Overview

The Chief of Staff is a critical internal leader who is responsible for ensuring that Greater Newark Health Care Coalition (GNHCC) maintains strong organizational health. As a senior staff member, the Chief of Staff will work closely with, and act on behalf of, the Executive Director. They will be empowered to develop systems to strengthen effectiveness, promote accountability, and solve problems. The Chief of Staff will supervise members of the management team, and report to the Executive Director.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Organizational Development

  • Responsible for annual staff retreat, regular staff meetings and other team building events.
  • Oversee the development of systems and tools that advance staff effectiveness, internal decision-making and strategic action.
  • Supports the Executive Director in scheduling and carrying our board and committee meetings.

Strategic Planning

  • In partnership with the Executive Director, develop and implement strategic initiatives as informed by the Board.
  • Monitor emerging needs, industry trends and changes in government policy, recommending appropriate changes in strategy or development of new initiatives.

Communications

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate an annual communications plan.
  • Create branding toolkits that aligns GNHCC and partners on how to properly represent the organization, including logo representation, approved language, etc
  • Quality check and control all pieces of communication, including copy editing grants, memos, newsletters, social media posts, etc.
  • Manage consultants, including public relations and web designers, as needed.
  • Write and draft press releases, Op Eds and more on behalf of the Executive Director and Board of Directors to promote the work and mission of GNHCC as well as raise awareness of its impact.

Program

  • Increase key impact measurements and support the data team in developing, testing and implementing practices for improving and maintaining data quality.
  • Promote collaborative relationships within and between service areas to ensure that integrative strategies are implemented.
  • Deepen and implement outcome measures that lead to more effective and efficient service delivery to ensure that all programmatic components and partners are performing in accordance with grant deliverables and internal targets

Human Resources

  • Oversee staff recruitment and hiring including the development and promotion of job postings, candidate screening, negotiations and onboarding.
  • Cultivate the values of GNHCC within the organization.
  • Instill a human capital development and “coaching” culture within GNHCC; upgrade human resources functions including: training, development, compensation and benefits, employee relations, performance evaluation and recruiting.
  • Oversee annual evaluations and support supervisors in timely completion.
  • Act as the liaison to VNAHG.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health required plus relevant work experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and execute projects.
  • Proven track record of working strategically and collaboratively across departments.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in an environment with multiple priorities and tight deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills; including the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with other staff, partner organizations, elected and appointed officials, corporate/business representatives, and community members.
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About Greater Newark Health Care Coalition

Greater Newark Health Care Coalition (GNHCC) is one of four not-for-profit regional health hubs in New Jersey working with both clinical and social service providers to improve patient care and outcomes. The vision of GNHCC is health equity for residents of Greater Newark. The mission is to work collaboratively to improve systems, community and individual conditions for optimal health and well-being. Core functions include: (1) neutral convening with coordination and alignment of local efforts, (2) data collection, sharing and analysis, (3) the design and testing of innovative strategies and (4) engagement in health policy, planning and advocacy.