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Director of Finance and Operations
Northern Light Health Foundation
Bangor, Maine
Job number 58722

To review the full job description and access our online application please visit https://northernlighthealth.org/careers/Search?txt=58722&cat=0&sch=0&shi=0&com=EMHS&pos=0

Founded in 1983, the Northern Light Health Foundation (previously known as EMHS Healthcare Charities/EMHS Foundation) supports the charitable mission of Northern Light Health and its charitable affiliates through philanthropy. As the lead advancement organization within Northern Light Health, we aspire to be the charity of choice in Maine for healthcare, an innovative advocate to improve the health of people in our region, and support Northern Light Health as the best rural healthcare delivery system in America.

We do this by demonstrating a passion for caring for others and the pursuit of service excellence in all that we do; demonstrating extraordinary creativity and willingness to explore new ideas to achieve our charitable mission; commit to the highest standards of behavior and of doing the correct thing for the right reasons; respect the dignity, worth, and rights of others; maintain a disciplined approach to achieving priorities and responding to an ever changing environment; and affirm working together in collaboration and teamwork is more powerful that working alone.

Position Summary:
The Director of Finance and Operations (Director) is a leader who is able to help others at the Northern Light Health Foundation and our operating sites deliver measurable, cost-effective results that achieve our mission of bringing people and resources together to improve the health of our communities. The Director will have the skills, sensitivity, and personal confidence to tap into the talents that each member of the team brings to this mission. While it is essential that the Director bring efficient and effective systems to increase the productivity of the organization, it is also critical that the team retain the creative spark that drives Foundation success.

Responsibilities
Reporting to the President, the (Director) will lead all internal operations and will have the following responsibilities:
•Working in partnership with the President, Senior Leadership Team, and Board, to drive the completion of the recently developed three-year plan.
•Serve as a thought leader and solution provider for the Foundation.
•Implement a strong central infrastructure to ensure all departments and member organizations feel educated and supported.
•Coordinate the annual operations plan and budget.
•Lead the performance management processes that measures and evaluates progress against goals for the organization.
•Produce and implement metric reports throughout the organization.
•Champion the values of Northern Light Health within the organization.
•Instill a human capital development and "coaching" culture within the Foundation. Upgrade human resources functions including: training, development, compensation and benefits, employee relations, performance evaluation and recruiting.
•Develop an accounting system with Northern Light Health fiscal services that provides the organization with quick access to financial information technology and financial systems that support the growth of specific programs and the organization overall.
•Analyze the current technology infrastructure and scope out the next level of information technology and financial systems that support the growth of specific programs and the organization overall.
•Administrative oversight of the information systems, gift processing and operations team administration.
•Oversee endowment reporting, data analytic, budgeting, 501C-3 non-profit compliance, and Foundation policy development.
•Work with the system Foundation board of directors: present to the board at quarterly meetings and serve on board committees as requested by the President
•Ensure that Restricted Gifts are spent in accordance with the intent of the donor.

Key Qualifications
The Director will believe in the core values of the Foundation and be driven by the mission – will demonstrate a passion for breaking new ground to lead social change. Beyond that, we are seeking a candidate that has proven experience in scaling a multi-site organization and demonstrated ability to both lead and build the capabilities of a driven, bright, diverse team.
The Foundation is an organization driven by the values of its people, so experience in managing a "values-driven" organization will be highly prized. Additional requirements are:
•Results - proven track record of exceeding goals and a bottom-line orientation; evidence of the ability to consistently make good decisions through a combination of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; high level of business acumen, including successful P&L management and the ability to balance the delivery of programs against the realities of a budget problem solving, project management, and creative resourcefulness. Ability to coordinate multiple projects and meet deadlines.
•Strategic Vision and Agility - ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trend, and incorporate them into the organizational plan
•Capacity Building - ability to effectively build organization and staff capacity, developing a top-notch workforce and the processes that ensure the organization runs smoothly
•Leadership and Organization-exceptional capacity for managing and leading people; a team builder who has experience in scaling up organizations; ability to connect staff both on an individual level and in large groups; capacity to enforce accountability, develop and empower top-notch leaders from the bottom up, lead from the top down, cultivate entrepreneurship, and learn the strengths and weaknesses of the team so as to put people in a position to succeed
•Action Oriented – enjoys working hard and looks for challenges; able to act and react as necessary, even if limited information is available; not afraid to take charge of a situation; can overcome resistance to leadership and take unpopular stands when necessary
•General Management – thorough understanding of finance, systems and HR ; broad experience with the full range of business functions and systems, including strategic development and planning, budgeting, business analysis, finance, information systems, human resources, and marketing
•Excellent communication and relationship building skills with the ability to prioritize, negotiate and work with a variety of internal and external customers.

Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree required. MBA or similar advanced degree highly desired; CPA, CMA a plus.
Prior management experience with anon-profit or for-profit organization required.
At least five (5) years of philanthropy experience required; within healthcare a plus.
Strong communication skills that are effective at all levels throughout Northern Light Health. Ability to function at a high level in a matrix organization. Experience with Blackbaud Raiser's Edge and NXT fundraising and donor management systems.
The Director will be a highly motivated professional to assume a pivotal role in the evolution of a fast-growing, highly respected organization; an individual of outstanding quality with a respected track record.

Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.
 

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Director, Finance Business Partner
Northern Light Health Home Office
Brewer, Maine
Job Number: 58789

To review the full job description and access our online application please visit https://northernlighthealth.org/Careers/Position/58789/Director,%20Finance%20Business%20Partner

REPORTS TO:AVP, Strategic Finance & Analytics

ENTITY / MEMBER ORGANIZATIONRESPONSIBILITY:

Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center

POSITION SUMMARY: The Director is responsible for leading in the preparation of member level long range financial plans, operating budgets, capital plans, and forecasts in accordance with corporate guidelines. This role will coordinate and sometimes self-perform financial analysis for entity level issues and initiatives; the role will be the primary conduit for the business to coordinate support from the centralized Strategic Finance & Analytics function. Overseeing business needs and strategically working to resolve through system and local channels is the primary focus of the Director. This role will report directly to the AVP, Strategic Finance & Analytics at Home Office, acting in a lead role for Finance Business Partners across the system. In addition, this role will receive direction from and have frequent interaction with the VP of Finance at assigned member organization.

Job Duties and Functions:

Key Responsibilities
•Act as a business partner to the entity (including entity level executives and department directors) including proactively providing entity level financial analysis and insights
•Proactively advise and educate management on all aspects that financially impact operations
•Present financial reports to entity leaders as appropriate
•Proactively advise and educate management on all aspects that financially impact operations
•Participate in leadership activities at the Entity level commensurate with other Directors at the entity
•Develop and maintain key relationships with business counterparts to understand their requirements for financial data and analysis
•Participate in performance improvement initiatives by acting as analytical support
•Manage shared intake process for entity level information requests with HO Business Finance, including being part of rotational routing team for requests
•Support entity-wide strategic planning, business prioritization and resource allocation processes with respect to finances, budgets, opportunities for cost reduction, and opportunities for growth
•Receive and perform analysis over reports on the entity's financial performance in all areas based on past, present and future operations, including variance analysis of actual to expected performance
•Present financial reports to department leaders as appropriate
•Develop and maintain key relationships with business counterparts to understand their requirements for financial data and analysis
•Perform benchmarking analysis (financial and clinical cost) and ensure updates are provided to leadership on a regular basis
•Utilize forward-looking, predictive models and activity-based financial analyses to provide insight into the entity's operations and business plans
•Provide input to and support finance initiatives driven by entity leaders
•Perform financial analysis for entity level issues and initiatives
•Perform productivity reporting for the entity, utilizing standard tools and templates as issued by Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis
•Oversee preparation of long term financial plans for the entity.
•Oversee preparation of operating budgets and forecasts for the entity.
•Oversee preparation of capital budgets and associated business cases for the entity.

People and Leadership Responsibilities
•Identify and cultivate leaders for system -wide succession management and facilitate the promotion and movement of talent across the system
•Manage and oversee team performance through performance planning, coaching and performance appraisals
•Hold direct reports accountable for managing and developing their assignments to ensure goals are achieved
•Provide ongoing feedback to the team to ensure they develop the skills and competencies required for effective planning and individual professional and personal career growth
•Motivate and inspire the team by providing them with the information and tools they need to do their jobs well
•Manage performance issues, discipline as necessary and address poor standards, ensuring department targets
•Manage the staffing, recruiting and deploying resources as required, to ensure the department budget is balanced and the right mix of skills and strengths are being leveraged as effectively as possible
•Conduct meetings with team to ensure compliance with established practices, and keep employees aware of current standards and changes
•Inform decisions on compensation and reward levels
•Work with Human Resources to manage and implement programs addressing changes in the sourcing, career mobility, career development and reward and recognition initiatives
•Provide mentoring and leadership to junior members of the organization, and serve as a role model for the System
•Maintain professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest industry trends
•Maintain current understanding of regulatory changes and ensure compliance

Decision Rights/Collaborative Responsibilities:
•Responsible for performing financial analysis and performance tracking and analysis for the entity – Coordinated with the centralized Business Finance Team
•Responsible for developing entity level long term financial plans, capital plans, operating budgets, and forecasts
•Collaborate with Strategic Finance & Analytics and IT to manage shared intake process for entity level information requests
•Collaborate with other Finance & Accounting functional areas

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business required. CPA, CMA or Masters level coursework preferred. Must possess understanding of healthcare provider finance through at least five (5) years of progressively responsible healthcare employment. Understanding of the healthcare industry, trends, issues, risks, etc.
•Understanding of the healthcare industry, trends, issues, risks, etc.
•Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in finance in an integrated healthcare environment
•Advanced computer skills with strong knowledge of spreadsheet programs
•Ability to perform under changing circumstances and deadlines
•Strong attention to detail with the ability to learn quickly
•Strong written and verbal communication skills
•Ability to command respect and confidence with professional peers
•Management & leadership experience in healthcare. Demonstrated leadership skills and executive presence
•Experience working and communicating with physicians and direct care providers
•Must ascribe to and represent Northern Light Health Ethics, Values, and Principles

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Significant experience in developing financial projections, including assumptions. Specific experience with hospital operations in a clinical, nursing, ancillary or ambulatory setting. Experience with provider reimbursement rules and regulations, and the operations of a provider practice.

Other Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
•Able to follow standards of ethical and moral behavior that are in accordance with Northern Light Health values
•Ability to apply business concepts of accounting and finance
•Possess exceptional business acumen with ability to assess and identify opportunities within specific business processes
•In-depth knowledge of corporate structures and potential political interactions thereof
•Strong follow-up skills with the ability to interpret underlying issues in responses received
•The ability to apply creative thought to resolve problems
•Excellent oral and written communications skills with the ability to adapt communication style to audience
•Demonstrated willingness to make and enact decisions applying feedback appropriately.
•Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical documents, and government regulations
•Ability to effectively translate technical requirements into actionable steps for both technical and non-technical team members
•Ability to delegate when appropriate
•Ability to work with a large number of practice managers, directors and leadership required
•Leads in the development of process workflows and develop basic business processes

Supervision Exercised
Influences the efforts and decisions of others without express authority.
Supervision Received (ability to act independently)
Receives general guidance and acts independently to achieve established goals.
Organizational Impact
Projects typically impact multiple members or groups and may involve significant change processes and sensitive situations.
Typical Contacts (Internal/External)
Typical contacts include project sponsors, team members, vendors, and customers. Typically contacts are at the Department leadership level and below.

Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.
 

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Compliance Officer – Managed Care Contracting
Full-time
Northern Light Health
Brewer, Maine
Job number 57750

To review the full job description and access our online application please visit: https://northernlighthealth.org/Careers/Position/57750/Managed%20Care%20Contracting%20Integrity%20Officer

POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for planning and managing the human, material, equipment and fiscal resources for areas of responsibility and accountable for developing action plans to contribute to the organization's ability to carry out its mission and accomplish annual pillar goals. The managed care contracting compliance officer ensures the integrity of the revenue cycle process from the perspective of compliance with managed care contracts and payor policies; ensures compliance with Medicare, Medicaid, and other payor rules, regulations and guidance applicable to managed care contracts; conducts audits and investigations involving managed care contracting matters; researches laws and regulations as well as payor contracts and policies relating to provider reimbursement, and stays current on current enforcement trends; serves as a resource for others within the organization with respect to managed care contracting matters; and performs other duties as assigned.

GENERAL MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
A. Ensure the efficient and effective operations of processes in the delivery of service/care for areas of responsibility.
B. Monitor compliance with legal and accrediting requirements related to areas of responsibility, functions and services.
C. Engage staff in providing and improving service delivery.
D. Recognize staff and others for contributions.
E. Commit to assist in Northern Light Health achieving its Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action goals.
F. Conduct ongoing high, middle, and low performer conversations with direct reports including appropriate follow-up. Hold direct reports accountable for same with subordinate leaders and staff.
G. Create a self-development plan to improve leader skills, competence, and outcomes.

SPECIFIC MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Identify, investigate and resolve compliance issues related to coding, billing, and documentation and reimbursement activities;
•Assist operational staff in review and implementation of CMS and governmental coding regulations;
•Evaluate regulatory and manual updates, fraud alerts, OIG advisory opinions, and other publications relative to coding, billing and reimbursement compliance;
•Monitor, in conjunction with Northern Light Health revenue cycle staff, revenue cycle activities; work with Northern Light Health health information management, revenue cycle, and information systems staff to analyze and implement solutions to maintain compliance;
•Evaluate IT billing systems for potential compliance problems and non-compliant activities;
•Design and conduct formal audits of specific aspects of the documentation, coding, and billing reimbursement system; use a systematic approach for the identification and resolution of audit findings;
•Direct interdisciplinary teams to evaluate and resolve compliance issues; ability and skill to collaborate and influence staff to develop corrective action plans and resolutions;
•Coordinate training sessions for both general and specific issue resolution in the coding, billing and reimbursement area;
•Write and assist others in developing and revising policies and procedures;
•As appropriate, act as the team leader for Northern Light Health compliance revenue cycle investigations, including formal and informal audits, cost reporting, charge master, and informatics systems; and
•Perform such other functions as may be assigned from time to time.

SPECIAL SKILLS:
•Extensive knowledge of various compliance rules and regulations in coding, billing and revenue cycle areas and of the various sources and resources for information at the federal, state and local levels in the compliance area.
•Extensive knowledge of the various payment systems, including DRGs, APCs and various managed care and capitated arrangements.
•Knowledge of use and design of charge master, revenue center codes, relationship to CPT/HCPCS coding and overall impact on coding and billing.
•Knowledge of IT system impact, use, function and design relative to coding, billing and reimbursement.
•Knowledge of developing audit sample sizes and selection of cases for review and trending.
•Knowledge of the auditing process, including various techniques relative to auditing and problem resolution.

EXPERIENCE / EDUCATION:
- Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, management, healthcare administration, nursing or other related degree required. At least five (5) experience in payor or provider side of managed care contract negotiations and/or operations or comparable experience with Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement required. Coding/reimbursement compliance and revenue cycle experience strongly preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Light to medium carrying up to 50 lbs., straight pulling/pushing, reaching in all directions, stooping, walking long distances, standing, sitting, repetitive motion/finger activity for sustained periods of time, speaking, hearing, moderate phone contact, visual activity; long periods of working on computer.

REPORTS TO: Vice President of Contracting Operations and will have a matrix reporting to the Northern Light Health Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer.

Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.
 

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Financial Analyst
Full-time
Northern Light Health
Brewer, Maine
Job number 55545

To review the full job description and access our online application please visit: https://northernlighthealth.org/Careers/Position/55545/Financial%20Analyst

POSITION SUMMARY:

Responsible for assisting in the preparation of several functions for the affiliates of Northern Light Health. Functions include assisting with the annual financial statement and benefit plan audits; preparation of the annual tax filings for all not-for-profit entities in the system, pension accounting and benefit plan Form 5500 filings. Other functions include assisting in the preparation of quarterly consolidated financial statements, completion of surveys and support to grant accounting.

The Financial Analyst will work closely with the Lead Financial Analyst Lead and Financial Analyst - Intermediate to support the needs of the V.P. of Finance, CFO and internal and external clients related to Northern Light Health.

To be successful, the individual in this position must:

Be able to demonstrate ability to communicate effectively at all levels in the company;

Be able to manage multiple projects and effectively deal with a fast-paced and changing environment;

Possess and demonstrate strong analytical thinking skills;

Be knowledgeable of financial reporting standards issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and other regulatory agencies;

Be a role model in the delivery of services that are deemed to be superior in the eyes of the customers.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

A. Financial and Regulatory Reporting

Assist in the timely and accurate completion of annual Form 990 filings;

Assist in the timely and accurate completion of annual financial statements;

Prepare and coordinate quarterly and annual surveys;

Assist in the preparation of the annual consolidated A-133 audit and prepare the supplemental schedules for the A-133 audit report;

Act as a resource to other accounting teams in the department as needed;

Assist in various projects and assignments as needed.

