Sep 11, 2020

Assistant Commissioner, BMIRH

  • NYPD
  • New York, NY, USA

Job Description

Job Description 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 .
The Bureau of Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health (BMIRH) is dedicated to improving and reducing inequities in maternal, infant and reproductive health outcomes through program, policy and research initiatives. The Bureau strives to apply 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 track record of success to lead the NYC Health Department’s Bureau of Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health.

The position of Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health is an exciting opportunity to make a difference in the lives of New Yorkers by promoting and implementing a public health agenda to improve maternal, infant, sexual and reproductive health outcomes in New York City, and to address the persistent and unacceptable racial and ethnic inequities in these outcomes.

Under the direction of the Deputy Commissioner of the Division of Family and Child Health, with very wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment, initiative and decision-making, the Assistant Commissioner is responsible for overall leadership and management of the Bureau.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

•Provide leadership, vision, and strategic planning for the Bureau.

•Set priorities and ensure that work is in alignment with Bureau, Division, and Agency goals; and promote and prioritize health equity, sexual and reproductive justice, 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 and ethnic disparities in perinatal and reproductive health.

•Oversee all budgetary , personnel, and administrative aspects to run the Bureau effectively. Ensure efficient use of resources and seek new funding opportunities.

•Assure effective ongoing program implementation and evaluation. Monitor and assess progress of ongoing Bureau programs including review of budgets and program 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 participation on Boards of Directors and/or other related activities.

•Represent the agency and promote agency, division and bureau work through media, conferences, published literature and/or other public and professional meetings and events.

•Participate in executive leadership team of the Division of Family and Child Health. Minimum Qual Requirements No job description available Preferred Skills Clinical degree including Registered Nurse, Midwife, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant or Social Work
MPH, DrPH or PhD in Public Health, or other related doctoral or master's degree,
Minimum 10 years' experience in senior management/leadership public health position
Background and content expertise 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 and policy
Understanding of and commitment to reproductive and racial justice
experience implementing activities applying a reproductive and racial justice lens. 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 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 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.


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