Superior Health Foundation Executive Director Search

The Superior Health Foundation (SHF) is a conversion 501(c)(3) foundation that came into existence September 1, 2012, following Duke LifePoint’s acquisition of Marquette General Health System. The mission of SHF is to assist with unmet healthcare needs, with health education, and with programs and research on preventing illness and promoting health.

That mission includes supporting the needs of the indigent and uninsured; healthcare education programs; supporting programs and research which have the primary purpose of preventing and reducing illness and disease; and other programs to promote the health, education and welfare of the community. SHF has sought to build and strengthen capacity in health-related organizations across the Upper Peninsula.

This is an important time for Superior Health Foundation in addressing the unmet health needs of a diverse region. SHF seeks a leader who demonstrates a strong ability to raise community awareness of and to clearly articulate the vision and direction of the Superior Health Foundation. Words that describe the next leader are: relationship builder, collaborator, empathetic, compassionate, humble, diplomatic yet authentic.

The Executive Director will increase the prominence of the Superior Health Foundation in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and enhance its position in community engagement and philanthropic leadership. The leader will be entrusted with the responsibility to improve the quality of health in the UP and to strive for measurable health improvement in the region through strategic grantmaking in education, health, social services and other areas of unmet health needs. The leader will have the opportunity to represent, collaborate, sustain, grow, and diversify the organization.  

The Executive Director will have oversight of at least 3 employees with the opportunity to grow a larger team to expand outreach efforts across the Upper Peninsula. Current employees have responsibilities for financial and grants management, community engagement and annual giving and office and executive management.  The Executive Director will work closely with the Board of Directors to accomplish strategic initiatives.

The salary range for this position is between $115,000 and $130,000 and will be commensurable with experience. SHF offers a benefits package, including health insurance compensation, paid holidays, vacations, and SIMPLE IRA plan.

Superior Health Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or military status.