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Vice President & Chief Medical Officer
Childrens Health Fund in New York, New York
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Date Posted 03/08/2018
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer, the VP/CMO serves as a senior medical and health representative at Children’s Health Fund. The position is a Senior Leadership role that informs and helps lead organizational program priorities including program design, development, quality assurance and dissemination. Working with executive and senior management, the VP/CMO will lead the CHF National Network of clinical programs and other partners in the development, implementation, and assessment of innovative health programming and practices that increase access to quality health care and services for children living in poverty across the US. The VP/CMO is also responsible for training, as well as clinical and technical guidance for CHF’s National Network programs and other Special Health Initiatives.

The VP/CMO significantly contributes to program development and expansion through partner development and grant conceptualization/writing/reporting. This role also emphasizes program impact assessment and dissemination through national-level publication and presentation of academic clinical, programmatic, and advocacy work.
As one of the senior most medical spokesperson for CHF, along with the Co-Founder & President Emeritus, the role has significant external visibility via fundraising platforms, policy and advocacy representation, and serves as spokesperson for media and other marketing opportunities.

The VP/CMO also represents CHF in a variety of academic settings, including presentations at academic venues such as grand rounds, resident and medical student teaching programs and other relevant settings.

In addition, the VP/CMO is expected to have the ability and experience to lead CHF efforts in responding to disasters where vulnerable children may be at heightened risk.


Executive Role

  • Work closely with CEO to drive strategic planning process and implementation.
  • Develop collaborative relationships with institutional leadership of National Network programs and other relevant agencies/coalitions.
  • Lead clinical content development for CHF’s conferences and coordinate effort with other departments.
  • Guide and support the design and development of new CHF programs, projects, services and sites and direct implementation, as appropriate.

Program Design & Development

  • Support CHF National Network clinical and administrative leadership to provide an enhanced medical home to their patient population and to develop models which will allow for sustainability and quality of services.
  • Oversee and provide technical leadership for development of special initiatives, including Healthy and Ready to Learn (HRL), the Childhood Trauma Initiative, and other selected efforts.
  • Collaborate with CHF’s Center for Community Health Technology (CCHT) and the National Network to further develop, modify, and implement technology-based pilot programs and support systems.
  • Lead proposal design and development

Program Quality Assurance & Dissemination

  • Oversee and lead evaluation of work in the National Network, including the HRL schools.
  • Together with Senior Leadership, manage the prioritization and development of academic and scholarly publications, presentations, and educational materials.
  • Review and approve documents from other CHF departments for clinical, statistical, and programmatic accuracy before being used externally.
  • Together with Senior Leadership, develop and lead dissemination strategies for gaining higher visibility of CHF programming via the national network

External Relations

  • Along with Senior Leadership, serve as clinical, public health, and programmatic content expert for outward facing statistical information and CHF activities (donor development, communications/media, relationship building, etc.).
  • Lead targeted data analysis projects and publications



  • Pediatrician, with at least five years of experience in clinical practice.
  • Demonstrable familiarity with academic pediatrics, including peer reviewed publications.
  • Demonstrable experience with or interest in disaster response with respect to vulnerable children.
  • Strong leadership skills, and at least four years of experience in a management/leadership position or equivalent function
  • Extensive experience working with children and families living in poverty, and a deep understanding of the social determinants of health
  • Experience in effective program design, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Ability to communicate effectively through writing. Experience in grant writing and academic publication are highly valued.
  • Ability to assess needs and design solutions effectively at a macro, cross-program, national level; but also in a micro, hands-on technical level
  • Ability to represent CHF in a leadership capacity. Strong interactive and presentation skills, whether in person, on stage, or through media.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse partners including donors, administrators, health care providers, teachers, community-based organizations, children, and parents.
  • Exceptional organizational skills; demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and priorities; and ability to work both independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • An MPH is desirable, but not mandatory.


The Children’s Health Fund offers an excellent compensation/benefits package.

For further information on our programs, please visit our website
If interested, please send your Curriculum Vitae and cover letter to Shay Gines, Administrative
Director, at

The Children’s Health Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer that celebrates diversity.

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