Searching For Our Next Leader

Executive Director .60 FTE for


The Executive Director serves as the lead fundraiser, partnership builder and community face of FCN/HMN. The Executive Director is the primary liaison to the board of directors and assists the board to carry out their functions of governance, policy development and fundraising.

We are in search of an Executive Director who is aligned with our culture and will continue and strengthen our mission through dynamic leadership, business acumen and building and maintaining strong relationships internally and externally.

Faith Community Nursing/Health Ministries Northwest is an interfaith, non-profit agency that initiates, develops and supports faith community nursing/health ministries throughout the Pacific Northwest as they promote wholeness within faith communities and the larger community. Our vision is to see all faith communities integrate body, mind and spirit to improve health outcomes for all.

FCN/HMN works with faith community leaders to form partnerships with other community health resources to improve individual, family, congregational and
community health for the diverse population of the Pacific Northwest.

Faith community nursing embraces the spiritual dimension of the nursing practice in addition to the physical, psychological and social dimensions. In essence, FCN’s and HM’s care for the body, mind and spirit.

The Executive Director oversees the day-to-day operation of FCN/HMN with the assistance of an educator/coordinator and an administrative assistant. Areas of oversight include education, grant writing, fund development, coordinator support, as well as partnerships with funders, faith groups and community organizations.

FCN/HMN is a multi-state organization and the Executive Director will need to be available to travel within Oregon and Washington to meet with board members,
funding agencies and coordinators


  • Increase the visibility and partnerships of FCN/HMN with healthcare systems, congregations, educational institutions and community organizations, demonstrating the added value and difference faith community nurses and health ministers make.
  • Work with board, partners, other non-profits and staff to ensure that the diversity of health ministries and FCN’s and HM’s reflect the diversity within our service area.
  • Work with coordinators and volunteers to increase the recognition of the role of the faith community in promoting the whole health of individuals and communities.
  • Provide leadership in developing and monitoring the strategic plan of FCN/HMN, which will include priorities, measurable goals and activities, a specified timeframe to accomplish them, and progress reports to the Board.
  • In partnership with the board of directors, develop an annual budget that maintains a stable fiscal base, monitor fiscal performance, and use financial and capital resources responsibly.
  • Serve as lead fundraiser for the organization and work with board to set yearly fundraising goals and pursue existing and future fundraising opportunities.
  • Assist the Board with fund-raising through donor cultivation and development, grant requests, and strategic partnerships.
  • Manage the daily operation of FCN/HMN consistent with the policies and plans outlined by the Board of Directors and provide regular updates on progress and issues of concern.
  • Function as the human resource director, promote a healthy work environment, create an infrastructure that maximizes educating, supporting and networking faith community nurses and health ministers, and promote a culture of quality improvement.

25% Partnership development and support:

  • Increase and nurture existing partnerships with health care organizations, other non-profits and educational and faith communities in the FCN/HMN service area.
  • Work with board, coordinator and volunteers to increase and diversify the number of health ministries in the FCN/HMN service area.
  • Keep up to date on the status and changes to Community Benefits programs at health care organizations within the service area of FCN/HMN.
  • Demonstrate the value added in health promotion by faith community nurses and health ministers within the community, churches, healthcare systems and the local and state political structure;

25% Fundraising:

  • Serve as lead fundraiser for the organization and partner with the board on fund-raising activities to grow and support the organization;
  • Manage an active fund development process to assure the on-going viability of the FCN/HMN in concert with the legal and tax status of the organization:
    • Cultivate prospective donors and develop with the Board a network of interested contacts among the individual donor, corporate and foundation grant makers who will identify with the organization’s  mission;
    • Research grant-making funding sources, develop individual strategies for successful solicitation, including writing and submitting grant applications to potential donors; and,
    • Conduct necessary follow up reporting to individual, corporate and foundation donors in a timely manner regarding the use of grant funds and the impact of their grants on the organization to achieve its stated funding objectives.

15% Support to Board of Directors:

  • Provide the Board of Directors all the necessary information to carry out board governance, policy development, budgeting and fundraising.
  • Maintain regular communication with the Board of Directors’ President and board members, promptly pointing out urgent issues; and provide monthly updates to the board on fiscal health, fundraising and partnerships.
  • Perform other duties as may be delegated by the Board. Oversee the preparation and dissemination of internal and external communications including reports, newsletters, email and web content.

