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. Under the direction of the AssistantCommissioner for the Bureau of Health Equity Capacity Building, the Executive Director of COVID-19 Equity will be responsible forbringing innovative ideas, using data and research best practices, and bringing a trauma informed approach to achieving COVID-19health equity goals. A strong focus of this job is on working with and for the BIPOC community, unhoused populations, those with disabilities, and other barriers to accessing vaccines and public health services that could prevent transmission of COVID-19. This position will work closely with community based organizations, our Communications, planning and operations and special populationtailored engagement teams. In the event of a public health emergency as deemed by the agency (public health outbreak, naturaldisaster, etc.), employees may be mandated to assume an emergency response role. In these rare instances and when notified, staff will be re-assigned from their regular day-to-day duties as noted in this job description to take on another role considered necessary by the agency. When this occurs, all staff are required to comply with the change in assignment and must be prepared to be calledupon promptly.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
Lead the development and implementation of the bureau's partner-contracted programming on eliminating disparities in COVID-19mortality across racial and ethnic groups in New York City
Lead programmatic decision making, leveraging data, including focus group discussions and lessons from evidence-based research,, to develop and implement -equity strategies to ensure that the COVID-19 vaccine is accessible for all NewYorkers.
Review and assess gaps in COVID-19 prevention services, including vaccination; manage a team partnering with CBOs to address those gaps, including challenges with vaccine planning, vaccine confidence and vaccine uptake indisproportionately impacted communities
Through continuous research and assessment , develop and execute collaboration opportunities andpartnerships leveraging research-based strategies for community engagement
Oversee multiple federal grant-funded research and implementation projects to address social and structural factors that contribute to COVID-19 and other health inequities, increase vaccination coverage and testing rates through anti-racistpublic health practices and directing resources to the most impacted communities.
Supervise and/or effectively manage workplans, data reporting tools, goals and objectives, and program evaluationprocesses for several grants.
Oversee planning, timelines, contracts and budgetary terms for all Contractors in accordance to donor, grant, and agency guidelines, including reporting and evaluation requirements from federal agencies; review and approve spending plans forproject budgets and ensure contractors adhere to contract deliverables.
Responsible for creating the conditions for project success including delegation, decision-making, creating clear staff roles ,and supervising collaborative tasks (projects/meetings) to ensure that they are done efficiently, inclusively, and with respect
Supervise at least 4 program directors and provide direct oversight, management and coaching for program development,implementation and annual performance evaluation.
Oversee programming with over 200 contracted CBOs, including evaluation plans for various community outreach programs, including development and management of health education materials to boost health literacy, vaccineconfidence and vaccine uptake in priority communities .
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.
Qualified candidate should have:
At least seven years of prior senior leadership experience as a successful leader of a related programs or organization
-A proven track record of growing programmatic capacity and impact
-A strong passion for the mission and programs to address racial and health inequities
Proven abilities and experience in CDC grant and fiscal management and preparing and managing complex grant budgets
Ability to review current organizational programs/structures and make recommendations that empower programmaticrefinements
Knowledge of how to foster an environment of accountability, healthy work relationships and partnerships, and inclusivityamong staff in order to maintain a positive and collaborative work environment
Experience in creating and establishing clear, measurable program goals
-Outstanding communication skills and ability to work well with media, staff, and the community
Strong planning, community engagement, grant management, CBO partnership development, grant writing and projectmanagement skills are necessary
-Supervisory experience leading high functioning multi-tier, multi-disciplinary teams across various health topics
Successful candidate will be analytical, creative, flexible, and able to meet tight deadlines and able to manage severaltasks and projects from all stages. Has good problem-solving skills; excellent interpersonal, communication andpresentation skills
Master's degree in public health, public health clinician or a related field desirable; knowledge and experience working withinthe COVID-19 response or immunization program will be an advantage
**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
Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable,Mobile Phone)
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 originalSocial Security 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# 466499.
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 07/07/2021
POST UNTIL 11/03/2021
The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer