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Recruitment #21-005476-0040




MDH, Maryland Community Health Resources Commission, Annapolis, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Project Director for the Health Equity Resource Communities (HERC) Program is a newly created senior-level position at the Community Health Resources Commission (CHRC) with significant policy, budgetary and personnel/management responsibilities.  The HERC Program was established in recent legislation, the Maryland Health Equity Resource Act, which is designed to distribute state resources to improve health outcomes; expand access to primary care; reduce avoidable hospital utilization; and help promote health equity in the state.  The HERC Program represents new and ongoing statutory responsibilities for the CHRC.

The HERC Project Director must have demonstrated experience working with underserved communities and minority populations that face health disparities.  The candidate should have experience in leading large, complex initiatives or coalitions that promote health equity and ameliorate the impact of Social Determinants of Health.  The Maryland Health Equity Resource Act is landmark legislation that offers the opportunity to transform how the state of Maryland addresses health disparities and promotes health equity.  The HERC Project Director is expected to be an outspoken advocate and consistent champion for health equity and the HERC program.  The ability to build coalitions and “tell the story” of health equity from the perspective of underserved communities and residents will be key and ongoing responsibilities of the position.  

The HERC Project Director is responsible for establishing, directing, and coordinating all aspects of the new HERC Program.  The position is responsible for providing overall strategic and programmatic oversight of the HERC Program; developing short and long-term plans for the Program; developing a reporting system to hold grantees accountable for performance; providing oversight of the financial resources of the HERC Program; and leading a multi-year program evaluation that includes both quantitative and qualitative data analysis.  

The position is responsible for developing legislative reports, position papers, impact statements, and ensuring that the CHRC meets legislative mandates under the Maryland Health Equity Resource Act.

The HERC Project Director will lead all personnel and hiring decisions for the HERC Program.  The position will supervise and evaluate the work of two new subordinate program staff to be hired and will ensure the training and development of the HERC program staff.  

Finally, the HERC Project Director will lead the overall multi-year evaluation of the HERC Program and oversee the contract with an internal data consultant, Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP), to support data collection efforts to demonstrate the impact of the HERC Program.   


EDUCATION:  A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.  An advanced degree in public health, health care administration, or public policy/public administration is preferred.

EXPERIENCE:  At least four years of program administration, grant monitoring and performance measurement, working with underserved communities or minority populations, or other experiences in public or health care administration.


Desired candidates should possess the following:
  • Demonstrated communications and research skills and producing high-level reports for external audiences;
  • Demonstrated experience leading complex, public health initiatives that involve coalitions;
  • Significant work with underserved communities and minority populations;
  • Strong understanding of methods for quantitative and qualitative analyses to associate program activities with outcomes. Demonstrated familiarity with interpreting results of analyses;
  • Supports measurement and evaluation activities to assess the impact of programs and initiatives. Uses mixed-method data to identify and leverage opportunities to achieve impact; and,
  • Demonstrated experience implementing or managing projects/programs that promote health equity, programs that address Social Determinants of Health, etc.


This is a Management Service position and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.  A resume must accompany your application.

Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). 

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. 

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to 410-333-5689. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

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