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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OPPORTUNITY



YOLO HEALTHY AGING ALLIANCE

The Unified Voice for Older Adults in Yolo County


Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance (YHAA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is looking for an experienced Executive Director to oversee all operations, functions, and activities. As Executive Director, the successful candidate will be the face of the organization, responsible for providing the strategic direction and implementing a higher quality vision. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for implementing policies established by the Board, establishing, and executing major goals and objectives for the organization, and has overall day to day operational responsibility for the organization. The Executive Director represents the organization to the community, donors, funders, partners, supporters, and the public.


To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to sarah.allensutter@yolohealthyaging.org on or before May 16, 2022. Your cover letter should briefly summarize your interest and statement of qualifications for this position. For more information, go to https://yolohealthyaging.org


WHO WE ARE

Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance is a non-profit organization in Yolo County, California, whose mission is to enhance the well-being of older adults in Yolo County through education, collaboration, and advocacy. We work to identify and address gaps in services and connect people to the range of resources and services throughout the County. The County has a total population of 216,986, of which 12.9% are age 65 and over. [Source: U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts, Yolo County, California, July 1, 2021]


Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance was born out of a June 2010 countywide, community-based summit sponsored by the Yolo Commission on Aging and Adult Services and the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Advisory Committee. Summit participants discussed gaps in services for older adults and their caregivers in Yolo County and increasing needs due to a combination of increased longevity and the rapid growth of the aging population as baby boomers turn 65 years old. The summit produced much excitement and interest in engaging key stakeholders, consumers, and providers to partner, plan, and act to address the needs of Yolo County’s aging residents, their families, and caregivers. As a result, the Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance was created to promote the well-being of older adults through education, collaboration, and advocacy, and to serve as The Unified Voice for Older Adults in Yolo County.

OUR WORK

EDUCATION: Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance hosts or co-hosts public events and workshops to educate and engage County residents, organizations, public servants, and professionals in healthy aging practices, advocacy, and coordination of services. YHAA also maintains an extensive and informative website.


COLLABORATION: YHAA’s Collaboration Committee, which consists of over one hundred and twenty providers of senior services, convenes every other month to increase collaboration, communication, and coordination of service delivery. A “No Wrong Door” approach connects clients with the right services to meet their needs. An annual Collaboration Committee cross-training helps all segments of Yolo County’s senior care system stay up-to-date and understand what resources are available for our seniors, their families, and caregivers.


ADVOCACY: Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance serves as the voice of older adults on government policy and program decisions in areas that impact older adults such as healthcare, housing, transportation, food, and emergency response. Through our Advocacy Committee, we engage residents and other organizations in advocacy activities such as providing oral and written testimony before local, regional, state, and federal public hearings, sponsoring legislation and budget requests, meeting with elected officials, and hosting candidate forums and Town Halls where residents can express their opinions and concerns. YHAA is an active participant in the development and implementation of the California Master Plan for Aging.


PROGRAMS: Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance provides direct services to older adults to enhance their ability to be healthy and independent in the community including connection to needed to services, case management, Mobile Meals for Healthy Aging and Phone Friends.


For more information on Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance go to https://yolohealthyaging.org


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