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Job Title: Hypertension Initiative Director, Prevention and Primary Care Administration
Job Number: 318295
Organization: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Posted: 1/30/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Long Island City,  NY    USA
Compensation: $90,084.00 - $130,939.00 (Annual)
Position Description: The Division of Prevention and Primary Care is seeking a high-level director for a new citywide hypertension initiative. Hypertension (HTN) is one of the leading contributors to death and a key driver of health inequities. This initiative will create collaborations across the work of multiple stakeholder groups engaged in clinical, community or population approaches to reducing hypertension, to enhance and expand hypertension efforts across the city. An interagency HTN work group has been established to help lead this initiative. The Initiative launched in early 2017 and currently includes more than 100 coalition members.

The Division of Prevention and Primary Care, the Division within which this initiative is housed, works to advance population health through supporting access to high quality health services and by introducing innovative community and system changes that promote disease prevention and control in New York City. This Division builds upon a history of cutting-edge policy and programming in primary health care delivery systems and communities at and applies an integrated public health and clinical care approach in its work to improve population health, prevent chronic disease, and advance equitable health outcomes.

Reporting to Deputy Commissioner, the Citywide Hypertension Initiative Director will guide the strategic development, planning, and implementation of this new initiative. The team consists of a Hypertension Initiative Manager and a Coordinator, as well as short-term staff. The Director will establish high-level relationships and oversee the initiative’s work, including coalition engagement and activity implementation. Leadership, supervision of program design and evaluation, fundraising, and staff management are key components of this position. The Director will also be responsible for engaging stakeholders within the Health Department and external to the Health Department to achieve the initiative’s goals.

The Director’s responsibilities include the following:

- Guide and oversee the strategic development, planning, and implementation of the Citywide Hypertension Initiative including program design and structure, evaluation, needs assessments and other data and research needs.

- Manage an initiative team consisting of the Hypertension Initiative Manager, Coordinator(s), and short-term staff; liaise with other staff within the Agency contributing to the Hypertension Initiative. - Lead and facilitate internal and external meetings and other convenings with Coalition members, DOHMH staff, and prospective partners.

- Oversee launch of yearly Coalition meeting or summit with Coalition stakeholders from across NYC.

- Lead reporting and communication efforts with both internal and external partners; oversee outreach and communication with Steering Committee and Coalition members

- Draft and oversee the development of memos and reports, as well as give presentations.

- Establish high-level relationships with key stakeholders across New York City, including recruitment for the initiative advisory panel and steering committee and other clinical and community working groups.

- Lead fundraising efforts to expand initiative activities by identifying and developing new funding opportunities; serving as the principal lead for key grants and funding, where appropriate; and leading development of a fundraising plan to achieve long-term initiative goals.

- Along with the team, represent the initiative at various community or key stakeholder programs; serve as liaison with outside offices as required.

Qualifications: 1. 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 environmental science or in public health. To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have: 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; or 3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least a master'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.

NOTE: Probationary Period Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 4/30/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Carol Pope,  Hypertension Initiative Director, Prevention and Primary Care Administration
Contact Location: 42-09 28th Street
3rd floor CN-39
Long Island   NY  11101
USA
Contact Location: 42-09 28th Street
  3rd floor CN-39
  Long Island   NY  11101
  USA
Contact Phone: (347)3962111 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: cpope@health.nyc.gov
Web Address: https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/.
How to Apply: Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 318295

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.

Additional Information:

Preferred Skills • Clinical training a plus

• Strategic thinker

• Strong manager

• Public health training. Content expertise in heart disease, stroke, chronic disease a plus.

• Ability to work independently, project manage strategies, accomplish tasks and solve problems

• Exceptional writing and communication skills.

• Experience working on high-profile strategic campaigns

• Experience working across multiple sectors and with diverse stakeholders

• Strong track record of successful fundraising and grant-writing

• Keen ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments

• Experience creating and managing high impact tea

• Excellent interpersonal, collaborative and team skills is a must

Additional Information **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.

• Current Resume

• 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.

**LOAN FORGIVENESS

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 to view the eligibility requirements:

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay- loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service

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