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Chief Executive Officer (CEO) - Lafayette, LA

Company: Southwest Louisiana Area Health Education Center (
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

The position serves as Chief Executive Officer of the organization, voting member of the Board of Directors, and oversees all of the organization's programming services and administrative operations.

1. Administer organization affairs, including but not limited to overseeing the following: management of human resources and financial operations, establishment and maintenance of goals and objectives, supervision of program departments, development and implementation of programs, review of and compliance with programming contracts, development of personnel policies, and general office operations and maintenance.

2. Conduct Board of Directors' operations, including implementation and revising of personnel and financial policies and scheduling and arranging for regular board meetings and committee meetings.

3. Oversee the search for funding opportunities and the research, review, and development of grant applications. Assist staff with the development of grant applications or contract negotiation. Participate in multi-agency partnerships for grant application development or implementation.

4. Facilitate and ensure communication, cooperation, and collaboration between SWLAHEC departments, including the scheduling, planning, and conducting of regular meetings of department directors.

5. Directly supervise department directors and programs not assigned to a department director.

6. Oversee the scheduling, planning, and conducting of staff-related activities, including regular staff meetings, designed to maintain morale and focus on organizational development, professional development of staff members, or health issues.

7. Responsible for all contracts and memorandums of understanding to which SWLAHEC is a party.

8. Establish and maintain relationships with external publics, including media, regional, state, or national associations, education institutions, government bodies, and elected officials, and attendance at pertinent meetings of the same (budget and time permitting).

9. Maintain membership and/or participation in health care, education, business or civic organizations directly related to SWLAHEC operations (budget and time permitting).

10. Engage in Public Relations efforts and oversees the website, publication, and distribution of the annual report and electronic news.

*The above statements may include only some of the general duties necessary to perform the primary functions of the job. These statements are not to be considered a detailed description of all the work responsibilities that this position may require.

Minimum Bachelor's degree in business, education, health care administration, public health, or communication. Master's degree or additional certification in a related field preferred.

A strong candidate will be able to demonstrate examples of successfully fulfilling many of the above-listed Major Tasks, Duties, and Responsibilities.

  • Five years minimum employment experience in senior-level management, supervision, or business administration positions. Non-profit agency administration experience preferred.
  • Robust grant writing and program development background.
  • Experience in understanding, negotiating and approving contracts and memorandums of understanding.
  • Public relations experience and good presentation/public speaking abilities.
  • Proven leadership abilities, including decision-making, problem-solving, time management, delegation of responsibility and future planning.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including successful personnel management, conflict resolution, respect for viewpoints of others, fairness and objectivity.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated commitment to improving health in Louisiana.

Keywords: Southwest Louisiana Area Health Education Center (, Lafayette , Chief Executive Officer (CEO) - Lafayette, LA, Executive , Lafayette, Louisiana

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