Overview

The Position
The Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) seeks a Community Health Director to lead the Community Health Division providing strategic leadership and engagement. The Director oversees departments with various services and programs and provides leadership to Program Managers. Under the direction of the Administrative Officer, the Community Health Director creates policies and procedures within the Community Health Division and participates in the creation and development of public health policy utilizing data-driven decision-making.

As a valued member of the Executive Leadership Team, the Director serves as a liaison to agency committees and task forces. The Community Health Director provides leadership for developing and implementing Spokane Regional Health District’s strategic plan, contributes to the District’s setting of public health goals, and ensures consistency in applying policies. The Community Health Director is responsible for all division activities by directing and monitoring programs defined by contracts, grants, agency priorities, and state laws.

The Community Health Director embraces the mission and embodies the values of Spokane Regional Health District and is a collaborative partner who provides leadership and support to the District’s integrated public health programs. The Director embraces an ongoing partnership with the Administrative Officer and works together to support a values-driven organization and advocates for the evolving culture. The successful candidate is creative, innovative, and brings a fresh yet experienced and measured voice and perspective to the work. With a strong knowledge of public health administration, including issues and trends, the successful candidate strives to deliver the highest level of service to the community at all levels.

The Director is an experienced and approachable leader with a strong foundation in community engagement and partnerships. With a strong background in community health, the Director recognizes the importance of fostering relationships with the community, understanding their needs, and incorporating them in Community Health programming. Additionally, the Director motivates and encourages staff to maximize their skills and capabilities to best serve the needs of the District and the community.

Qualifications
Five years of management experience in a supervisory capacity in public health or a mid to large-sized professional social services or health agency with demonstrated ability to lead, coach, and influence towards success and effectiveness with positive employee experience and outcomes are required. A strong community health background is essential. An understanding of health equity and working with vulnerable populations is highly valued. A successful record of creating, improving, and executing programs at scale with the ability to drive and measure program effectiveness and high levels of customer satisfaction is preferred. Prior negotiation experience with a collective bargaining team is strongly desired.

A master’s degree involving major study in public health, public administration, or a related field appropriate for the division or a bachelor’s with seven years of the described experience is ideal.

Compensation and Benefits
The salary range for the position is $86,284 – $133,855 and will depend on the qualifications of the successful candidate. Spokane Regional Health District offers a wide range of benefits as part of its total compensation package. Choose from seven medical insurance plans and two dental plans; multiple retirement options for your future; generous vacation and sick leave policies; 13 holidays; life insurance and long-term disability; and smart health wellness and commute trip reduction programs.

How to Apply
Applications will be accepted electronically by Raftelis at raftelis.hire.trakstar.com. Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume. Applications will be accepted through April 17, 2022.

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About Spokane Regional Health District

Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) is one of 35 public health agencies serving 39 counties in Washington State. As a leader and partner in public health, the Health District protects, improves, and promotes the health and wellbeing of all people through evidence-based practices.