Director of Health & Human Services

$125,857 - $145,905 yearly
  • City of Portland
  • Portland, ME, USA
  • Mar 26, 2024
Full time Administration/Management Community Engagement Homelessness Services Public Health Senior Citizen Programs

Job Description

The City of Portland is seeking a Health and Human Services Director to join its leadership team in managing Maine’s largest and most complex municipality.

Portland’s HHS Department includes Maine's sole municipal public health division, a social services division comprising three shelters, general assistance, a rep payee program, and other support services, as well as a long-term care facility and elder affairs division.

The Director reports to one of the Assistant City Managers, and is supported by a Deputy Director, four division heads, as well as administrative staff, including an HR liaison, financial staff, and support staff. In total, the HHS Department has an FY24 operating budget of $56 million with 406 FTEs, made up of full time, part time, and per diem staff.

The right candidate will have significant experience as a senior leader in the field of healthcare, social services, or public administration, with a strong preference for candidates that have significant experience addressing the challenges associated with serving unhoused populations.