Director of the Bureau of Family Health and Nutrition - Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Boston, MA

Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Seeking a dynamic and experienced public health professional to lead a large team dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Massachusetts women, infants, children and families.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking an experienced, dynamic, and strategic public health leader to oversee all administrative, programmatic, and operational needs for the Bureau of Family Health and Nutrition while ensuring alignment with the mission, goals and priorities of the Commissioner. As a member of the Commissioner's senior management team, the Bureau Director is involved in strategic planning processes and advocates for the needs of the Bureau for planning and goal-setting.

The Director will be responsible for overseeing and ensuring the successful delivery of services, while working collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituencies. S/he will perform all duties with a high degree of efficacy, communicate successfully, work well under pressure and have practical knowledge and experience in the frameworks of public health, health access and health equity. The Director should have the capacity to demonstrate cultural competence with diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic groups in the implementation of evidence-based programs to improve health outcomes. Management experience in the areas of: team development, planning, leadership, program strategy, policy, quality improvement and evaluation are essential in this role.

Bureau of Family Health and Nutrition Overview

With its focus on maternal and child health, the Bureau of Family Health and Nutrition within the Massachusetts Department of Public Health helps improve the lives of all families in the Commonwealth through the administration and funding of statewide programs that ensure access to healthy food and nutrition counseling, support new mothers, provide medical care for children with complex health issues, deliver therapies for children with physical and intellectual challenges, cover payment for uninsured services, and a variety of other resources. The Bureau serves some of the most vulnerable citizens of the Commonwealth and is committed to providing access to services that are racially equitable, trauma informed, and designed to improve entire communities.

The Bureau consists of five related but distinct program divisions: children and youth with special health care needs; Early Intervention; nutrition (including WIC); birth defects research and prevention; and pregnancy, infancy, and early childhood. Each division consists of multiple programs that target services for specific populations with evidence-based program models that lead to positive health outcomes for children and mothers.

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This position was posted on: August 2, 2017. PLEASE NOTE: Applications received within the first 14 days will be given priority for review. This position will stay posted until filled.

The Department of Public Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.