The Metro Nashville Public Health Department (MPHD) seeks a Deputy Director to serve under the direction of the Director of Public Health (Currently Co-Interim Directors). The Deputy Director serves as administrator, manager and liaison for the Director of Health and serves as a member of the Executive Leadership Team. The Deputy Director leads and coordinates administrative management of the department’s multiple public health programs and administrative support staff and works with senior managers to address day-to-day functions as well as issues related to operations, finance, human resources, grants, contracts, audits, and compliance.
Partners with the Director and leadership team in essential leadership, strategic planning, and organizational development activities.
Directs the Department in the absence of the Director.
Leads and facilitates completion of projects related to various health department operations as required to improve customer service, meet organizational goals and obligations, and to establish and maintain explicit, clear, fair, and customer-friendly processes.
Supports Department efforts to: comply with applicable rules, regulations, and requirements, meet key result measures, implement the strategic plan, and achieve and maintain accreditation under the Public Health Accreditation Board.
Serves as the Director’s principal liaison with the Mayor’s office for day-to-day concerns and communications. Liaises with other Metro Departments as required. Attends and leads other meetings as requested by the Director.
Assists in the development of major contracts and the annual budget.
Manages Departmental preparation for Board meetings and public hearings.
Drafts Civil Service Rule revisions and may serve as Director’s Hearing Officer.
Assists staff with mentoring and coaching; is visible and approachable as a sounding board and resource to managers.
Supports MPHD organizational goals and strategies by modeling its core values, actively supporting the department’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
With the Director, leads the department’s strategic planning and quality improvement efforts and collaborates with other managers and leaders to improve service to the public.
Meets regularly with the Director to ensure alignment of priorities and activities.
Demonstrates MPHD’s core values of Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Dedication, and Equity (P.R.I.D.E.) when interacting with the public and employees of the Metropolitan Government.
Supports and participates in departmental response to disaster/emergency events.
Graduation from an accredited college or university.
10+ years of experience in administration and leadership, including experience in a public health organization or similar complex organizational environment.
Advanced degree in a directly related field preferred; other combinations of education and/or experience may be considered in substitution for the minimum qualifications.
Candidates with accreditations earned in a foreign institute are encouraged to apply, however at the present time MPHD is not sponsoring individuals through any of the US Government’s employment-based immigration programs.
MPHD seeks to be a socially and culturally responsive organization that acknowledges and addresses historical and current inequities in our public health promotion and practice. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to work with multicultural communities.
Advanced degree in Public Health.
Track record of delivering results, commanding respect, and assuming leadership roles.
Success in roles requiring execution of multiple tasks while responding to multiple priorities.
Proven ability to work with efficiency, flexibility, and good humor.
Demonstrated ability to lead and work on teams and to build and maintain relationships with a wide array of people – junior and senior, from diverse backgrounds.
Demonstrated supervisory knowledge, including effective training methods, motivation techniques, and skill in appropriately resolving disputes, conflicts, and grievances.
Demonstrated clear and effective communication skills, including written presentations and public speaking.
Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced, highly variable environment.
Operates with excellence in mind in all matters, with the confidence to defend/debate ideas without ego interference.
Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills are essential.
Passionate about public health and the mission and impact of MPHD.
Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in organizational settings.
Remains focused in the face of pressure, delivers against timelines, not intimidated by tasks/time limitations.
Possess required competencies upon hiring.
Additional Salary Information: Medical, dental, life, pension, paid leave and holidays, etc.
Internal Number: HEA05117
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Nashville Public Health Department
The mission of the Metro Public Health Department is to protect, improve, and
sustain the health and well?being of all people in Metropolitan Nashville.
"People Creating Healthy Conditions Everywhere"