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The Chief Strategy Officer is responsible for helping the CEO with strategy executions within CHCANYS. The CSO will develop, communicate, execute, and sustain CHCANYS’ strategic initiatives, and be a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Reporting to the President/CEO, the CSO will work closely with the Board of Directors and the Senior Leadership Team to develop and refine strategies to advance CHCANYS’ mission and ensure optimal alignment of operations to implement those strategies, and to create CHCANYS’ long-term and short-term initiatives and guide the organization through the planning process. In addition, the CSO oversees corporate compliance, grants administration, and coordinates program and finance across all of the organization’s health center analytic, clinical, and technical assistance support functions.



  • Strategic Plan

- Working in partnership with the President/CEO, Board, and Senior Leadership Team, develops and oversees implementation of short- and long-term work plans based on strategic priorities.

- In collaboration with President/CEO and V.P. of Finance and Operations, coordinates annual and multi-year operations plans and budgets related to strategic plans, and ensures accurate, timely, and innovative budgeting and financial management support operations and projects to meet organizational goals.

- Engages external stakeholders to communicate CHCANYS’ mission, goals, and plans to secure consensus financial support to promote the organization’s services and value.

  • Grants Management & Contracts

- Responsible for the coordination and oversight of federal grants, including measurement, reporting of outcomes, budgeting, spending, and coordination of staff activities and deliverables.

- Oversight and implementation of tracking systems to monitor all grants and deliverables.

- Oversees CHCANYS’ public and private grant development program, serves as liaison with funders, works with program leads to develop funding strategies, proposals, project budgets, and drafts proposals and reports.

- Reviews and approves vendor, consultant, and grant contracts across the organization, and assists with contract negotiations, as necessary.

  • Corporate Compliance

- Ensures that CHCANYS’ organizational policies and procedures are compliant, comprehensive, and current with relevant federal and state laws and regulations, including the requirements related to federal and state funding and HIPAA across all divisions of CHCANYS.

 -Works with the Security Officer to implement the information technology security of the organization and serves as the Privacy Officer.

  • Business Development

- Develops plan for new lines of business and revenue generation opportunities aligned with organizational mission and member needs.

- Assesses organizational capacity and needs related to business opportunities.

  • Administration

- Develops and implements CHCANYS’ internal emergency procedures and business continuity plans.

- Cultivates a supportive and inclusive work environment that proactively advocates ongoing learning, development and professional growth, and performance evaluations.



· A Bachelor’s Degree (advanced degree in related field preferred) plus a minimum of 10 years of progressively successful leadership of a not-for-profit or governmental organization that includes responsibilities for budgeting, financial management, resource management, policy development & implementation, and program design, implementation, and evaluation.

· Experience in managing grant programs and ensuring that program goals are achieved.

· Demonstrated ability to work with customer/client groups to identify customer needs and develop effective solutions.

· Ability to effectively lead a team-based organization and work effectively with diverse populations.

· Demonstrated awareness of and value of cultural competence

· Outstanding verbal and written communications, and presentation skills


Specifically, candidates should have:

- A demonstrated passion for innovation to leverage the collective strength of community health centers and promote patient-centered, equitable primary care; have the skills to be an excellent communicator with the ability to lead, support, and enhance the capabilities of a driven, bright, and diverse team in several locations across the State. Additionally, the candidate should have a strong background in overseeing the operations and advancement of an organization.

- Strategic vision and agility-ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends, and work with the President/CEO, the Board, and the Senior Leadership Team to translate vision and goals into clear, actionable plans.

- Leadership and organization-exceptional capacity for managing and leading people; a team builder who has experience in scaling up organizations with sound organizational framework of clear policies and procedures; accountability, continuous learning and growth; creates and supports an environment of individual and organizational success; and ensures that all operational activity is aligned with organizational goals.

- Ability to make good decisions through a combination of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment.


The Community Health Care Association of New York State is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of CHCANYS to provide for and promote equal employment opportunity in employment, compensation and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, religion or creed, gender (including "gender identity" - which refers to a person's actual or perceived sex, and includes self-image, appearance, behavior, or expression, whether or not different from that traditionally associated with the legal sex assigned to the person at birth), disability, age (18 and over), military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, marital status, genetic predisposition, or carrier status, sexual orientation, or status as a victim of domestic violence, a sex offense or stalking. CHCANYS complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations and ordinances prohibiting employment discrimination. We encourage applications from people of all gender identities and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC).  

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions unless such accommodation causes an undue hardship.  Generally, the working conditions are good with little or no exposure to extremes in health, safety hazards and/or hazardous materials.  While work is normally performed in an office setting, the individual must have the ability to travel, depending on assignments/projects. 

We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.


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