NFP Director, Bureau of Maternal Infant and Reproductive Health

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New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Published 15 days ago

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.


* Provide overall leadership and direction for the Nurse-Family Partnership program.

* Oversee and monitor all administrative and program operations, including direct and indirect supervision of a large staff including centrally based administrative staff and community based public health nurse-led teams, and an electronic case management system.

* Collaborate with the NFP national organization (National Service Office) to support the NFP program in NYC overall leadership and direction for NYC NFP.

* In conjunction with DFCH Administration/Budget, provide fiscal oversight for the program. Develop and monitor program budget, including funds from public and private sources.

* Monitor NFP contracts, including oversight of contracting process. Implement long-term sustainability plan for public funding of NYC NFP.

* Oversee and assure fidelity to the NFP program model through the development , implementation, monitoring and modification as needed of effective policies and procedures and ongoing quality assurance/improvement. Monitor monthly program data from sites and national data system.

* Work with BMIRH Director of Research and Evaluation and their staff to evaluate NFP and implement program changes as needed.

* Play key role in advocating for and maintaining sustainable funding for the program including city tax-levy, Medicaid, COPS waiver, and private foundations.

* Assure that NYC NFP is coordinated with other BMIRH, DOHMH-wide and city efforts serving pregnant and parenting families and their children. Provide leadership and support to Bureau Assistant Commissioner and other Directors to align efforts to reduce racial disparities in maternal and infant outcomes, and promote birth equity and reproductive justice.

* Assure maintenance of consistent way to elevate NFP client stories to inform program and policy recommendations, including structural challenges by other agencies.

* Assure effective nurse and client recruitment and retention, and establishment of ongoing recruitment pathways.

* Build and sustain effective communications and outreach on a citywide and community-based level, including supporting and sustaining the NYC NFP Community Advisory Board.

* Lead the formulation and implementation of a long-term strategic plan for NYC NFP with clear goals and priorities; develop short and long-term objectives and activities to meet those goals; and assess degree to which program goals are met and take corrective action as needed to assure quality delivery of service.

* Represent NFP and lead NFP central team in work with DFCH Administration and the Office of the Deputy Commissioner, other DOHMH Divisions including Office of External Affairs and General Counsel as indicated, NFP partner agencies, National NFP and other city government agencies. Respond to media queries and represent NFP to media, at meetings, conferences, and other venues.

* Oversee the expanded Mental Health Services for NYC NFP clients

Minimum Qual Requirements

1. A valid New York state license as a Registered Nurse, a baccalaureate degree in Nursing from an accredited college and a master's degree in Nursing, Public Health or a related field, plus four years of recent experience in public health or hospital nursing or a related field; at least 18 months of which must have been in an administrative, managerial, executive, consultative or educational capacity, or in supervision of professional public health nursing personnel working in any of the above mentioned areas; or

2. Education and/or experience equivalent to ""1"" above. However, all candidates must possess a valid New York State license as a Registered Nurse, and a baccalaureate degree in Nursing from an accredited college; and must possess the 18 months of specialized experience as described in ""1"" above.

Preferred Skills

Registered Nurse,

MPH or other related master's degree,

Minimum 5-7 years experience in senior management/leadership position.

Excellent oral and written skills.

Demonstrated experience in overall program development and management, grant development and management, staff development and public systems and policy.

Competent in use of Microsoft Office programs.

Additional Information

Must follow all safety, security, Blood-borne pathogen exposure, infection control, and hazardous materials policies and procedures to assure a safe environment for staff and students. This includes using: personal protective wear, good hand hygiene, and adhering to sharps safety procedures.



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:


To Apply

Apply online with a cover letter to In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID # 451916.

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.

NOTE: 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.

Residency Requirement

New York City Residency is not required for this position

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…

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42-09 28th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101

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