Associate Director, Center for Excellence in Public Health

University of New England

Posted: Monday, June 24, 2024

Salary: 90,000-110,000


Cameron Samuelson


We are seeking a highly qualified and experienced individual to join our team as an Associate Director for the Center for Excellence in Public Health (CEPH) in Portland, Maine ( 

One of several centers at the University of New England, CEPH’s mission is to improve the health of the public and advance health equity by engaging UNE faculty, staff, students, and community partners to generate new knowledge, contribute to best practice, grow local capacity, and create opportunities for learning. CEPH annual budget of about 8 million dollars includes grant-funded programming such as statewide Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed), Maine Area Health Education Center Network (AHEC), program evaluation, nutrition and food marketing policy research, and public health and interprofessional workforce development. The CEPH annual newsletter which highlights accomplishments can be found here: 

The ideal candidate will have a background in public health practice, evaluation and/or research, as well as experience in interprofessional health workforce development. 


  • Lead and oversee the planning, implementation, and evaluation of public health programs and initiatives 
  • Collaborate with healthcare organizations, government agencies, and community partners to develop programs
  • Provide leadership and guidance to staff members and ensure CEPH’s goals and objectives are met
  • Represent CEPH at conferences, meetings, and other professional events
  • Identify funding opportunities and assist in grant writing and fundraising efforts 
  • Assist the Director in developing and executing strategic plans for the center
  • Work with the Senior Grant and Financial Administrator for budget and financial needs 


  • Master’s or Ph.D. in Public Health or a related field 
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in public health practice, evaluation and/or research 
  • Experience in project management and staff supervision 
  • Knowledge of healthcare systems and workforce development principles 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team • Familiarity with grant writing and fundraising techniques
  • Familiarity with the public health landscape in Maine and Northern New England is a plus. 

UNE offers a generous comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees. The package includes varied health and dental plans; a retirement plan that includes up to an 8% match; extensive paid leave including holidays, vacation, sick and personal time; and educational benefits. Please visit the Human Resources Benefits site ( for additional information regarding UNE’s fantastic benefits package. 

Annual salary ranges from $90,000 to $110,000 based on experience and qualifications. Total compensation ranges from $112,934 to $149,984, depending on the selected medical and dental plans.