Community Health Center

  • NIMAA Chief Executive Officer - Colorado Based

    Job Locations US-CO-Denver
    Posted Date 1 month ago(7/19/2018 9:13 AM)
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  • Overview

    Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) is one of the country’s most creative and dynamic providers of primary medical, dental, and behavioral health services, and a leader in practice-based research, health professionals training, and use of innovative technologies to advance health and healthcare. CHC is designated as a federally qualified health center and a patient-centered medical home by HRSA, the Joint Commission, and NCQA, respectively. We deliver more than 500,000 patient visits per year from primary care hubs and community clinics across the state of CT, all connected by technology and common standards for quality. We employ several hundred medical, dental, and behavioral health providers who are engaged in practice, teaching, and research. Our Weitzman Institute is devoted to research and practice transformation and is recognized around the country as one of the premier research institutes focused on improving health care and health outcomes for special and vulnerable populations. In addition, the organization has developed three wholly owned subsidiaries from the original pilot developments within the Weitzman Institute: the National Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Training Consortium (NNPRFTC), the National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement, and the Community eConsult Network.


    NIMAA Chief Executive Officer


    Please note: applicants must submit a cover letter along with their resume for consideration.


    General Information on NIMAA:


    The National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement (NIMAA) trains Medical Assistants (MAs) to effectively participate in high-functioning, team-based primary care settings. NIMAA provides students an effective and affordable education that is both on-line and hands-on, introducing them to the exciting world of healthcare and paving the way to a career in primary care.

    NIMAA’s key objectives include:


    • Transforming the medical assistant role from a low wage, no advancement job to a living wage, 1st rung position with career advancement opportunity;
    • Strengthening team-based primary care through the addition of medical assistants with the knowledge, clinical skills, and critical thinking to participate fully in patient-centered, population health-focused care for individuals and families; and
    • Improving the delivery of healthcare to underserved populations by strengthening primary care and the teams that deliver it.


    NIMAA accomplishes these objectives through its unique approach to education, training, and on-going development of medical assistants. This includes online didactic education, clinical experience, and collaborative and critical thinking skills, combined with a simultaneous 240-hour on-site, practice-based externship hosted in high performance primary care practices identified by NIMAA as “host clinics”. NIMAA establishes ongoing relationships with the partner host clinics and provides on-going mentoring, preceptor training, and practice consultation to ensure the NIMAA students receive appropriate training, education, and support.  The NIMAA graduates will be recognized as premier medical assistants who have been trained to the highest standards and are ready to assume positions on primary care teams in any setting, but particularly in the settings of organizations focused on vulnerable and special populations.  

    General Description of Duties:


    The NIMAA CEO drives the strategic, financial, and operational development of this non-profit start-up organization and as such, creates the culture, reputation, and standards for the organization. The position reports to the Board of Directors.

    We are looking for an experienced leader to supervise and oversee all strategic and business aspects of NIMAA. The successful candidate will have expertise in developing a national organization, collaborating with foundations and institutional leaders, and creating a compelling narrative for individuals engaged at all levels of the operation.  You will be the first in command of this charitable company and responsible, along with the Board, for developing the proper strategic direction as well as creating a vision for success.

    Our goal is to establish NIMAA as the recognized premier academic institution for the education and training of medical assistants in primary health care, with a dual social mission of creating high value employment, particularly for members of historically low income and underserved populations and communities, and strengthening the primary care workforce team of the future.  The CEO needs to take this promising start-up company and scale it nationally, make it financial viable, and ensure it has a reputation as best in class.



    • Recruit, lead, and inspire a staff that is highly engaged, effective, and consistent in advancing the goals and objectives of NIMAA. Oversee all operations and business activities to ensure they produce the desired results and are consistent with the overall strategy and mission on NIMAA.
    • Achieve national accreditation of NIMAA.
    • Establish targets for growth, spread, and scale, and organize the functional units of NIMAA to achieve them.
    • Establish collaborative and business relationships with high performing health care organizations nationally to serve as a basis for the clinical practicum component of the NIMAA education model, and support those practices in becoming premier training sites.
    • Promote the NIMAA narrative and story and engage social entrepreneurs with a focus on the dual mission of social justice and healthcare access.
    • Lead fundraising from foundations and others.
    • Ensure adherence to legal guidelines and in-house policies to maintain the highest ethics and compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations.
    • Oversee financial and non-financial reporting to stakeholders.
    • Build trust relations with key partners and stakeholders and act as a point of contact.
    • Maintain a deep knowledge of the markets and industry of the company.


    Experience and Requirements:


    • Minimum 10 years CEO or senior leadership in a relevant organization
    • Leadership in a start-up, preferably in education
    • Prior experience in on-line education
    • Experience in workforce development
    • Expertise in healthcare training, delivery and/or financing
    • Experience in developing profitable and successful strategies and implementing a vision
    • A leader who values team and relationships and has mentoring skills
    • A commitment to social justice
    • Analytical abilities and problem-solving skills
    • Excellent written communication and public speaking skills
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and foster strong relationships across systems of care and with relevant community stakeholders
    • Sensitivity and respect for diverse populations




    • Reports directly to the Chairman and Board of Directors of NIMAA.




    • Advanced degree in relevant field
    • Additional studies in health or health education a plus


    Work Location:


    • NIMAA has headquarter locations in Middletown, Connecticut and Denver, Colorado

    FLSA Code:


    • Exempt position



    Bachelors (Required)


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