The City of Minneapolis is seeking a highly skilled, accomplished leader to be its next Health Commissioner.

Minneapolis, Minnesota is a diverse, progressive city of 435,715 residents, and the heart of cultural and economic activity in the Upper Midwest. The city is home to more Fortune 500 companies per capita than anywhere else in the world and offers an abundance of green space and cultural opportunities.

The City of Minneapolis Health Department provides a wide range of services with the support of more than 100 FTEs and a $14.7M budget in five divisions. The department develops and administers educational programs, recommends policies, promotes health care equity, implements programs to protect the environment and prevent diseases and injuries, and promotes healthy behaviors.

Reporting to the Mayor through the City’s Operations Officer, the Health Commissioner is an appointed position that provides visionary and proactive senior leadership for all programs and services relating to Public Health, Children and Families services throughout the Minneapolis community. The Health Commissioner will be responsible for developing a new department model that will identify and recommend City-wide policy options for consideration by the City Council/Board of Health to improve the quality of life for residents. This position will advocate for the most under-served populations who have the greatest needs for services and programs, and will work to build and sustain collaborative partnerships among governmental officials, advisory and community groups, and other external organizations to help shape public policy and regulation for the public good.

Qualified candidates will possess at minimum a master’s degree in Public Health, Health Administration, Biology, Chemistry, or a closely related health field, and a minimum of ten (10) years related professional experience managing a large multi-service organization with a health focus. Experience working with a municipal government organization is desired, but not required. Experience leading teams is required, and managing public health response, programs, and related initiatives, including physical and mental health, food safety security and systems, drug addiction treatment and prevention, and responding to the Covid-19 pandemic are highly desired.

The City of Minneapolis offers a market competitive salary, depending on qualifications, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, life, and disability insurance. Additionally, the city offers Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)/Voluntary Employees’ Beneficiary Association Plan (VEBA) spending accounts, a telephone allowance, paid vacation, holidays, sick leave, parental leave, and the opportunity to participate in the Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA). Qualified employees may also participate in the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS).

Qualified candidates are asked to submit their cover letter and resume by October 6, 2022 at:


This announcement will remain posted until the city fills this vacancy. A review team will evaluate all applications against the qualifications listed in this brochure and  may ask a select few to complete additional evaluations, which may include a one-way video interview. For more information, please contact Edward Williams at edward.williams@bakertilly.com or (214) 842-6478. EOE