NYC DEPT OF HEALTH/MENTAL HYGIENE
Established in 1805, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (the NYC Health Department) is the oldest and largest health department in the country. Our mission is to protect and improve the health of all New Yorkers, in service of a vision of a city in which all New Yorkers can realize their full health potential, regardless of who they are, how old they are, where they are from, or where they live.
As a world-renowned public health agency with a history of building transformative public health programming and infrastructure, innovating in science and scholarship to advance public health knowledge, and responding to urgent public health crises — from New York City’s yellow fever outbreak in 1822, to the COVID-19 pandemic — we are a hub for public health innovation, expertise, and programs, and services. We serve as the population health strategist, and policy, and planning authority for the City of New York, while also having a vast impact on national and international public policy, including programs and services focused on food and nutrition, anti-tobacco support, chronic disease prevention, HIV/AIDS treatment, family and child health, environmental health, mental health, and racial and social justice work, among others.
Our Agency’s five strategic priorities, building off a recently-completed strategic planning process emerging from the COVID-19 emergency, are:
1) To re-envision how the Health Department prepares for and responds to health emergencies, with a focus on building a “response-ready” organization, with faster decision-making, transparent public communications, and stronger surveillance and bridges to healthcare systems 2) Address and prevent chronic and diet-related disease, including addressing rising rates of childhood obesity and the impact of diabetes, and transforming our food systems to improve nutrition and enhance access to healthy foods
3) Address the second pandemic of mental illness including: reducing overdose deaths, strengthening our youth mental health systems, and supporting people with serious mental illness
4) Reduce black maternal mortality and make New York a model city for women’s health
5) Mobilize against and combat the health impacts of climate change
Our 7,000-plus team members bring extraordinary diversity to the work of public health. True to our value of equity as a foundational element of all of our work, and a critical foundation to achieving population health impact in New York City, the NYC Health Department has been a leader in recognizing and dismantling racism’s impacts on the health of New Yorkers and beyond. In 2021, the NYC Board of Health declared racism as a public health crisis. With commitment to advance anti-racist public health practices that dismantle systems that perpetuate inequitable power, opportunity and access, the NYC Health Department continues to work in and with communities and community organizations to increase their access to health services and decrease avoidable health outcomes.
Program and Job Description
The mission of BHIV is to end HIV transmission, promote the health of all New Yorkers with or vulnerable to HIV, reduce HIV-related inequities and combat stigma. The Bureau of HIV (BHIV) oversees and coordinates the Health Department’s response to the HIV epidemic. The work of the Bureau includes policy development, social marketing, condom distribution, community engagement, direct administration of programs, oversight of contracted programs, community participatory planning, research, and surveillance, all with the goal of preventing new infections and supporting people living with HIV and AIDS.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
Serve in a consultative and advisory capacity in graphics development and determines salient points to incorporate into new illustrations.
Plan and supervise artwork performed under contract and provides feedback on the work created by others.
Be part of the design, production, modification and layout of specific pieces as requested using a wide variety of art media and processes, this includes, and is not limited to, the production of ads, banners, posters, flyers, infographics and similar design deliverables.
Coordinate the preparation of grant reports, as assigned.
Ensure that the execution of all new media activities is kept on and achieved on schedule.
Develop and monitor digital media-related grant and contract budgets, as assigned.
Monitor the budgetary and fiscal aspects of all digital marketing media activities-tracking all invoicing/payment of related vendors.
Work with all funders to report data from the Bureau of HIV related to new media activities in an accurate, consistent and timely fashion in the format requested by the funder.
Collect program metrics.
Monitor effective benchmarks for measuring the impact of social media programs, and analyzing, reviewing, and reporting on effectiveness of campaigns and initiatives in an effort to maximize results.
Regularly provide feedback regarding insights gained from digital media monitoring to Director of Social Marketing and Community Engagement and various content teams, to help them advance their strategies in a timely fashion.
Keep abreast of all City and DOH social media policies.
Assist in collaborative projects that require the communications and marketing expertise of the Social Marketing and Community Engagement Unit with other teams within the agency or external organizations that need the support of the Bureau of HIV.
Manage Bureau digital and social media-includes but is not limited to developing and monitoring NYC Condom Facebook page content; coordinating a social media plan for HIV awareness days; in collaboration with other Bureau programs, ensuring HIV-related web content on the Health Department’s public website is kept up to date.
Plan and develop promotional plans for Twitter chats.
Research, identify, create, and schedule content for social media channels, including, but not limited to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Responsible for implementing strategies to increase reach and grow followers on social media sites including, but not limited to Facebook.
Assist with develop and post written and image content for public updates on official social media sites or digital tools such as Facebook, Twitter, snapchat and Tumblr.
Being available to respond to posts and questions that are urgent and time sensitive.
Support the social marketing staff, including Directors and Managers in assigned project-based work and other marketing support needs.
Work collaboratively as a member of the Social Marketing and Community Engagement Unit; Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. High school graduation or equivalent and two years of training in an approved technical school in oils, water colors, painting, design, black and white, layout and other art media and seven years full-time paid experience as a commercial artist, four years of which must have been in supervision and planning of art work done by a staff; or
2. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1”. However, all candidates must have the four years of supervisory experience as described above
Experience in Web Publishing.
Proficiency in use of Apple operating systems, and Adobe Creative Suite.
Proficiency in use of leading word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications, including MS Office Suite, Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
A creative portfolio of previous work in communications, and digital media.
Some basic knowledge of domestic HIV trends, epidemiology, and prevention technologies.
Experience with advertising and marketing projects, preferably in the services or health sector.
Effective online research skills and extensive knowledge of media-oriented sites, and evaluation of these sites.
Ability to synthesize large amounts of data into actionable information and insights.
Outstanding organizational, project management, administrative skills and proven ability to effectively juggle and track multiple projects, responsibilities, and deadlines,
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Professional demeanor and diplomacy, and strict sense of discretion.
Excellent attention to detail, deadlines, and commitments.
Ability to remain calm and productive under pressure and changing priorities.
Must be able to thrive in a high-energy, fast-paced and collaborative environment.
Must be flexible to change, a creative thinker and problem solver, and accustomed to working in teams.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills along with the ability to take direction.
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 574723.
We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply.
All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.
NOTE: This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate in your 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 with the agency representative at the time of interview.