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
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.

About Indiana University Health

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.