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Executive Director, Council on Black Health

Apply now Job no: 494674
Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City
Categories: Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University, Professional Staff

About Drexel 

Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, and a major engine for economic development in the region. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics. 

Job Summary 

The Council on Black Health (CBH), hosted at the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health, is poised to enter a growth phase in terms of membership and spheres of influence. The CBH Executive Director develops, manages and grows an infrastructure; leads CBH as a national thought leader on Black Health; seeks funding relevant to organizational capacity building, collaborative research, and national initiatives that align with CBH’s mission; coordinates workshops and conferences; and creates a value-based culture of inclusivity internally and externally. The Executive Director is also responsible for the daily operations of the CBH Network in accordance with strategic plans.

Essential Functions 

  • Build internal and external organizational, board governance structure and membership that aligns CBH’s culture with the vision. 
  • Carry out programmatic objectives to realize the mission.
  • Develop a funder and donor acquisition and optimization plan and strategy that allows CBH to respond to new opportunities.
  • Build national brand awareness and image by engaging diverse stakeholders including the media and philanthropic communities to position the Council to reach the broader population.
  • Promote and innovate for black health in collaboration with other national organizations, universities, nonprofits, for profits, faith institutions, funders and other that share common values.

Required Qualifications 

  • Master’s Degree, with a concentration on public health policy/practice or related field.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Ability to review and approve major recommendations, establish procedures
  • Ability to maintain regular contact to carry out programs; continuing contact with officials at higher levels
  • Ability to manage challenging formal negotiations 

Physical Demands 

  • Typically sitting at a desk/table


  • University City 

Additional Information 

Special Instructions to the Applicant 

  • Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application. 

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