Civil Service Title EXECUTIVE PROGRAM SPECIALIST (
Title Code No
Title Classification Exempt
Proposed Salary Range $ 80,931.00 - $160,000.00(Annual)
Work Location 42-09 28th Street
Division/Work Unit Maternal, Infant, & Repr. Hlth
As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus,unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability.If you are offered city employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire,unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency.
The New York City Health Department is as varied as the city it serves. Our 6,000-plus team members bring an extraordinary array of languages, cultures andexperiences to bear on the work of public health. Our diversity fuels creativity,because all perspectives are heard and valued.
The Division of Family and Child Health (DFCH) of the New York City Departmentof Health and Mental Hygiene is charged with the creation and oversight ofprograms, policies, services, and environments that support physical and socio-emotional health, and promote primary and reproductive health services, healthequity, social justice, safety and well-being for New York City families and children.The Division is comprised of the Bureau of Maternal Infant and ReproductiveHealth, the Bureau of Early Intervention, the Office of School Health, and theBureau of Administration. The vision of the DFCH is that every child, woman, andfamily recognize their power and is given the opportunity to reach their full healthand development potential. We encourage qualified applicants with demonstratedcommitment to social justice, particularly racial, gender, and LGBTQ equity, to apply.
The Bureau of Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health (BMIRH) is dedicated toimproving and reducing inequities in maternal, infant and reproductive healthoutcomes through program, policy and research initiatives. The Bureau strives toapply a sexual and reproductive justice and racial justice framework to our work,and to fully engage community partners to move this work forward.
We seek a dynamic, visionary, experienced public health professional with a trackrecord of success to lead the NYC Health Department’s Bureau of Maternal, Infantand Reproductive Health.
The position of Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Maternal, Infant andReproductive Health is an exciting opportunity to make a difference in the lives ofNew Yorkers by promoting and implementing a public health agenda to improvematernal, infant, sexual and reproductive health outcomes in New York City, andto address the persistent and unacceptable racial and ethnic inequities in theseoutcomes.
Under the direction of the Deputy Commissioner of the Division of Family andChild Health, with very wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment,initiative and decision-making, the Assistant Commissioner is responsible foroverall leadership and management of the Bureau.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
Provide leadership, vision, and strategic planning for the Bureau.
Set priorities and ensure that work is in alignment with Bureau, Division, andAgency goals; and promote and prioritize health equity, sexual and reproductivejustice, and racial justice.
Develop and lead programs, initiatives, and research to create measurable impact on infant mortality, maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity, access to sexual and reproductive health education and services, and racial andethnic disparities in perinatal and reproductive health.
Oversee all budgetary, personnel, and administrative aspects to run the Bureaueffectively. Ensure efficient use of resources and seek new funding opportunities.
Assure effective ongoing program implementation and evaluation. Monitor andassess progress of ongoing Bureau programs including review of budgets andprogram activities, accomplishments and challenges.
Initiate and build key relationships within the Division of Family and Child Health,Agency, and external partners to further public health goals, including participationon Boards of Directors and/or other related activities.
Engage stakeholders from most inequitably affected communities with authenticity,collaboration and the ability to build trust.
Represent the agency and promote agency, division and bureau work throughmedia, conferences, published literature and/or other public and professionalmeetings and events.
Participate in executive leadership team of the Division of Family and Child Health.
Minimum Qual Requirements
Clinical degree including Registered Nurse, Midwife, Nurse Practitioner, PhysicianAssistant or Social Work
MPH, DrPH or PhD in Public Health, or other related doctoral ormaster's degree, Minimum 10 years' experience in seniormanagement/leadership public health position Background and contentexpertise in maternal, infant, reproductive and sexual health Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated experience in overall program development and management,grant development and management, staff development and public systems andpolicy
Understanding of and commitment to reproductive and racial justice
experience implementing activities applying a reproductive and racial justice lens.
Minimum Qualification Requirements:
A master's degree from an accredited college in economics, finance, accounting,business or public administration, human resources management, managementscience, operations research, organizational behavior, industrial psychology,statistics, personnel administration, labor relations, psychology, sociology, humanresources development, political science, urban studies or a closely related field,and two years of satisfactory full-time professional experience in one or acombination of the following: working with the budget of a large public or privateconcern in budget administration, accounting, economic or financial administration,or fiscal or economic research; in management or methods analysis, operationsresearch, organizational research or program evaluation; in personnel or publicadministration, recruitment, position classification, personnel relations, employeebenefits, staff development, employment program planning/administration, labormarket research, economic planning, social services program planning/evaluation,or fiscal management; or in a related 18 months of this experience must havebeen in an executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory capacity.Supervision must have included supervising staff performing professional work inthe areas described above; or
A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years ofprofessional experience in the areas described in "1" above, including the 18months of executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory experience, asdescribed in "1"
The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all 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 toview the eligibility requirements:https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service
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We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, butonly those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaininga diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encouragepeople of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, andlesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply.
All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceivedrace, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital orparental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, priorrecord of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.
NOTE: This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligiblefor the 55-a Program. Please indicate in your resume that you would like to beconsidered for the position under the 55-a Program.
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