B. Coordination of Tax preparation and annual audit

Provide assistance to the Lead Financial Analyst and Financial Analyst - Intermediate to assist in the completion of the Northern Light Health tax returns (Forms 990, 990-T and 990PF);

Perform other financial analysis functions as necessary;

Assist in the preparation of A-133 annual consolidated audit;

Implement, maintain, and enhance automated procedures which promote efficiency, and/or provide better service to users;

Obtain and maintain thorough understanding of Federal and State audit / compliance requirements that pertain to governmental awards – Circular A133 and the Compliance Supplement;

Monitor grant activity and follow-up with grantors and grantees to ensure timely preparation, submission and draw down of funds;

Ensure principal investigators, project managers and support staff are properly educated and Federal regulations and internal procedures related to grants and sponsored research.

C. Staff Development / Professional Development

Attend local, regional and national conferences/seminars to remain current in the field of this position.

D. Other

Uphold and enhance the professional image of the Financial Services Department as a competent and reliable provider of financial services;

Perform other duties as assigned:

Provide responsive support to the Lead Financial Analyst, Lead, Financial Analyst - Intermediate and the Director on short notice.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelors degreeand at least three (3) years' related experience or associate's degree and at least seven (7) years' related experience or high school diploma/GED and at least eleven (11) years' related experience.

Lawson software experience desirable;

Possess analytical and problem solving skills as well as the ability to coordinate the work of others and communicate effectively (both in writing and verbally) with all levels of management in a multi-corporate structure;

Demonstrated ability to work well with people;

Excellent communication skills, both oral and writing;

Proficient with computerized solutions for general accounting applications and Microsoft Office Products. In particular, must be very proficient with MS Excel;

Flexible and able to react to ever changing priorities;

Committed to the position and Northern Light Health and the needs of customers.

Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.


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Philanthropy Officer – Northern Light Health Position Based at Mercy Hospital in Portland, Maine
Full-time
Northern Light Health
Portland, Maine
Job number 57108

To review the full job description and access our online application please visit: https://northernlighthealth.org/Careers/Position/57108/Philanthropy%20Officer%20-%20Major%20Gifts

This position is based at Mercy Hospital in Portland, ME, but is employed by Northern Light Health in Brewer, ME

SUMMARY: Experienced fundraising position with primary focus on campaign management and major gifts and secondary focus on other initiatives identified by management.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.Provide leadership for ongoing and emerging capital campaigns and major gift initiatives, as assigned.
2.Support strategies that build support for capital campaigns and leadership giving.
3.Achieve realistic and quantifiable goals based on mutually agreed upon fundraising targets that will be the primary performance standards used to measure fundraising success.
4.Manage a portfolio of approximately 150-175 prospective donors
5.Provide campaign updates to Board, MO Presidents and other volunteer leadership as necessary
6.Direct and support volunteers in achieving campaign goals
7.Develop and oversee planning studies as needed
8.Guide foundation staff on campaign best practices
9.Collaboratively set goals for the number of substantive donor visits; solicitations to be completed; and funds to be raised each year.
10.Identify new prospects for capital campaigns, major gifts and other priority projects and programs.
11.Collaborate on general and tailored donor stewardship strategies that strengthen relationships with assigned and prospective donors.
12.Promote a culture of philanthropy within assigned clinical areas; build philanthropic awareness through physicians, nursing and support staff orientations, one-on-one medical staff meetings, and maintaining a presence in the clinical units.
13.Oversee the development of case materials and proposals communications materials needed for major gift and capital campaign fundraising.
43.Work closely with CR to ensure coordinated messaging across MO and system

QUALIFICATIONS:

1.Bachelor's degree required; preferred advanced degree in communications, organization management, health or business.
2.At least five (5) years of dedicated fundraising experience in a variety of roles that represent progressively increased responsibility in leadership giving required.
3.Demonstrated track record in closing 6-7 figure gifts required.
4.Possess a demonstrated ability to manage a portfolio of donors and donor prospects, moving them through the cycle of giving to solicitation onto stewardship and sustained and increased giving.
5.Documented outcomes resulting from personal, one-on-one solicitations for contributions.
6.Ability to work independently within defined goals and standards.
7.A strong work ethic coupled with an enthusiastic and passionate approach to one's work
8.Strong verbal and written skills, well organized, self-directed with ability to meet deadlines.
9.The ability to deal effectively with physicians and other medical executives is critical
10.Achievement oriented, a good team player, and a successful team builder
11.Ability to work in a dynamic. Fast-paced environment and good at developing relationships both internally and externally with the various constituencies
12.Proficient with computerized information management in the fundraising setting, including Blackbaud RE
13.Enjoy working with people and advancing the mission of healthcare fundraising.
14.Able to work effectively with people and inspire others to perform at a high level of efficiency and productivity.
15.Flexible work schedule to include weekends, evenings and select holidays.
16.Knowledgeable in planned giving and ability to discuss with donors
17.Valid driver's license
18.A working knowledge of marketing and public relations is a plus

Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.
 

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Director of Planned Giving
Full-time
Northern Light Health Foundation
Brewer, Maine
Job number 57233

To review the full job description and access our online application please visit: https://northernlighthealth.org/Careers/Position/57233/Director%20of%20Planned%20Giving

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Director of Planned Giving (Director) is responsible for all planned giving strategies throughout the system. This position is responsible for the development and monitoring of system planned giving policies, marketing efforts and fundraising strategies to enhance and grow the philanthropic base of support at each member organization supported by the Foundation.


