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School Health Director

Mecklenburg County
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
13 days ago


About Us

At Mecklenburg County, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are with support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. We’re counting on YOUR unique voice and perspective to help Mecklenburg County Public Health become even better, too.  Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a healthier world for all.

As a member of the Mecklenburg County Public Health team, you will become a subject matter expert in the public health field.  The CDC foundation explains that “Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health of people and their communities.  This work is achieved by promoting health lifestyles, researching disease and injury prevention, detecting, preventing, and responding to infectious disease”.

 Come be a part of Mecklenburg County’s Public Health department’s vision to “assure the health and safety of our diverse and changing community today and for future generations.”

Position Summary

Directs activities and business operations of school health programs and initiatives. This position is responsible for professional administrative management and direction for nurse managers and clinical staff.

 All Registered Nurses employed by the Mecklenburg County Health Department are Public Health Nurses. Public Health Nurses, regardless of official title or classification, may provide nursing services during urgent and/or emergent public health events. These services include, but are not limited to, administration of immunizations for various ages and groups, mass medication distribution, and provision of health services in shelter environments.

Essential Functions

·    Provide professional, management, and direction for managers as well as community-wide collaboration efforts

·    Participate in community-level planning to develop partnerships with healthcare providers and areas of collaborative practice to ensure programs’ needs are met

·    Perform strategic planning initiatives within school health

·    Ensure federal, state, and local policy rules and regulations are followed

·    Provide oversight and direction for implementation of programs/services

·    Coordinate within the department across divisions

·    Make decisions on the day-to-day operations of the division

·    Assist with identifying funding opportunities and developing funding proposals

·    Participate in the development of policies and procedures for assigned case management and care coordination programs

·    Represent division County-wide and to Commissioners

·    Lead legislative initiatives

·    May be required to staff shelters in the event of a disaster


Minimum Qualifications


10 years, plus three years of supervisory experience.


Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Public Administration, Business Administration, or related field.

Combination of relevant education and relevant experience accepted?:  Yes

Licenses and Certifications

·    May require a valid North Carolina or South Carolina Driver's License

·    Must obtain and maintain a Mecklenburg County Operator's Permit

·    Must require a current NC License to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) issued by the NC Board of Nursing or another Nurse Licensure Compact State

Preferred Qualifications

·    Master's degree in a related field

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of

·    Business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources

·    Principles and processes for providing customer services; this includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction

·    Budget development and monitoring

·    The structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar

·    Laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, and agency rules, and the political climate

·    Expertise in school health


·    Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one

·    Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions

·    Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems

·    Talking to others to convey information effectively

·    Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions


·    Aligning Performance for Success: Focusing and guiding others in accomplishing work objectives

·    Building Strategic Work Relationships: Developing and using collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals

·    Building Trust: Interacting with others in a way that instills confidence in one’s intentions and those of the organization

·    Collaboration: Working effectively and cooperatively with others; establishing and maintaining good working relationships

·    Communication: Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the information provided

·    Customer Focus: Ensuring that the customer perspective is a driving force behind business decisions and activities; crafting and implementing service practices that meet customers’ and own organization’s needs

·    Formal Presentations: Presenting ideas effectively to individuals or groups; delivering presentations suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience

·    Initiating Action: Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive

·    Leading through Vision and Values: Keeping the organization’s vision and values at the forefront of associate decision making and action

·    Planning and Organizing: Establishing courses of action for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently

·    Strategic Decision Making: Obtaining information and identifying key issues and relationships relevant to achieving a long-range goal or vision; committing to a course of action to accomplish a long-range goal or vision after developing alternatives based on logical assumptions, facts, available resources, constraints, and organizational values

Computer Skills

·    Intermediate in various computer applications including Microsoft Office Suite

Job Information

  • Job ID: 63880721
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
  • Position Title: School Health Director
  • Company Name For Job: Mecklenburg County
  • Job Function: Director
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: Over 10 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $98,690.00 - $148,040.00 (Yearly Salary)
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