Executive Search: HHS Director

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania welcomes nominations, inquiries, and applications as they seek an accomplished, visionary, energetic, and collaborative leader with an understanding of the social determinant of health and success, who has exposure across a variety of public human service programs, to serve as its next Director of Health & Human Services.

The Director of the Department of Health and Human Services is responsible for the coordination, development, direction, implementation, and quality of the services provided by the integrated department of Health and Human Services. In addition, the Director is a part of the County senior leadership team with significant interaction with County Commissioners, other members of the senior leadership team, and other County department leaders.

Success in this Director of Health & Human Services role requires advanced knowledge of public health and human services programs and systems and associated compliance, experience effectively navigating governmental/political arenas, exceptional communication skills and experience fostering collaboration and robust internal and external communication systems, and understanding of trauma informed care. It also requires experience developing community-based partnerships as well as public and private partnerships, an interest in the development of individuals, and the ability to boldly envision and implement new opportunities for programing in a complex, well-funded organization and social service/nonprofit network.

This is an opportunity to be a part of a vibrant and diverse community of public servants, leading a team that is collaborative and innovative, in an organization known for genuine support of its employees and residents. This is an opportunity to utilize post-pandemic American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) funding intentionally build around a bold vision that advance community priorities. 

The Department of Health & Human Services operates from four offices and service centers in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The County is located in southeast PA and is the 2nd wealthiest and 3rd largest in the state.

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How to Apply

LeadExec is partnering with Montgomery County, PA in this national search. For inquiries, nominations, applications, and confidential conversations, please contact:

Lisa J. Marks, Founder & CEO

Leyla Kayi, Senior Search Consultant

(413) 335-6936


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This position is open until filled but only applications received by Thursday, July 14, 2022, can be assured full consideration. Applications should include a detailed letter of interest and a current curriculum vitae/resume.

About the Department of Health and Human Services

Montgomery County’s Department of Health & Human Services works together with people and organizations across the County to make a positive difference in the lives of its residents. The Department of Health and Human Services is the largest department within the County and is well supported and much respected both internally and externally.

With a budget of $370 million and a much accomplished and highly committed staff of more than 500 employees, the department’s program offices include: Senior Services, Early Learning Resource Center, Children and Youth, Community Connections, Drug and Alcohol, Housing and Community Development, Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities/Early Intervention, Public Health, and Veterans Affairs. Strategic Offices for the department oversee Community Information and Education, Finance and Administration, Integrative Services, Managed Care Solutions, and Performance and Planning.