GlobalSTL, an initiative of BioSTL, is seeking qualified candidates in the Programs and Community Outreach Manager role to join our transformative organization via the Center for Rural Health Innovation and help us achieve our mission of improving health and economic vitality of underserved communities through innovation and coalition building. This position will report to the GlobalSTL Healthcare Business Development Director and will be a full-time, salaried position with BioSTL.
GlobalSTL attracts to St. Louis the U.S. presence of innovative, high growth companies from around the world. We do this by creating strategic connections to St. Louis' corporations, healthcare systems, and universities resulting in customers and partnerships that advance the business plan of the overseas company that locates their U.S. presence in St. Louis. Target areas track the strengths of St. Louis: Healthcare, Ag-Food, Financial services, Industrial, Geospatial and Cybersecurity. Leveraging St. Louis’ strengths in healthcare, GlobalSTL has built an unmatched consortium of over 18 health organizations across 5 Midwest states with combined revenues in excess of $360 Billion (~ 10% of US Healthcare spending) and an international innovation sourcing platform across 15 countries.
A key initiative of GlobalSTL is the Center for Rural Health Innovation (CRHI) with a mission to strengthen the health and economic vitality of rural communities through innovation and coalition building, to bridge urban-rural divide in healthcare, and to deliver results across the US starting with Missouri. The CRHI will leverage GlobalSTL’s innovation sourcing platform and the healthcare innovation buying power of rural communities to lead the development and implementation of the CRHI programs (including Community Outreach programs). The CRHI is focused on addressing the major challenges that rural communities face, including healthcare access and affordability, healthcare workforce and infrastructure capacity, affordable broadband access, and SDoH (Social Determinants of Health) unique to rural communities.
The programming of the CRHI includes:
- Design, develop, and manage annual community-centered symposium and other conferences on rural health & economic vitality.
- Convene and cross-link communities at town, county, and state level around locally championed health & economic vitality initiatives.
- Source, pilot, and support scaling of innovative solutions with rural communities. Document outcomes, inform policy.
- Develop & share a digital library of contacts and playbooks to help rural health leaders drive change in their communities.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
This position, utilizing your program management, community outreach, and coalition building experience, will own the following responsibilities:
- Develop and execute programming to achieve the goals of the CRHI which include:
- Deploy Innovative Solutions: Source, evaluate and deploy specific innovative solutions to solve rural health challenges.
- Convene to Achieve Better Outcomes: Drive implementation of innovation solutions in rural communities by convening rural health community leaders, elected officials, public policy specialists, researchers, and business.
- Inform Policy Thru Research & Data Collection: Develop, disseminate, and apply research and data collection to assist rural community leaders, policy, legislation.
- Connect, Develop & Support Leaders: Develop and support rural community leaders in their efforts to improve the health and economic vitality of their communities.
- Manage comprehensively the administration of the Center for Rural Health Innovation programs and (noted above) by:
- Engaging regional and national leaders in rural communities from healthcare, business, innovators, NGOs, workforce development, government, research, and policy domains in the work of the Center for Rural Health Innovation.
- Developing face to face, online, and hybrid programs including a rural health policy conference, rural health innovation summit, webinars, and others.
- Organizing high quality visits to our CRHI node locations throughout Missouri of individual or delegations to connect with local corporations, research collaborators, investors, and other regional partners of interest to the global innovators.
- Improve the quality of healthcare of our rural communities through the deployment of innovation.
- Launch the founding site of the CRHI in close partnership with our Founding partner and develop the template for CRHI site - its programming, stakeholder coalition building and community-centric engagement model.
- Increase the strategic impact that the CRHI delivers in terms of business value and competitive advantage to our region’s rural communities making the CRHI “the” expert in rural health innovation and coalition building.
- Make the Center for Rural Health Innovation an internationally recognized model for healthcare collaboration and transformation (converting innovation to value). Grow the scale and impact of the CRHI work beyond Missouri – starting with Midwest states.
- Build GlobalSTL’s and the Midwest’s brand by recruiting nationally recognized health transformation leaders to engage with the Center for Rural Health Innovation partners and members.
- Grow the revenue and sustainability of the CRHI through sponsorships, grants, and new models for monetizing value provided to partners and members.
- Build and manage additional CRHI nodes/sites in Missouri.
- Continue to improve CRHI programs and approaches through learning from U.S. and international success models, new ideas, and applying continuous measurement and improvement approach.
Through this rewarding work and in a highly collaborative environment, you can expect to:
- Increase the number of partner organizations of the CRHI.
