Chief Executive Officer - Council Bluffs, IA

The Iowa Primary Care Association is actively recruiting for a Chief Executive Officer for a community health center, also called a federally qualified health center, in Council Bluffs, Iowa.


To provide affordable, comprehensive, high quality health care to the entire community.


This community health center will strengthen access to quality integrated healthcare by removing barriers for those with the greatest need, and developing community relationships to enhance the future of their community’s well-being.

Position Description:

  • Appointed by and responsible to the Board of Directors and will provide leadership, overall direction and administration of the operations of the health center.
  • Responsible for interpreting and applying the policies of the Board of Directors.
  • Assist the Board of Directors in developing short and long-range goals for the organization and evaluating health center activities.


  • Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, QI Director, Medical Director, and Dental Director

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops and gains Board approval for the goals, objectives, and priorities of the health center.
  • Directs and reviews the development of the health care programs and organizational budgets.
  • Organizes the staff and other resources in carrying out the healthcare program within budgetary goals and objectives.
  • Leads the staff members in the performance of their assigned duties and responsibilities.
  • Administers day-to-day activities of the health center through delegation to appropriate staff.
  • Develops and secures community support for the objectives of the health center.
  • Ensures that any and all claims and litigation are handled in a consistent manner that adheres to all applicable laws and regulations.


  • A master’s degree in health, public or business administration or an appropriate related field, or BS/BA degree with five to ten years’ experience in health care administration, preferably within a community health center.
  • The ability to apply sound administrative principles and methods in the management of budgets and diverse personnel and health care programs.
  • Experience as a head of a community agency preferred.
  • Healthcare experience preferred.
  • Grant writing experience preferred.
  • Must have executive management experience at the Associate or Director level.
  • The ability to select, administratively supervise and generally direct the activities of the health center.
  • The ability to employ necessary management techniques.
  • The ability to analyze complex data and communicate results effectively orally and in writing.
  • The ability to set priorities and to make decisions on critical health care programs and issues.
  • Personal qualities which will permit this person to work with the staff and residents of the community in such a manner as to earn their confidence and respect. This person should demonstrate concern for the welfare of all people served by the community health center.

Additional Info

  • Specialty: Administrative
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Location: Council Bluffs

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