Inspire Health Foundation Director

POSITION: Inspire Health Foundation Director

DEPARTMENT: Inspire Health Foundation, Inc.

REPORTS TO: Inspire Health Foundation President




The core values of Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas, Inc. (CHC/SEK) are dignity and stewardship.  Each staff member is expected to perform their job duties in a way that preserves dignity for our patients and maintains good stewardship of the Center's resources.


The Inspire Health Foundation, Inc. (IHF), is a Kansas Not-for-Profit Corporation and subsidiary of CHC/SEK.  IHF is intended distribute resources to support scholarships aimed at education and training around health professions and those professions that may not be a health profession (such as accounting, community relations, public health and leadership) that are directly tied to improving healthcare organizations in the region.

The Inspire Health Foundation Director (IHF Director) will used evidence-based practices to engage students, parents and educators to promote careers in healthcare for rural and, largely, underserved youth.  The IHF Director will deepen relationships with critical partners such as school districts and regional training programs, create a scholarship framework and process and engage in fundraising activities for the foundation.  Under the supervision of a member of CHC/SEK’s Key Management Staff (who serves as IHF’s President), and with general direction of the IHF’s Board of Directors, the IHF Director will have general responsibilities and will work in conjunction with CHC/SEK staff and leadership to ensure services are offered in a manner that promotes the mission and vision of CHC/SEK and IHF.


  1. Board Management. Set agendas, create board member education, engage board members, recruit new board members.
  2. Engage stakeholders in the work of IHF through community education events and through the use of media and social media, including the development of a website.
  3. Relationship management. Amplify existing and create new relationships with key stakeholders such as early childhood education, schools, health careers training programs and health professionals.
  4. Opportunity assessment. Inventory (and ongoing knowledge of) existing health professions training programs in the region.
  5. Fundraising, donor relations, grant writing and reporting with the aim of building the corpus of IHF to provide scholarships.
  6. Program development. Develop programs on-site at CHC/SEK facilities (such as a summer health careers camp, CHC Mentors) to engage students in health careers, to introduce them to CHC/SEK health professionals and to CHC/SEK facilities and resources.  Will also design and maintain IHF scholarship program, awards management and selection criteria.
  7. Curriculum development. Work in conjunction with educators and consultants to create curriculum where none exists to engage students in pathways to health careers.
  8. Beneficiary engagement. Identify, tracking and maintain contact with perspective beneficiaries (students, current healthcare workers that want to further their education).
  9. Performs all duties and services in full compliance with CHC/SEK and IHF policies and procedures.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.


  1. Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (education, health promotion, communications) required.
  2. Experience in a combination of some, but not all, of the following preferred: program development; fundraising; curriculum development; event planning; career counseling and communications.
  3. Any combination of education and work experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying


  1. Social and cultural sensitivity appropriate to ethnically and economically diverse patient-and employee-base
  2. Communicates through appropriate channels. Use proper chain of command.
  3. Ability to handle emergency situations calmly and effectively.
  4. Must be computer literate, especially with Microsoft Office products and be able to use the Internet.
  5. Must be able to maintain good inter-personal relationship with co-workers and other members of the team and the organization.
  6. Provide customer service in accordance to the organization’s mission.
  7. Be courteous and respectful when interacting with patients and family members.
  8. Maintain confidentiality in accordance to organization’s policy and procedures.
  9. Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers to operate computer keyboard, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand.  The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Computer work is frequent. Good lighting and comfortable temperature of ventilation at all times.