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  • Addressing Cancer Together (ACT) Vice President United Way for Greater Austin

    Posted: 12/24/2021


    Cancer is the #1 killer in Central Texas. Uninsured patients are 6X more likely to be diagnosed with cancers which are identified in late stages, and the five-year life expectancy of Stage 4 breast cancer is just 27% (compared to 99% life expectancy for Stage 1 breast cancer). The Addressing Cancer Together coalition (ACT) is working to change those numbers.
    ACT is working together with regional FQHCs, clinics, and community resources to rethink the way our community understands and approaches cancer and cancer disparities in Central Texas. This  approach includes an innovative new regional model to improve cancer care for high needs patients, focusing on the uninsured. The new model targets surrounding counties without a healthcare district  tax base for their residents, starting with Bastrop, Williamson, and Hays counties, and ultimately aims to serve all of Central Texas.
    While the coalition plans to address all cancers, the initial rollout focuses on breast cancer to leverage existing local assets and maximize readily available federal and state program funds, reducing the level of private/regional funds required to support the effort.
    The ACT Vice President will serve as the primary voice, connector and leader of the Coordinating Entity (CE) organization overseeing the implementation and sustainability of the care model and advancing the Coalition’s mission. Additionally, the Vice President will foster and strengthen the collaboration among the Central Texas cancer ecosystem and community resources.

    Roles & Responsibilities

    The ACT Vice President has four primary roles as the voice to advance and scale the ACT mission.
    1. Fundraising and Fiscal Coordination
      • Lead the Coordinating Entity’s fundraising effort by overseeing marketing, community outreach, cultivation and grant writing
      • Fiscal oversight for the CE private and public funding streams
      • Ensure financial reporting supports funder requirements, including but not limited to federal & state grant reporting
      • Provide timely and regular financial updates to the ACT Program Administrator (Lone Star Circle of Care), CE Community Council and stakeholders, facilitating both cancer care provisions and fundraising efforts
      • Prepare and manage annual budget to ensure adequate funds available for the CE to carry out its work
    1. Facilitate Providers and Other Partners
      • Ensure diagnostic and treatment providers are actively participating, working together and upholding the Coalition’s care model terms and regional solution
    • Ensure the ACT Coalitions Design Principles and goals are met
    • Support ACT Program Administrator is enforcing provider agreements
    • Advocate that existing and new providers actively participate in the Coalition’s regional health ecosystem approach to policy development and practice. Partners may include FQHCs, private providers, hospital systems, community, city and county leaders and policy makers
    1. Regional Operations
      • Manage relationships with stakeholders and collaborate with the Coalition’s Steering Committee and to-be-formed Community Council to lead the general coordination of the Coalition’s initiatives
      • Provide oversight and leadership for the management of the agreement between the CE and Program Administrator (LSCC)
      • Ensure appropriate and timely data exchange among providers and funders to support program execution and demonstrate program efficacy
      • Support timely and appropriate communications, including ACT website and marketing materials
      • Oversee partner contracts, reporting, and financial transactions including for community support groups, clinic partners, and insurance providers for patients enrolled in insurance plans
    1. Policy/Advocacy to Sustain Work
      • Explore model alignment with next generation of 1115 waivers or other federal funding streams to help sustain uninsured cancer care efforts
      • Serve as a representative and advocate for coverage for high needs patients through policy change, including Medicaid expansion or other mechanisms
      • Work and encourage Coalition members to provide multi-voice advocacy for uninsured care support
      • Organize and facilitate Coalition development and capacity building by seeking opportunities to engage new community partners and build Coalition membership


    The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following:
    • Successful leadership within a nonprofit or community-related entity
    • Aptitude and passion for community health equity and improving patient health outcomes
    • Embrace the ACT Coalition Design Principles with demonstrated experience upholding similar principles
      • Shared Services Model
      • Transparent: Money & Access
      • Maximize Efficiency of Resources
      • Data Driven
      • Regional
      • Focus on High Needs Patients
    • Significant position and influence in the Central Texas community to engage and maintain both public and private community stakeholders focused on participating and developing a new, inclusive and innovative cancer care model
    • Demonstrated experience in public and private fundraising
    • Experience managing/overseeing financial operations for a public or private entity; government and private grant oversight preferred
    • Demonstrated transparency and high integrity leadership
    • Excellent communication skills to work collaboratively with community partners, public officials, providers, coalition members, and staff
    We are an equal opportunities employer.