Job Posting

Executive Director, Lifecycle WomanCare

April 25, 2018
Location: Bryn Mawr, PA

The Organization                                                                                             

Located in Bryn Mawr, Lifecycle WomanCare (LWC), previously known as The Birth Center, is one of the oldest and largest freestanding birth centers in the country.  It was the first licensed birth center in Pennsylvania and provides exceptional healthcare services for women of all ages, regardless of income. The organization changed its name to Lifecycle WomanCare to illuminate and highlight the breadth of high-quality care it provides to women over the course of their entire lifetime – from adolescence through post-menopausal years.

Since 1978, LWC has delivered more than 11,000 babies providing the highest level of personal care to women and their families throughout the greater Philadelphia region. LWC is a teaching site for nurse-midwifery students as well as for undergraduate nursing students from local universities. It provides a learning environment for the promotion of normal childbirth. The nurse midwives have privileges at Bryn Mawr Hospital and also attend births there.

LWC is organized as a 501(c)3 charitable organization with its revenue generating primarily from fee-for-service. Additional revenue comes from individual donations and foundation support.  LWC employs approximately 55 individuals of which half are part-time staff.

Position Overview

The Executive Director (ED) will be the external face of LWC leading and further developing an organization with both a strong track record of success and the promise of making a remarkable and tangible impact on the lives of many people and communities.  Working in concert with the Board and staff, the ED will continue moving LWC forward in the development and implementation of internal and external goals that reflect the organization’s vision, mission, and strategic plan. The ED will provide overall leadership for strategy, organizational development, program development, financial oversight, and fundraising.  This individual will oversee the LWC’s operations including budget, payroll, HR, administrative and professional staff, contracts, physical plant, etc.

The position calls for a versatile, hands-on professional with a broad base of knowledge, strong business skills, financial acumen, exceptional people skills with the ability to function in a highly collaborative culture, and a sophisticated understanding of resource development. The Executive Director must have flexibility, self-confidence, and adaptability to work with an evolving organization with a dedicated staff that has deep content expertise.

Position Responsibilities

  • Spearhead further development of LWC’s role as a leading woman’s and maternal health organization. Position the organization as a desired and respected model for women’s healthcare and educational services. Explore and implement various prospective growth strategies.
  • Coordinate and oversee all organization functions, including the executive office, legal facilities, human resources, finance, grants, fundraising, etc.
  • Coordinate priorities with staff and outside consultants regarding resources and support for ongoing and new expansion projects.
  • Strong financial acumen. Ability to analyze budgetary information and assess organizational capacity.
  • Strengthen and diversify the organization’s funding sources.
  • Broaden LWC’s visibility and continue creating academic and corporate partnerships.
  • In addition, create relationships with policy makers and other nonprofit peers, experts, and the general public.
  • Understand the changing healthcare landscape.
  • Improve the organization’s ability to both measure and communicate impact.
  • Provide guidance and vision to the staff leadership team and the Board of Directors during period of expansion.
  • Maintain continuous lines of communication, keeping the Board of Directors informed of all critical issues.

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree is required, advanced degree is preferred.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in the nonprofit and/or business sectors with a proven record of achievement.
  • Commitment to LWC’s mission is essential.
  • Successful track record of resource and fund development.
  • Must be familiar with non-profit finance and management; experience working with a Board of Directors.
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills including negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills, and the ability to effectively interface with the Board of Directors, staff and outside constituents.
  • Entrepreneurial team player that can multitask.
  • Ability to operate as an effective tactical as well as strategic thinker.
  • Self-reliant, good problem solver, results oriented, sense of humor.
  • Sensitivity towards and commitment to a holistic model of women’s health.
  • Honest and sincere with high standards of personal integrity.
  • An understanding of midwifery and women’s healthcare issues is a plus.