The Executive Director serves as the Chief Staff Executive of
the three Public Health Membership Associations (NC Alliance of
Public Health Agencies, NC Association of Local Health Directors
and NC Public Health Association). This position is responsible for
representing the three public health associations, in a
professional capacity that demonstrates the mission, vision,
by-laws, and operating procedures adopted. This position acts as a
spokesperson on behalf and in alignment with agency values and
maintains resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of
the organizations. The Executive Director works with Agencies’
Officers and Members to ensure the mission is fulfilled through
programs, strategic planning, and community outreach. Position
monitors laws, legislation, regulations, and policies that affect
In this capacity, the Executive Director under the guidance of
the three Associations’ Board of Directors:
B. WORK SCHEDULE:
Regular work hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM with one
hour for lunch. This work schedule is flexible dependent on a
variety of considerations for after-hour events, meetings and other
II. A. DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
1. Work closely with the three Public Health Associations’ Board
of Directors to seek their involvement in policy decisions to
increase the overall visibility of the Associations throughout the
2. Provides support and direction to the Board of Directors and
the Committee Chairs.
3. Recommends and participates in the development of plans and
programs and in formulating policy.
4. Conceptualizes the Associations’ entry into new areas of
5. Prepares working documents for the use of the Board of
Directors and members.
6. Implements the mission, goals and policies of the
7. Oversees the Associations’ public relations, support and
8. Responsible for the fiscal integrity of the Associations, to
include presentation to the Boards of a proposed annual budget and
monthly/quarterly financial statements, which accurately reflect
the financial condition of the organization.
9. Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates
operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource
utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive
10. Solely responsible for fundraising and developing other
resources necessary to support each Association’s mission in
collaboration with the operation officers of each organization.
11. Serves as principal contact for the Associations.
12. Provides orientation to new leadership of each association
13. Accessible to members after hours, weekends, holidays and
14. Serving as the Associations’ spokesperson to the
organization’s constituents, the media and the general public.
15. Establish and maintain relationships with various
organizations throughout the state and utilize those relationships
to strategically enhance the Associations’ Mission.
16. Point of contact for members of each of Association.
17. Participate in and coordinate strategic planning for each
18. Lobbyist for the Associations.
19. Oversee organization of Boards and committee meetings.
20. Oversee marketing and other communication efforts for each
21. Review and approve contracts for services.
22. Coordinate Legislative Meetings with members.
23. Register and complete all quarterly and annual reports as
required by law as lobbyist and principle for the Associations.
24. List-Serve Administrator (Health Directors, Board of Health,
25. Point of contact for Attorneys as needed.
26. Other duties as assigned by the President Board.
1. Possess and continuously develop a strong understanding of
public health functions and how each critical function aligns with
distinct areas of operational effectiveness. This includes
identifying patterns and relationships between local, state, and
federal programs and understanding the systems contributing to
public health problems and identifying high-impact intervention
2. Analyze relationships, identify areas for additional
partnerships, and explore the public health continuum to better
serve local agencies and collectively and impact population
3. Scale strategies and advocacy in the appropriate direction or
changing the direction entirely in response to the environment and
identifying core elements to help sustain local public health.
4. Convey both diplomatically and effectively public health
messages that resonate with audiences inside and outside of public
5. Lead policy engagement and advocacy on behalf of local public
health. This position acts as chief diplomat for the local health
directors conveying information in their best interest. This
position requires professional interactions with local, state, and
federal policymakers and stakeholders. On behalf of NCALHD:
b. Lead regulatory and legislative funding initiatives
c. Renew and build legislative relationships
6. Oversees the fiscal resources of the three agencies,
including management of yearly operating budget, assessment of
dues, and acquisition and retention of assets. Evaluate and make
recommendation regarding the current IRS established status of each
7. Coordinates strategic progression and navigation for the
a. Identify and create a three (3)-year action plan for the
b. Facilitate action prioritization and implement/execute
8. Work with the Operations Officer to plan monthly meetings and
9. Create a collective and aligned vision incorporating all
three organizations for elevating and enhancing local public
health. Work with respective organization leaders and boards to
identify a shared vision, collective goals and aligned strategies
that support each organization's individual mission as well as
promotes local public health interests as a whole. Operationalize
the collective vision, goals and strategies through an actionable
plan with timeline, benchmarks and monitoring of progress. Oversee
and assist in as needed, the implementation of strategies and plans
by the respective organization coordinator.
