Job Posting- Assistant Commissioner for Bureau of Health Equity Capacity Building (NYC Department of Health)

  • Thursday, October 31, 2019 11:16 AM
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    Reede Scholar (Administrator)

    Job Description


    The Center for Health Equity & Community Wellness aims to eliminate racial inequities resulting in premature mortality, with a focus on chronic disease, by addressing the social and environmental factors that impact health. CHECW works 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; intensify the agency's approach to tackling big salt, sugar, and tobacco; and finding innovative ways to improve the built environment and address other social determinants of health. CHECW is comprised of the Bureau of Brooklyn Neighborhood Health, the Bureau of Bronx Neighborhood Health, the Bureau of Harlem Neighborhood Health, the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention, the Bureau of Health Equity Capacity Building, the Bureau of Equitable Health Systems and the Bureau of Finance, Administration, and Services.


    --Providing leadership for over 70 staff and overseeing bureau activities in the areas of strategic direction, programmatic development and oversight, research, evaluation, and monitoring, and budgeting/contracting.

    --Partnering and collaborating across the division and agency to support a coordinated approach to increase capacity and readiness of community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, and other institutions to address health and social priorities for neighborhoods across NYC.

    --Providing guidance and visionary leadership in developing and articulating strategies to address social determinants of health and social well-being.

    --Collaborating with intra and inter-agency colleagues to lead and implement place-based strategies to address mental health crises and support community resiliency.

    --Identifying and establishing partnerships with key external stakeholders to develops models and interventions for improving health outcomes for priority neighborhoods.

    --Representing the Bureau/Division/Department to government and non-government partners, including maintaining strong working relationships with city agency programs, community-based organizations, providers, and the communities of NYC.

    --Serving as key advisor to the Deputy Commissioner, Assistant Commissioners, and other leadership staff in the agency.

    --Working with Deputy Commissioner to support the agency's equity agenda; support staff to integrate racial equity analysis in Bureau's work.

    To Apply

    Apply online with a cover letter to In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 415315.

    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.

    Residency Requirement

    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.


    1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and a minimum of four (4) years full time responsible executive, technical or administrative experience in one or more of the following fields: public health; program management, analysis or evaluation; contract negotiations/management; business or public administration; contract community relations or related fields in a government agency, business firm, civic organization or educational institution. At least eighteen months must have been in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity; or supervising professional personnel performing work in one of the aforementioned fields; or

    2. A satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience. However, all candidates must have a baccalaureate degree and the eighteen months of administrative, managerial or executive experience or experience supervising professional personnel as described in "1" above.

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