R.O.C.K. Mat-Su Director

Hiring Organization Information

Organization Name: 
Mat-Su Health Foundation

Position Information

Employment Type: 
Full time
Experience Level: 
Salary Range: 
$90,000 DOE
Job Category: 
Organizational Overview: 

R.O.C.K. Mat-Su (Raising Our Children with Kindness) is a community collaborative working to accomplish two goals: 1) Strengthen families so all children are safe, healthy, and thriving and 2) End child abuse and neglect and reduce Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). R.O.C.K. Mat-Su follows the collective impact framework and the Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) serves as the initiative’s “backbone” organization.

The R.O.C.K. Mat-Su Director and all R.O.C.K. Mat-Su staff are employees of the MSHF. The R.O.C.K. Mat-Su Director reports to the MSHF CEO and is also accountable to the R.O.C.K. Mat-Su Steering Committee. The R.O.C.K. Mat-Su Director supervises staff tasked with providing leadership and staffing for the Steering Committee and various Work Groups in order to execute the R.O.C.K. Mat-Su Strategic Framework. This position manages the initiative’s internal and external operations, including strategy, financing, communications, community engagement, and data functions.

The Director of R.O.C.K. Mat-Su supports the MSHF’s mission, vision and values. This individual embraces the following values as the foundation of our efforts: respect and appreciation for our Mat-Su community assets; prevention; access; wellness; fairness; collaboration; and leadership. This individual exemplifies health; is team-focused and positive; and consistently demonstrates respect for fellow team members and partners. This team member is committed to sharing the learnings of R.O.C.K. Mat-Su with MSHF staff to increase the MSHF’s impact, and working closely with the MSHF Program Team to maximize the strategic and creative synergy between R.O.C.K. Mat-Su and the MSHF.


Role Responsibilities: 


  • Provide visionary, adaptive leadership, modeling the initiative’s guiding values and fostering a culture that reflects them to achieve the prioritized goals in the R.O.C.K. Mat-Su Strategic Framework.
  • Serve as conduit between the backbone organization (MSHF) and the R.O.C.K. Mat-Su Steering Committee
  • Participate in all R.O.C.K. Mat-Su Steering Committee and Work Group meetings.
  • Represent R.O.C.K. Mat-Su at MSHF Board and committee meetings as requested.

Management and Fundraising

  • Supervise and mentor R.O.C.K. Mat-Su staff and volunteers.
  • Manage contracts and purchase approval for R.O.C.K. Mat-Su in line with MSHF policies.
  • Prepare, monitor, and execute R.O.C.K. Mat-Su’s budget.
  • Maintain relationships with key funding partners and secure funding to support the initiative’s goals and priorities.
  • Oversee external grant monitoring and reporting for R.O.C.K. Mat-Su.
  • Oversee implementation of a shared measurement system to track common outcomes and indicators; use data to inform learning and continuous improvement.


  • Build and maintain relationships with R.O.C.K. Mat-Su community partners and other key stakeholders.
  • Maintain R.O.C.K. Mat-Su’s identity as a respected, neutral convener among a broad spectrum of local stakeholders.
  • Create strategic coherence between the R.O.C.K. Mat-Su Steering Committee, Work Groups, the MSHF, Connect Mat-Su, and Youth 360 activities.

Communications and Advocacy

  • Oversee the initiative’s internal and external communications, in coordination with the MSHF.
  • Represent the initiative at regional, statewide, and national gatherings, and conferences.
  • Engage in legislation development and advocacy as appropriate.
Candidate Qualifications: 


  • Ability to learn quickly, stay flexible, and highly organized in a fast-paced environment with competing demands while maintaining integrity of work product for self and staff.
  • Advanced strategy and planning skills, including an ability to think strategically on both organizational and systemic levels over multi-year horizons.
  • Comfort with ambiguity and ability to thrive in a fluid, entrepreneurial environment; willingness to “roll up one’s sleeves” and extend beyond formal responsibilities based on the needs of the work.
  • Solid sense of self with demonstrated qualities of integrity, loyalty, discretion and self-motivation.
  • Commitment to teamwork and community; familiarity with the Collective Impact model. 
  • Outstanding communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build authentic relationships with a diverse set of stakeholders across many sectors and regions.
  • Passion for social and racial equity work, knowledge of cultural competence, and a willingness to expand in these areas of knowledge and work.
  • Familiarity with the child welfare system and ability to partner with State of Alaska Office of Children’s Services at local, state, and tribal levels.
  • Solid understanding of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and trauma-informed organization principles.
  • Strong data acumen and ability to oversee complex shared-measurement systems.

Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree in public health, health policy, social work, or related field preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience working with or in a health-related government, non-profit or philanthropic agency.
  • Minimum seven years’ experience and leadership in convening partners and building coalitions focused on relevant community and public health issues.
  • Experience in developing programs, policies, procedures, budgets and other reporting mechanisms.
  • Ability to work as needed outside of regular business hours to support meetings and urgent needs.
  • Ability to travel to partner sites and stakeholder meetings (up to 40% of time).

How to Apply

Application Contact: 
Application Deadline: 
September 30, 2019
Application Instructions: 
Submit cover letter and resume in single PDF file to jobs@healthymatsu.org