The New York University School of Medicine Department of Population Health is leading an exciting program funded by the NY State Department of Health Bureau of Tobacco Control to improve tobacco cessation services across the five boroughs of New York City, with a focus on underserved populations that are disproportionately affected by tobacco use. We are seeking an energetic, creative and thoughtful problem solver who will work collaboratively with colleagues and external partners and will be responsible for:
· Building relationships with key decision makers at health care organizations to facilitate tobacco health systems change strategies that improve patient outcomes.
· Providing ongoing tailored technical assistance to partner Health Care Organizations in updating their current tobacco use treatment policies and practices to align with best practices.
· Working with colleagues to craft and communicate a distinctive, influential, program voice that addresses program priorities.
· Working with local media outlets and partners to garner earned media on our project and current issues in tobacco cessation.
· Monitor external sources of information including media, Government, listservs, and other organizations for tobacco control issues and developments of relevance; and provide summaries and analyses of them
· Engaging with various partners in the healthcare landscape to further tobacco control efforts across New York City and New York State.
· Writing monthly reports, developing dissemination strategies for program findings, and monitoring partner sites’ strategy implementation to ensure sustainability
· Participating in special projects to understand the barriers to providing successful tobacco cessation services and develop innovative solutions.
· Educating local and state legislators on the problem of tobacco use, effective actions to address the burden of these behaviors, the unmet need for addressing these issues in counties across New York State, and the importance of maintaining policy, systems and environmental change strategies for sustained tobacco control improvements.
· Participating in other duties as required.
1. Master’s degree in public health, health communications, public administration, quality improvement/assurance, health administration, or a related field or equivalent, and at least two years’ related experience working within community health centers, federally qualified health centers, behavioral health facilities, hospitals and/or tobacco control.
2. Proficiency in using various Microsoft Office applications such as World, Excel, Access, Power Point and Outlook. Familiar with Internet applications.
3. Effective oral, written, communication, interpersonal skills.
4. Ability to interface effectively with all levels of management.
5. Ability to multi task and project manage.
6. Ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of an energetic and motivated team.
1. Experience writing pitches, articles and press releases for publication in newspapers, magazines and newsletters highly desired
2. Experience interfacing with elected officials
3. Prior experience in quality improvement, practice facilitation and/or tobacco control a plus
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
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