POSITION SUMMARY The Assistant Health Director for Population Health will work intensively with community partners to facilitate/convene collaborations and address public health priorities. This position will also be responsible for facilitating connections between the other Divisions and appropriate community partners to assist in accomplishing Departmental goals. Serving on the Executive Team of the Health Department, the Assistant Health Director for Population Health will work with the Health Director and the other members of the Team to provide cohesive, transformational leadership for the Health Department. This division includes oversight of Epidemiology, Policy and Prevention, and Community Engagement as core programs.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS • Displays line authority in making decisions on the day-to-day operations of the division. • Lead the Community Health Assessment process, engaging health department staff and community partners, to determine health priorities for the County. • Collect and evaluate data to ensure consistency and excellence in public health services. • Maintain and develop culture of excellent customer service for Population Health stakeholders including patients, clients and community partners. • Engage with diverse stakeholders such as individual citizens, community groups, County Board of Commissioners, employees, regional, state and federal authorities to leverage County opportunities and mitigate challenges. • Develop and maintain critical partnerships and advocacy with the community by engaging non-profit organizations, church and civil groups, advocates and health care organizations to prioritize health initiatives. • Analyze and solve problems to meet organizational and regulatory standards. • Create and apply performance metrics that objectively measure division performance against mission critical goals. • Advocate for services of the agency to regulatory bodies and programmatic partners. • Develop, manage, and coordinate a budget that consists of funds from multiple sources. • Networks with peers in neighboring communities, the state and public to benchmark the organization, identify best practices and leverages resources.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Experience: Six years of progressively responsible public health management experience working with the fields of community development and collaboration. Direct experience conducting community assessments and using data to develop priorities and strategies to improve the health in the community, which may cross other divisions of public health. Education: Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, Healthcare Administration, Public Administration, or related degree. Equivalent Experience for Education Accepted? Yes Licenses and Certifications: Valid NC or SC driver’s license and the ability to obtain and maintain a County Operator Permit.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS •Master's degree in public health •Strong facilitation skills •Experience in personnel management •Excellent communition skills •Critical thinking skills
Internal Number: 110187
About Mecklenburg County
Mecklenburg County was founded on February 26, 1763. Residents chose the name Mecklenburg in hopes of gaining favor with King George III of England, whose wife, Queen Charlotte, was born in a German province of that name.
The N.C. State Constitution, approved in 1868, gave the citizens of a county the authority to elect the officials who governed them called a Board of County Commissioners. From 1868 to 1986, Mecklenburg County followed the same basic plan of a five-member Board, elected at-large. In December 1986, the first seven-member district/at-large Board took office, launching a district plan approved by a county-wide vote in 1984. In December 1994, the first nine-member district/at-large Board took office. This re-districting plan was approved by voters in 1993, with six commissioners elected from single-member districts, and three at-large members elected by a county-wide vote.
In 1962, the County Manager form of administration was adopted in Mecklenburg County. The County Manager is the chief administrative officer of Mecklenburg County Government. Appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, the County Manager implements Board policies; represents the County i...n dealings with other governmental units and agencies; recommends the annual budget to the Board; and, with the help of a management team of General Managers, and department directors, coordinates the work of all County agencies.