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Community Health Councils is a non-profit, community-based health advocacy, policy and educational organization. We offer a competitive salary and generous benefits including medical, dental, vision and 403b plans; vacation, sick and holiday benefits. CHC is an equal opportunity employer. Women and persons of color are encouraged to apply.

TO APPLY: Please email a Cover Letter, Resume and Complete Salary History (including all positions) as separate attachments to humanresources@chc-inc.org. Include the exact title of the position you are applying for in the Subject line of your email, e.g. “John Doe – Policy Analyst – Air Quality.”

Current job openings are listed below

Executive Director (Posted 05/29/2015)
The Board of Directors for Community Health Councils, Inc. (founded in 1992) is seeking a dynamic, forward thinking, and transformative leader to serve as the next Executive Director of this well-regarded and successful non-profit, community-based health policy and advocacy organization located in South Los Angeles.

The Executive Director is responsible for leading efforts and setting direction that enables Community Health Councils to effectively  advocate and influence  policies  that fundamentally  improve  the health and well being of residents in South Los Angeles.  The Executive Director is appointed by and reports to the Board of Directors, and serves as the face of the organization  on all major public policy, advocacy, and mission-driven  activities.  The Executive  Director  is responsible  for  sustaining  and strengthening CHC’s role as a credible and respected expert and thought -leader.  This includes identifying key policy priorities on an annual basis to engage decision-makers  and local community coalitions; marketing and promoting the organization  to the greater Los Angeles community;  and responding to key community issues and emerging needs.

The Executive  Director will lead a talented and dedicated executive management team who work in unison to direct the programmatic, operational and financial/administrative management of the organization. The leadership team includes the Chief  Financial Officer, General Counsel, Policy Directors  and other key staff. CHC employs a staff of 30 and  the 2015 operating budget is approximately $6 million.


  • Maintain and strengthen relationships with funders, stakeholders and other organizations, while enhancing CHC’s overall visibility and brand.
  • Develop and implement a strategic plan that furthers CHC’s commitment to community engagement and policy/system change while strengthening the agency’s infrastructure.
  • Conduct organizational assessment in order to become familiar wit h programs, staff, resources and stakeholders.
  • Enhance the financial stability of the organization and increase unrestricted funding.

Duties and Responsibilities
Mission, Advocacy and Programmatic

  • Maintain CHC’s strong presence and reputation as a leading community health policy and advocacy organization addressing health equity through the lens of South Los Angeles. Cultivate and sustain strong collaborative relationships with community stakeholders, funders, government agencies and elected officials.
  • In conjunction with the Board of Directors and senior staff, identify long and short range strategic goals and objectives, and initiate operational plans aimed at achieving CHC’s mission while growing the organization and enhancing its positive influence.
  • Remain knowledgeable of key economic, social and political trends impacting the quality of life within South Los Angeles and similar communities throughout the county, state and nation in order to set a proactive policy agenda.
  • Oversight of the development of external communication strategies and plans to keep the policy makers, residents and other stakeholders engaged and informed on CHC’s successes, challenges and opportunities

Operations and Management
  • Oversee all of CHC’s fundraising  activities; participate  and direct staff in securing  grants and donations from funding sources including: government, foundations, corporations, special events and individuals while actively cultivating and diversifying CHC’s donor base.
  • Work  with staff to prepare,  monitor, and adhere to yearly budgets and financial plans of the organization.
  • Ensure that CHC’s operational  systems, programs and processes are reflective of organizational best practices including performance matrixes and the organization is a model for social change; initiate and monitor rigorous program evaluation processes.
  • Implement a staff development and training program that focuses on building a team of highly skilled and effective employees who are equipped and empowered to lead and/or contribute to the work of the organization; create an environment that fosters staff feedback, innovation and open dialogue while incorporating performance evaluations and growth opportunities.
  • Provide regular updates on organizational  development issues, opportunities and challenges including operational and financial reports to the Board of Directors.

The Executive Director performs other duties as needed or assigned.


  • Possess a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) with 8-10 years of progressively responsible experience as a senior executive in a community based organization or government agency focused on policy development and advocacy, community health and/or social justice.
  • Big picture, visionary leader and forward thinker with the ability to craft long-range plans and lead community transformational efforts.
  • Knowledgeable of legislative processes at the local, state, and national levels, and successfully implementing advocacy efforts.
  • Tenacity to discern and champion emerging social justice opportunities that further the mission, promote health equity, and enhance effectiveness and visibility in the community.
  • Experience working within at least one of CHC’s four priority policy areas.
  • Knowledge of and experience working in South Los Angeles and/or similar communities.
  • Appreciation for research methods, data, and evaluation.
  • Skilled and compassionate organizational leader who can inspire and foster trust, collaboration and respect within the organization, among the broader community and with key partners.
  • Strong strategic planning and operational implementation skills; results-oriented, mission-driven, and community-centric.
  • Skilled fundraiser with a track record of generating operating revenue, including success cultivating high net worth individual donors, foundations, and government agencies.
  • Knowledge and experience with facilitating and managing coalitions, and building consensus.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the social determinants of health.
  • Commands and exhibits integrity, transparency and accountability.
  • Prior experience cultivating an effective relationship with a volunteer board and its leadership.
  • Experience with financial and resource management at the executive and/or senior management level.
  • Skilled in program development and management.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit; high energy, self-starter; sense of humor; humble and passionate


Community Health Councils, Inc. offers a competitive salary and employment  benefit package commensurate with qualifications and experience.


To apply for this position, please submit electronically your resume and letter of interest by July 6, 2015 electronically to: chc@thehawkinscompany.com Preference  is  for  electronic  submissions  however materials  may  be  mailed to: The Hawkins Company, 8939 S. Sepulveda  Blvd., Suite  110-216,  Los Angeles, California 90045.

For additional information or confidential inquiry, please contact a member of our consulting team (The Hawkins Company):

Kellie Hawkins: 310-926-2995 kellie@thehawkinscompany.com, Brett Byers: 323-403-8279; brett@thehawkinscompany.com  or Bill Hawkins, 310-348-8800: bill@thehawkinscompany.com