Careers + Opportunities

Careers + Opportunities

Working at St. David’s Foundation


Culture Statement:

We are fueled by a commitment to improve the health and well-being of our most underserved Central Texas neighbors; it is what inspires us every day. We lead with research and data and are driven by the stories behind the numbers to advance health equity. Our dedication to building deep-seated and impactful relationships is fostered by truly listening, engaging with people and communities as active partners and sharing what we learn.

From strategic grantmaking, evaluation and learning to mobile dental clinics and health care scholarship support—and all the important efforts that allow our programs to come to life—we believe real change comes from valuing diverse perspectives. We are steadfast in adopting evidence-based models and proven research while respecting viewpoints different from our own so new ideas can flourish. This commitment to seeking continuous improvement sparks positive change internally and across the five-county region we serve.


Core Values:

The culture of St. David’s Foundation is also carefully guided by its core values:

  • Collaboration with others to exchange knowledge, ideas and resources;
  • Community by building relationships and engaging others;
  • Compassion in considering the needs of others;
  • Innovation through development of creative solutions; and
  • Stewardship in the responsible use of the Foundation’s resources.



Just a few of the perks enjoyed at St. David’s Foundation are a healthy work-life balance, tuition reimbursement, continuous learning opportunities, healthy snacks, on-site exercise classes, 100% paid insurance premiums for employees, spouses and dependent children and extra paid time off for wellness appointments.

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Each member of the staff at St. David’s Foundation makes an important impact on our organization and helps change lives in our community. St. David’s Foundation offers an excellent benefits package to its employees and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, or disability. We invite you to review our employment opportunities and submit an application for employment.

Vice President of Community Programs

St. David’s Foundation is seeking a community-oriented, strategic leader to serve as its Vice President of Community Programs (VPCP). Based in Austin, Texas, this role will oversee the direct service portfolio of the Foundation. The VPCP will also serve as a strategist, advisor, and project manager to the President and CEO while engaging with external stakeholders to help grow a culture of philanthropy in Central Texas.

Vice President of Community Investments

St. David’s Foundation is seeking a dynamic, innovative leader to serve as its Vice President of Community Investments. Based in Austin, Texas, this mission-oriented role will translate the Foundation’s vision to advance health equity through its strategic priorities into effective, measurable investments to drive sustainable change in Central Texas. In this newly created role, the VP position will work collaboratively across the Foundation and be adept at building strong relationships with community leaders and strategic partners by listening to and leading conversations about the region’s most pressing issues.

Applications, inquiries, and nominations are welcome through our search firm by contacting Andrew R. Trechsel at or via WittKieffer’s secure candidate portal. We invite you to learn more about this opportunity here:

Request for Proposals: Community Health Needs Assessment

Issue Date: Monday, March 15, 2021
Submission Deadline: Thursday, April 15, 2021 by 5 p.m. CST

Project Overview:

Designated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit hospital by the IRS, St. David’s Foundation is required to complete a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and adopt an implementation Plan (IP) at least once every three years, per requirements of the Affordable Care Act. The Foundation collaborates with other healthcare providers in the region to conduct CHNAs, and plans to utilize the 2022 CHNA Process to provide data to assist in updating the Foundation’s Strategic Plan, which will cover the period January 2023 – December 2025. St. David’s Foundation is seeking a consultant who can provide support on the CHNA portion of the IRS requirement. The Assessments will be made publicly available via our website, and we intend to use the findings for various community engagement and education opportunities. Past CHNAs/IPs are available at:

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Request for Proposals: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Expertise

Issue Date: Friday, December 4, 2020
Submission Deadline: Monday, January 11, 2021 by 5 p.m. CST

Project Overview:

As the largest health philanthropy in Central Texas, St. David’s Foundation is seeking to strengthen its role in advancing health equity within our region – while leading cultural change in the philanthropic community. We define health equity as everyone having a fair and just opportunity to live as healthfully as possible regardless of demographics or where people live, work, worship, or play. This includes removing obstacles to good health such as poverty, food insecurity, inadequate education and housing, and systemic racism. The Foundation has embraced and begun to prioritize health equity in our refined strategy, core values, and practices.

The Foundation is now looking to develop a shared understanding of how to operationalize concepts such as “equity,” “diversity,” and “inclusion” within and across all Foundation teams. To create cultural change such that an EDI* perspective is embedded within all of our practices, policies, and programs, the Foundation seeks to engage an external expert or experts to help us continue this journey.


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The point of contact:
Cara Mueller
Chief Human Resources Officer

*We prioritize “equity” and list it first (vs. the more mainstream “DEI”) because our ultimate goal is to achieve equity. We believe we cannot achieve diversity or inclusion if we do not achieve equity.