and sound decisions.

Providing direction for long-term organizational health including operations, fiscal management, administration, human resources, and compliance.

Establishing measures of success for annual and strategic goals and analyzing results to ensure the organization achieves expected goals, objectives and outcomes.

Overseeing financial planning and controls, operating and capital budgets, and effectively managing contract negotiations and significant agreements with agencies, community partners or vendors.

Applying proven business practices and implementation of industry best practices, business policies, and internal controls to minimize risk, safeguard assets, and improve operational efficiencies.

Actively participating with a board of directors in discussions and planning activities, introducing trends and opportunities for consideration, providing relevant transparent updates, and engaging members as appropriate regarding critical issues and opportunities.

Team Management Candidates will have proven success with Cultivating an inclusive, positive environment, supporting and encouraging the staff to be their best and implementing a culture of teamwork, accountability, and quality.

Attracting, developing, motivating and retaining the highest level of continuously‐improving staff, ensuring fair and consistent human resource practices.

Establishing short and long‐term strategy for developing talent by providing opportunities for team-building and professional development.

Delegating and evaluating the performance of a diverse team.

Ensuring communication and information flow throughout the organization is efficiently managed to provide leaders and staff with current, pertinent, job-related information.

Empowering staff while maintaining a culture of team and individual accountability.

OTHER HealthMPowers provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Identity and Employment Eligibility Verification In compliance with federal law, the candidate hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form (E-verify) upon hire.

Background and Credit Check The selected candidate will be required to successfully pass a background check and credit check.

Evenings and Weekends This position requires travel within and outside the state.

Day trips within the state of Georgia are common.

Overnight travel is required approximately 5% of the time.

CEO will be expected to work occasional evening and weekend hours.

TO EXPRESS INTEREST HealthMPowers and the Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN), which has been engaged to conduct this search, invite your participation in this outstanding opportunity.

To express interest or seek further information, please send your resume or questions via email only to healthmpowers

GCN’s Process We are honored by your interest and hope to be in touch with you.

We regret that we are unable to speak with each individual.

We will acknowledge receipt of your credentials by email and review each submission carefully.

If we determine there is a potential match for the position, we will reach out to you by a subsequent email in order to schedule a phone call.

By submitting your resume for this opportunity, you give GCN permission to share your name and credentials with the members of our client’s search committee.

HealthMPowers, Inc.

250 Scientific Drive Suite 500 Norcross, GA 30092 phone 770.817.1733 fax 770.680.5399