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Executive Director

Health Ministries Network (HMN) is seeking a part-time Executive Director to continue the mission of recruiting and facilitating education and support of faith community nurses (FCNs) and health ministers (HMs) to serve their congregations and community by promoting preventive health care, social justice and spiritual well-being in a four county area of Western Washington.



Health Ministries Network (HMN) is an interfaith non-profit that initiates, develops and supports health ministry in northwest Washington. For more than 20 years, dedicated faith community nurses (FCNs) and health ministers (HMs) have assisted and empowered people in their congregation and community to take charge of their health, with a focus on those with limited access to healthcare services, the elderly, families and children, and those with disabilities.


Health Ministries Network supports the work of FCNs and HMs by:

  • Recruiting new faith community nurses and health ministers,

  • Providing education and certification through the Foundations in Faith Community Nursing Course;

  • Offering continuing education at monthly meetings with rotating topics;

  • Developing and promoting Resources to enhance health ministries;

  • Facilitating networking and information exchange; and connection with community and health care agencies.


A key goal of the organization is to expand recruitment of health ministers and faith community nurses to serve communities with less access to health care services such as rural, non-English speaking populations and non-Christian communities of faith.


Health Ministries Network is affiliated with the Chuckanut Health Foundation through a fiscal sponsorship agreement that includes some of the administrative work associated with operating an independent nonprofit.



As one of two part-time staff, the Executive Director will work closely with the Communications & Development Coordinator and HMN board to implement programs, build relationships and oversee the sustainability of the program.  This is a unique opportunity to work in an organization with a respected history of service that is seeking to expand services to the broader community. 




Organization Mission and Strategy: Works with Board of Directors and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through strategic planning, program development, partnerships, and community outreach.


Board Governance: Works with Board Officers in order to fulfill the mission of HMN through effective communication and planning.


Financial Performance and Viability: Assists in the development of resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization including fund development, fundraising efforts, grants, and budget management.


Organization Operations:  Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are in line with the mission including educational offerings, staff management, and administrative activities.




  • An experienced Faith Community Nurse or Health Minister preferred but not required

  • BA/BS in management, public administration, nursing, education or related field.  An advanced degree is a plus

  • Demonstrated leadership ability

  • Experience as non-profit board member or working with non-profit boards

  • Commitment to working for health equity

  • Willingness to engage in ongoing growth and learning around racism and inclusion

  • Interest working in an interfaith environment where people speak about spiritual beliefs and religious practices.

  • Experience with community outreach by building relationships with older populations, local Tribal Nations, Latinx, and/or rural populations

  • Ability to function as a team member

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including public speaking

  • Computer skills and expertise in working with MS Office

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks

  • Ability to work with little oversight, meet deadlines, and communicate about needs and roadblocks


Reports to:  The HMN Board of Directors through the Board President.


Compensation: This is a part time position; the compensation is $25 per hour (depending on experience/expertise) for 10 to 15 hours per week. Benefits include flexible work hours, and the opportunity to work in a quiet office or telecommute full time. 


Application: The position is open until filled and applications will be accepted until that time. Please submit: a current resume, references and a cover letter outlining how your education, experience, and perspectives will support the organizational mission and the position responsibilities.


Application materials should be emailed by October 14, 2020 for first consideration :


Learn more at:

Health Ministries Network (HMN) is a non-profit in Bellingham, WA affiliated with the Chuckanut Health Foundation.

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800 E. Chestnut St., Ste 1A

Bellingham, WA 98225


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