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Community Coordinator of Manhattan and Queens Office of Faith Based Initiatives (OFBIs), Bureau of Health Equity Capacity Building

Community Coordinator of Manhattan and Queens Office of Faith Based Initiatives (OFBIs), Bureau of Health Equity Capacity Building

  1. DEPT OF HEALTH/MENTAL HYGIENE
Posted on: 09/26/2023
  1. Full-time

Location

QUEENS

  1. No exam required

Department

CHECW - HLTH EQTY CAP. BLDG.

$54,100.00 – $72,000.00

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. Our mission is to protect and improve the health of all New Yorkers, in service of a vision of a city in which all New Yorkers can realize their full health potential, regardless of who they are, how old they are, where they are from, or where they live.

As a world-renowned public health agency with a history of building transformative public health programming and infrastructure, innovating in science and scholarship to advance public health knowledge, and 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, and services. We serve as the population health strategist, and policy, and planning authority for the City of New York, while also having a vast impact on national and international 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 and social justice work, among others.

Our Agency’s five strategic priorities, building off a recently-completed strategic planning process emerging from the COVID-19 emergency, are:
1) To re-envision how the Health Department prepares for and responds to health emergencies, with a focus on building a “response-ready” organization, with faster decision-making, transparent public communications, and stronger surveillance and bridges to healthcare systems 2) Address and prevent chronic and diet-related disease, including addressing rising rates of childhood obesity and the impact of diabetes, and transforming our food systems to improve nutrition and enhance access to healthy foods
3) Address the second pandemic of mental illness including: reducing overdose deaths, strengthening our youth mental health systems, and supporting people with serious mental illness
4) Reduce black maternal mortality and make New York a model city for women’s health
5) Mobilize against and combat the health impacts of climate change

Our 7,000-plus team members bring extraordinary diversity to the work of public health. True to our value of equity as a foundational element of all of our work, and a critical foundation to achieving population health impact in New York City, 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 advance anti-racist public health practices that 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.

PROGRAM AND JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Center for Health Equity & Community Wellness (CHECW) seeks to eliminate racial and other inequities resulting in premature mortality. With an unwavering grounding in history and structural analysis, CHECW works to increase visibility of the harm perpetuated by centuries of racist, socially unjust policy while pushing towards redress for the most impacted NYC communities. CHECW addresses inequity across community and healthcare systems in partnership with community, faith-based, and health care organizations. CHECW's work focuses on social determinants of health, including environmental and commercial determinants, and addresses both upstream and downstream factors to improve health and well-being of New Yorkers.

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:

As Community Coordinator within the Office of Faith-Based Initiatives, you will:

* In coordination with Health Action Centers and other DOHMH Divisions/Bureaus and Offices, convene faith- based taskforces summits, conferences and taskforce meetings.

* Lead in the establishment of Manhattan and Queens Interfaith Advisory Groups.

* Serve as primary liaison between Faith-based Organizations citywide and Office of Faith-Based Initiatives (OFBI).

* Establish and maintain a data base of faith-based organizations citywide.

* Coordinate and manage OFBI's' logistics related faith-based meetings and conferences.

* Initiate written correspondence and telephone communication and follow ups with faith-based organizations.

* Attend meetings and forums, conferences as they relate to networking with faith-based organizations.

* Conduct field visits to faith-based organizations to make presentations, provide technical assistance Initiate and conduct faith-based research in partnership with other Department of Health Programs/Health Action Centers.

* Assist to develop and track OFBI performance indicators and perform related tasks, as assigned by the Director.


Minimum Qualifications

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.


Preferred Skills

--2-3 years faith-based community work experience. --Demonstrated capability to lead implementation of special community level initiatives. --Excellent organizational skills and highly detail-oriented. --Excellent oral and written communication skills. --Demonstrated ability to effectively establish and maintain working relationships with faith-based groups and other community groups. --Ability to communicate in a second language. --Knowledge of NYC local communities and local organization leadership.
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.

Job ID

576645

Title code

56058

Civil service title

COMMUNITY COORDINATOR

Title classification

Non-Competitive-5

Business title

Community Coordinator of Manhattan and Queens Office of Faith Based Initiatives (OFBIs), Bureau of Health Equity Capacity Building

Posted until

2023-11-24

  1. Experienced (non-manager)

Number of positions

1

Work location

42-09 28th Street

  1. Constituent Services & Community Programs
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