Chief Executive Officer
Company: Rhode Island Free Clinic
Posted on: November 22, 2021
LOCATION: Providence, Rhode Island
TITLE: Chief Executive Officer
REPORTS TO: Rhode Island Free Clinic Board of Directors
DATE: November 2021
RHODE ISLAND FREE CLINIC (RIFC) OVERVIEW
The Rhode Island Free Clinic is a nationally recognized,
award-winning free clinic that provides a medical home for
uninsured, working poor, and low-income adult Rhode Island
residents. Patients receive free comprehensive health care,
including dental, behavioral health, physical therapy and over 20
different medical specialties.
The Clinic provides nearly 11,000 on-site visits to over 2,600
patients annually at its location in downtown Providence. The
healthcare team consists of a high-impact professional staff and a
statewide network of volunteer medical professionals. Working with
academic, medical, and community partners, the Clinic benefits from
services and support provided by over 1,000 volunteers and
corporate partners and leverages the equivalent of over $6.5
million in donated health services and medical supplies to provide
vital medical care to Rhode Island's uninsured, low-income adults.
A highly engaged Board of Directors provides active support, with
professional affiliations with many of the areas' premier
healthcare institutions and brands, including Delta Dental,
LifeSpan, CVS Health, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode
Unlike a walk-in clinic, urgent care clinic, or emergency room, the
Clinic provides a comprehensive medical home with coordinated
health services comprised of primary care, labs and diagnostics,
specialty care, prescription medications, follow-up visits,
counseling, and wellness programs to help uninsured adults get and
In addition, the Clinic plays a strategic role in the education of
local healthcare professionals, proudly providing over 5,000 hours
of clinical experience for students in healthcare fields. Through
collaborations with leading local academic and training partners -
including Brown University, University of Rhode Island, Bryant
University, and others - the Clinic enables real-world mentorship
and hands-on experience and skills for graduation, certification,
The Clinic was established in 1999 to serve a vulnerable population
of Rhode Islanders; today, the Clinic is thriving with expanded
offerings to provide a broad spectrum of healthcare services, and a
larger physical space to provide care for an increased patient
The Rhode Island Free Clinic is a proud member of the National
Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC), and one of over
1,200 free and charitable clinics located throughout the United
Chief Executive Officer: Under the oversight of the Rhode Island
Free Clinic (Clinic) Board of Directors, the Chief Executive
Officer (CEO) provides leadership to advance the mission of the
organization in all facets of Clinic operations, management, and
development. These areas include financial, administrative, donor
cultivation, fundraising, revenue opportunities, partner and grant
development, staff and volunteer supervision, regulatory and legal
compliance, policy development and implementation, and advocacy.
With the Board, the CEO is responsible to lead the Clinic, its
volunteers, donors, and staff, in the expansion of a high-quality
sustainable volunteer model of healthcare delivery for the
uninsured through innovative and collaborative strategies and
partnerships. The CEO reports directly to the Clinic's Board of
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
- Displays integrity, respect, accountability, and fairness in
all relationships. Consistently strives for excellence in improving
the health status of people of Rhode Island through the provision
of culturally sensitive, accessible, and quality healthcare
- Manages organizational change and transition to advance the
Clinic's impact with results-driven outcomes.
- Promotes a spirit of excellence, teamwork and professionalism
among the Clinic staff and team of volunteers, students and
- Directs all financial administration, contracts, and related
partnerships, including development of viable and on-going revenue
streams, expense oversight, annual operating and capital budgets
and audit. Overall, works to build a sustainable financial model
- Displays leadership in promoting organizational integrity,
systems management, program evaluation, accountability, effective
communication and reporting throughout the organization. Is
knowledgeable about local, state, and federal trends to remain
current with healthcare, financial, economic, and political trends
that may influence the direction and future success of the
- Recruits, hires, supervises, and evaluates clinical and
administrative management staff ensuring that managers have
appropriate credentialing and experience to effectively carry out
the duties of their respective areas.
- Develops and oversees all organizational and clinical operating
policies and procedures in compliance with state and federal
regulations. This includes areas of personnel, licensure,
liability, and others as appropriate. Oversees development and
implementation of corporate compliance. Serves as Privacy Officer
for the organization.Donor Cultivation/Fundraising/Revenue
- The CEO proactively seeks diverse major revenue opportunities
for the Clinic to ensure sustainable funding streams.
- Working with Development, actively and regularly participates
in the cultivation and stewardship of major donors, private
foundations, and corporate foundations, including preparation of
proposals, grants and reports. Actively builds new
- Oversees the work of Development to ensure effective and
successful fundraising and public relations programs are created,
implemented, monitored, and evaluated. Board Relations:
- Collaborates with the board leadership to ensure a strong,
effective Board of Directors and working Committees. Partners with
Board Chair to focus Board attention on strategic issues. Maintains
strong and regular communication that enables the Board to fulfill
their role of governance and oversight. Provides the Board with
continuous education and information about the needs of the
organization, its environment, and patients.
- Provides guidance and input in the development of strategic and
financial plans and board policies. In collaboration with the Board
of Directors and other relevant constituencies, develops long-range
strategic and operational plans that ensure continued growth,
development, and sustainability of the organization, in accordance
with the Clinic's mission.
- Recommends high quality candidates to participate on the Board
and its Committees.Community Relations:
- Serves as the Clinic's chief spokesperson, and advocates for
the healthcare needs of the underserved with local, state, and
federal agencies and organizations.
- Communicates the mission of the organization to the
community-at-large. Creates opportunities to inform audiences of
the need for the organization and the important role it plays in
Rhode Island's healthcare system.
- Develops and maintains a strong network of relationships with
appropriate local and state agencies and organizations to build
collaborations that further the mission of the organization among a
wide variety of constituencies.
- Advances the Clinic's marketing and social media platforms.
Requirements and Key Competencies:
- Graduate Degree in health-related field, administration, or
community development/relations required, with a deep understanding
of clinical needs to support access and delivery of patient
- Ability to think and act strategically, working in close
collaboration with the Clinic Board.
- Interest in, and knowledge of, the Rhode Island community
(business, political, governmental, academic), with strong desire
to improve healthcare programs for the underserved.
- Ability to engage staff, volunteers, community partners and
potential donors with Clinic's mission and to the volunteer
donor-driven model, influencing strategic partnerships and donor
support to position Clinic for growth.
- Act with accountability, integrity, and collaboration;
demonstrate excellent communication and managerial skills,
championing of the Clinic vision, and energetic tenacity.
- Minimum of 8 - 10 years of senior leadership experience in a
not-for-profit or business/management organization, building
- Demonstrated leadership in the areas of administration,
finance, strategic planning, supervision, regulation, compliance,
policy development and implementation, grants management and
- Experience building strong multi-year corporate, philanthropic,
and academic collaborations.
- Able to lead donor cultivation, partnership development and
fundraising.A compensation package will be constructed commensurate
with the background and experience of the selected candidate.
Interested candidates can submit interest to .
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