Senior Director, Policy and Partnerships, Bureau of Health Equity Capacity Building
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Location: New York, New York
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Masters
Internal Number: 471206
Starting August 2, all new NYC government hires must be vaccinated against COVID-19. There is not a testing alternative for peoplewho are not vaccinated. If you are not vaccinated, you will not be hired by the City.
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is a world-renowned agency with a long tradition of protecting and promoting health in the nation's most culturally and linguistically diverse city. Our 7,000-plus team members bring an extraordinaryarray of languages, cultures and experiences to bear on the work of public health. The Center for Health Equity & Community Wellness (CHECW) aims to eliminate racial inequities resulting in premature mortality, with a focus on chronic disease, by addressing the social and environmental factors that impact health. CHECW works to increase placed-based investments in priority neighborhoods with community programming and services based on epidemiology; influence and leverage the health system topromote whole-person care; intensify the agency's approach to tackling big salt, sugar, and tobacco; and findi... innovative ways toimprove the built environment and address the social determinants of health and root causes of health inequities. CHECW is comprised of the Bureau of Brooklyn Neighborhood Health, the Bureau of Bronx Neighborhood Health, the Bureau of Harlem Neighborhood Health, the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention, the Bureau of Health Equity Capacity Building, the Bureau ofEquitable Health Systems and the Bureau of Finance, Administration, and Services.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
Lead the development and implementation of the bureau's programming on social determinants of health as it relates to faith based initiatives, health and housing, food distribution systems and the retail environment and narrative
Review and approve background research, unit presentations, communications projects, summary reports and/or assessments that effectively communicate project objectives, progress of strategic initiatives, and/or findings to various audiences to ensurethe appropriate application of a comprehensive health equity
Provide analyses of research to support policy positions, including literature reviews, and evaluation of topic specificprogrammatic approaches and
Oversee the strategic planning process programs to improve racial inequities in health outcomes in priority neighborhoodsthrough social impact strategies and policy
Supervise and/or effectively manage unit workplans, reporting tools, goals and objectives, and program evaluation
Coordinate narrative change, cultural and social impact strategies across bureaus and divisional programs and inpartnership with external
Liaise with other city agencies, including New York City Housing Authority, , Mayor's Office of Economic Opportunity, Department of Cultural Affairs, Health & Hospitals, Small Business Services, and others as
Work with internal subject matter experts, including Racial Equity and Inclusion team, Race to Justice and the Office of External Affairs to write, edit and pitch op-eds and essays about important health issues and key
Supervise at least 4 program directors and provide direct oversight, management and coaching for programdevelopment, implementation and annual performance evaluation.
Review and approve spending plans for unit budgets and effective use of funding to unit goals and objectives.
Strong planning, community engagement, urban planning, policy development, writing and project management skills are necessary Supervisory experience leading high functioning multi-tier, multi-disciplinary teams across various healthtopics
Minimum Qual Requirements
For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master's degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmentalscience or in public health.
To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have:
A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory,administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or
A master's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical,biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in theappropriate field of specialization; or
Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least amaster's degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in "2" above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in "1" and "2" above.
Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.
Expert knowledge of capacity building strategies with an urban planning lens, working knowledge of training and workforce development strategies, leadership skills in coalition building and interagency collaboration Successful candidate will be analytical, creative, flexible, and able to meet tight deadlines and able to manage several tasks and projects from allstages.
Has good problem-solving skills; excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
Master's degree in public policy, public administration, public health, or a related field desirable; knowledge and experience working within the housing field including supportive housing, affordable housing etc.; knowledge of and demonstratedcommitment in public health, experience applying a health equity lens to public health programming
**IMPORTANT NOTES TO ALL CANDIDATES:
Please note: If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation,such as:
A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid S. Passport, Permanent ResidentCard/Green Card, or Driver's license.
Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service
Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting's "MinimumQualification Requirements" section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript,experience verification or professional trade licenses.
If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment. By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original SocialSecurity card.
The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) toall qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program's other requirements.
Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service
"FINAL APPOINTMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT & BUDGET APPROVAL"
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number# 471206.
We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will becontacted.
The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. Westrongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender andgender non-conforming persons to apply.
All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexualorientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any otherbasis prohibited by law.
NOTE: This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate inyour resume that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss withthe agency representative at the time of interview.
POSTING DATE 08/03/2021
POST UNTIL 12/01/2021
The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer