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Executive Director

Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic

Executive Director / CEO


Contact: Catherine Bradshaw, The Foraker Group
Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic is a member-supported organization providing high-quality, low-cost, accessible reproductive and preventive healthcare for the southern Kenai Peninsula. Our clinic offers a broad range of confidential clinical services for adults and teens of all genders, backgrounds, and income levels. KBFPC also offers robust youth services with two programs: Homer Peer Educators, and the REC Room.

Job Summary

Date Posted:   4 weeks ago Closing Date:   July 31, 2021
Location:   Homer, AK Salary: $75,000.00 - $95,000.00 Exempt; salary
Status:   Full time position, requires periodic travel.
Benefits:
Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic provides competitive benefits.
How to Apply:
To apply, email your resume and cover letter describing interest and qualifications to KBFPCsearch@forakergroup.org. For questions, contact Catherine Bradshaw, lead recruiter, at c.bradshaw@forakergroup.org. Communications will be treated in confidence and resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Resume review begins immediately.

Job Description

Position Profile

Executive Director |Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic |Homer, Alaska

The Position: Executive Director

Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic (KBFPC) seeks an experienced nonprofit leader with a track record in managing change and a passion for reproductive education and health care to serve as their next Executive Director. The next executive will have the opportunity to lead the organization through a phase of accelerated growth and expansion, allowing it to continue with resiliency its 40-year legacy of serving the communities of the Southern Kenai Peninsula with crucial reproductive education and health care for both teens and adults. The ideal candidate will have successfully led other organizations through significant change; they will be an emotionally tuned, collaborative, and visionary leader skilled in managing issues of power, justice, and cultural sensitivity. The ideal candidate will additionally bring a track record of establishing and stewarding collaborative partnerships and of coalescing a team around strategic direction.

The Organization

Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic is a 501 (c)(3) organization committed to providing broad access to reproductive health care, wellness services, and education in a supportive and empowering environment. Located in Homer, Alaska, Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic serves communities across the southern Kenai Peninsula that are diverse in culture and religion, many only accessible by boat or plane.  KBFPC has provided confidential, trauma-informed clinical and educational services for adults and teens of all genders, backgrounds, and income levels since 1983. With an annual budget of $900,000, eight dedicated full-time and seven part-time staff passionately pursue KBFPC’s mission to ensure evidence-based and inclusive reproductive health care services, information, and education are accessible to everyone. KBFPC is the only Title X-funded organization in the state, enabling all clients to access care regardless of income or insurance. KBFPC provides services to 600-1,400 individuals each year.

 

Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic is known for its welcoming, comfortable feel due to the integration of its core beliefs into service delivery: health care should reflect respect for the dignity, worth, confidentiality, autonomy, and individuality of each human being; preventative health is the first priority; individuals have an active part in their health care; and health is to be considered a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease.

 

Services and Program

·      Clinic:  Provides high-quality, low cost reproductive healthcare for adults and teens of all genders, backgrounds and income levels. Some services are available on a sliding-fee scale. Services include: annual wellness exams, birth control consulting, pregnancy tests, STI testing and treatment, low cost vasectomies and reproductive health counseling.

·      R.E.C (Resource and Enrichment Co-op) Room: Provides teens ages 12-18 with a safe space and inviting environment to engage in positive youth development activities supporting healthy relationships and choices, including substance misuse prevention support. Participants also have access to art supplies, musical instruments, snacks, Wi-Fi, educational programming, and safe, trusted adults trained in positive youth development practices who can help connect them with local resources.

·      School-based Reproductive Health and Sex Education: KBFPC is the only organization providing sex and reproductive health education in area schools within the southern Kenai Peninsula, reaching nearly 400 unduplicated 6th-12th grade students in ten schools. Trained high school-age peer educators teach resilience-informed sexual health and wellness lessons in tandem with adult facilitators.

