Senior Director, Public Health Transformation

Senior Director, Public Health Transformation


The Senior Director, Public Health Transformation, will lead the Foundation’s work to spur, support, and influence the redesign of Missouri’s public health system. The Senior Director will draw on relationships with local and state public health leaders, knowledge of Missouri’s public health system, and national best practices to move Missouri toward a model public health system. The Senior Director, Public Health Transformation, is a time-limited position (estimated three years beginning early 2021) and will have significant autonomy over the design and execution of a strategy for achievement of anticipated outcomes.


  • Design and implement an adaptive strategy that draws upon the full range of the Foundation’s change tools (e.g. research, policy, government relations, communications) to drive transformation of Missouri’s public health system.
  • Cultivate relationships that build momentum and buy-in for transforming Missouri’s public health system and leverage those relationships to gain and sustain movement.
  • Participate as a thought partner and expert consultant on Foundation’s cross-functional teams, identifying and advising on strategies for using a transformed public health system to forward the Foundation’s goals.


Minimum levels of education and experience.

  • Education: Master’s degree in public health, health administration, or related field preferred.
  • Experience: Senior-level experience (director) within a local public health or state health department (Missouri preferred). Knowledge of the Missouri public health landscape, including structure, financing, and applicable state and federal laws. Experience developing and managing complex, nonpartisan public health strategies.

Who We Are

Missouri Foundation for Health is a resource for the region, working with communities and nonprofits to generate and accelerate positive changes in health. As a catalyst for change, the Foundation improves the health of Missourians through partnership, experience, knowledge, and funding.

Statement of Diversity

MFH is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and strives for authentic inclusion. We seek to build a team that reflects diversity of race, socioeconomic status, national origin, color, disability, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.  MFH is committed to salary equity, and compensation will be determined based upon an independent assessment of qualifications relative to the position’s responsibilities. The Foundation’s compensation philosophy can be viewed here.

Physical and Work Environment Demands

The physical and work environment demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the responsibilities of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with a disability to perform the position responsibilities. Physical demands, such as the ability to walk, sit, etc., are those of a typical office environment.

How to Apply

Click here to apply online.

The Foundation offers competitive compensation and benefits. For questions about the application process, please contact Tomye Harris.