NYC DEPT OF HEALTH/MENTAL HYGIENE
*** OPEN TO APPLICANTS WHO ARE PERMANENT IN THE CIVIL SERVICE TITLE OF ADMINISTRATIVE COMMUNITY RELATIONS SPECIALIST ***
The Division of Family and Child Health (DFCH) of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is charged with the creation and oversight of programs, policies, services, and environments that support physical and socio-emotional health, and promote primary and reproductive health services, health equity, social justice, safety and well-being for New York City families and children.
The Division is comprised of the Bureau of Maternal Infant and Reproductive Health, the Bureau of Early Intervention, the Office of School Health, and the Bureau of Administration.
The vision of the DFCH is that every child, woman, and family recognize their power and is given the opportunity to reach their full health and development potential.
We encourage qualified applicants with demonstrated commitment to social justice, particularly racial, gender, and LGBTQ equity to apply.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
Responsible for planning, implementing and coordinating collaboration between local health department, Maternal Health Quality Improvement Network (MHQIN) hospitals and community- based organizations to develop systems and practices that connect birthing persons and their families with the support needed.
Work with MHQIN evaluator to ensure fidelity to the MHQIN continuum of care to support maternal health.
In collaboration with MHQIN evaluator prepare evaluation reports, performs analyses and reviews program plans, funding and performance.
Coordinate activities and provide support to community partners including the Birth Justice hubs, health care providers and NYC DOHMH in all 5 boroughs.
Develop tool (s) to monitor programs providing support to community stakeholders (local agencies, hospitals and community-based organizations).
Prepare documents and materials required for funding and meetings with internal and external stakeholders.
Make recommendations on policies and procedures related to supporting the collaborative efforts of multiple stakeholders.
Provides technical assistance and training to internal and external stakeholders in techniques of building a continuum of care to support maternal health.
Supervise staff including interns as needed.
Must travel throughout the five boroughs to attend events/meetings with birth justice hubs.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, accredited by regional, national, professional or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U. S. Secretary of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and four years of satisfactory, full-time community liaison, community organization or community relations experience, at least two years of which must have been in a broad administrative or policy-making capacity with responsibility for planning, organizing, coordinating, developing, evaluating and/or administering a large community service program or activity; or
2. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State’s Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization and eight years of satisfactory, full-time experience as described in “1” above, at least two years of which must have been in a broad administrative or policy-making capacity with responsibilities as described in “1” above; or
3. Education and/or experience equivalent to “1” or “2” above. Undergraduate education above the high school level may be substituted for the community liaison, community organization or community relations experience, but not for the two years of broad administrative or policy-making experience described in “1” above, at the rate of 30 semester credits from an accredited college or university (as described above) for each year of experience, up to a maximum of 4 years. Graduate education beyond the baccalaureate degree may be substituted for the community liaison, community organization or community relations experience, but not for the two years of broad administrative or policy-making experience described in “1” above, on the basis of 30 graduate credits from an accredited college or university (as described above) for each year of experience, up to a maximum of 2 years. However, all candidates must possess a four-year high school diploma or its educational
equivalent approved by a State’s Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization and two years of full-time experience in a broad administrative or policy-making capacity with responsibilities as described in “1” above.
Experience working with hospital providers, community-based organizations and governmental agencies.
Experience and comfortable presenting to large group meetings and leading meetings.
Experience working in or with maternity hospital(s) and implementing programs and/or policies.
Working knowledge of maternal mortality, severe maternal morbidity, women’s health, chronic disease, and/or sexual and reproductive health.
Familiarity with the Sexual and Reproductive Justice (SRJ) framework and its implementation.
Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access; and project management tools.
Ability to handle multiple and diverse assignments effectively and efficiently.
Ability to work on teams and independently.
**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 U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license.
Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.
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 “Minimum Qualification 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 Social Security card.
As a current or prospective employee of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information on Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program, Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program and Federal Perkins Loan Cancellation and Discharge, please visit: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service.
For information on the New York State Student Loan Repayment Assistance Programs, please visit: https://www.hesc.ny.gov/repay-your-loans/repayment-options-assistance/loan-forgiveness-cancellation-and-discharge.html.
“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 # 553069.
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.
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