10. Organizes, directs, and coordinates the administration of
the Executive Office of the Association, including staff
organization and delegation of the individual responsibilities.
1. Oversee and implement appropriate resources to ensure the
operations of the NCPAHA are within the guidelines and expectations
of the board.
2. Organizes, directs, and coordinates the administration of the
Executive Office of the Alliance, including staff organization and
delegation of the individual responsibilities.
3. Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent,
4. Supervise, evaluate and collaborate with Alliance staff.
5. Oversight of Cost Settlement Program including legal and
financial items of the program.
6. Responsible as the authorized representative for agreements,
contracts, and other instruments made and entered into and on
behalf of the organization.
7. Strategic Planning and implementation.
8. Planning and operation of annual budget for each
9. Establishing employment and administrative policies and
procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation.
1. Supervision of the NCPHA Operations Officer to include
2. Assist with setting legislative priorities and lead policy
engagement on behalf of NCPHA.
3. Serve as lobbyist for agency.
4. Oversee financial operations of NCPHA to include management
of budget, collection of dues and acquisition and retention of
5. Provide oversight and input into the NCPHA strategic planning
6. Work with NCPHA operations officer to plan quarterly meeting
agendas, agendas for NCPHA spring and fall conferences, the
Emerging Leaders Program and other educational opportunities
offered by NCPHA.
7. Analyze relationships and identify additional
II. B. OTHER POSITION CHARACTERISTICS :
1. Instruction and Supervision Received by Employee:
Position operates independently with direct supervision from the
President Board. Work is performed independently, however,
direction and input is received from governance board as needed.
This position will be evaluated initially at six (6) months and
then annually upon anniversary of employment. The evaluation will
be based on performance and progress toward identified
deliverables. The President Board will conduct the annual
evaluation with input from their respective organizations’
officers. Coaching and mentoring may occur by members or other
identified partners, as needed.
2. Variety and Purpose of Personal Contacts:
Daily contact NCAPHA staff. Regular contact with NCALHD, NCAPHA,
and NCPHA Executive Committee members, general memberships, NCDPH
staff and other partners.
3. Physical Effort:
Must be physically able to perform job duties, walking,
standing, sitting, lifting, and driving a car.
4. Work Environment and Conditions:
Hazards are considered to be at a minimum. Machines, Tools,
Instruments, Equipment, and Materials Used:
Use of personal computer, copier, postage machine, fax machine,
cell phone, shredder and calculator.
5. Visual Attention, Mental Concentration, and Manipulative
The majority of the duties of this position require strong
visual attention, mental concentration, and manipulative
6. Dynamics of Work:
Daily changes are a part of this position. Each day new problems
will arise, and new policies and procedures must follow. Responding
to situations involving emerging public health topics, filling
vacancies, training new employees and coordinating the flow of work
for the unit are crucial.
A. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
· Demonstrate excellent communication ability and to effectively
communicate both orally and written.
· Possess ability to foster systems thinking and change
· Thorough knowledge of policies, regulations and programs
· Skills in problem management, policy enhancement and resource
· Good interpersonal skills for dealing with public and staff on
a daily basis.
· Ability to plan, organize and review work, workflow and
B. Required Minimum Training:
· Master’s degree in related area of business and/or policy
management (i.e. Business Administration, Public Administration,
Public Policy, Public Health Administration.)
· Minimum two (2) years experience at the executive level;
experience in Public Health Administration or regulatory programs
· Experience working with Executive Boards.
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
· Experience in legislative partnerships and advocacy
· Should be independent, self-starter with ability to handle
multiple tasks while effectively prioritizing each through
· Ability to be flexible, versatile and/or tolerant in a
changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and
C. License or Certification Required by Statute or
Valid Driver’s License
IV. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Qualified candidates submit your resume and cover letter to:
The NC Alliance of Public Health Agencies will not pay overhead
or indirect costs in contracts to any association (health related
associations), institutions (hospitals, private care providers,
etc.) or governmental agency (health departments/districts, state
agencies, colleges and universities). This includes, but is not
limited to payment of rent, administrative staff, accounting
systems, technology, contractors, etc.