The Bureau of Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health (BMIRH) within the Division of Family and Child Health (DFCH) seeks a dynamic leader and manager to oversee a comprehensive, multi-year strategy to reduce the persistent racial disparities in infant mortality and severe maternal morbidity and maternal mortality in NYC. DFCH 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.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
Under the direction of the Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health, the NYC Birth Equity Initiative Director will be responsible for the following duties, not limited to:
--Develop and implement a multi-disciplinary citywide and neighborhood-level initiative to prevent the leading causes of infant mortality and severe maternal morbidity through program, policy, research/evaluation and community-based activities, with a focus on neighborhoods with the highest infant mortality, severe maternal morbidity and maternal mortality rates.
--Build and strengthen partnerships with other city agencies and community partners, and aligning with current citywide and community-based efforts.
--Supervise a team of centrally and community-based staff, and oversee development and implementation of all program activities, program evaluation and the program budget.
--Work closely with the DOHMH Center for Health Equity, which is charged with strengthening and amplifying the Health Department's work to eliminate health inequities.
Minimum Qual Requirements:
1. 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 2. 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 the appropriate field of specialization.
--Master's in Public Health or related field
--Minimum 5 years' experience in responsible full-time leadership position
--Strong leadership, management and supervisory experience -- Extensive experience in program implementation and management, including development of goals and objectives, logic models, work plans, and effective project coordination and tracking tools.
--Ability to work effectively and efficiently, and juggle multiple and/or urgent demands, in a dynamic fast-paced environment
--Strong oral and written communication skills
--Experience in developing, implementing and overseeing large initiatives including community-based initiatives
--Knowledge and experience in the fields of maternal, infant and reproductive health
--Experience developing effective partnerships with government and community agencies
--Team player, enjoy collaborative work
--Experience implementing collective impact or other approach to effective engagement with multiple partners to achieve a common goal
--Knowledge and experience in efforts to reduce infant and/or maternal mortality and to improve health outcomes for mothers and children
--Strong relationships with government and community-based agencies in NYC
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID # 288253.