The Director meets with donors and financial planners to discuss gifting through the many planned giving vehicles. The position requires a background and knowledge of bequests, annual trusts, unitrusts, giving through retirement plans, and other pertinent future giving options. The position involves a full range of donor cultivation duties, including working with other philanthropy staff to develop planned giving as a critical component of a strategic fundraising plan. The position requires working as part of a team to diversify funding resources and engage in long-term financial planning, including creation of endowment and other permanent financial resources.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.The Director researches, identifies, engages and solicits donors to secure planned gifts for the system and member organizations.
2.Promotes Charitable Gift Annuity, Endowment, Bequest and other legacy giving strategies to benefit the system and its members through the Foundation.
3.Develops and executes strategic and creative planned giving and marketing pieces, including legacy society newsletter articles, advertisements, solicitations, PowerPoint presentations and brochures, in collaboration with communications relations staff.
4.Provides oversight of a Planned Giving Society.
5.Manages a portfolio of donors and prospects, which allows for a schedule to conduct personal, face-to-face weekly visits.
6.Design and implement individual giving strategies, engage and motivate donors and prospects through written proposals and through personal contacts and visits.
7.Work within a metrics-driven environment to achieve realistic and quantifiable goals based on mutually agreed upon targets of irrevocable and revocable gifts, and document donor contacts through the foundation's established prospect management system.
8.The director participates in speaking engagements and planned giving seminars.
9.Director participates in continuing education to maintain current knowledge on changes in tax laws and other emerging issues in the planned giving field.
10.Maintains active participation in professional associations at state and national level; participate in select advancement opportunities

QUALIFICATIONS:

The Director of Planned Giving will be instrumental in aggressively expanding fundraising potential, and therefore must possess high work standards and give evidence of a successful track record in meeting or exceeding stated goals.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

•Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree in communications, organization management, health, business or law preferred.
•At least five (5) years demonstrated fundraising experience in planned giving with increasing levels of responsibility required.
•Philanthropy based experience in an integrated healthcare system highly desired
•Specialized training in financial and/or estate planning, tax law and fundraising
•Knowledge of planned giving vehicles, current trends in philanthropy, donor advised funds and basic estate and financial planning for individuals, including tax implications of charitable giving.
•A strong work ethic coupled with an enthusiastic and passionate approach to one's work
•The ability to deal effectively with physicians and other medical executives is critical
•Achievement oriented, a good team player, and a successful team builder
•Capable of developing and implementing clear goals, systems, and priorities
•Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and good at developing relationships both internally and externally with the various constituencies
•A working knowledge of marketing and public relations is a plus
•Thorough knowledge of and substantial experience with leadership, capital campaigns and planned giving
•Able to deal effectively with people and inspire others to perform at a high level of efficiency and productivity
•Proficient in Raiser'sEdge
•Proficient in PG Calc, Crescendo or similar planned giving software
•Proficient with computerized information management in the fundraising setting
•Possess strong oral and written skills, be well organized, self-directed with ability to meet deadlines
•Flexible work schedule to include weekends, evenings and select holidays, as needed
•A preference shall be given to those with strong ties to Maine

PREFERRED AFFILIATION:

•Membership in the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, National Association of Charitable Gift Planners, and/or Maine Planned Giving Council
•CFRE credential.

Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.
 

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Cost Accountant – Senior #57948
Facility: Northern Light Health - Wilson St., Brewer, Brewer ME
Department: Decision Support (25248)
- Regular Full-time - 8:00am-4:30pm
- Day


To review the full job description and access our online application please visit https://northernlighthealth.org/Careers/Position/57948/Cost%20Accountant%20-%20Senior

Position Summary:

The Senior Cost Accountant is primarily responsible to assist in the oversight and maintenance of Northern Light Health's cost accounting system and to provide support for recommending and setting cost standards in addition to monthly processing. This professional works in a team to offer Financial Planning and Decision Support services, including annual operating budget, long range financial forecasts and business plans. Collaborates with Home Office and Member staff to achieve superior cost analysis and reporting. The Senior Cost Accountant may be requested to support various committees or task forces to advance the interests of Northern Light Health.

The Senior Cost Accountant will aid the Lead Cost Accountant and the Director in support of the needs of the Vice President of Finance, Senior Vice President Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer and internal and external clients related to Northern Light Health.

In this role, the Senior Cost Accountant must demonstrate and promote excellent customer service, responsiveness, oral and written communication, accurate and supported analysis, and project management skills. To be successful, the individual in this position must:

• be an effective communicator and trainer providing support to all Northern Light Health Members to optimize utilization of the EPSi cost accounting system,
• provide timely input and analysis into the decision-making process during the development of the cost accounting strategy and operational processes,
• continually demonstrate a thorough understanding of financial operations and proficiency with the budgeting and forecasting tools,
• be a role model in the delivery of services that are deemed to be superior in the eyes of the customers.

Major Position Responsibilities:

• Provides ongoing training and guidance to System and Member leaders to understand cost variances
• Provides education and training for department leadership to establish departmental costs at the charge code level.
• Analyzes cost allocations and makes appropriate system updates as directed.
• Performs duties associated with the monthly processing of cost allocations.
• Works closely with other team members on related modules that interact with cost accounting.
• Validates and reconciles allocations and processes.
• Ensures the integrity of cost accounting data remains intact by recommending and implementing best practices as directed.
• Stays up-to-date on cost accounting system upgrades and prepares for scheduled system maintenance downtime as directed.
• Analyzes and interprets complex requests for cost and budget data and develops meaningful reports.

