Senior Director - Community Health & Vulnerable Population

York, PA | Professional | Tracking Code: 54589

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General Summary



The senior director leads the system in developing and implementing an innovative and impactful community health and vulnerable population strategy, using both community health assessment and social determinant data to guide priorities.

As the Senior Director, you will establish an integrated function which guides efforts across the system and in local communities, working as one with community organizations and WellSpan leaders to impact short-term and long-term improvement at both the community and population level, especially among those who are most vulnerable.



Duties and Responsibilities:



1. Leads the system in developing, implementing and evaluating system-wide community health and vulnerable population strategies.

2. Conducts a community health needs assessment process and ensures ongoing assessment of need and impact using WellSpan and community data and research.

3. Leads a team in developing strong working relationships with social service and community partners including establishing new ways of partnering for greater impact.

4. Supports care delivery teams in developing public health strategies to improve quality, including decreasing unnecessary medical utilization.

5. Works collaboratively with WellSpan Philhaven to ensure behavioral health resources and planning work in concert with other efforts for community health and in support of vulnerable populations.

6. Works collaboratively with case management and others to develop support systems which address social determinants as a standard element of care. This could include patient identification and screening, navigation, resource connections, data and evaluation, and community partnerships. In conjunction with this work, collaborate with teams managing at-risk payer populations (ex. MSSP, WellSpan) and Care Contracting to ensure planning and care is maximizing principles of community health and social determinants and that current and future payer contracts inform prioritization decisions in planning efforts.

7. Provides oversight in impact investments in community health by administering the Community Partnership grants program and coordinating with Summit Health Endowment.

8. Position WellSpan as a leader in community health regionally and nationally.

9. Develop measurement mechanism of short term and longer-term outcomes that are routinely shared across WellSpan for decision making and process improvement.

10. Ensures requirements regarding Community Health Needs Assessment, Community Health Plan and Reporting are met including developing and managing effective systems to measure, track and report System community benefit, in compliance with industry practices.

11. Manages the activities of the System’s Community Health and Wellness and vulnerable population staff, providing administrative leadership to the System’s sponsored health coalitions.

Required Skills

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree



Preferred Education

Master's Degree



Minimum Experience

10 Years of experience as a strategic leader within community health and vulnerable population (Manager or Director level roles) 

Experience with change management initiatives and impact/outcome models



Min Field Of Expertise

Public health, health administration or education



Management Experience

Experienced and has overseen staff, managers and directors in previous roles. 




Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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