- Deliver innovative solutions to address one or more of the challenges rural communities face (healthcare access and affordability, healthcare workforce and infrastructure capacity, affordable broadband access, and Social Determinants of Health unique to rural communities) in the founding site of the CRHI in year one.
- Generate strong testimonials from founding partner and the founding site community about the impact of the CRHI on improving health and economic vitality of their community.
- Increased engagement of rural communities and key stakeholders in the CRHI’s programming
- Increased number of digital health companies engaging (pilots and scaled implementations) with CRHI partners and members – especially in founding site in year one.
- CRHI becomes a nationally recognized model for healthcare transformation through innovation and collaboration.
- Successful launch of 3-5 additional sites throughout Missouri.
- Improved domestic and international brand of CRHI as the go-to organization for healthcare innovators wanting to access rural markets.
- New jobs created and capital invested in the Missouri through CRHI programs.
- Growth in revenue and sustainability of the CRHI thru sponsorships, grants, and new models for monetizing value provided to regional strategic partners and innovators.
- Establish the CRHI as the strategic economic development partner for rural communities.
- Increased awareness of Missouri as vibrant innovation and international hub in healthcare.
- Demonstrated track record of working with multiple stakeholders in rural communities in one or more of the following areas: rural healthcare, economic development, health and wellness, workforce development, public-private partnerships, rural public health, rural policy
- Experience convening and creating systemic change in multi-stakeholder rural or underserved urban settings
- Working knowledge of the architecture of rural healthcare: hospitals (CAH, specialty care, ED), primary, behavioral health and specialty workforce, pharmacies availability, SDoH issues, etc.
- Business development in a B2B setting and preferably in rural context – demonstrated passion for rural business, people, and culture; willingness to travel to rural communities.
- Proven experience in building bridges between organizations, communities that historically have not collaborated.
- Experience working for both corporates and startups – important to understand the differing perspectives/cultures/processes/strengths/weaknesses and be able to speak both languages
- Previous leadership role where you were responsible and held accountable for the outcomes your team created.
- Deeply committed to building inclusive, diverse team and organizational culture
- Highest personal integrity
- Experience communicating and working with executives (oral and written communication)
- Undergraduate or master’s degree, preferably in business management, healthcare administration, computer science in the healthcare field, or equivalent experience
- Ability to mentor, develop and recruit and lead strong, diverse, high performing teams
- Culture of accountability (see it, own it, solve it, do it) and excellence
- Excellent listening, written and oral communication skills: with senior executives of diverse backgrounds (corporations, investors, entrepreneurs, researchers, and governmental agencies in global setting)
- Ability to excel in a team setting (matrix reporting structure) as well as independent assignments
- Life-long learning mindset – constantly asking for feedback and ways you can improve
- Can adapt to shifting priorities, demands and timelines promptly and efficiently
- Ability to dissect and understand complex business issues, independent analytical thinking.
- Ability to see the big picture and manage the minutia
- Persuasive, encouraging, and motivating
- Ability to elicit cooperation from a variety of sources/individuals
- Competent with various current business productivity, collaboration tools and programs
Pay is commensurate with experience and is benchmarked against market rates. Benefit package for full-time employees includes excellent health coverage, generous retirement savings match, tuition assistance, and other benefits to support employees personally and professionally.
Please upload a detailed letter of interest and resume on the BioSTL.org website under this job posting heading. Confidential inquiries can be submitted to Scott Huston at email@example.com with this job posting title in the subject line. For more information, visit GlobalSTL, and biostl.org.
Full, up-to-date vaccination against COVID is required for employment. Exemptions may be granted for medical contraindications and for sincerely held religious beliefs. Exemption requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
BioSTL is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable ecosystem. We are committed to seeking individuals of diverse backgrounds and experiences who will bring diverse perspectives to this work. This is an equal employment opportunity.
Since 2001, St. Louis nonprofit BioSTL has laid the foundation for the region's innovation economy with a comprehensive set of transformational programs that advance St. Louis’ leadership in solving important world challenges in agriculture, medicine, health care, and other technology areas. BioSTL has introduced nationally acclaimed initiatives in startup creation and investment (BioGenerator), strategic business attraction (GlobalSTL), physical environment (including Cortex and BioGenerator Labs), entrepreneur support (Fundamentals), seed and venture capital, a diverse and inclusive workforce, and public policy. Find us online at biostl.org and follow us on twitter at @BioSTL.