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Executive Director

NH Public Health Association

The New Hampshire Public Health Association (NHPHA) is a mission-driven nonprofit serving public health professionals and stakeholders across the state through its advocacy, awareness, and professional development work.  NHPHA was established in 1990 and legally incorporated in 1992 as a 501c(3) private, not-for-profit organization, and in January 2004, declared 501c(3)(h) status. 

Our Mission is to help strengthen the state's public health system to improve health, prevent disease, and reduce costs for all. 

NHPHA strives to:

  • bring together people interested in public health, and provides a forum for the exchange of public health information;
  • speak on public health issues with a voice that is manifestly separate and distinct from the State Government;
  • aid in identifying public health problems within the State;
  • inform the citizenry of changes needed in the laws and government in order to improve public health;
  • educate members of the New Hampshire legislature, executive branch, courts, cities and towns, federal government and others on matters pertaining to public health;
  • promote education in the public health field.

 We hold the following values to be true, guiding the core of our work:

  • Public health's central focus is on the health of the population and the environment, ensuring healthy people in healthy communities.
  • Public health programs and policies must be evidence-based.
  • Public health's primary focus is on health promotion and disease and injury prevention.
  • Public health recognizes the social and biological determinants of health, and the right of all people to optimum health.
  • The public's health requires the ongoing collaboration of public and private entities, interdisciplinary teams, and the involvement of all segments of the public.

NHPHA also serves as the fiscal agent to the NH Oral Health Coalition.

NHPHA is seeking applicants for our Executive Director position!  If you have strong leadership, management, and interpersonal skills, this is an exciting opportunity to work with partners across the state to make a difference in people’s lives. The successful candidate will establish and maintain effective working relationships with Board members, funders and the general public and have the knowledge, skills and abilities to proactively manage NHPHA operational functions including: grant writing and fundraising; supervision and personnel management; financial management; program development and events; advocacy; member services; and marketing and community outreach.

This position supervises three direct staff. The work environment includes the potential for a mix of virtual work and work in the Concord office and requires some travel both within New Hampshire and nationally. Both part-time and full-time applicants will be considered.


Education and Experience Requirements: 

  • Master’s degree in public health, health, public administration or equivalent and six years of related experience or Bachelor’s degree in public health, health, public administration or equivalent and ten years of related experience 
  • Experience in grant writing and fundraising; supervision and personnel management; financial management; and program development and events
  • Experience working with boards of directors and not for profit organizations

Board Collaboration (15% Effort)

  • Take direction from the Board of Directors and work with the Board and Committees to assure that the NHPHA consistently operates as an effective, high-performing statewide organization within its mission and strategic imperatives.
  • Communicate with the Board of Directors to keep them fully informed on opportunities, challenges, and events that impact NHPHA so that the Board can carry out its governance, financial oversight, and leadership roles.
  • Develop with the Board an annual work plan to carry forward NHPHA strategic work.
  • Provide for the coordination of Board meetings and Board support.
  • Plan for Board orientation, development, and succession in collaboration with the Human Resources and Nominating Committee.

Management of Office Operations and Human Resources (10% Effort)

  • Provide ongoing oversight management within approved plans and budgets and comply with state and federal regulations and requirements for 501c(3)(h) organizations.
  • Assure effective staff performance by providing overall direction, supervision, and mentoring to NHPHA staff in a manner which complies with personnel laws and requirements.
  • Support a productive, professionally competent workforce in an environment respectful of personal well-being to create an organizational culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Develop contracts with outside vendors and professional organizations as needed.

Management of Finances and Fundraising (15% Effort)

  • Develop a Board-approved annual budget and fundraising plan in collaboration with the Finance Committee, monitor expenditures and income, and plan for a sustainable core budget.
  • Identify grant opportunities, develop proposals, and produce grant reporting to funding sources.
  • Develop relationships with NHPHA funders and maintain regular communications with them.
  • Oversee contracted accounting services and the annual financial review and/or audit.
  • Provide oversight to organizations for which the NHPHA is the fiscal agent.

Management of Advocacy Efforts (20% Effort)

  • Champion public health policy and advocacy by developing an annual advocacy strategy in collaboration with the Public Policy Committee and Board. 
  • Build relationships with state and local government officials.
  • Write and review testimony and letters relative to state and national public health issues; provide testimony as needed on NHPHA priority policy issues. 
  • Develop relationships with state and national organizations involved in public health issues.

Management of Programs and Member Services (25% Effort)

  • In collaboration with the Membership Committee, oversee the development of initiatives, programs, and services to expand the NHPHA membership base and engagement. 
  • Oversee development and coordination of events and new programs, conferences, and workshops in collaboration with the Program Planning Committee. 
  • Direct NHPHA workforce programs to strengthen the statewide public health workforce through professional development.
  • Through ongoing evaluation, determine the effectiveness of NHPHA programs and services and consistency with organizational goals. 
  • Develop and maintain strategic corporate and business relationships.

Communications/Marketing (15% Effort)

  • In collaboration with the Communications Committee, develop and implement strategic communications to inspire a public health movement and assure the organization’s presence in the general and social media as a leader in the public health field.
  • Serve as lead NHPHA spokesperson and speaker and assure that the organization’s mission is properly presented to stakeholder groups and the public.
  • Develop effective and ongoing relationships with media.
  • Develop relationships with other associations, organizations, and persons pertinent to public health issues, assure coordination of activities, and co-sponsor events.
How to Apply:

For more information about this exciting opportunity or to apply, please contact Nancy Frank, NHPHA Board Secretary and Search Committee Chair, at

Applications should include a letter of interest, resume/CV, and two professional references.  Applications are due by December 10, 2021.

NHPHA is an equal opportunity /affirmative action employer and values a diversity of knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Job Location:

Concord and remote

Date Added: November 16, 2021

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