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Executive Director
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About the Organization
The Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging makes proven tools for healthy aging available for everyone. The Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based
in Madison, Wisconsin. The WIHA mission is to improve the health and well-being of older adults in Wisconsin by administering high-level evidence-based health promotion programs and building partnerships to spread healthy aging programs that help people live longer, and live better. WIHA advocates to establish evidence-based programs as essential tools for enhancing and promoting good health and wellness for people as they age.

About the Position 
The Executive Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging (WIHA) will lead the organization, driving strategic initiatives to ensure the long-term health and growth of the agency, working with an engaged and informed board and a mission-focused staff who have deep expertise in evidence-based health promotion, programming, and advocacy. This person will build and maintain relationships with key partners, including the University of Wisconsin's Community Academic Aging Research Network (CAARN), the research network responsible for developing the organization's evidence-based programming. The Executive Director will uncover and initiate new relationships with funders, both public and private to support growth strategies. He/she will serve as a strong face of the of the agency around the state, as well as nationwide, to retain and expand the reach of the programming, with a commitment to expand impact among the aging population in underserved communities and communities of color most greatly impacted by health challenges. This person will lead a team of six staff located statewide with respect, flexibility, and trust, providing the tools and support necessary for staff and board to serve the agency's mission with the highest integrity. 

Position Duties and Responsibilities 
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How to Apply
Wisconsin Institute of Healthy Aging has exclusively retained The QTI Group to conduct the search for their new Executive Director. The QTI Group is a comprehensive human resources advisory services firm founded in 1957. QTI is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin and has nine branch offices throughout the state of Wisconsin. Qualified individuals interested in being considered for the position are invited to submit their cover letter and resume to: https://tinyurl.com/yyxwnxow

Inquiries may be submitted to The QTI Group at the email or phone number listed below.

Jennifer Winding, Executive Search Director


Trisha Campbell, Recruiting Consultant
1010 East Washington Ave, Suite 314
Madison, WI 53703
Position: Executive Director
Organization: Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging
Location: Madison,  WI 
United States
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 9/8/2020
Requirements Qualifications, Skills and Experience Required
  • A four-year degree from an accredited college or university in non-profit administration, gerontology/social work, public health, human services administration, or other related field; Advanced degree is preferred.
  • Significant experience in aging, public health, research, health equity, or health promotion over at least five years.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management capabilities in a nonprofit organization that partners with government agencies and community partners to ensure success.
  • Experience in grant funding identification, grant-writing and grants management
  • Proven ability to successfully develop and manage a budget
  • Expertise in major gifts fund raising and donor development
  • Experience in leading and implementing a strategic planning process
  • A solid understanding of the research process required to establish evidence-based programming
  • Advocacy experience with government agencies and legislature, preferred.
  • Prior experience with older adults, preferred.
  • Experience with developing contracts, developing business cases, value proposition, and pricing
  • Ability to travel frequently within the state and occasional travel out-of-state; may live anywhere in the state of Wisconsin with the ability to be in the office in Madison as needed
Status: This listing expires on: 10/12/2020
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Organization Information
Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging
1414 Mac Arthur Road

Madison,  WI 53714
United States
The QTI Group