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President, Lloyd H. Dean Institute for Humankindness and Health Justice

Corporate Office - Kerp Englewood, Colorado
Requisition ID 2022-248471 Employment Type Full Time Department Office of the CAO Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Monday-Friday 8am-5pm Remote Yes Category Executive

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 1,000 care sites across the U.S. including clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit serves one out of every four U.S. residents. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Fully integrated throughout CommonSpirit Health and reporting to the Office of the CEO, The Lloyd H. Dean Institute for Humankindness & Health Justice will put health into action, transforming how we care for those who are most vulnerable. Guided by a visionary leader, the Institute will collaborate across many divisions within CommonSpirit – all focused on ensuring a health justice lens propels the work. Recognizing that chronic health problems grow from the same roots that underlie poverty, hunger, substance abuse, violence and other social disparities, the Institute will identify solutions that are implemented with humankindness to ensure our communities become healthier. The Institute President will serve CommonSpirit as the inaugural leader to launch The Lloyd H. Dean Institute for Humankindness and Health Justice.  He or she will be a visionary and innovative leader, who collaborates across many divisions within CommonSpirit – all focused on ensuring that health justice and humankindness propel our care. 

  • Develop a powerful vision for the new Institute and effectively articulate its purpose, goals and overall body of work.
  • Using strong communications and team-building skills, build bridges between departments and facilitate collaboration across institutional boundaries.
  • Develop and expand health justice programs and secure external funding from government, foundation and individual funders to support the work.
  • Work in partnership with diverse stakeholders, senior leadership, and key stakeholders both internal and external to the organization, to drive an inquisitive culture focused on innovative and high-quality health justice programs.
  • Amplify the existing health justice work underway throughout CommonSpirit and work hand-in-hand to expand and advance it.
  • Effectively lead, motivate, and influence others to develop and act in the best interests of the employee, the department, and CommonSpirit Health.
  • Recruit and retain a professional staff to establish and maintain positive and quality teams.
  • Establish metrics for department and employee goals to ensure the quantitative and qualitative success of the Institute.
  • Serve as a skilled negotiator and decision-maker to clarify and resolve conflict situations.

  • PhD., M.D/D.O., or equivalent terminal degree preferred.
  • A minimum of eight to ten (8-10) years of relevant experience.
  • Evidence of a productive career in a discipline within the health, academic, behavioral sciences, or other field relevant to issues of health justice.
  • A deep understanding of linkages between research, community, and policy relating to issues of health justice.
  • Ability to lead the pursuit of external funding, in conjunction with Philanthropy and Advocacy, to support a robust body of research and programmatic work, publish in relevant fields, and lead efforts that support expanded investment in the Institute.
  • Experience as a team leader in the preparation of grant applications and philanthropic proposals for work focused on health disparities and health justice.
  • Strong relationships with government agencies, philanthropic foundations, research and policy organizations, and community-based organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience serving a broad organizational mission to provide care, educate, advance research and excellence, broaden community engagement, and create a more diverse and inclusive community.
  • Strong history of and experience in with external partners and industry collaborators.Held or holds national leadership roles in professional groups within their discipline.
  • Held or holds industry or governmental advisory roles focused on advancing social or health justice.

Benefits Include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Time Off, Holidays, Retirement Program, Disability Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Adoption Assistance, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Discount Programs, Life Insurance Plans, Worker Compensation, Dress for Your Day Policy, Voluntary Benefits.

Compensation Range:  $101.92  to $157.69, hourly rates, annualized.

Position is eligible for incentive pay based on company performance.


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