Public Health Director
The Director of Public Health will provide strategic direction, re-imagine public health service
delivery in the wake of COVID-19, and promote the health and well-being of the community
with a lens toward health equity.
Collaboration, humility, and an integrated team approach are essential in this role. The next
Director of Public Health will ground their advice and decision-making in the latest scientific
research and work with public health data and those communities most impacted by the
decisions. They should be able to plan, implement, and evaluate strategies that are consistent
with best practices and apply knowledge of research methodology to assess needs and inform
program development and evaluation.
Amherst has a diverse population and works closely with its two colleges and the University of
Massachusetts in managing public health challenges. We want a team player who can build and
foster collaborative relationships with our K-12 schools, higher education partners, neighboring
communities, members of the BIPOC and immigrant communities, and people of all ages.
We are seeking a skilled public health leader with a strong background in public health or related
field. We want an expert communicator who can direct health related communication strategies
through a variety of channels including website content, print materials, social media, LCD signs
and other digital media. The Public Health Director should be eager to tackle new challenges and
deliver innovative solutions that will make a meaningful impact on the residents of Amherst. We
want you to embrace the vibrancy of our community with our diverse population and engaged
members of the public and work to develop new strategies to promote healthy living and provide
access to a full spectrum of public health services to all residents.
The Town of Amherst seeks a workforce that reflects the diversity of its community, and strives
toward racial equity and environmental sustainability. All are encouraged to apply. AA/EEO.
towards racial equity and environmental sustainability. All are encouraged to apply. AA/EEO