Deputy Director

Health Equity Solutions is Connecticut’s leader in advocacy for transformative, practical changes that enable greater health equity for all.  Health Equity Solutions (HES) catalyzes systemic public policy changes that advance and sustain health equity in Connecticut through a non-partisan, collaborative, results-oriented approach.

HES seeks a strong, inspiring professional with non-profit knowledge to serve as its Deputy Director.  The Deputy Director will oversee HES’ day-to-day programming, internal operations, and administration. The position includes both managerial and hand-on responsibilities.

The Deputy Director position is an exciting opportunity for a professional who wants to be part of a growing non-profit organization that is delivering cutting-edge impact on the vital issue of health equity.

About Health Equity Solutions

HES’ vision is that every Connecticut resident attain optimal health regardless of race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status.  Our approach is to

  1. Identify what works, through research, analysis, and engagement;
  2. Shape solutions for maximum impact, providing ideas and feedback on policies, regulations, and laws;
  3. Accelerate the adoption of these solutions, through convening, messaging campaigns, media advocacy, and participation in coalitions, working groups and committees.

Since HES began its work in 2014, it has built a position of respect and influence in health policy conversations in Connecticut.  It currently has a staff of five (the Deputy Director is a new position in addition to these).

Key Responsibilities of the Deputy Director:

The successful candidate will be an experienced and thoughtful leader with a commitment to HES’ mission and a track record of successful operational and programmatic leadership in complex and growing organizations. The successful candidate will have a keen attention to detail, the ability to delegate effectively, a proven track record in motivating and unifying teams, and have solid organizational, problem-solving, and clear decision-making skills.

The Deputy Director reports to the Executive Director, and also will be a partner with the Executive Director.  Together they will develop a plan to share and allocate responsibility for key leadership tasks, including:

  • Develop campaigns – advocacy and fundraising – to support the mission and vision of the organization; establish organizational metrics and monitor progress toward achieving those metrics.
  • Oversight of public communications and media outreach including website and social media.
  • Financial management, including budget (annual and long-term projections), cash flow, cash management and accounts payable, payroll, audit prep/coordination and monitoring checks and balances.
  • Expense and revenue tracking across grant and other accounts; grant compliance monitoring, and grant reporting.
  • Compliance, including lobbying registration and annual filings, annual charitable filing, and (through accountant) tax filings.
  • Internal operations, including information systems, human resources, and facilities.
  • Represent HES as appropriate with stakeholders, partners, and funders.
  • Support and sometimes lead fund development efforts.
  • Support Executive Director in her work with Board of Directors (creating operational plan, support Board Treasurer’s exercise of Board financial oversight, scheduling meetings, development and distribution of meeting agendas).

Selection criteria

  • Experience with the health care system and/or health advocacy
  • Experience analyzing and communicating around issues of equity
  • Strong non-profit management skills
  • Strong team-building and collaboration skills
  • Strong Presentation skills
  • Strong decision-making skills
  • Excellent task management and project management; ability to work towards multiple deadlines
  • Significant knowledge and experience regarding non-profit financial management
  • Fund development experience
  • Strong computer skills (Excel, accounting software, word, e-mail, mastering new software as needed)


  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Excellent benefits

 Location and travel

  • The position is located in HES’ Hartford office
  • Occasional in-state or out-of-state travel may be required.

 Application process and deadline

  • Send resume and cover letter describing why you are interested in and qualified for the position, to with the following subject line: Application for HES Deputy Director.
  • Position open until filled
  • Review of applications will be on a rolling basis until the position is filled

 Health Equity Solutions is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating a healthy and inclusive environment for our workplace and community.