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Tennessee Health Care Campaign

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Executive Director

Tennessee Health Care Campaign


Job Summary

The Tennessee Health Care Campaign is seeking an Executive Director who shares the vision and mission of our organization and can lead us through the coming decade. The key qualifications are a passion for health equity, general knowledge of current health care policy issues, a demonstrated ability to work and communicatei with diverse communities and viewpoints, and the skills to organize volunteers to advocate for those uninsured and underinsured, and to assist Tennesseans in connecting to health care coverage and services.

Job Responsibilities

Board Governance: Works directly with the Chair of the board in order to fulfill the organization mission.

  • Responsible for communicating with the Board and providing timely, accurate, and relevant information related to the strategic plan, grants, and finances.
  • Train, onboard, and support new and returning board members.
  • Prepare for, attend, and follow-up with monthly Executive Committee calls and Quarterly Board Meetings.


Financial Performance: Develops resources to ensure the financial health of the organization.

  • Work with bookkeeper and board Treasurer to provide quarterly financial statements. Oversee auditing process, ensure federal tax return is submitted and annual state reports are submitted by bookkeeper. Work with Board Chair and Treasurer for developing its annual budget.
  • Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget and monitoring resources and expenses.
  • Responsible for developing resources, focusing on earned revenue through insurance commissions, individual donors, house parties, annual conference, and grants.

Advocacy and Program Support: Works with board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs and grassroots advocacy.

  • Manage, recruit, and support operational staff and volunteers working to enroll Tennesseans in health care plans and educate Tennesseans in health care literacy.
  • In partnership with volunteers, lead advocacy strategy as outlined in the strategic plan and Healing Trust grant.
  • Regularly communicate with advocates via newsletters, e-mails, social media, policy explainers, etc.
  • Prepare written reports as required by funders and the board of directors.
  • Represent the organization in coalition meetings and in the community.

Organization Operations: Manage all administrative needs not completed by bookkeeper.

  • Work with Treasurer to hire an auditor and oversee the audit and completion of IRS form 990 annually.
  • Hire and retain competent, qualified staff.
  • Sign all contracts, agreements, etc., on behalf of the organization.
  • Deposit checks, provide receipts with transactions, and review monthly statements.
  • Promptly send donor acknowledgement and receipts.
  • Manage vendor contracts (insurance providers, software, etc.)
  • Manage and regularly update the organization website.
  • Ensure that all employees including the Executive Director complete timesheets each pay period using a functional reporting method.


Personal Qualifications:

  • Possess a passion for health equity and healthcare reform
  • Demonstrated integrity and leadership
  • Willingness to learn and take direction from board and others as may be necessary
  • Ability to interface and engage with diverse groups of people
  • Complete tasks in a timely and prompt manner
  • Volunteered for other non-profits as a board member or front-line volunteer
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills including public speaking
  • Ability to be self-motivated, work alone, work evenings and weekends when necessary

Professional Qualifications: Realizing that a person may not have all the qualifications necessary to perform the job, they may be selected on their willingness to learn and participate in a mentoring program.

  • Experience in management or supervision of employees and/or volunteers
  • Success in non-profit fundraising and grant management or willingness to train on these subjects to be completed within the probationary period if possible
  • Knowledge of health, health care, and Tennessee political environment
  • Ability to collaborate with board of directors and to motivate volunteers
  • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
  • Knowledgeable and supportive of progressive social issues and willing to work on legislative solutions in a non/bi-partisan way

Additional Information


Employer contributions toward health insurance. Flexible work environment. A presence in the state’s capital, Nashville, will be required at time to meet iwth policy makers.  THCC is a statewide organization, and travel to meet with volunteers and conduct events across the state may be required [post-COVID].  Travel expenses and any hardware or software needed to conduct our work remotely will be reimbursed.

How to Apply

Send cover letter and resume to before October 31


  • Date Posted: September 30, 2020
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Executive Leadership
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)
  • Start Date: 01/01/2021
  • Salary Range: $42,000-$55,000
  • Working Hours: flexible, full time hours