We're Hiring: Deputy Director : VFHY


Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth

Deputy Director

Position #00004

Anticipated Hiring Range:  $90,000 – $130,000

Salary commensurate with experience

Richmond, Virginia


The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) empowers Virginia’s youth to make healthy choices by reducing and preventing youth tobacco and nicotine use, substance use, and childhood obesity. VFHY is seeking a full-time Deputy Director to work collaboratively with the Executive Director and Board of Trustees to develop strategic direction. This position will manage staff and provide oversight for a variety of operational functions of the organization. The position will also have authority to direct operations in the absence of the Executive Director.

Major Responsibilities:

The Deputy Director has a primary role in coordinating the execution of key programs and initiatives including managing staff, developing and managing the agency’s budget, reviewing and updating agency policies and procedures, interfacing with legal counsel for guidance, completing and/or reviewing reports, and building relationships with a variety of state and national organizations. This position is also cross-trained on human resource and financial management functions.


The ideal candidate will have an educational background or experience in public administration, organizational management, or a related field. A bachelor’s degree is required and a master’s degree is preferred. Comprehensive executive or senior management level experience with some knowledge of government processes preferred. Experience in leading and managing professional staff. Extensive knowledge of organizational operations is essential with the ability to oversee and positively impact internal operations. Proficient in budget development and management. Experience with procurement processes and contract management. Knowledge of human resource policies, practices, and procedures.

The selected candidate will possess the ability to think strategically, ensure key initiatives meet desired objectives, and lead and direct the performance of employees. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential with the ability to build relationships with diverse audiences including VFHY’s board and staff, a variety of state and national organizations, the Governor’s administration, policy makers, and the general public. Skilled in analysis and recommending solutions and ability to make quality decisions using sound judgement. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Adobe software. Familiarity with the Commonwealth’s Cardinal finance and human resources systems a plus.

To be considered, a cover letter and resume/CV must be e-mailed to Wilma Jordan at wjordan@vfhy.org In the cover letter please address (1) how your competencies and experience match the needs and mission of VFHY and (2) why you are interested in working for VFHY. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted upon completion of application screening.

VFHY is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia and offers state benefits.

Closing Date: April 21, 5:00 p.m.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply

It is the policy of the Commonwealth of Virginia to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

If you need accommodations as an applicant, please contact Wilma Jordan at wjordan@vfhy.org or (804) 786-7409.