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The City of Worcester is an EEO/AA Employer. Preference is given to Worcester residents.

If you wish to apply for this position, the deadline is Open Until Filled. Please note the following application options for this position:
  • Applicants are Encouraged to Apply Online
  • By Mailing to the Department of Human Resources, ATTN: DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION, HHS, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608
    (If applying via US Mail, please include a completed Application Questionnaire & VSID)
Health and Human Services
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Full Time
40 Per Week
$66,585 - $101,643 annually, commensurate with qualifications


The City of Worcester seeks a Director of Administration to assist with overseeing the daily operations of the Department of Health and Human Services. This is an Executive Management level position, under the direct supervision of the Commissioner of HHS. The Director is responsible for planning and supporting the operational needs of the department, including the Divisions of Accessibility, Elder Affairs, Human Rights, Public Health, Veterans Services, and Youth Opportunities. This position will research, develop and implement sound public health policy, and conduct quality assurance and improvement activities. The incumbent will strengthen existing and develop new partnerships in order to advance the department’s mission and priorities. This position is also responsible for assisting with the preparation and administration of an annual operating budget and overseeing the management of programs, services and staff including personnel functions.

Bilingual and multilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.


  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of harm reduction strategies, health equity, and community engagement.
  • Knowledge of advanced principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration.
  • Knowledge of organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies, and operational needs.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with computers and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
  • Demonstrated proficiency with computers and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent research and data processing skills and ability to prepare clear and concise reports.
  • Ability to read and interpret Federal, State and local laws and ordinances.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to prepare, present and administer a complex departmental budget.
  • Ability to conduct research, collect and analyze data for policy change advocacy.
  • Ability to make formal presentations to large groups, and identify and respond to community and City Council issues, concerns, and needs.
  • Ability to work independently, exercise good judgment and make sound decisions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse populations, organizations, and interests.
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment and complete assignments in a detailed, timely and organized manner.


  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Business/Public Administration, Accounting or other related field.
  • Eight (8) years of increasingly responsible professional experience in public health, of which at least five (5) years are in an executive, managerial and/or administrative supervisory capacity.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation.


  • Demonstrated experience in working with diverse communities.
  • Prior municipal work experience.

SALARY RANGE: $66,585 - $101,643 annually, full-time, exempt, with an excellent benefits package.

To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. Open until filled, applications received on or before FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2022 will receive preference. Preference is given to Worcester residents. The City of Worcester is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Direct inquiries to: City Hall, Human Resources, Room 109, 508-799-1030, HR@worcesterma.gov.

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