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Viola Startzman Clinic

Seeking Executive Director, Wooster, Ohio


The nonprofit  

Founded in 1995 to serve Wayne and Holmes Counties, VSC is an accredited Rural Health Clinic providing comprehensive care at no charge to qualifying patients and to those with Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance. In addition to high-quality medical and dental care, services include mental health, wellness education, sexual and reproductive health, medications, and related resources. As a safety net to lower income patients, the Clinic’s solid financial base, modern offices, and dedicated staff provide professional and dignified care to all. Member, CHN.


The opportunity  

This new enthusiastic leader will be supported by like-minded professionals committed to positively influencing the health and well-being of those often left behind. Benefits include clinic services, insurance, HSA, Simple IRA, per year 120 hours PTO + 9 paid holidays, competitive salary commensurate with experience.


The position  

Reporting to an 18-member Board of Directors and guiding dedicated administrative and operations staff numbering 22, the Executive Director (ED) is the “face” of the clinic to the community, its partners, donors, and regulators. Practical management skills responsible for growing an already financially solid nonprofit are essential. Successful candidate also will bring demonstrated leadership experience, genuine passion for serving the Clinic’s special population, and entrepreneurial vision, in this case to prepare and secure eventual FQHC or Look-Alike status.


The desired leadership competencies

  • Appropriate academic degree(s)
  • Articulate communicator
  • Comfortable asking for advice, funds
  • Compassion for VSC patient population
  • Delegator
  • Dynamic personality
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Extraordinarily strong people-skills
  • Experience to support grant writer
  • Fundraising personality, style
  • Gravitas to lead and promote VSC
  • Nonprofit social services leadership
  • Open listener
  • Organized, efficient leader
  • Out of the box strategic thinker
  • Relationship builder, networker
  • Respectful and trustworthy
  • Roll up sleeves, open door style
  • Transparent
  • Understanding of RHC/ FQHC operations


The process

With resume, please email your personalized letter specifically addressing how your career experiences have prepared you to lead VSC. Deadline for applications/nominations is COB Monday, January 22, 2024. Applications will be acknowledged with confidentiality. Send to jody@theyunkergroup.com.