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Special Assistant, Bureau of Health Promotion for Justice-Impacted Populations

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January 2020

Position Announcement

Special Assistant, Bureau of Health Promotion for Justice-Impacted Populations

$59,708-$65,678

 

The Welfare Research, Inc. is seeking (1) one qualified candidate to fill the full-time position of Special Assistant in the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Bureau of Health Promotion for Justice-Impacted Populations.

 

The Division of Mental Hygiene (DMH) works to advance population health through supporting access to quality mental health services and is responsible for overseeing programs and services regarding mental health, substance use and developmental delays and disabilities. DMH connects approximately 1,000 community programs, advances policies that benefit people it serves, and works in collaboration with City and State partners to prevent or reduce the burden of these conditions and to promote recovery. The Division builds upon a portfolio of policy and programming that spans clinics and communities across the city, and includes the programmatic bureaus of Alcohol and Drug Use, Prevention, Care and Treatment; Children, Youth and Families; Developmental Disabilities; Mental Health, Administration; Mental Hygiene Community Engagement, Policy and Practice; as well as the Bureau of Health Promotion of Justice-Impacted Populations.

 

The Bureau of Health Promotion for Justice-Impacted Populations (BHPJIP), in the Division of Mental Hygiene, The Bureau of Health Promotion for Justice-Impacted Populations (HPJIP) works to reduce negative health consequences associated with justice system involvement. By centering community, addressing inequities, and promoting trauma-and-resilience-informed-care, we promote evidence-based best practices and policy to address the needs of those disproportionately impacted by adverse interactions with the justice system.

Reporting to the Assistant Commissioner of the Bureau of Health Promotion for Justice-Impacted Populations, the Special Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Prepare briefing papers, one-pagers, presentations, letters, reports etc. for the Assistant Commissioner.
  • Monitor and track tasks, deliverables and deadlines for tasks related to Bureau operations.
  • In collaboration with Bureau administrative staff, coordinate and schedule meetings, training, seminars, and events with internal staff and external stakeholders.
  • Participate in Bureau meetings, projects and initiatives as assigned.
  • Monitor and ensure quality control of the Assistant Commissioner calendar and support calendar requests, room reservations and materials gathering, as needed in collaboration with Bureau administrative staff.
  • Provide regular updates on current projects by gathering information from project managers and leaders, prompting them for any necessary actions and documentation progress.
  • Act as the Bureau liaison for assigned projects.
  • Provide work coverage for Bureau administrative staff as needed.
  • Deliver special projects and assignments on-time with minimal needed oversight or supervision, as directed by Assistant Commissioner.
  • Perform other assigned duties in accordance with Bureau mission, racial justice, cultural competency, anti-discriminatory and other policies and procedures.

 

Minimum requirements

  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 two years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate filed 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.  
  4. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications is essential.

 

Preferred Skills:

  • An established ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Ability to manage multiple activities and prioritize appropriately.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

 

Work Location:

Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

42-09 28th Street

Queens, New York 11101

 

Salary: Commensurate with experience

 

To Apply: Applicants will need to submit a resume and cover letter to mhyadmin@health.nyc.gov.

 

Excellent Benefits Package. EEO Employer

January 2020

Position Announcement

Special Assistant, Bureau of Health Promotion for Justice-Impacted Populations

$59,708-$65,678

 

The Welfare Research, Inc. is seeking (1) one qualified candidate to fill the full-time position of Special…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Doctorate (PhD) Required

Location

New York, NY

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