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Assistant Director for Monitoring and Quality Improvement, Bureau of Maternal Infant and Reproductive Health

Assistant Director for Monitoring and Quality Improvement, Bureau of Maternal Infant and Reproductive Health

Posted on: 01/25/2024
  1. Full-time



  1. No exam required


Maternal, Infant, & Repr. Hlth

$92,301.00 – $106,146.00

Job Description

This vacancy has now expired.

Established in 1805, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (the NYC Health Department) is the oldest and largest health department in the country. We strive to protect and promote the health of all New Yorkers. Our core values are science, equity and compassion, with a vision to be a city where all New Yorkers can realize their full health potential, regardless of who they are, where they are from or where they live.

As a world-renowned public health agency responding to urgent public health crises from New York City’s yellow fever outbreak in 1822, to the COVID-19 pandemic we are a hub for public health innovation, expertise and programs for accessing services. We have a vast impact on national public policy, including programs and services focused on food and nutrition, anti-tobacco support, chronic disease prevention, HIV/AIDS treatment, family and child health, environmental health, mental health, and racial justice work, among others.

Our 6,000-plus team members bring extraordinary diversity to the work of public health. True to our value of equity, the NYC Health Department has been a leader in recognizing and dismantling racism’s impacts on the health of New Yorkers and beyond. In 2021, the NYC Board of Health declared racism as a public health crisis. With commitment to dismantle systems that perpetuate inequitable power, opportunity and access, the NYC Health Department continues to work in and with communities and community organizations to increase their access to health services and decrease avoidable health outcomes.

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 and experiences to bear on the work of public health. Our diversity fuels creativity because all perspectives are heard and valued.

Program 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 LGBTQI+ equity to apply.


Responsible for evaluation and research activities for the Maternity Hospital Quality Improvement Network (MHQIN).

Provide leadership, supervise, coach for analysts/ researchers supporting evaluation in the three strategic areas of MHQIN.

Guide the development of formal metrics for MHQIN to ensure evaluation of services are data-driven and evaluate equity-centered strategies.

Ensure principles of health equity, implementation science, and evidence-based interventions are integrated in the MHQIN program design.

Engage with NYC birthing facilities and community organizations on evaluating approaches to improve maternal health outcomes for Black and Brown birthing people in NYC.

Support the development of manuscripts and other publications and best practice reports for submission to peer reviewed journals to disseminate program models and lessons.

Collaborate with Team Leads to ensure that Quality Improvement activities are coordinated across the MHQIN.

Approves, disapproves and modified evaluation plans and data collect plan recommended by subordinator employees.

Coordinate and participate in MHQIN convenings with hospital and community.

Conduct literature and policy reviews to identify best practices and to stay abreast of what is happening at the city, state, and federal level around maternal health quality improvement for improving health outcomes/SMM for people of color.

Identify key strategies that can be implemented across program and with hospitals participating in the MHQIN.

Participate in cross- agency activities related to evaluation and data driven approaches to improve birth equity across NYC.


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.


As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at StudentAid.gov/PSLF.


Minimum 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.

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

Preferred Skills

- 5+ years of experience with mixed research methods including quantitative and qualitative. - Experience overseeing the evaluation of programming for community-hospital initiatives. - Strong analytical, organizational and communication skills and demonstrates critical thinking. - Experience working with hospital providers, community-based organizations and governmental agencies. - Working knowledge of maternal mortality, severe maternal morbidity, women's health, chronic disease, and/or sexual and reproductive health - Familiarity with the Sexual and Reproductive Justice (SRJ) framework and its implementation.
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.
Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

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Assistant Director for Monitoring and Quality Improvement, Bureau of Maternal Infant and Reproductive Health

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42-09 28th Street

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