Corktown Health

Vice President of Programs & Community Impact

Posted 1 month ago


The Vice President of Programs & Community Impact serves as a senior leader responsible for a diverse array of programs across the organization. This individual develops, implements, leads and evaluates activities in Behavioral Health, HIV Services, Prevention, Support Services and community engagement. The VP supervises program managers and implements organization-wide initiatives as part of the executive team. The VP oversees the agency’s portfolio of contracts and grants in the assigned program areas including Ryan White, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), AIDS United and private foundations.


  • Supervises program managers in Behavioral Health, Preventive Health, Financial Support Services and Care Management. The scope of programs includes clinical social work, case management, physical activity & health coaching, nutrition support, housing, emergency financial assistance, food assistance, tobacco cessation, HIV counseling & testing and support for other chronic health issue initiatives. Ensures program activities are delivered effectively, organization objectives and grant requirements are met, and that staff receive appropriate direction, oversight and support.
  • Coordinates timely documentation, data collection and reporting; monitors contract requirements including service objectives/work plans, performance measures, standards of care and budgets to ensure adherence. Leads preparations for site visits and audits.
  • Participates in community needs assessments, program planning and resource allocation activities; Develops, evaluates and adapts programs in response to identified needs and opportunities.
  • Strategizes outreach activities to promote services and education in the community; coordinates efforts to align with broader organizational goals.
  • Engages with the VP of Clinical Services and clinic teams to ensure coordinated service delivery across disciplines and achieve high quality outcomes for clients/patients.
  • Represents the organization at meetings, delivers presentations and interfaces with relevant constituencies. Maintains collaborative working relationships with partner organizations, community groups and funders.
  • Models effective customer service and problem solving techniques; upholds a professional environment that promotes teamwork, excellence and respect for clients, their families, coworkers, colleagues and others.
  • Compiles and analyzes data; prepares reports and recommendations for senior leadership.
  • Participates in grant writing, budget development, business plans, annual reports and similar efforts.
  • Develops, reviews and updates policies, procedures and practices to promote effective, client centered care, productivity, fiscal responsibility, safety, risk management, employee engagement and satisfaction.
  • Upholds compliance efforts. Ensures confidentiality and privacy practices in accordance with agency policies, HIPAA and relevant laws, regulations and contractual obligations.
  • Participates in staff selection, hiring, training, supervision and evaluation.
  • Provides mentorship and supports growth among program managers, associate managers and team members. Identifies and fosters opportunities for professional development.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in management, public health, social work or related field required.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in health care, public health, social work or a related field is required with at least three years of management/supervisory experience.
  • Familiarity with State and Federal grant requirements and HIV related programs strongly preferred.

All applicants are required to provide proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with an FDA- or WHO-authorized vaccine prior to their start date. Any exception to this policy for medical or religious reasons must be submitted in writing.


This position has up to ten direct reports primarily consisting of program managers and coordinators, with the possibility of also supervising interns.


This position may require local travel as well as limited in-state and out of state travel.


  • $80,000-$95,000; salary range based on assigned program areas, experience and related degree/licensure requirements.
  • Benefits include paid time off, agency recognized holidays, medical (100% employer-paid health benefits), vision, dental, disability and life insurance after 60 days, subject to agency and insurance eligibility criteria.
  • Robust employee development opportunities for professional growth.


This position is in-person, full time, predominantly during business hours Monday through Friday with occasional evening and weekend hours. The position is based at the organization’s main location in Detroit with periodic off site meetings and events. Work is generally performed within the office environment and includes significant in person, phone and email contact with staff, patients/clients, funders and the general public. This position reports to the Chief Operating Officer. 

Corktown Health (CH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values a diverse workforce. CH does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability and any other categories protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Applicants who identify as LGBTQ+ and those who represent minority and/or underserved communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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