Education and Experience Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, business administration, economics, management information systems or related field PLUS five (5) years of experience in general accounting, hospital finance, performance improvement or related area OR associate's degree in finance, accounting, business administration, economics, management information systems or related field PLUS nine (9) years of experience in general accounting, hospital finance, performance improvement or related area required. Master's degree preferred.

• High level of proficiency with MS Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access, required.
• Working knowledge of Allscripts EPSi and Lawson systems, preferred.
• Working knowledge of financial statement preparation and analysis, required.
• Demonstrated knowledge of projection methodologies and relationships between goals and finances.
• Excellent customer service and verbal and written communication skills, required. Oral presentation skills, preferred.
• Project organization, time management, analytical and problem-solving skills, required.
• Demonstrates initiative, a professional attitude and a desire toward self-improvement.
• High level of personal accountability for accuracy, attention to detail and completion of work assignments, required.
• Ability to work with all levels of personnel within facility and physician areas, work collaboratively with teams and coordinate the work of others, required.
• Professional demeanor in the following areas: confidentiality, timeliness, prioritization, judgment and business relationships, required.

Physical Demands:

Physical requirements include the ability to sit and/or stand long periods, light lifting, bending, some walking, hand dexterity sufficient to manage keyboard functions, and visual acuity. Travel will be necessary periodically. Keyboard skills are required.

Working Environment:

Fast paced office environment which can be stressful with multiple deadlines to meet project targets.

EOE/AA/M/F/VET/DISABLED

Contact: Lisa Worcester
Email: lworcester@northernlight.org
Phone: 207-973-7860
 

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Revenue Cycle Analyst - Lead
Full-time
Northern Light Health
Bangor, Maine
Job number 52735

To review the full job description and access our online application please visit: https://northernlighthealth.org/Careers/Position/52735/Revenue%20Cycle%20Analyst%20-%20Lead

Education and Experience:

· Bachelor's degree required. Eight years of progressive, relevant knowledge toward mastery in the field accepted in lieu of Bachelor's degree.

· Five or more years of progressively responsible experience in revenue cycle operations.

· Experience with Northern Light Health Software, data and business information is preferred.

· Working knowledge of Medical Terminology, Current Procedural Coding (CPT, HCPCS), Diagnostic Coding (ICD-9, ICD-10), and HIPAA ANSI codes.

· Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel, Access, Siemen's, Monarch, Allscripts, Meditech, and other Revenue Cycle systems.

· Demonstrated experience in diagnosing, evaluating and developing corrective actions for problems in Revenue Cycle Operations.

To learn more about Northern Light Health please visit: http://www.northernlighthealth.org/.

If you have any questions, please call 207-973-7100.
 

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Project Manager, Intermediate - Revenue Cycle
Full-time
Northern Light Health
Bangor, Maine
Job number 54799

To review the full job description and access our online application please visit: https://northernlighthealth.org/Careers/Position/54799/Project%20Manager,%20Intermediate%20-%20Revenue%20Cycle

Education and Experience:

-Education: Bachelor's degree in business, finance, healthcare administration, or closely related field is required.

-At least five (5) years' experience with healthcare revenue cycle management, focusing on managing projects to results, organizing multi-disciplinary teams, understanding financial and clinical interdependencies, and being responsible for timely project delivery

-Experience as part of a team managing a healthcare technology implementation strongly preferred

-PMP and/or LEAN certification preferred

-Prior work experience should include a project management role in a large scale, multi-year operating model transformation

-Experienced in using team building to positively influence the work environment

-Excellent written communication, verbal communication, interpersonal, time management and organizational skills

-Self-directed with the ability to work with various stakeholders and teams

-Ability to make quality, independent decisions as well as the ability to collaborate effectively to make decisions with other leaders

-Ability to work effectively and efficiently under tight deadlines and multiple interruptions

-Superior project management, analytical, and problem-solving skills

- A demonstrated ability to use PC based office productivity tools (e.g. Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel) as necessary and PC based financial tools (spreadsheets, data bases, financial planning software and graphics, Microsoft preferred) effectively for analyses and presentations

To learn more about Northern Light Health please visit: http://www.northernlighthealth.org/.

If you have any questions, please call 207-973-7100.
 

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Director of Philanthropy
Full-time
Northern Light Health Foundation
Location: Maine Coast Memorial Hospital
Ellsworth, Maine
Job number 51130

To review the full job description and access our online application please visit: https://northernlighthealth.org/Careers/Position/51130/Director%20of%20Philanthropy

To learn more about Northern Light Health please visit: http://www.northernlighthealth.org/.

If you have any questions, please call 207-973-7100.
 

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Accountant
Full-time
Northern Light Health
Brewer, ME
Job Number 52408, 52355

To review the full job description and access our online application please visit: https://northernlighthealth.org/Careers/Position/52408/Accountant

To learn more about Northern Light Health please visit: http://www.northernlighthealth.org/.

If you have any questions, please call 207-973-7100.

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If you are interested in advancing your career in one of the region’s most dynamic and best-regarded health care systems, Northern Light Health, in Brewer, Maine has full time openings for Revenue Cycle Informaticists.

Job Summary

The Revenue Cycle Informaticist (RCI) facilitates the integration of Information Systems (IS) and knowledge to support revenue cycle healthcare staff in decision making, design, education and implementation of Northern Light Health's clinically driven revenue cycle.  The primary role of the RI is to serve as a liaison between IS and revenue cycle/financial operations and other stakeholders to educate, support, facilitate change and assure optimal use and evolution of Northern Light Health healthcare information technology (HIT) assets. This individual is expected to exercise discretion and judgment with minimal supervision while conducting training and assisting with parts of a project or process within the department. It is important this person understands, technically, how systems interrelate with other departmental systems applications.  This position partners with Member Organizations, revenue cycle and clinical leadership in providing the analysis of workflow process (current and future state) and gap identification required to support the application that will automate or improve upon the current system.  The RCI works with a team on phases of application implementation, systems analysis, and assists with preparing detailed specifications from which programs will be written.  It is expected that of all revenue cycle training materials including technology, policies, and procedures will be routinely reviewed and periodically updated. 

