BCHC Executive Director Position Description

(Meets requirements for ASPR HCC Readiness and Response Coordinator)

The BCHC Executive Director is a full-time executive level position, hired by and reporting to the BCHC Board of Directors. The Executive Director serves as ex-officio, non-voting member of the Board. The Executive Director is responsible for the daily operation of the organization, carrying out the strategic direction set by the Board, including planning, training, exercising, and operational readiness of the region’s healthcare system and the operational readiness, financial sustainability, evaluation, and ongoing development of the BCHC.

Currently this is a telecommuting position; office space is to be determined. The Executive Director will work with the Board of Directors to determine if office space is required. The Executive Director is expected to have access to a computer, Internet access, be adept with Microsoft Office applications and be willing to learn other software applications. The Executive Director is expected to average 8 hours per workday and/or 40 hours per week. The Executive Director will be required to travel to meetings, and travel will be reimbursed at the state rate.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Hire, train, manage, and evaluate all BCHC staff.  This includes monthly feedback sessions with staff during the first six months of employment, quarterly feedback sessions thereafter, and annual performance evaluations
  • Ensure that all contract deliverables are submitted on time and meet contractual requirements.
  • Achieve and sustain the ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program capabilities and performance measures, as measured through the Coalition Assessment Tool.
  • Coordinate, plan, conduct, and evaluate emergency preparedness and response training, periodic disaster drills and exercises with county departments, healthcare partners, emergency medical services (EMS), and other community agencies involved in emergency preparedness and response, as well as the public.
  • Ensure alignment of HCC program activities with local, regional, & state program activities and align with federal grant guidance and state contract requirements.
  • Serve as the Clinical Advisor for the Coalition.
  • Provide clinical leadership to the coalition and serve as a liaison between the coalition and medical directors/medical leadership at health care facilities, supporting entities (e.g., blood banks), and EMS agencies.
  • Review and provide input on coalition plans, exercises, and educational activities to assure clinical accuracy and relevance.
  • Assure that the coalition mass casualty/surge plans provide for appropriate distribution (and re-distribution) of trauma patients to avoid overloading single centers whenever possible and work with health care facilities to understand their capabilities and capacity.
  • Assure that subject matter experts are available, and a process exists to support secondary transfer prioritization in specialty surge (e.g., burn, pediatric) mass casualty situations (i.e., identify which patients are a priority to transfer to specialty care centers when adequate transportation or inpatient resources are unavailable
  • Participate in and supporting the response activities of the coalition and the region.
  • Build and sustaining relationships with the region’s healthcare and response leaders.
  • Actively solicit and maintain situational awareness to identify triggers for HCC activation & response, acting upon information and notifying emergency response coordinator and HCC lead staff.
  • Work with HCC team to develop and implement objectives and strategies to support them during response.
  • Lead, participate in or support the response activities of the Coalition according to plan.
  • Represent Coalition and set up coordination meetings during activations.
  • Serve as liaison at ESF8 in the Emergency Operations Center during activations.
  • Ensuring the long-term financial sustainability of the organization by seeking new funding sources and integrating and leveraging all funding streams to create and sustain capabilities.
  • Assist the BCHC BOD as needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Strong communication skills in English, both written and oral.
  • Strong presentation and public-speaking skills including the ability to explain and teach complex concepts to diverse audiences.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to adapt and adjust to changing priorities.
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to anticipate, prioritize and organize work to meet deadlines while multi- tasking.
  • Must demonstrate good interpersonal skills, as a member of a team, in addition to the ability to work autonomously.
  • Positive attitude and the ability to work well with others in a multi-disciplinary setting.
  • Operational knowledge of Incident Command System (ICS) and all response structures.
  • Knowledge of medical surge issues and basic familiarity with chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE), trauma, burn, and pediatric emergency response principles is required.
  • Ability to compile, organize and analyze data.
  • Ability to evaluate programs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with local, state and federal partners.


  • Physician, advanced practice provider, or registered nurse and should be from a lead or co-lead hospital or health care organization and be clinically active (i.e., works shifts/sees patients)
  • Reside in the South Florida area (Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm-Beach or Monroe County)
  • (5) or more years of professional experience with developing guidance, implementation tools, informational resources, and/or training and education materials.
  • (5) or more years of professional experience with planning, coordinating and/or presenting at conferences, meetings, and workshops.


  • Involvement in emergency services or response activities is preferred.
  • Experience in public health emergency preparedness, health care coalition operations, or local emergency management or planning.
  • Experience with developing, managing, monitoring, or implementing contract deliverables.
  • Experience with Microsoft products including Word, Excel, Teams, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • FEMA Incident Command Training ie. ICS 100, 200, 700, and 800.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.

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Job Posting will Close on May 5, 2022