Vice President / Chief Financial Officer
FT. Wayne, IN
Neighborhood Health Clinics, Inc.
Overview: A rewarding leadership opportunity awaits the new Vice President / Chief Financial Officer of a forward-looking non-profit community health center (FQHC) – Neighborhood Health Clinics, Inc. The planned retirement of their current VP/CFO creates a demand for an innovative financial professional to join the executive leadership team. As a strategic partner to a dynamic, change oriented CEO, the VP/CFO will oversee financial operations and provide guidance and support for Neighborhood Health’s development as the premier community health organization serving its region. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the executive leadership team, the VP/CFO will play a key role in advising the organization and its leadership – both staff and Board - about the strategic development of people and systems that will preserve the organization’s financial stability and position it to thrive in the evolving healthcare marketplace.
The Role: The VP/CFO will be a working executive while providing operational oversight for the full range of financial and business management activities and for key administrative and support functions.
As an ambassador for the Agency, the VP/CFO will work with internal and external stakeholders on a regular basis.
Based on current circumstances, the new VP/CFO must balance both strategic and operational assessments, advice, plans and actions to succeed in these initiatives:
Orientation and joining-up process to become a C-suite organizational leader and strategic partner
Development and implementation of long-term Post-COVID plans that reflect the opportunities and challenges of the “new normal”
Transition to Value Based Revenue streams
Real Estate inventory realignment, facilities management, and development to match organizational needs
Talent assessment, development, and succession planning
Cultural and Process alignments with Strategic Goals
The Organization: Neighborhood Health Center, Inc. ( https://www.mynhfw.org/ ) is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to building healthier communities by delivering comprehensive, quality health care regardless of socioeconomic status. Home-based in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Neighborhood Health (NHCI), a $17.5M healthcare enterprise with about 200 employees, is positioning itself to be a leader in the region’s rapidly evolving healthcare marketplace. NHCI serves more than 20,000 adults and children and over 54,000 visits per year through its two primary clinic sites in Fort Wayne offering a wide array of unique programs and services including primary medical care, women’s health, obstetrics and gynecology, well-child check-ups and immunizations, and lab-work; a full range of dental care; vision care for ages 4+; behavioral healthcare; and WIC services - including nutrition education, access to healthy food and breast-feeding support services - from locations in Allen, DeKalb and Noble Counties. Additional sites and services are goals of Neighborhood Health’s Strategic Plan.
Neighborhood Health’s CEO, Board and leadership team are committed to developing innovative solutions in response to rapidly changing individual and community needs. Balancing the challenges of serving a growing urban population while attending to the unique needs of its diverse neighborhoods and rural communities requires Neighborhood Health to adapt and change, using emerging and clinical best practices, community collaborations, technology, and management expertise to their maximum advantage. To sustain their success and prepare for the future, Neighborhood Health needs a solid foundation and dynamic, robust financial and operations systems.
Neighborhood Health Center, Inc. is governed by a voluntary citizen Board of Directors with members representing diverse interests from across its region including schools, social & other human service agencies, healthcare professionals, business leaders and organizations, stakeholders, and a broad cross section of community members. As an FQHC, at least 51% of the Board members must be personal or family consumers of the organization. The Board is focused on Neighborhood Health’s future as a premier community health services provider.
Ideal Candidate Profile: Our “Ideal" candidate will be a financial professional with management and leadership experience in community health or human service systems whose work has demonstrated the following experiences, traits, and characteristics:
A successful track record leading strategic initiatives and building innovative support systems while maintaining a hands-on, roll-up-your sleeves approach to operations.
Capability as a “big picture” executive while ensuring that all financial systems and procedures run smoothly while providing the CEO and Board with timely and accurate important financial information; strength in financial “modeling” essential; be data driven
A foundation in Medicaid reimbursement and cost-finding methodologies should be coupled with a working knowledge of a range of current healthcare contracting approaches.
Have an “executive presence” with an ability to be a credible voice for Neighborhood Health to staff, elected officials, payers, and colleagues across the state; possess integrity, humility, confidence, transparency, and a strong work ethic
Be flexible and adaptable in a rapidly changing health care environment; have a track record of being innovative and entrepreneurial
Comfortable partnering with the CEO and Board in leading organizational change
Experience driving organizational performance through the evolution of healthcare and decision-support technology including the integration of financial, human resource, and clinical reporting systems
Have an ability to balance the goals of a mission-driven organization with one that flourishes with a strong business orientation
Able to be a leader and motivator, a commitment to “team,” and have strong “Emotional Intelligence” attributes
Enjoyment of a fast-paced environment that blends entrepreneurial challenges with integrity and accountability is a must.
Have a commitment to serving a culturally diverse community with a staff equally committed to inclusion
Exceptional relationship-building and communication skills are paramount.
A Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance is required. Master of Business Administration (MBA) and/or a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) are highly preferred. At least 3 years of progressive accounting and finance experience including at least 2 years in a healthcare or non-profit organization are required. Operational/administrative experience working in a complex healthcare delivery system with proven financial, budgetary, and capital planning expertise are a plus.
Location: Fort Wayne is the second-largest city in the state of Indiana, and the hub of Northeast Indiana. Located in Allen County, the largest county in Indiana, Fort Wayne has a population of just over 270,000 and the 2020 census shows that the Fort Wayne Metropolitan Statistical Area has a little more than 430,000 residents, A regional business center, Fort Wayne boasts a one of the lowest costs of living, making it possible for residents to own their dream homes. Top-notch medical care is available for six area hospitals boasting cutting edge cancer and heart centers.
And for families with education and recreation in mind, Northeast Indiana offers the best of both worlds. The region is blessed with first rate college and trade school educational opportunities, and over 400 natural lakes for relaxing weekend getaways.
Fort Wayne has long been known for its high quality of life. Now expert analysis is backing up what locals have known for years: Fort Wayne is the place to be. In 2021, for the fourth time, Fort Wayne is a winner of the All America City award from the National League of Cities. Fiscal Times magazine rated Fort Wayne First in the Nation for Job Creation. Business Week named Fort Wayne as one of the best places to raise children. InsuranceProviders.com rated the city the Fifth Safest City in the United States.
Their world-class attractions are also being recognized. The Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library is the largest public genealogy collection in the United States. Their zoo has also won top honors. Downtown's Parkview Field has been ranked the #1 Minor League Stadium in the United States by Stadium Journey magazine. And Street & Smith's Sports Business Journal called Fort Wayne one of the best cities for minor league sports. Fort Wayne was recently featured on a Travelocity® blog as a Top 5 Best City in the U.S. to visit with Kids.
Combine the progressive business climate, solid educational opportunities, affordable living, and vibrant entertainment options, and you begin to get a picture: Fort Wayne is the place to be!
Join an organization that is emerging as one of the best and contribute your financial leadership skills and talent to Neighborhood Health’s success!
To compete for this challenging leadership opportunity, please contact:
Ronald W. Morton, MPA, CBHE
Vice President, The Meyers Group
Executive Search Consultants
(301) 625-5600 X 2