The Washington Health Care Association (WHCA), which represents most of the state’s skilled nursing and assisted living providers, is seeking a President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead the organization. WHCA is a 501(c)(6) organization with annual revenue of around $5.2 million and a 30-year history of providing legislative and regulatory representation on behalf of its members. The organization counts over 170 skilled nursing facilities and 375 assisted living centers as its members, and serves its members through an educational foundation, a successful workers compensation management program, and professional development opportunities. WHCA is run by a staff of 10 and a dedicated volunteer Board of Directors (Board) comprised of 16 members who represent key WHCA stakeholders. WHCA also has six active volunteer committees.
This position offers a great opportunity for a skilled executive to work with an active, involved board to further the mission of an organization that is accomplished and financially solid. The new President/CEO will need experience with navigating state regulations, working with government agencies and legislators, and making change and progress in a highly regulated sector. A successful candidate will be passionate about member service and serving this critical sector of the healthcare industry. The position is based at WHCA’s headquarters in Tumwater (Olympia area), WA. Some travel is required.
Strategic Priorities for the CEO
Promote the mission.
Provide management and implementation of the strategic plan.
Enhance the visibility of WHCA among stakeholders and legislative leaders.
Maintain WHCA’s reputation as a well-respected leader and education provider.
Along with the Board, identify and secure new and continued funding sources and revenue streams that provide value and enhanced engagement of members.
Explore, develop, and maximize partnerships that support the mission.
Establish and maintain strong professional relationships within the long-term care community, long-term care regulatory agencies, legislators, Board members, association members, and staff.
Develop and enhance WHCA’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity at all association and foundation levels.
Oversee the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the association's programs and services.
Stay up-to-date and current with regulations and best practices.
Initiate and maintain liaison with appropriate allied health associations, agencies, and other stakeholder groups.
Manage the implementation of action plans linked to assigned public policy goals for the association.
Required Skills, Experience, and Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree is required: an advanced degree in management, accounting, or health policy is a plus.
At least seven years of senior-level organization management experience.
A Certified Association Executive (CAE) certification is a plus.
Background in legal and regulatory issues in healthcare, with advocacy and legislative expertise, Medicaid and long-term care expertise, and strong regional networks and connections.
Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
Experience with budgeting and financial management.
Strong organizational abilities including planning, resource allocation, program development, and facilitation.
Strong collaborative team building and strategic management skills with an understanding of group dynamics.
Crisis management experience.
Experience working with state government and understanding of both state and federal legislative process and government relations.
Command of public relations, media, and marketing skills, and related IT tools and software.
In addition to the qualifications listed above, the CEO must have these characteristics:
A visionary leader who thinks strategically and takes an innovative approach to managing resources and developing opportunities.
Passion for and long-term commitment to excellence in healthcare delivery for seniors.
Dependable, ethical, responsive, emotionally intelligent, and self-aware.
Open-minded, collaborative, and inclusive, seeking and encouraging idea-sharing and engagement from stakeholders before making decisions.
Able to delegate.
Leads with humility and a backbone.
Member-focused service ethic with a commitment to teamwork.
Resilient, adaptable, and able to respond and problem-solve in a rapidly changing environment.
Able to handle complex challenges in an effective, professional manner.
For full position details and to apply, please send a cover letter and current résumé (Microsoft Word® format preferred) to https://jobs.crelate.com/portal/sterlingmartin/job/u1q78qo18qqxf6bbe8owrjdoro/WHCA