The RCI will support the entire Revenue Cycle and various Workgroups.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree or higher in business, engineering, HIT/computer science/technology operating systems or equivalent experience (8 years of revenue cycle experience preferably in a multi-facility system)

Two (2) years of experience in revenue cycle/financial, engineering, HIT/computer science/technology operating systems or accounting/business background preferred

Contact: Lisa Worcester
Email: lworcester@northernhealth.org
Phone: 207-973-7860

Equal Opportunity Employment

We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status. 

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University of Vermont Medical Center, Vermont’s academic medical center and founding member of the University of Vermont Health Network, seeks a Senior Reimbursement Analyst.

The Senior Reimbursement Analyst is responsible for government payer reimbursement related to Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE/CHAMPUS, specifically completion of annual Medicare Cost Report filings and audits (among other government reports), State of Vermont Medicaid payments systems, and staying current on all government regulatory changes and Federal and State proposals to change reimbursement methodologies and payment systems. The Senior Reimbursement Analyst is a key organizational contact, along with the Reimbursement Manager, for all questions pertaining to government payer reimbursement rules, regulations, and net revenue modeling. The Senior Reimbursement Analyst is a high level independent contributor within the UVM Health Network. Successful performance in this position directly impacts the financial performance of the organization and is highly visible to Senior Leadership.

Education:

Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related business discipline required, Master’s Degree preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities were acquired may be considered.

Experience:

Five or more years of progressive, successful experience in health care finance or reimbursement is required, with at least two years of direct practical experience with Medicare Cost Report filings and audits. A proven ability to analyze regulations, perform sophisticated data analysis on regulatory impacts, and present results to financial and operational leadership.

The Organization:

The University of Vermont (UVM) Medical Center is a 562-bed academic medical center and level 1 trauma center located in Burlington, Vermont, serving a population of one million in Vermont and upstate New York, as well as supporting a number of specialty clinics throughout the region.

Apply at

https://www.uvmhealth.org/medcenter/Pages/Health-Careers/JobPostings/JobDetailsViewWD.aspx?qid=R0012200&Title=Senior%20Reimbursement%20Analyst&utm_source=Maine%20HFMA%20Chapter&utm_medium=Job%20Board&utm_campaign=Senior%20Reimbursement%20Analyst

University of Vermont Medical Center offers a comprehensive benefits package and encourages professional growth.  University of Vermont Medical Center proudly offers a non-smoking work environment.  We are an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Regional Chief Financial Officer

Gundersen Health System (GHS) has retained WK Advisors to assist in their search for a dynamic, experienced financial leader to serve as its next Regional Chief Financial Officer for Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital, a 25 bed critical access hospital located in Boscobel, Wisconsin.

With a solid balance sheet, positive margins, and a sound investment strategy, GHS is strategically well-positioned to continue to thrive in the future.  Based in La Crosse, Wisconsin, along the Mississippi River, GHS serves 21 counties in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa and is a fully integrated delivery system of over 8,000 employees.  GHS is a Physician led organization with an absolute commitment to quality and excellence with an emphasis on enriching the lives of everyone in the communities served. 

Reporting to the System CFO, the Regional CFO plans, coordinates, directs and maintains high quality general accounting, accounts payable and financial reporting systems in accordance with GAAP, which fulfills both internal and external financial information needs for Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital and its associated clinics. The Regional CFO will support development and execution of strategic plans with senior management across the Regional Entities area of responsibility (AOR). This individual will lead financial analysis and reporting, financial policy and control, accounting and compliance, training and development, operational initiatives, and acquisitions and divestitures, while working within the standard and set work designed by Gundersen corporate financial team. This leader will be responsible for providing guidance related to and direct the specific processes by maintaining consistent processes for Long-Term Forecasting, Short-Term Forecasting and Decision Support to assist all teams in improving financial performance and fulfilling the AORs mission and goals. This individual has responsibility for crafting business plans, business models and any other related variance analysis and corrective action plans. They will coordinate and facilitate the Capital Planning process, and play a key role in overseeing the Capital Purchase process. He/She provides financial leadership and support to all entities in the AOR for both internal and external reporting.

We would appreciate receiving recommendations or nominations of qualified candidates and applications of personal interest. For more information please contact:

Kyle Wiederhold at kwiederhold@wkadvisors.com

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Starling Physicians, a multi-specialty medical group located in Hartford, Connecticut, has retained Witt/Kieffer to aid in the recruitment of a Chief Financial Officer.

Starling Physicians, a leading multi-specialty group in Connecticut, serves patients across central Connecticut and Massachusetts with more than 250 exceptional physicians in over 25 different specialties in 30 locations. The organization was formed recently in 2016 after the unification of two prominent Connecticut medical groups, Connecticut Multispecialty Group and Grove Hill Medical Center, and currently is experiencing 10% annual growth. This is an unparalleled opportunity to strategically lead a team of esteemed financial professionals to solidify Starling Physicians' position as a leading care provider throughout the state. The new leader will be an integral part of an exciting time for the organization as they help oversee its diverse revenue streams derived from its lab business, diagnostic imaging, a software company, and busy outpatient centers and clinics. Starling is continuing to add providers and practices to improve access as well as the breadth of care provided.

