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Swedish Health Services Regional Director, Community Health Investment in Seattle, Washington



Swedish Community Health Investment

Since 1910, Swedish has been a partner for health in the community. We’ve resolved to improve the health of the region beyond normal patient care. This translates to our commitment to charity care, research, community health and education. We see this service as our responsibility to our community and we take it seriously.

Today that responsibility to community also includes additional access to information. The healthcare industry is undergoing substantial changes. We believe as the community’s leading healthcare provider, it is our responsibility to also provide information and leadership on these changes.

The Regional Director for Swedish's Community Health Investment is a strategic Community Partnerships leader responsible for leading regional community health initiatives by identifying community needs and partnering with Community Boards, external organizations, internal stakeholders, and system and regional leadership to improve the health and quality of life of our communities. They will leverage community benefit funding, Community Partnership funding, Philanthropy/Foundations, external grants, and other fund sources to meet needs and will ensure that the region meets all community benefit requirements including Community Health Needs Assessment, Community Health Improvement Plans, IRS reporting (501r and Form 990 Schedule H), and any other federal/state or system regulatory and/or reporting requirements. They will also serve as the key regional partner for the St. Joseph Community Partnership Fund.

The Regional Director will oversee the implementation of the system and regional strategy for investment and collaboration in community programs, and will develop and direct the activities including implementation, support and ongoing optimization of the programs, partnerships and services provided in the regions and service areas. In collaboration with system/regional/service area/ministry leadership, they will set key performance indicators and monitor progress. This work is integral to Providence and its partner organizations' Mission, Vision, and communities of care model. The Regional Director will support the overall Community Partnerships strategy as well as the regional strategy, and serve as the liaison with the executive team(s) in the region. They will also serve as a dyad partner with the Government Affairs leader for the region -- partnering specifically to increase caregiver activation in advocacy, volunteerism, giving, and broader community engagement. This will help drive the overall Caregiver Activation strategy for Providence and its partner organizations which is owned by the Advocacy, Engagement & Social Responsibility team.


System Community Health Investment Team, Population Health, Regional Executive Leadership Team, regional core leaders and caregivers, regional/ministry board or governance committees and community stakeholders, mission leadership, DEI leads, philanthropy (foundations), CBO leadership, CCO/ACO leadership, public health officials.


The Regional Director, Community Health Investment will be accountable for the following:

  • Community Impact - The Regional Director is a strategic Community Partnership leader responsible for leading regional community health initiatives by identifying and partnering with Community Boards, external organizations, and system and regional leadership to improve the health and quality of life of our communities. They will leverage community benefit funding, Community Partnership funding, external grants, foundation support, and other fund sources to meet needs.

  • Strategy Development and Alignment: Collaboration - Participates in development of Providence and/or its partner organizations' strategic priorities for community health investment in collaboration with population health, strategic services, behavioral health, St. Joseph Community Partnership Fund, and the regional executive team. Serves as a community partner in the region to ensure alignment and collaboration on strategic priorities. Serves as the St. Joseph Community Partnership Fund representative and thought partner for their region. Ensures the integration of the mission, vision, and core values of the organization.

  • Stakeholder engagement: Develops and maintains relationships with community, ministry or regional governance boards, committees and executive teams to advance and align community benefit strategic priorities. Engages and responds to the communications and reputation management team to ensure they have accurate up to date information and community benefit activities, financials and data. Educates and conducts presentation at the Board of Directors and Senior Leadership to provide the results of the community benefit efforts and strategies. Advocates for and supports a collaborative and just work environment that maintains and augments employee engagement and satisfaction with career development within the organization.

  • Management and Leadership: Oversees, guides and models excellent leadership behaviors in the engagement of community partners and the community health investment teams. Coordinates and facilitates teamwork with various departments to ensure collaboration and input on community health strategies. Provides responsive leadership; able to delegate, coordinate and motivate team to achieve optimal performance in quality of care, caregiver engagement and budget performance. Ensures that the dedicated teams engage with our community partners and key stakeholders. Collaborates and participates in the completion of the regional annual community benefits report. Participates in ongoing community benefit education and development in the field and Leadership. Provides leadership to strategic community collaborations aligned with the community health implementation plans.

  • Caregiver Activation - Will serve as a dyad partner with the Government Affairs leader for the region and will partner to increase caregiver activation in advocacy, volunteerism, and giving as well as community engagement. This will support the overall Caregiver Activation strategy for Providence and its partner organizations.

  • Key Performance indicators: Actively supports and incorporates the mission and core values of Providence and its partner organizations in daily activities and interactions with all others. Ensures community health investments are data driven and community benefits are reporting according to the organization's guidelines for common reporting. Ensures that regional data is reported to the system on a timely basis and indicators are on a target. Communities continuously with the regional leadership team on opportunities and challenges with performance indicators for community health investment.

  • Financial Oversight: Responsible for developing plans including proposals, budgetary requirements, impact and recommendations documentation. Responsible for developing and monitoring budgets. Work closely with Finance and Accounting to ensure accurate reporting of community benefits.

  • Regional Relationships – Serve as a key member or liaison to the regional Leadership team (at the discretion of the regional chief executive) as the subject matter expert on community health issues. Develops positive relationships with regional and local leaders and governing boards.

  • Other duties as assigned



Required experience/education for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree - Healthcare / Public Health/ Community Health or equivalent

  • Master’s Degree - Public Health or related field or equivalent

  • 7 years health, healthcare, community health, social work, or non-profit social service experience

  • 5 years leadership experience

  • 2 years Community benefit leadership experience in a non-profit health or public health system

  • Strong knowledge of statistics, data analysis and community health data foundations. Strong verbal communication and listening skills. Excellent collaboration and team building skills. Ability to perform work independently with minimal supervision. Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills. Ability to simultaneously handle multiple priorities. Ability to drive multiple projects to successful completion. Working knowledge of desktop software applications (e.g.; MS Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, Internet Email)

  • Experience with and demonstrated competency in completing the CHNA (Community Health Needs Assessment) process and the CHIP (Community Health Improvement Plan).

  • Experience in non-profit community benefit budgeting and reporting.

  • Cultural Competence and experience working with low income, diverse, and vulnerable populations

  • Self Starter, comfortable with ambiguity and working in a matrixed organization

  • Regulatory knowledge of governmental process, community engagement activities and community benefits / IRS 501r requirement for hospitals.

  • Commitment to health equity and collaborative engagement.

Preferred experience/education for this position include:

  • PhD - Public Health or related field

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details


Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Leadership

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Main Bldg (WA145) 747 Broadway Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 281410