25% Oversight of programs and supervision of staff

  • Function as the human resource director staying current with labor laws and personnel requirements including recruitment, hiring, directing and evaluating staff;
  • Promote an environment to enhance the staff’s collective and individual achievement by modeling and encouraging direct, professional communication and staff development to facilitate a positive, healthy work environment;
  • Work with the educator/coordinator program manager to create and maintain an infrastructure that supports the expanding network of faith community nurses and health ministers throughout the Northwest, including classes, conferences, a quarterly newsletter and other correspondence;
  • Work with the educator/coordinator to develop and implement a robust outcomes based reporting system for FCN’s and HM’s in our service area. Communicate these outcomes to the board and partner organizations on a semi-annual basis.
  • Support faith community nursing/health ministers coordinators through active consultation including quarterly meetings and regular communication;
  • Promote a culture of continuous quality improvement for programs and services demonstrated by data maintained in appropriate systems for records and reports.

10% Communications and Public Relations

  • Disseminate information, data and other projects through verbal and written communication;
  • Provide personal and written responses to individuals/organizations seeking information about FCN/HMN;
  • Identify and recommend potential collaborations for FCN/HMN and other individuals/organizations (e.g. HMA, IPNRC, CHC, IFNC) pursuing similar goals; and,
  • Work throughout community/region to provide information and organizational visibility through utilization of social media.



  • Bachelor’s degree related to job responsibilities (e.g. Business, Non profit management, Nursing, Theology) –
  • 2-5 years experience in leading a non profit or social enterprise or holding a primary role in fundraising and development.


Portrays a professional demeanor, is articulate, diplomatic, warm and able to foster trust, build relationships and direct personal strengths for the good of FCN/HMN

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of health care trends and issues and a vision for the sustainability of FCN/HMN.
  • Appreciation for the role of the FCN Educator/Coordinator and ability to provide them leadership and support.
  • Effective communication skills – written, verbal and technology based – and adept at group process and conflict resolution.
  • Proven track record in fundraising and grant writing and strong financial management skills.
  • Culturally competent in working with a diverse set of volunteers, health ministries and health populations.
  • Comfortable with a variety of individuals and diverse groups and skilled at collaborating, negotiating, building consensus, designing and implementing programs.
  • Experience in collecting, analyzing and interpreting data for quality improvement.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, accounting principles and social media.

Please submit cover letter, resume and three references via email
Deadline for submittal is March 15, 2019


What we do

Faith Community Nursing | Health Ministries Northwest is an interfaith, non-profit agency that initiates, develops and supports faith community nursing / health ministries throughout the Pacific Northwest. Membership is open to anyone interested in advancing wellness and wholeness within communities of faith.

We educate, support, and connect Faith Community Nurses and Health Ministers, providing them with resources and evidence-based tools to promote health within their faith community and surrounding neighborhoods. Trained FCNs and HMs are equipped to provide a wide variety of services, such as health education and advising, suggesting referrals, developing needed support groups, volunteer coordination and spiritual care.

Education: FCN/HMN offers classes throughout the Pacific Northwest in basic and advanced faith community nursing and health ministries developed through the Westberg Instituite (formerly called International Parish Nurse Resource Center).

Consultation/Support: FCN/HMN responds to individual, congregational, and organizational requests for assistance in establishing and sustaining a health ministry program.

Resources: FCN/HMN provides resources and information about Faith Community Nursing and promising practices within this specialized form of health ministry.

Conferences/Retreats: FCN/HMN hosts educational conferences and  regional retreats.

What is a Faith Community Nurse?

A Faith Community Nurse is a registered nurse who has completed the “Foundations in Community Nursing” course and who combines both nursing and spiritual commitment in a healing ministry within a faith community. Faith Community Nurses do not do hands-on nursing, but work in partnership with pastors, churches, hospitals, social service agencies and the community. They serve as:

  • Health educators promoting wellness;
  • Health counselors advocating personal responsibility;
  • Teachers and coordinators of volunteers;
  • Referral agents and liaisons with community resources;
  • Integrators of faith and health;
  • Developers of support groups; and
  • Health advocates.

What is a Health Minister / Congregational Health Promoter?

A Health Minister is a person in the faith community who is not an RN but who has taken the “Foundations in Faith Community Nursing” course or the Congregational Health Promoter course. This person contributes his/her skills to the Health Ministry Program, often under the guidance of a Faith Community Nurse, Parish Nurse or Health Ministry Team Leader.

What is a Faith Community Nurse Coordinator?

A Faith Community Nurse Coordinator manager is an FCN who oversees, educates, and supports practicing faith community nurses while organizing, planning, and sustaining the viability of this health ministry within a congregation or a healthcare organization.

This requires additional education, knowledge, skills, and gifts in the areas of community health nursing, not-for-profit management, and faith community life.

Since Health Ministry can be found in any faith community, the coordinator must be open to many faith traditions and be willing to spend time in the greater community promoting health ministry to people, groups, organizations, agencies, and faith communities.

To fully understand the complexities of managing FCNs, it is strongly recommended that FCN coordinators attend the Foundations of Faith Community Nursing course or another comparable course prior to or within one year of becoming a coordinator. In addition, the Westberg Institute FCN Coordinator/ Manager course is recommended.


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