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Executive Director

  • Kansas Association of Local Health Departments
  • Topeka (Full-Time)

Posted: Aug 25, 2023


Job Description:

Provides association management, technical & educational assistance, liaison between state agencies & local health departments, and legislative engagement.

Job Duties:

  • Directs the development and implementation of short and long-range strategic and operating plans for the association. Works with Board to set association priorities.
  • Facilitates Board decisions. Researches, analyzes, and makes recommendations to the Board on issues.
  • Provides staff support for association meetings including Board, mid-year and annual. Arranges for minutes, plans meetings, coordinates location and other arrangements, organizes and distributes materials. Assists with committee reports and minutes as requested by the Board.
  • Maintains and safeguards institutional records of association strategic and operational plans, position papers, Board and committee minutes and reports, and financial records.
  • Serves as a lobbyist and advocate for the KALHD membership to the Kansas Legislature on matters defined in the KALHD Legislative Policy Statement. This includes: tracking bills of interest, submitting testimony where appropriate, informing the membership regarding bills of concern, and providing timely updates on the status of relevant bills.
  • Networks with state and local organizations to facilitate implementation of association goals. Communicates association decisions and position on issues. Sustains association visibility to policy makers and partners. Serves as contact person for association activities.
  • Manages day-to-day association activities. This includes: provides leadership and keeps Board fully informed on the conditions and operations of the association, collects dues from member departments and solicits membership from non-member departments, maintains association financial records, and prepares grant applications and negotiates and coordinates contracts as necessary to support association activities.
  • Creates the annual association budget and presents it to Board for approval.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Skill in computer word processing, spreadsheets, Internet and email applications
  • Strong leadership, planning, organizational and management skills
  • Supervisory skills
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative
  • Ability to develop and maintain a good working relationship with Board and association membership, organizations, legislature, and other partners
  • Knowledge of the Kansas legislative process
  • High level of analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of budgeting and maintenance of financial records desirable
  • Strong commitment to the mission of the organization

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Supervisory/management experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in public health, public administration, business administration, or a social science field
  • 3+ years supervisory/management experience
  • Public health experience
  • Legislative experience (e.g., lobbying and/or policy analysis)
  • Event planning experience
  • Budget development experience
  • Grant-writing experience

How to Apply:

Apply online.

Salary Range

$ $75,000