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Executive Director

Upper Valley Community Nursing Project

The Upper Valley Community Nursing Project (UVCNP) is a growing non-profit organization, seeking its first-time Executive Director to carry the organization into an exciting phase of expanding impact.  The Executive Director will have the opportunity to work with the Board in shaping the pursuit of strategic goals and UVCNP’s prominence in the community.

Launched in 2011, UVCNP strives to strengthen and sustain the Community and Parish Nursing Programs serving the needs of rural communities in the Upper Valley region of New Hampshire and Vermont and to assist in the initiation and development of new Community and Parish Nursing Programs.  Community and parish nurses are hired by their own towns and congregations to support residents, particularly older adults, to stay in their homes safely.  Our vision is that community nursing is an integral part of community-based health care services, and community residents are confident in managing their health and wellbeing and are knowledgeable about local resources.

UVCNP is based on a holistic philosophy of nursing which dates back to the 19th Century - a time when nurses focused on the health of individuals,  families, and groups within a community. The model is built on client need, not reimbursement.  It is person centered and designed to support community members requiring care management, health education, medication reconciliation, and symptom management.  UVCNP does not hire or supervise nurses; we provide them with support and promote the model across the broader health care system.  This model works in collaboration with Primary Care Providers, Social Service, and skilled Home Health care & Hospice agencies.   

Core areas of focus are:

  • Education, mentoring and support to affiliated community and parish nurses
  • Advisory support to regional community boards, parish health ministries and  local steering committees concerning community home nursing programs
  • Advocacy for community and parish nursing in the wider region, and program marketing
  • Coordination of all aspects of UVCNP's program-wide electronic documentation tools for client records, evaluation of outcomes and effectiveness of the care provided by community and parish nurses.

UVCNP formally incorporated as a non-profit in 2019 with a 5-year strategic plan, building on nine years of successful growth led by UVCNP's Board of Directors.  For more information and to see where community and parish nurses are located, visit uvcnp.org.


This part-time paid position is 20-24 hours per week position starting with a one-year contract with the opportunity to extend.  The position reports to the Board of Directors.  Hours are flexible with the opportunity to work from home.  Job location is the Upper Valley.  

The Executive Director will provide leadership and organization to UVCNP with a focus on its Strategic Goals:

        A.  Support Community Nurses and Parish Nurses

        B.  Build an expanded role within communities

        C.  Partner with all stakeholders to promote systems change and fill gaps in care

        D.  Build organizational sustainability

The Executive Director will build relationships with area organizations with a deep understanding and appreciation for area and statewide resources.   S/he will represent UVCNP at meetings, collaborate with area healthcare providers and agencies, and develop supportive relationships with current Community and Parish Nurses. As UVCNP launches this position for the first time, the Executive Director and Board of Directors will work closely to structure the working partnerships between the Executive Director, Board, committees and volunteers.  This individual must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and management experience.  

Requirements:

Skills and Knowledge

  • 10+ years experience working in a health care or social service environment.  Nursing experience in Home Care, Care Management or Care Coordination is preferred but other professional experience will be considered. 
  • Experience working or volunteering in a non-profit.  Managerial experience, preferably in community-based program.
  • Good understanding of the US Health System, especially the current NH and VT systems.
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communications skills with an understanding and passion for community-based care especially eldercare.  Persuasive!
  • Strong organizational management skills (this is a start-up). Likes to work through others.
  • Experience with financial oversight responsibilities. Good understanding of compliance issues and reporting requirements.
  • Computer skills and experience with office management software.
  • Experience with an electronic medical record is a plus.
Responsibilities:

Leadership and Management

  • Manages the organization to achieve mission and goals.
  • Implements and manages any policies and procedures approved by Board of Directors.
  • Sets up yearly calendar for funding, contracts, reviews and events.
  • Ensures compliance with all contracts and state and local laws and regulations.
  • Ensures accurate and timely record keeping of proper documentation.

Nurse Support and Nurturing

  • Organizes monthly Nurse meetings.
  • Keeps nurses appraised of continuing education opportunities in the area.
  • Be responsive to individual nurses with questions/concerns re their positions.  Assist in finding support or expertise necessary to move them forward.

Development and Fundraising 

  • Informs and markets the mission of UVCNP to the public and healthcare providers.
  • Seeks out, establishes and develops collaborative relationships with local and state wide entities to further UVCNP mission and goals.
  • Assures website is up to date and has necessary information for our users.
  • Works with Board to sustain high visibility in the community.
  • Supervises maintenance of the donor data base.
  • Supervises or conducts the research and preparation of all proposals for funding and grants.

Public Relations

  • Network with NH/VT Healthcare Providers and Eldercare Agencies.  Advocate for UVCNP interests and partnerships.
  • Be aware of and attend as UVCNP representative the important meetings /conferences in the area.
  • Nurture relationships with potential donors and supporters of UVCNP.
  • Build relationships with communities and Community Leaders interested in developing Community/Parish Nurse Programs in their town, cities, Churches.
  • Develop relationships with the press and relevant organizations.

Board Relations

  • Serves as ex officio member of the Board and Board committees, meeting with the Chair as requested.
  • Accountable to the Board for program operations.
  • Works with Board Chair to prepare and notice monthly Board meeting agendas and reports.
  • Works with Board Chair to prepare  and notice monthly Nurse Meeting agendas, managing and organizing requests for discussion and education.
  • Works with Board Chair to plan and execute community meetings.
  • Works with Board Chair to organize Annual Meeting.
  • Collaborates with Treasurer to assure accurate reporting of budget status to Board.
  • Work with Committee Chairs to help coordinate, nurture and grow their work.  Attend Committee meetings.

Financial

  • Monitors budget and grant funding intake and expenditures.
  • Works with Treasurer and Bookkeeper to manage agency budget.
  • Assures agency has the necessary data to support funding requests.

Data Collection and Reporting

  • Administrate the UVCNP EDS Project. 
  • Coordinates the management of the Data Server, DataCore at Vanderbilt, and all contracted technical services that may be required by the project.
  • Become familiar with REDCap, the data collection program used by the Community and Parish Nurses.
  • Pull data from the REDCap system to meet the needs of the nurses, their coordinating bodies and UVCNP including for fundraising/grant writing
How to Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to:  uvcnp1@gmail.com.  The position will remain open until filled.

Job Location:

Lebanon

Date Added: November 8, 2019

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