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Director- Community Health: Community Benefit & Health Policy

System Health Solutions
Date Posted
05 August, 2022
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Director- Community Health: Community Benefit & Health Policy

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Job Description


The Director, Community Health, Community Benefit & Health Policy will be responsible for developing and successfully implementing the strategy, operational work plan, and key activities of community benefit across the IU Health system (all hospital entities & regions) and the communities we serve.  The leader will also be responsible for the successful planning and implementation of the community health needs assessment, as well as community benefit related data collection, reporting, accounting, monitoring, evaluating, and leading of implementation plans per federal guidelines.   The leader will utilize data to make strategic recommendations for the Community Health division and IU Health system to meet the needs of the greater community.

In addition, the leader will also be responsible for researching, developing, recommending, benchmarking, analyzing, and supporting implementation of internal policies as well as external/community health and/or public policy initiatives as it relates to the community health priorities, the social determinants of health and upstream work and impact on health and social outcomes.  The leader will help create, monitor and support the implementation of an advocacy & legislative agenda, as well as a robust anchor institution strategy in collaboration with the government affairs team and other key stakeholders.  The Community Health priorities are as follows:

  • Behavioral Health & Substance Use Disorder
  • Infant and Maternal Mortality
  • Tobacco/Nicotine Cessation
  • Hypertension

The leader will report to the VP, Community Health Operations and will have project management support to lead the work.  The leader will also work alongside other Community Health division directors, health equity leaders, various IU Health department leaders, and external stakeholders in a collaborative format to accomplish the work and achieve division goals.  The leader will be able to effectively lead strategy and operational excellence with influence across the IU Health system and greater community to drive change, alignment, and system and community impact.  Other related duties will be assigned as needed.

IU Health is among the top ten largest single-state nonprofit health systems in the United States. Through its 16 hospitals (a mix of urban, suburban and rural facilities), IU Health offers a full range of specialty and primary care services for children and adults.  Community Health is an integral part of the System Health Solutions (SHS) division within Indiana University Heath. The Community Health division improves the health and health equity of IU Health patients, communities, and the state of Indiana. SHS was formed in 2015 and is charged with making high quality care more accessible and affordable, creating a more seamless customer experience, and developing new care models and capabilities that improve health of our patients and communities


  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • 7 - 10 years of experience in healthcare, public health, public/health policy, and/or health programming
  • Leadership experience preferred
  • Knowledge or experience in community benefit and policy development preferred
  • Must be equally skilled at strategy development and operations – with a proven track record of managing and leading teams focused on strategy, execution, process improvement, and goal attainment
  • Skilled at data analysis and utilization of data and trends to inform decision making
  • Able to build and monitor successful relationships, coalitions and partnerships with key internal and community stakeholders
  • Must have demonstrated experience of delivering results in a matrix environment
  • Must demonstrate strong skills in organization, communication, and results driven leadership
  • Able to balance and deliver results in an environment with multiple competing priorities
  • Able to inspire teams, set a vision, drive outcomes and do so through influence (versus authority or direct reporting lines)
  • Embody IU Health’s mission, embrace its vision and values, and lead through respect, humility, and intellectual curiosity.

Indiana University Health is unlike any other healthcare system and we're looking for team members who share the things that matter most to us. People who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People motivated to do their best every day. People who are always ready to apply themselves. As one of Indiana's largest employers, As one of Indiana's largest employers, our vision is to lead the transformation of healthcare through quality, innovation and education, and make Indiana one of the nation's healthiest states.


Safeguarding our patients and each other is an important part of how we deliver the best care possible to the communities we serve. As a condition of employment, IU Health requires all new hires to receive various vaccinations, including the influenza and COVID-19 vaccines, barring an approved exemption. New hires will also be provided the option to submit proof of previous vaccination.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at IU Health. IU Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Indiana University Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive health system, with 16 hospitals and more than 34,000 team members serving Hoosiers across the state. Our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine gives our team members access to the very latest science and the very best training, advancing care for all. We’re looking for team members who share the things that matter most to us. People who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People who are compassionate and serve with a purpose. People who aspire to excellence every day. People who are always ready to apply themselves.

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