The Center for Health Equity & Community Wellness (CHECW) uses a racial and social justice approach to eliminate health inequities for those who are most marginalized in New York City and to reduce overall premature mortality from the leading causes of preventable death with the vision that every New Yorker will live in a thriving neighborhood with equitable access to resources that help support healthy individuals and communities. This division unifies and strengthens the Department's lines of work directed at eliminating racial inequities for preventable health conditions, which are rooted in historical and contemporary injustices and discrimination, including racism. CHECW's aim is to eliminate racial inequities resulting in premature mortality, with a focus on chronic disease, by addressing the social and environmental factors that impact health. The goal of this renewed approach is to increase placed-based investments in priority neighborhoods with community programming and services based on epidemiology; influence and leverage the health system to promote whole-person care; and intensify the agency's approach to tackle big salt and sugar, big tobacco, the built environment and other determinants of health. Within CHECW, the Bureau of Harlem Neighborhood Health works to eliminate health inequities in Harlem and decrease premature mortality through programming, collaborations with key stakeholders, building capacity of community residents and organizations, and responding to community needs. This is done through programming and initiatives that are informed by community needs, as identified by community stakeholders and data. The Bureau of Harlem Neighborhood Health provides oversight and leadership in the programming and planning for the East Harlem Neighborhood Health Action Center with satellite programming and planning also occurring in the Central Harlem District Health Office. This Bureau also provides oversight in programming for the East Harlem Asthma Center of Excellence, the Citywide Asthma Initiative and Asthma Free Bronx. This Bureau also supports programming, planning and research opportunities to address racial inequities resulting in premature mortality and closing the racial health gap in Northern Manhattan. The Bureau is requesting to hire a Community Coordinator who will Function as the Senior Program Associate for Asthma Initiatives to plan, coordinate, and monitor program deliverables for external stakeholders and will be working with families within English, Spanish, Haitian-Creole and Urdu speaking communities.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
- Report to the Director of Asthma Initiatives as the Senior Program Associate for Asthma Initiatives to plan, coordinate and monitor program deliverables for external stakeholders.
- Provide direct facilitation on internal/external community workshops and trainings.
- Conduct quality assurance site visits for all contracted vendors.
- Update and maintain protocols to ensure the ongoing application and implementation of Asthma Initiatives policies and procedures with fidelity to program model.
- Maintain relationships with the clinical community, other governmental and health care organizations as well as local community organizations.
- Oversee and drive the execution of cross functional and internal/external projects.
- Liaise with Central Administration to review, monitor, track and update contracts.
- Provide support by initiating contracts/purchase orders; maintaining relationships with all vendors; reviewing and approving deliverables, highlighting best practices and troubleshooting problems with Asthma Initiatives programming.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in "1" above.
Strong understanding and demonstrated experience of working with multi-variate stakeholders in underserved/marginalized communities
Strong public speaking and facilitation skills
Team player with ability to establish and maintain effective internal and external relationships
Ability to work under pressure; multi-task and responsive to shifting responsibilities
Excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills
Proficient in MS Office tools, Partners Connect.
**IMPORTANT NOTES TO ALL CANDIDATES:
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.
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:
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Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 441252.
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.
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.