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Administrative Officer, Spokane, WA

Spokane Regional Health District


Spokane, WA

April 2, 2019

The Administrative Officer serves as the chief executive officer of Spokane Regional Health District and is responsible for the overall leadership and successful operation of the agency, including providing leadership to the staff and ensuring timely execution of all programs and activities performed by the agency. The Administrative Officer works at the direction of the board to develop strategic short- and long-term plans, goals, budgets, and objectives of the district, and oversees the implementation and execution of those plans. The successful candidate embraces the mission of Spokane Regional Health District and works collaboratively to provide integrated public health programs and advance health equity.

The Administrative Officer is a highly effective leader who creates a solid organizational foundation by developing strategy, setting goals, and providing clear expectations. The preferred candidate brings proven expertise in change management, business operations, and financial management while striking a balance with the right amount of passion, patience, and heart to move the agency forward. The Administrative Officer creates an inclusive environment that encourages collaboration, supports innovation, and creates opportunities to grow, learn, and develop. With empathy and compassion, the Administrative Officer sets the tone for the agency and brings a sense of calm and stability while driving change and making difficult decisions.

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Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) is a public health agency in Washington State that unites the two cities of Spokane and Spokane Valley, along with the small cities in Spokane County, in a cooperative effort to oversee all matters pertaining to public health. As a leader and partner in public health, the district protects, improves and promotes the health and wellbeing of all people through evidence-based practices. One of the first agencies to be accredited through the Public Health Accreditation Board, SRHD operates on a $34 million annual budget and employs over 260 highly skilled staff dedicated to advancing initiatives in 30 programs.

Education, Experience Certifications

A minimum of eight years management experience with at least five years of those years in a senior leadership role, ideally in a public health or large professional health agency. Strong change management experience is required. Knowledge of the principles of health planning, budgeting, personnel management, and labor relations are essential, as is the ability to effectively administer a variety of public health programs and district management activities. Knowledge of sound financial and budgetary policies and skills necessary to seek appropriate funding are required. A Master’s degree in public health, public administration, business administration, or a related field appropriate for the district is required. An equivalent combination of education, expertise, and professional certification may be considered, provided the individual’s background demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the position.

To Apply

Cover letters expressing your interest in Spokane Regional Health District and how you would succeed in the role of Administrative Officer should be addressed to Heather Gantz. Please submit your resume and cover letter via Waldron’s Candidate Web Portal no later than May 19, 2019. To access the Candidate Web Portal, please go:

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