Director of Health Job Posting





SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Director of Health (DOH) serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Quinnipiack Valley Health District (QVHD). The Quinnipiack Valley Health District is composed of 4 towns (North Haven, Woodbridge, Hamden, and Bethany) in southern Connecticut in the greater New Haven area in close proximity to Southern Connecticut State University, Quinnipiac University and Yale University. QVHD serves a population of approximately 100,000 residents. This full-time position assumes responsibility for achieving and maintaining healthy and safe conditions in compliance with the responsibilities and authorities of federal, state and local public health laws including but not limited to the CT Public Health Code and the Quinnipiack Valley Health District Environmental Code. The DOH performs professional and administrative work in planning, directing and supervising comprehensive public health programming for the jurisdiction, including monitoring health status to identify and resolve health problems; investigating health hazards; informing, educating and empowering individuals in the community regarding health issues and trends; mobilizing community partnerships; developing policies and plans to support community health efforts, including emerging health threats; providing resources to the community relating to public health and wellbeing; evaluating effectiveness and accessibility of health services; and seeking grants and other external funding sources to enhance QVHD’s promotion of public health and safety initiatives. The DOH is also responsible for the development of the annual operating budget and the tracking of expenses to assure overall budget adherence. This position oversees the national public health accreditation process for QVHD. The DOH reports directly to the QVHD Board of Directors.

QVHD has close relationships with the Southern Connecticut State University, University of Connecticut and Yale Schools of Public Health, and Yale New Haven Health.

REQUIREMENTS: The Director of Health shall (1) be a licensed physician and hold a degree in public health from an accredited school, college, university or institution, or (2) hold a graduate degree in public health from an accredited school, college or institution. At least 5 years of directly applicable work experience in a management or supervisory position is required. Public health administration experience is highly desirable. Candidate must possess a valid driver’s license and consent for a background check will be required.

SALARY AND FRINGE BENEFITS: Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, dental, group life insurance, paid vacation, sick pay, paid holidays and a retirement plan, each in accordance with QVHD Management Policies.

TO APPLY: More information and a job description is available at To apply send cover letter, resume and a minimum of three work-related references to: This position is open until filled.

Quinnipiack Valley Health District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.