The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) is adding to its team! ACU is a fast-growing organization filled with mission-driven people committed to improving the health of America’s underserved populations and supporting the clinicians serving these populations. We are seeking a visionary and strategic leader to join our team as the Vice President of Workforce and Partnership Development. The ideal candidate will bring a passion for health equity, a deep understanding of workforce development, and a proven track record in cultivating meaningful partnerships to drive organizational growth and impact. Reporting directly to the President/CEO, the Vice President of Workforce and Partnership Development will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our organization by leading efforts to grow and enhance ACUs workforce development programs and services. As a part of that work, the VP of Workforce and Partnership Development will assist in designing and driving organization offerings to support the needs, skills and capabilities of clinicians and healthcare professionals serving underserved communities. The ACU offices are located in Washington, D.C.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Workforce Development Vision & Strategy:
    • Develop and implement a comprehensive workforce development strategy taking into account ACUs strategic plan and that addresses the unique needs of clinicians and healthcare professionals working in and caring for underserved communities.
    • Work with ACU senior leadership to bring vision and innovation to continued development of ACUs workforce development programming and offerings.
    • Collaborate with internal teams to design and deliver targeted training programs, workshops, and resources that enhance clinical skills, operational efficiency, and cultural competence.
    • Stay abreast of industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies in healthcare workforce development to ensure our offerings remain innovative and effective.
  2. Partnership Cultivation and Management:
    • Identify, establish, and nurture strategic partnerships with healthcare organizations, educational institutions, government agencies, and other stakeholders to expand the reach and impact of ACU initiatives.
    • Negotiate and manage partnership agreements, ensuring that mutual goals are met and that resources are maximized to benefit the healthcare workforce caring for and working in underserved communities as well as the patients they serve.
  3. Equity and Inclusion Initiatives:
    • Collaborate with the Equity and Inclusion team to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion principles into all workforce development programs and partnerships.
    • Champion initiatives that address disparities in healthcare access and outcomes, promote cultural competency and workforce diversity, and foster an inclusive environment for both clinicians and the communities they serve.
  4. Program Evaluation and Impact Measurement:
    • Develop and implement methods to assess the effectiveness and impact of workforce development programs, using data-driven insights to continually improve and refine our offerings.
    • Regularly report to senior leadership on program outcomes, partnership successes, and key performance indicator.
  5. Team Leadership and Collaboration:
    • Lead and mentor a high-performing team of professionals, fostering a collaborative and cohesive work environment.
    • Work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure alignment of initiatives and shared organizational goals.

Other Projects as Needed

Qualifications for Position

  • Minimum of 10-12 years of progressively responsible experience in workforce development, partnership management, and healthcare operations, with a focus on underserved populations.
  • Strong knowledge of healthcare policies, equity issues, and clinical practices that impact underserved communities.
  • Proven ability to cultivate and maintain relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders, including healthcare organizations, educational institutions, government agencies, and community leaders.
  • Exceptional leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire a team.
  • Data-driven mindset with the ability to use metrics and outcomes to guide decision-making and program improvements.
  • Superior experience with grant and proposal writing as well as subsequent grant and program management.

ACU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, or disability in its programs or activities. As an Employer of National Service, ACU recognizes the unique skills of national service alumni. Accordingly, AmeriCorps alumni, returned Peace Corps volunteers and other national service participants are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit a resume to

Job Type: Full-time
Travel Required: Some


  • Three weeks of vacation leave each year (accrued by pay period)
  • Two weeks of medical leave each year (accrued by pay period) plus 4 mental health days
  • Health, dental and vision insurance coverage (80% individual & 50% family paid by ACU)
  • Long‐Term Disability Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Access to ACU’s 403(b) retirement plan
  • Laptop computer
  • Cell phone
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