Berkeley Search Consultants has been retained by the County of Marin, one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s top public organizations to conduct a search for a Director of Health and Human Services. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is an innovative, integrated department consisting of four divisions (Administration, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, Public Health, and Social Services) that deliver, coordinate, and administer a range of federal, state, and local programs addressing the health and welfare needs of county residents. Their mission is to promote and protect the health, well-being, self sufficiency, and safety of all people in Marin County. This position is an at-will position appointed by the Board of Supervisors and is a member of the County’s executive leadership team. The Director of Health and Human Services oversees the Department’s annual budget, leads four division directors and its approximately 700 employees. Additionally, the Director plays a key role in engaging employees, community-based organization, community members, and stakeholders in implementing strategies to support health and human service programs that serve Marin County’s residents.
Health and well being are prioritized in Marin, and the county is consistently named among the healthiest in the state in comparative rankings. At the same time, many residents do not enjoy full and equitable opportunities. This offers public servants and civic leaders’ meaningful opportunities for impact. The Department’s Strategic Plan to Achieve Health and Wellness Equity describes its commitment to improving across a wide spectrum of areas that influence health and wellness, from focusing on direct customer service to climate change. In addition, the organization seeks to promote a culture of employee engagement, where employees are proud of the work they do and flourish in an environment that encourages creativity and innovation as outlined in the HHS Operational Strategic Plan.
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to:
- Graduation from a four-year accredited college or university with major course work in health care administration, public administration, social work, hospital administration, business administration, or a field related to the work; and
- Seven years of management and administrative experience in a large and complex health, behavioral health, or social service organization. At least three years should be at the senior management level.
- Possession of a master's degree is highly desirable