Career Opportunities at Healthcare Districts

Chief Executive Officer
Eden Health District

Eden Health District was established in 1948 to build and operate Eden Hospital, a community hospital to serve residents of Castro Valley, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Hayward and nearby communities.  The Hospital was sold to Sutter Health in 1998 but the District has been providing grants and services to promote community health since then.  Governed by a publicly elected Board of Directors, the District’s mission is to improve the health of the community we serve by providing access to direct and indirect care services and health education.

The Chief Executive Officer reports to a five-person elected Board of Directors and acts as duly authorized by the Board to perform the functions of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the District.  The CEO’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide leadership in all aspects of the operations of the District.
  • Lead the planning and direction of the District’s operations under the direction of the policies of the District.
  • Attend all Board and Committee meetings as required.  Prepare, present and submit periodic reports reflecting the operational and financial activities of the District to the Chair and the Board of Directors.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with the community, media, regulatory agencies, and professional associations as an advocate of District interests.
  • Hire, train and support the staff of the District (either as employees or as contractors) to perform the work of the District.
  • Perform other services which may be deemed necessary or appropriate by the Board of Directors or which may be necessary for the proper operation of the District.


Bachelor’s degree in healthcare management or finance.  Master’s degree is preferred.


Ten or more years in healthcare management. A working knowledge of fund raising and obligations of charitable non-profit entities. Healthcare special district experience in California.

Compensation & Benefits:

Salary will be dependent on qualifications, background and experience.  The position is contracted directly with the Board of Directors and all aspects of employment are subject to negotiations.

Retirement:  The District participates in a defined contribution 457 program with up to a 5% match.

Health, Dental, and Vision:  The District provides employees and dependents health, dental, and vision care insurance plans.  Medical, dental, and vision is paid by the District up to a maximum of $1,500 per month.

Life and Disability Insurance:  The District provides life insurance, as well as short term, and long-term disability insurance.

More information about the District is available on its website:

Submit Resumes, in confidence, to:

Eden Health District
Attn: Barbara Adranly, District Clerk
20400 Lake Chabot Road, Suite 303
Castro Valley, CA  94546

Chief Executive Officer
Association of California Healthcare Districts

The Association of California Healthcare Districts (ACHD) located in Sacramento, California, is recruiting its next CEO due to the impending retirement of the current office holder.  A visionary, innovative leader and strategic thinker, the CEO will collaborate with board members, other healthcare associations, leaders in business and other sectors in advocacy with statewide public office holders, State of California department executives and other influential constituencies for the needs of the healthcare districts and their residents.

A proactive administrator and program manager, this leader will be a key collaborator on the development of revenue-enhancing initiatives and educational offerings that equip district leaders with the knowledge and competencies needed to better operate and lead their districts in addressing the most critical health and wellness needs of local residents amidst the changing healthcare landscape. Finally, the CEO will steward the financial and human capital of the organization, including developing and leading the ACHD staff in executing all of the advocacy and educational programs supporting ACHD members and their districts.

Reporting to the ACHD Board and regularly working in ACHD’s Sacramento office, the Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the leadership and management of the organization’s overall operations in accordance with the strategic priorities adopted by the Association.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Healthcare Administration, Public Administration, Public Policy, General Management or related area
  • Eight to ten years of experience at a senior executive-level healthcare organization or non-profit association preferred (Master’s degree may substitute for two years of related experience)
  • Familiarity with the laws, state and federal legislative processes, and agencies that regulate healthcare and healthcare districts in California
  • Knowledge of the healthcare market in California
  • Experience managing multiple, simultaneous projects

For additional information, please download the ACHD CEO job profile.

For Consideration

Please forward resumes and potential candidate referrals, in confidence, as soon as possible to:

Ron Some
Director, Executive Search/Interim Management
(510) 469-8691
Fax (510) 768-0044

Brandy Dalzell
Senior Specialist
(707) 297-3582
Fax (707) 463-0186

Executive Director
Sierra Kings Health Care District

Sierra Kings Health Care District (Sierra Kings) headquartered in Reedley, California, seeks an Executive Director with strong leadership, grant making, program development, administration and financial management abilities to guide the organization in developing and implementing a process to award income from a growing $4 million resource base to address key community health and wellness needs

The Executive Director will advise the District’s Board of Directors in responding to the local health care needs and supporting local programs addressing those needs by administering a grant-making process which awards resources for community-based programs and activities.

Sierra Kings seeks an Executive Director to continue guiding their transition from a hospital operator to a grantee organization similar to many other California healthcare districts that no longer operate hospitals.  The primary focus of the district grant funding will be on the established priorities of obesity, diabetes and behavioral/mental health.


A wide variety of backgrounds and career experience will be considered. Listed below are areas that will be given strong consideration:

  • Demonstrated success in operating a similar organization.
  • A successful track record of leadership and accomplishment.
  • Broad experience in the areas typical of a community-based, health-focused entity.
  • Sophisticated reasoning abilities to define problems, collect and analyze data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and communicate to relevant stakeholders

Education and/or Experience

  • Three or more years as a program officer or manager in a nonprofit foundation, grant-awarding entity or health agency
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • MPH, MHA, MPA, MBA or related graduate degree preferred

For additional information on the job, click here.

For Consideration

Please forward resumes and referrals, in confidence, as soon as possible to:

Ron Some
Director, Executive Search/Interim Management
(510) 469-8691
FAX  (510) 768-0044

To request a job posting for your Healthcare District, please contact Marina Servantez at or 916-266-5208.