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Financial Officer will be responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all aspects of the financial, business office, and business intelligence of the medical group.  The Chief Financial Officer will be responsible for financial reporting and analysis, budgeting, accounting, financial systems development, internal controls, and maintenance of records and procedures to adequately safeguard the assets of the organization.  They will serve as a member of the senior executive team within the group and will work collaboratively with all of its physician partners and Starling Physicians' leadership team.  The CFO is a board member for Starling Physicians' jointly owned software company.

Starling Physicians is seeking candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business, or a related field. A Master’s prepared candidate in business, healthcare administration, accounting, finance, or related field and/or professional certification, such as a CPA, is desirable. Candidates will have a minimum of five years of financial leadership experience in a complex healthcare setting.  They will have broad-based knowledge of healthcare operations as well as physician billing, coding, contracting, regulation, and budgeting gained from experience working in health system medical group environments. 

Interested parties should direct all resumes, nominations, and inquiries to Trey Wilson via e-mail or phone at: StarlingCFO@wittkieffer.com or 630-575-6943
 

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Unique Leadership Opportunity

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) – Cary Medical Center, Caribou, ME

One of the nation’s leading rural hospitals seeks an experienced and visionary Leader to join our Team as Chief Financial Officer.  Cary Medical Center is located in Caribou, the “Heart” of Northern Maine; a breathtaking four season recreational paradise.

Position reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and carries the responsibility of providing strategic oversight, coordination and management of facility financial matters. Along with the administration of hospital policies on finance, accounting, insurance, financial/ accounting system, internal controls and auditing.  Qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting; Master’s preferred and with a minimum of five years’ experience at the senior administrative level.

Cary Medical Center is a 65-Bed Accredited Acute Care Hospital.  Well known for its patient-centered services, the hospital and its staff have won numerous state and national awards for quality in both customer service and clinical performance. The hospital campus includes a 40-Bed Long Term Care Maine Veterans Home and a 30-Bed Residential Care Facility.  The hospital partners with Pines Health Services, a Federally Qualified Health Center.

Serious Inquiries Only

Benefit options include health, dental, and life insurance, short- and long-term disability plans, retirement plan, hospital and community discounts and a wellness/fitness program.

Please send resume to the attention of:

Human Resources – Cary Medical Center
Jamie Corrigan, Employment Specialist
163 Van Buren Road, Suite 1
Caribou, ME 04736
jcorrigan@carymed.org

Cary Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider

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Vice President, Controller

Mosaic Life Care, a physician-led life care company in St. Joseph, Missouri, has begun a national search to locate a Vice President, Controller. Mosaic is introducing a new kind of health care. They are connected to the hearts, minds, and spirits of their consumers and want to help you become the healthiest version of yourself.

The VP, Controller is a restructured role that provides vision and leadership to maximize Mosaic Life Care’s financial performance by establishing financial policies, procedures, controls and reporting systems. This leader is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the integrity of the financial audits, financial tax filings, accounting internal controls, accounting, treasury functions (capital markets, debt, investments) financial statement preparation and reporting, payroll, accounts payable, reimbursement accounting/reporting and finance committee reporting for all Mosaic entities. This individual will work closely with the VP, Finance, having functional responsibility for integrating their work into various financial reporting and analyses.

Candidate Qualities and Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in financing, accounting, or related field is assumed with a Master’s degree in business, finance, accounting, or related field is required.
  • A CPA is also required.
  • Ten years of relevant experience including exposure to integrated health systems is required along with a comprehensive background in accounting, financial reporting, external audits, taxes and reimbursement.
  • Development/deployment of initiatives that accomplish annual goals, with ability to articulate these goals and their alignment to the overall strategy of the organization.
  • The ability to demonstrate passion with a successful record of process and performance improvement along with an understanding of how to drive change.
  • Demonstrates the ability to present to executive committees and the Board of Directors.
  • Understands disciplines of evidence-based leadership, including rounding; use of leadership evaluation management systems; effective formal and informal feedback; and other systematic management approaches.


We would appreciate receiving recommendations or nominations of qualified candidates and applications of personal interest. For more information please contact Diane Smith or Kyle Wiederhold at: MosaicVP-Controller@wkadvisors.com.

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Vice President of Finance

Mosaic Life Care, a physician-led life care company in St. Joseph, Missouri, has begun a national search to locate a Vice President of Finance.  Mosaic is introducing a new kind of health care. They are connected to the hearts, minds, and spirits of their consumers and want to help you become the healthiest version of yourself.

The VP of Finance is a restructured role that provides vision and leadership to maximize Mosaic Life Care’s financial performance by establishing financial policies, procedures, controls and reporting systems. This leader is responsible for decision support related functions, but not limited to, financial reporting (daily indicators, service lines, productivity, financial analysis presentations, etc) as well as cost accounting quality, integrity, and enhancing the underlying processes. This position has functional responsibility for integrating the work of the Vice President, Controller into various financial reporting and analysis.

Candidate Qualities and Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in financing, accounting, or related field is assumed with a Master’s degree in business, finance, accounting, or related field is required.
  • A CPA is preferred.
     
  • Ten years of relevant experience with increasing responsibility and exposure to integrated health systems. Comprehensive background in financial analysis and specific experience in techniques relating to cash flow, return on investment and cost/benefit relationships.
  • Development/deployment of initiatives that accomplish annual goals, with ability to articulate these goals and their alignment to the overall strategy of the organization.
  • A history of innovation in organizational development, team development, and in developing solutions to support a data driven environment.
  • Demonstrates the ability to present to executive committees and the Board of Directors.
  • Understands disciplines of evidence-based leadership, including rounding; use of leadership evaluation management systems; effective formal and informal feedback; and other systematic management approaches.

We would appreciate receiving recommendations or nominations of qualified candidates and applications of personal interest. For more information please contact Diane Smith or Kyle Wiederhold at:   MosaicVP-Finance@wkadvisors.com.

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