Director, Public Health in Miami, FL at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Date Posted: 10/23/2020

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    Miami, FL
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Job Description

Journey with us! Combine your career goals and sense of adventure by joining our exciting team of employees. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is pleased to offer a competitive compensation & benefits package, and excellent career development opportunities, each offering unique ways to explore the world.


Position Summary:

The Director of Public Health is responsible for leading the company’s global health and wellness policy and overseeing the Public Health department and leading the Public Health team. This position is accountable for the administration and management of our public health assuring it is fiscally sound and adheres to all regulatory requirements. She/he will be responsible for setting the strategic plan. The Director of Public Health needs to be a thought leader who is at the forefront of global trends and best practices in public health. Effective leadership and communication skills are key in this role, for she/he will guide the public health strategy, develop action plans, and manage the public health team for RCG. Having a strong public health and management background is essential. She/he will possess excellence in judgment and be a goal-oriented visioning for prevention.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Direct and evaluate the staff and functions of the Public Health Department through effective planning, staff management, and resource allocation.
  •  Develop and implement a long-term strategy & vision for goals, objectives, policies, resources and priorities for the RCG’s public health initiatives and projects.
  •  Serve as an expert and advisor on Public Health programs and technical issues; anticipate and remove obstacles and hold staff accountable for quality results; assure staff are meeting established goals and objectives.
  •  Evaluate the effectiveness of adopted community engagement strategies.
  •  Participate in assessing and evaluating health care services to ensure employees and guests are informed of available programs and services and are assisted in the utilization of those services.  
  • Supervise staff and assure their professional development through continuing education, training and leadership development activities.  
  •  Effectively communicate relevant public health information to leadership, other department executives, and as needed to the Board of Directors and corporate executives.
  •  Represents department in collaborative efforts by serving on and/or leading committees, task forces or initiatives.  
  • Represent RCG in public forums including but not limited to media events, public hearings, and community engagement activities addressing public health
  •  Identify data and information sources for public health promotion and disease prevention policies and programs
  •  Review data related to public health policy and trends to determine areas of strengths and opportunities for improvement.
  •  Stay up to date with current research and develop appropriate plans for public health and outbreak prevention activities.
  •  Assure the delivery of public health services is evidence-based and consistent with best practices.  
  •  Organize, lead, and manage activities to prevent, minimize, and contain adverse health events and conditions resulting from communicable diseases; food-, water- and vector-borne outbreaks; chronic diseases; environmental hazards; and injuries.  
  •  Inform, interpret, and operationalizes US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, European Gateway and other public health oversight bodies’ applicable public health standards and guidelines while ensure compliance with relevant and applicable public health practice guidelines, standards of care, Federal and international laws and regulations.
  • Develop and lead company initiatives to assess, improve, and protect the health status of employees, utilizing quantitative and qualitative data; relevant incidence and prevalence data; and available company and community epidemiological data.  
  •  Participate in the company’s planning, training, and exercising activities to prepare for public health and other emergencies.  
  •   Coordinate public health activities with environmental and public health colleagues and other professionals.  

Job Requirements

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills:

  • Minimum of 15 years’ experience in public health with a minimum of 10 years leading teams
  •  A master's degree in public health, public administration, health administration.
  •  Proficiency in basic methods of epidemiology, disease prevention, environmental health, health promotion, and behavioral change
  •   Proven successful execution in crisis management involving public health issues
  • Experience in Performance Management Public Health Accreditation, Quality Improvement, Strategic Planning, Community Health Improvement Planning, Communicable Disease follow up, Health hazard Investigations and Foodborne/Waterborne outbreaks preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge on public health protocols, environmental protection issues, and regulatory standards.
  •  Ability to give public presentations to groups
  •  Ability to work well in high pressure environments
  • Experience in crisis management
  •  Authorized to work in the U.S  


It is the policy of the Company to ensure equal employment and promotion opportunity to qualified candidates without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, sexuality, gender identity or expression, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. RCL and each of its subsidiaries prohibit and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment.

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