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Executive Director

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Ironwood, MI, USA

Position: Executive Director


Reports to: Board of Directors/Executive Committee

Supervises: All Health Foundation staff (currently none)

Effective Date: As soon as possible

Status: Year-round, full-time, salaried/exempt. 40 hrs/wk, evenings/weekends possible based on community needs and events


Location: Preference given to residents of Gogebic County, MI or Iron County, WI. Full-time office presence not required.

Salary Range: $50,000 - $70,000 per year, commensurate with experience and other qualifications

Benefits: Includes health insurance coverage, PTO, retirement contribution match, annual performance incentive opportunities with quarterly checkpoints, and more.




The Gogebic Range Health Foundation (GRHF) is seeking an accomplished Executive Director to lead our organization’s growth and development, strategic planning, marketing, and community engagement efforts. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in securing funding, driving strategic initiatives, fostering impactful partnerships and making critical recommendations to the Board of Directors on resource allocation.

Key Responsibilities

1. Fundraising
● Develop, implement and evaluate fundraising plans and strategies

● Cultivate relationships with donors, partners and grant-making organizations

● Develop and promote new funding channels, such as planned giving

● Implement donor recognition processes and programs

2. Strategic Planning
● Collaborate with the board to drive high-level strategic planning initiatives

● Provide strategic guidance for organizational sustainability and growth

3. Marketing and Outreach
● Implement effective marketing strategies to enhance organizational visibility

● Analyze and adjust marketing efforts based on performance metrics

4. Community Collaboration and Leadership
● Collaborate with community partners to align resources and purposes

● Foster relationships with external organizations and community leaders

● Identify opportunities to lead initiatives that advance community health

5. Resource Management

● Make recommendations to the board on human and financial resources needed to achieve strategic, programmatic, and operational goals

● Provide date-driven insights for informed decision-making on resource allocation

6. Operational Excellence

● Ensure high levels of operational, management and fiduciary integrity, including but not limited to: developing and monitoring annual operating budgets; reviewing operating procedures for compliance with applicable regulations; and working with Treasurer and others on annual tax return preparation and review

● Provide regular reports on organization performance to the board

7. Board Relations and Leadership

● Attend all board meetings and participate on board committees as appropriate

● Assist board in identifying new members

● Initiate and advocate for strategic, operational, and policy improvements



1. Minimum Qualifications

● Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, management, health care administration, public administration or related field of study

● Three years of senior management experience


2. Desired Qualifications

● Master’s degree in the above fields of study

● Five years of senior management experience

● Experience administering a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation or non-profit foundation

● Professional certification (such as CFRE, CFA, CPA, CMA or other relevant certifications)

Desired Skills and Attributes

● Excellent oral and written communication skills

● Proven leadership ability and collaborative management skills

● Demonstrated fiscal responsibility and ability to manage budgets

● A history of attracting resources through coordinated fundraising

● Demonstrated success in building partnerships within the business community

● Leadership in developing innovative and distinctive programs for increasing foundation assets

● Experience in evaluating capital investment opportunities

● Demonstrated ability to work with banking and investment companies

● Demonstrated ability to recruit, develop and retain talented staff

● Experience with the selection and implementation of information systems for non-profit entities


Working Conditions and Location

Preference will be given to candidates living in Gogebic County, Michigan, or Iron County, Wisconsin, which is the organization’s service area. Office space (with typical office amenities and conditions) is provided; however, a hybrid remote/in-office arrangement is possible. Employment At Will GRHF is based in Michigan, which is an “at-will” employment state. This means that, without an employment contract, the employer or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause.


Equal Opportunity Disclosure

GRHF is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.


About the Organization

The Gogebic Range Health Foundation was formed in 1998 under the then-community hospital, Grand View Health. The foundation served as a supporting organization up until 2015, when the hospital was purchased by Aspirus Inc.


The board members’ forethought, regional perspective, and understanding of collaborative efforts to create change led them to convert the foundation to an independent public charity 501(c)(3) organization with a focus on community health in 2015-16. Since then, the Gogebic Range Health Foundation has given grants totaling nearly $1 million to area non-profit organizations, including being a major local funding source for the expansion of the Iron Belle Trail.


Based in Ironwood, in Michigan’s western Upper Peninsula, the Gogebic Range Health Foundation now serves to advance community health throughout the Gogebic Range, which includes Gogebic County, Michigan, as well as Iron County, Wisconsin, and to establish the Gogebic Range as a fun and healthy place to live. See more about current efforts at


The Gogebic Range

Michigan’s western Upper Peninsula, along with northeastern Wisconsin, is the outdoor lover’s paradise. Activities abound in all seasons across the Gogebic Range. See these resources for more information:



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Organization Info

Gogebic Range Health Foundation

Ironwood, MI, USA
About Us

The Gogebic Range Health Foundation serves to advance community health throughout the Gogebic Range which includes Iron County, WI and Gogebic County, MI, and to establish the Gogebic Range as a fun and healthy place to live.


Gogebic Range Health Foundation focuses on addressing community health issues through grantmaking, collaborations and partnerships.

It is our goal to improve community health and establish a culture that values health and wellbeing.

  • We impact community health by promoting healthy living through community grantmaking.
  • Collaborate and partner with local organizations and agencies to create a healthy and active community.
  • We engage in positive community partnerships by investing in community projects that have a positive influence on the health of the Gogebic Range community.
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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Jan 29 2024
Active Until: 
Mar 1 2024
Hiring Organization: 
Gogebic Range Health Foundation