Mecklenburg County in North Carolina, is seeking an Assistant Health Director for Preventive Health to join the largest County Health Department. The mission of this division is improving the wellness and health of our community, through the delivery of core public health services. The successful candidate will be a proven public health administrator with a strong desire to deliver evidence-based, best practices, a record of outstanding leadership in public health service delivery, possess change management skills and have enthusiasm to join the newly restructured Public Health Department and Community Health Division. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to be a part of a significant change effort. The incoming Assistant Health Director must have impeccable integrity, value teamwork, collaboration, and champion outstanding service while holding high standards for self and others. About the Department and Position: Mecklenburg County Health Department (MCHD), employs 800 FTE with a budget of $77.1 M. The Preventive Health Division, with approximately 335 employees, will provide services throughout the County. Current health services include Environmental Health, Communicable Disease Control, HIV Programs, School Health, and Public Health Preparedness and Response. The selected candidate will have a track record of developing and maintaining excellent quality programs as well as be a champion for innovation in public health services and delivery. The Assistant Health Director for Preventive Health will provide oversight for the Division and assure appropriate, integrated, and efficient preventive/core public health services for the residents of Mecklenburg County. The position assists the Health Director in all aspects of managing the Division and is available to act on behalf of the Health Director in his/her absence. Serving on the Executive Team of the Health Department, the Assistant Health Director for Preventive Health will work with the Health Director and the other members of the Team to provide cohesive, transformational leadership for the Health Department designed to improve organizational efficiency, increase employee morale and improve patient outcomes.
Required Education & Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Healthcare Administration, Public Administration or similar degree; Six (6) years of progressively responsible public health management experience including communicable disease, environmental health and/or public health preparedness programs; and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience; Experience must include working with a Medical Director for policy guidance and medical expertise. Preferred Education & Experience: Master’s Degree in Public Health, Healthcare Administration, Public Administration, Nursing or similar degree; Six (6) years of public health senior management level experience with responsibilities including communicable disease, environmental health and public health preparedness programs; Experience working closely with and/or management of a school health program. COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: A competitive salary based on experience will be offered for the Assistant Health Director for Preventive Health Services position with generous benefits. Benefits include medical, dental, vision care, flexible spending accounts, short- and long-term disability as well as basic and supplemental term life insurance. The selected candidate will be automatically enrolled into the North Carolina Local Government Retirement System upon their employment. In addition, there is optional participation in one of two deferred compensation plans, a 457 Plan or 401(k) Plan, with a 5% match from the County. To apply, please go to the Developmental Associates application portal (or paste https://www.developmentalassociates.com/client-openings/client-positions/ into your browser) and then follow the links to the AssistantHealth Director for Preventive Health– Mecklenburg, County, NC posting.
All candidates must complete an online application and may upload additional materials if desired. The screening process will begin September 27, 2017. Interviews and skill assessments for selected semi-finalists will be held November 12-14, 2017inCharlotte. All inquiries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org . Mecklenburg County Is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Values Diversity at All Levels of Its Workforce.
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