·      Outreach: KBFPC participates in the Alaska Breast and Cervical Health Check program, providing breast and cervical cancer screening to eligible women ages 21-64. KBFPC staff hold outreach events across the southern Kenai Peninsula to offer no-cost and low-cost well women check-ups, screenings, breast exams and mammograms.

 

The Leadership Opportunity

With a long history of providing vital services to the community, KBFPC has important strengths to build on, including a stellar reputation for providing a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment, strong community partnerships, and a proven ability to innovate and adapt to the ever-changing landscape. This last strength is currently being put to the test, as the organization is undergoing significant changes to adapt to new realities brought by the pandemic and by shifts in the Homer health care arena. Recently, the clinic board voted to temporarily reduce services to allow for strategic realignment in revenue generating services and staffing. The organization is now reorganizing their staffing model to expand clinical services and reviewing and updating their policies, protocols, and quality assurance process for medical services.

The next executive director has the opportunity to build on KBFPC’s strengths to shore up the organization’s financial base, diversify funding for all of their services, build the staffing structure, integrate operations across program service areas, and set KBFPC on a path toward long-term resiliency in the COVID-impacted world. The new leader will embrace KBFPC’s core values of affirming, accessible, inclusive, empowerment, and evidence-based, and will bring a strategic mind, emotional intelligence, and strong change management and communication skills to steward this shift toward a new future.

Strategic Priorities

The primary focus of the incoming executive director will be to partner with the board and staff to stabilize the organization, with attention to the following priorities:

  • Support, enhance, and further implement the recent clinic expansion and quality assurance upgrades; work with KBFPC Medical Director, clinicians, and staff to ensure changes are sustainable and align to community needs.
  • Diversify revenue sources: ensure adequate grant support for programs, including Title X funding and state grants, and grow earned income models to ensure financial health and resiliency.
  • Continue building a unified agency that connects two distinct service lines (clinic and education) and coalesces the organization’s systems and culture.
  • Sustain a work climate of trust and mutual respect, with a culture of transparency, inclusion, collaborative decision-making, and healthy communication.
  • Re-energize the existing staff through broader engagement and inclusion in organization success and by researching and implementing a competitive wage and benefits structure that attracts and retains high quality staff.
  • Gain understanding of and navigate the political and cultural environment of the local community to expand and deepen stakeholder relationships, solidify a positive reputation in the community, respond effectively to community needs, and strengthen mission delivery.
  •  Rebrand the organization based on core values and ideology; effectively communicate the new brand to the community.
  • As the organization regains solid footing following its service expansion, work in partnership with the board to create a vision and strategic direction that will allow KBFPC to sustain its mission work into the future.

     

    Key Responsibilities

    The executive director is the internal driver and external face of Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic and oversees its day to day operations. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

     

    ·      Partner with the board of directors to provide visionary and strategic leadership that sets the organization’s course and advances the mission.

    ·      Oversee the business operations of the organization and ensure financial resiliency and compliance with all Federal, State, and private program requirements, including the annual audit, IRS reporting, and grant reporting

    ·      Develop leadership potential within the organization, including hiring, training, timely evaluation, supervision and retention of personnel and succession planning.

    ·      Collaborate with the Medical Director and key leadership staff to ensure up-to-date and evidence-based protocols are implemented and followed

    ·      Maintain strong and appropriate programs adhering to agency goals and funding source requirements.

    ·      Oversee grant funding sources and support team navigation of programmatic requirements.

    ·      Ensure staff members are fully equipped to implement programs with adequate training, information, and tools.

    ·      Develop and expand strategies for sustainable revenue, including federal and other grant sources, as well as donor contributions.

    ·      Oversee facility management needs of KBFPC facilities.

    ·      Manage public communications and serve as the spokesperson for KBFPC to key audiences at local, state, and national levels.

    ·      Develop, expand and deepen relationships with stakeholders, donors, volunteers and partners to increase access to and utilization of KBFPC services and programs.

