Community Outreach Director (Higher Education Officer)

Job Type

Full Time




New York
New York
United States


Community Outreach Director (Higher Education Officer)

Job ID: 18529

FSLA: Exempt

Compensation: Salary commensurate with education and experience

Closing Date: April 18, 2018

The Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) is dedicated to providing progressive graduate degree programs and to identifying, designing, implementing and evaluating public health initiatives that promote equitable, efficient and evidence-based solutions to pressing health problems facing cities. The mission of the school is to promote public health policies to improve the health of populations in New York City and around the world. CUNY SPH faculty members are recognized leaders in health policy, community health interventions, epidemiology and biostatistics, and public health informatics, among other areas. Faculty and students are actively engaged in promoting healthy cities to ultimately shape policy and practice in public health for all.

CUNY SPH Office of Community Engagement will provide faculty and students with the opportunity to work with the community to develop and implement public health solutions. All graduate public health students must demonstrate the application of basic public health concepts through a practice experience that is relevant to the students’ areas of specialization. Faculty are also expected to engage in teaching, research, and service in collaboration with the community as part of the SPH mission.

The CUNY SPH Community Outreach Programs Director will report directly to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and is responsible for facilitating and supporting community engagement and experiential learning opportunities for public health faculty and students.

Duties include but are not limited to:

- Manages the development and dissemination of experiential learning programs information to

individuals, community boards, businesses, and other institutions.

- Establishes and cultivates partnerships with practice sites, conducts assessments that responds to the

need of the community and industry.

- Develops a strategic plan and guides the development and implementation of marketing plans and an

efficient community partners' database.

- Writes grant proposals for workforce initiatives and creates alliances for funding through strategic

partnerships; solicits funding opportunities from foundations.

- In collaboration with the division and college-wide leadership, identifies and communicates

commonalities and patterns across programs, partners, and/or grants to build new programs or refine

existing ones.

- Works collaboratively with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and senior management to develop

and manage grants and projects.

- Provides student and faculty orientations for community engagement opportunities to support faculty

and students.

General Duties:

- Directs a program or service providing community outreach and services.

- Independently defines program goals, objectives, risks, and roles and responsibilities

- Collaborates with external organizations and community stakeholders to plan and execute program activities

- Represents the college or university to external organizations

- Develops and delivers direct service to external clientele

- Collects data on outcomes, and analyzes and reports results while planning new and improved services

- May manage an office staff of employees and/or volunteers

- Oversees operating budgets and performs financial analysis to support decision-making

- May identify and secure program funding

- Performs related duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree and eight years’ related experience required.

Preferred qualifications include a Master's degree, experience with developing and managing community outreach and experiential learning in public health or health care settings, and effective technology skills, including database search and management. A history of scholarly publications in community outreach is a plus

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Equal Employment Opportunity:

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

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