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Director of Consulting Services


ReThink Health, the core initiative of the Fannie E. Rippel Foundation and a collaborative effort with other funders and partners, seeks a dynamic and entrepreneurial professional to serve as Director of Consulting Services.  This is an outstanding career opportunity for an individual with a passion to make a difference by contributing to fundamentally new ways to address health and health care in this country. We are looking for a unique set of skills in a high-energy individual.  The Director will join the Foundation’s CEO and the ReThink Health senior leadership team in advancing strategic partnerships and projects across the country to accelerate regional health system redesign.  S/he will oversee a highly diverse portfolio and work collaboratively with a wide array of partners, organizations, and coalitions.  Our ideal candidate is an enterprising leader ready to join a rapidly growing initiative, which is committed to improving the health of U.S. residents through innovative system change.

To achieve its mission, The Rippel Foundation, a 61-year-old charitable foundation, has devoted its resources to seeding innovations that have a lasting impact on population health, the quality and cost of care, access and equity, and regional prosperity. Through ReThink Health, Rippel has created an organization positioned to partner with regional and national foundations, health systems, coalitions, policy centers, think tanks, and others to build the capacity of regional leaders and multi-sector stakeholders to re-envision regional health systems; consider new, integrated approaches to fix our complex, costly, inequitable, and poorly performing health system; and to move those ideas to action and measurable impact.   Supported by a diverse group of sponsors, including the Rippel Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, as well as through earned income, ReThink Health is comprised of teams of distinguished professionals who provide the essential knowledge, tools, coaching and facilitation, and research needed to address complex health system challenges.  Utilizing an evidence and tool-based approach, ReThink Health teams develop frameworks that assist regional leaders in discovering new concepts and capacity for change, overcoming barriers, and moving strategically toward broad implementation and impact.

The Director of Consulting Services, a new position with the Foundation, will serve as an effective leader and partner in advancing ReThink Health’s portfolio and commitment to innovating at the frontiers and for manifesting a vision for a new health system. The Director of Consulting Services will work closely with the CEO and senior ReThink Health leadership team of three Directors and the CFO/VP of Administration to manage strategic priorities and growth.  S/he will be primarily responsible for designing and successfully leading a growing portfolio of existing and emerging in-depth regional action research projects with coalition leaders and teams across the U.S.  As part of this responsibility, s/he will build and guide effective project teams; develop and nurture relationships with leaders and stakeholders; build stewardship capacity at the regional level; support the development of regional strategy and approaches to sustainable financing; identify and raise funding for new project opportunities; and will successfully guide a project throughout its life cycle.  The ideal candidate will have significant experience with large-scale, complex consulting projects and knowledge of the U.S. healthcare and public health system. S/he will have experience leading consulting efforts related to organizational development, community engagement; and experience in implementation and taking ideas to scale. A Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced professional degree is preferred.

Please direct all inquiries, expressions of interest, and nominations in confidence electronically to: Stephanie Fidel or Pam Pezzoli at Isaacson, Miller,www.imsearch.com/5140.

The Rippel Foundation offers all candidates equal opportunity for employment and advancement.  All employment decisions will be made on a nondiscriminatory basis so to further the principle of equal employment opportunity.