    ·      Provide support to the board of directors and their committees; regularly reporting the organization’s status and progress.

    ·      Stay well informed about, and remain on the forefront of, current issues impacting the field of reproductive health and education; use leadership voice strategically to speak out on key issues impacting reproductive health and services at the local, state, and federal level.

     

    Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate

    While no one candidate will embody all the qualifications enumerated below, the ideal candidate will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes and experiences:

     

    Attributes

    ·      An empowering, collaborative and visionary leader with a demonstrated history of building and maintaining strong working relationships with staff and Board, as well as with stakeholders, volunteers, institutional funders, donors, and community leaders; an open and transparent communication style.

    ·      A skilled practitioner in issues of power, oppression and cultural sensitivity; embraces people who are diverse in  race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, and sexual orientation; and has a demonstrated track record of developing and reinforcing diversity and equity in the workplace.

    ·      A values driven individual committed to the KBFPC mission who will be a voice for accessible, trauma-informed family planning and sexual and reproductive health in Alaska.

    ·      The ability to identify critical changes needed and shift them to opportunities that grow the organization’s resiliency.

    ·      The ability to make and effectively communicate strategic direction and decisions while inspiring, motivating and engaging board, staff, volunteers and stakeholders through open and transparent communication.

    ·      Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.

     

    Qualifications

    ·      Demonstrated success in leading an organization going through significant change: able to quickly digest information and distill underlying issues in a complex environment; able to design and implement a strategic and structured approach to lead the organization through a time of change; able to rapidly make and move on tough decisions; ability to understand cash flow management.

    ·      Demonstrated organizational management experience, including coaching, managing, and developing high-performing teams, setting and achieving strategic objectives, and managing a budget.

    ·      Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and demonstrated innovative approach to business planning and development.

    ·      Proven ability to nurture and sustain relationships with staff, board, and key community partners; working effectively in collaboration with the public, diverse groups of people and stakeholders.

    ·      Experience serving as the primary spokesperson and representative for the agency; ability to advocate at the local, state and federal level.

    ·      Five years executive nonprofit leadership experience preferred.

    Homer, Alaska and Lower Kenai Peninsula

    Homer, Alaska (year-round pop 6,000) is nestled on the edge of beautiful Kachemak Bay on the southwest end of the Kenai Peninsula. Located at the termination of the Sterling Highway (225 miles from Anchorage), Homer’s economy is fueled by commercial fishing, tourism and government services. Homer serves as a small retail and service hub for many of the much smaller communities in the area (Some smaller communities are accessible only by boat or plane.) It has a hospital and is well served by numerous health and social service organizations.

    Homer is surrounded by spectacular beauty, with views of Kachemak Bay, the Kenai Mountains, and several volcanic peaks across Cook Inlet, including Mt. Redoubt reaching to over 10,000 feet. During the summer, tens of thousands of visitors from Alaska and around the world flock to Homer to enjoy its natural beauty, sports fishing opportunities, and lively arts and restaurant scene. It is home to the Pratt Museum, as well as the Kachemak Bay State Park, with miles of trails and beaches to explore.  In winter, the community quiets down significantly and many restaurants and tourism-related businesses go dormant until summer.

    Salary and Benefits

    The salary range is $75,000 - $95,000 annually, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic provides competitive benefits.  The position requires periodic travel. 

    Application Process

    To apply, email your resume and cover letter describing interest and qualifications to KBFPCsearch@forakergroup.org.  For questions, contact Catherine Bradshaw, lead recruiter, at c.bradshaw@forakergroup.org.  Communications will be treated in confidence and resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Resume review begins immediately.

     

    Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As an organization working in solidarity with the reproductive justice movement, KBFPC is committed to fostering the leadership and elevating the voices of women, young people, People of Color, Native people, immigrants and refugees, LGBTQ+, transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary people, and people living in the many intersections of these experiences. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

     

     


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