Job Opening: Director, Center for the Advancement of Wellness

 

Job Family Descriptor: Regional Health Consultant (Director, Center for the Advancement of
Wellness)
PIN #: 34000779
Location: Office of the Chief Operating Officer
Travel Required
A Personnel Transaction Freeze Exception Request will be obtained if needed to comply with Governor
Mary Fallin’s Second Amended Executive Order 2011-11 issued April 19, 2012, prior to a job offer
being extended for this position. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United
States without visa sponsorship.

Salary:
The bi-weekly hiring rate established for this position is $3,533.50.

Description:
Under the direction of the Chief Operating Officer, this position will oversee the
Center for the Advancement of Wellness.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
In coordination with related initiatives which are the Oklahoma Health Improvement Plan
Obesity
Initiative, Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, Oklahoma Kit Kids Coalition;
develop a comprehensive vision for improved wellness in Oklahoma and provide leadership in the
development of
statewide and agency strategic plans. Utilize evidence-based and promising interventions to provide
leadership in the development of action plans for tobacco use prevention, obesity reduction, and
wellness that lead to specific health outcome improvement. Supervise and manage the day to day
activities of the Center for the Advancement of Wellness, including managing staff, ensuring the
proper utilization of resources to achieve desired results, adhering to federal, state
and agency policies, developing grants, budget documents and reports, and ensuring competency and
development of staff. Facilitate the development of effective collaborations and
partnerships, with a focus on improved wellness and the elimination of health disparities.
Consult and collaborate with relevant stakeholders, such as businesses, schools, non-profit and
voluntary agencies, state and local government, health care providers, health care and professional
organizations to develop and implement prevention strategies. Leverage financial and human
resources; and partnerships to accelerate, increase and expand the impact of wellness initiatives.
Oversee, assist and support efforts to identify, apply for, receive, and manage federal grant
funding. Work with Turning Point Coalition, local community health partners,
Communities of Excellence, and other community partners to enhance wellness. Assess the impact of
public policies, laws, and regulations on tobacco use prevention, obesity reduction and
wellness improvement; and translate policy into organizational plans, structures, and programs.
Represent the agency at the national and state level through participation in relevant
organizations and meetings. Participate in national and state work groups to facilitate
effective implementation of tobacco use prevention programs, obesity reduction and wellness
improvement; serve as the lead subject matter consultant to the agency on matters relating to
wellness activities. Act as a media spokesperson on
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behalf of the OSDH as appropriate and necessary.

Education and Work Experience:
Applicants must have a Masters degree in public health, public administration, behavioral or social
sciences, or a closely related field; 8 years of professional experience in a public health
setting, of which 3 years must have been in an administrative capacity with increasing
responsibility. Preference may be given to applicants with previous experience working in the
fields of chronic disease, obesity and/or tobacco prevention. Applicants must have experience
working with governmental agencies to include national, state, and local entities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of principles and practices of public health and public health administration;
evidence-based practices related to obesity, tobacco use and chronic disease prevention.

Applicant must be skilled in budget development and management. Applicant must also demonstrate
strong oral and written communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with internal
and external partners, the public, other agencies, and advisory boards. Applicant must have the
ability to interpret needs and services into practical applications for program management,
establish collaborative relationships in order to advance public health goals, manage with limited
supervision is required.

Other:
Position requires possible response to public health emergencies including, but not limited to,
natural disasters, disease outbreaks, or catastrophic events. The Oklahoma State Department of
Health is
tobacco free. Employees are prohibited from using tobacco products throughout all indoor and
outdoor areas of premises under the control of the Oklahoma State Department of Health, in all
vehicles on those premises, and in state vehicles in use for OSDH business anywhere. Applicants may
be subject to a
background check.

How to Apply:
By closing time/date of the job posting, all applicants must ensure delivery of the required
documentation (as specified below) to demonstrate they meet the minimum qualifications.

Proof of education, certification, or licensure: Provide copies of an official diploma or
transcript in order to demonstrate possession of the expressed education from applicant’s resume or
the required education for the position; provide a copy of required certification and/or licensure.

Applicants with current or previous state service submit the following:

• a letter of interest that must include the title and PIN of the position;
• a resume;
• a copy of the last two completed performance evaluations (If you cannot meet this requirement,
then please provide an explanation with your application.); and
• proof of education, certification, or licensure required for the position before the closing
time/date.

 

Email: PersonnelServices92A@health.ok.gov FAX: “Attn: Applications” at
(405) 271-4994 Mail: Office of Human Resources
Oklahoma State Department of Health
1000 NE 10th St

Oklahoma City, OK 73117,
Applicants with no prior state service submit the following:

• a letter of interest that must include the title and PIN of the position;
• a resume; and
• proof of education, certification, or licensure required for the position before the closing
time/date.

 

Email: PersonnelServices92A@health.ok.gov FAX: “Attn: Applications” at
(405) 271-4994 Mail: Office of Human Resources
Oklahoma State Department of Health 1000 NE 10th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73117,

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