May 7, 2015 | Job Opportunities

  1. Position: Senior Research Analyst, Bureau of Maternal Infant and Reproductive Health

 Organization: New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

 Posting Date: April 24, 2015

Job Description

The Bureau of Maternal, Infant and Child Health seeks a Senior Research Analyst. Under the direction of the Research and Evaluation Director and in close collaboration with other Program Unit Directors, the Senior Research Advisor will be responsible for conducting independent research and analysis and in advising the Bureau on research methods and quantitative analysis.  The ideal candidate should have experience conducting large scale research and evaluation studies, managing large data sets and conducting high level statistical analysis.

RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE:

  • Perform data analyses for routine reports, data requests, evaluation projects, and other special epidemiologic analyses.
  • Lead research and evaluation studies and translate findings for effective decision making.
  • Produce reports, other documents, and articles for peer reviewed journals based on Bureau research and present findings at conferences and meetings.
  • Respond promptly to data queries and requests from the offices of Communications, the Commissioner, FCH Deputy Commissioner’s office, BMIRH Assistant Commissioner, and Program Directors.
  • Contribute to Bureau-wide research agenda.
  • Liaise with the Division of Epidemiology and Office of Vital Statistics regarding BMIRH data needs and collaborative efforts.
  • Collaborate closely with other BMIRH units to assure that data analyses are appropriate, and that they inform and/or are responsive to program and policy directions and recommendations.
  • Stay abreast of latest research developments in maternal, infant and reproductive health.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qual Requirements

  1. For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health.

To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have:

  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
  1. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or
  1. 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. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in “1” and “2” above.

NOTE:

Probationary Period

Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.

Preferred Skills

Graduate degree in public health, PhD preferred; minimum of five years of experience with data analysis using advanced statistical software. (SAS (required), STATA, SPSS, or SUUDAN).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Extensive experience in quantitative research methods and analysis; some experience in qualitative research methods preferred; strong writing skills with a track record in publications;

exceptional interpersonal and teamwork skills; proven coordination and organizational skills; excellent communication skills.

To Apply

Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number #191435.

We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Work Location

42-09 28th Street, Queens, NY, 11101

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.

POSTING DATE: 04/24/2015

POST UNTIL: Until Filled

 

  1. Position: Assistant Director of Public Health Housing, Center for Health Equity

 Organization: New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

 Posting Date: April 10, 2015

Job Description

NYCHA’s health programs and partnerships have significantly expanded in recent years.  The agency participates in collaborative initiatives in partnership with a broad range of public and private partners. The Authority’s partnership with the City’s Department of Health (DOHMH) has deepened, specifically with regard to an exploration of smoke-free housing, planning for the Choice Neighborhoods initiative in Mott Haven, and the implementation of the Community Health Worker Initiative in East and Central Harlem.

NYCHA’s collaborative health work currently focuses on three priority areas: wellness and chronic disease prevention, healthy housing, and access to health coverage and quality health care. The Assistant Director of Public Health Housing will align community health work within NYCHA with

DOHMH’s citywide public health efforts, particularly on projects based at the Department’s new Center for Health Equity.  The Assistant Director will leverage program, policy, and funding resources to advance strategic collaborative initiatives that will contribute to positive resident health outcomes.

Position Summary and Key Responsibilities

The Assistant Director will have dual reporting to both NYCHA and DOHMH leadership.  As a member of NYCHA’s senior management team and a direct report to NYCHA Executive staff within the Authority, the Assistant Director is principally responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all resident health programs and partnerships for the agency.  The strategic goal of this new dual-reporting role is to position NYCHA as a lead partner in efforts to improve resident health while ensuring DOHMH’s emerging work to target resources to public housing residents residing is aligned with other NYCHA priorities and initiatives.

The key responsibilities of the Assistant Director of Public Health Housing include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Lead the development and implementation of a strategic plan designed to improve the health of NYCHA residents through outreach & education, programmatic resources and policy.
  • Identify and execute strategies to use a public health and safety lens to help guide decision making regarding NYCHA’s capital projects, property management, development and budget. Provide thought leadership to help incorporate best practices and evidence-based approaches to improving health in a residential context.  Direct coordination of all DOHMH services based in the public housing setting in conjunction with colleagues from both agencies.
  • Align NYCHA-based community health initiatives with the NextGenNYCHA vision of safe, clean, and connected communities, and with the mission and priorities of the agency’s other management redesign efforts.
  • Secure and strengthen existing NYCHA work tied to health including targeted place-based initiatives,

healthy food projects, physical activity, and access to health care.  Create, build, and sustain new outcomes-driven programs and partnerships.

  • Maintain communication and alignment with NYCHA’s Office of Public Private Partnerships charged with building partnerships and garnering resources from the private, public, and philanthropic sectors to support NYCHA’s goals of preserving public housing and connecting residents to services that meet their educational, economic opportunity, aging, and health needs. Also align future health program and policy work with the proposed new NYCHA-based 501(c)3 and DOHMH’s Fund for Public Health in New York.
  • Identify and execute strategies to maximize leverage of key NYCHA assets such as existing partnerships, multifaceted resident leadership, a portfolio of existing community center and commercial space, and relationships with operators of NYCHA-based day care, community and senior centers.
  • Secure resources to address the needs identified in the 2011 report Health of Older Adults in New York City Public Housing and additional needs highlighted by available data on mobility, chronic disease, smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke, and other indicators.
  • Manage the work of the Senior Manager for Community Health and additional health program staff at NYCHA.
  • Provide leadership to facilitate information sharing, dialogue, and the exchange of ideas on best practices in community health between residents, key public health policy stakeholders, and community partners.

Minimum Qual Requirements

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and five years of full-time professional satisfactory experience acquired within the last fifteen years, in a health services setting such as a laboratory, hospital, or other patient care facility, or in a public health, environmental health, or mental hygiene program , at least 18 months of which must have been in a managerial capacity, consisting of managerial experience clearly demonstrating the ability to perform difficult and responsible managerial work, requiring independent decision-making concerning program management, planning, allocation of resources, and the scheduling and assignment of work
  1. Education and/or experience equivalent to “1” above. Education may be substituted for experience on the basis that each 30 graduate semester credits from an accredited college in hospital administration, public health, public administration, business administration, management or administration can be substituted for one year of non-managerial experience up to a maximum of 60 semester credits for two years. However, all candidates must have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree and 18 months of managerial experience as described in “1” above.

Preferred Skills

Working knowledge of government and community process and structures; the ability to build and foster collaborative relationships across many levels of personnel and disciplines within and outside Public Health; sensitivity to the current political environment; the needs and workings of community partner organizations; skill at multi-tasking while working under the pressure of meeting deadlines. Strong knowledge and experience in program management;

expertise in managing different levels of staff.

To Apply

Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 190186.

We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Work Location

42-09 28th Street , Queens, NY, 11101

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.

 

  1. Position: Consultant

 Organization: Jenny Craig

 Posting Date: May 4, 2015

POSITION OVERVIEW

As a Jenny Craig Consultant (JCC), you will be responsible for helping your clients build a healthy lifestyle program, both over the phone and in-person at a center location. You and your client are a team, working together to identify challenges, set realistic goals, design menus and achieve life changing results. Your on-going support, motivation and consultation will be key to your clients’ success. As a JCC, you will guide your clients toward their goal, support them each step of the way and be there to celebrate every victory, no matter how big or small.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Partner one-on-one with your clients along their weight loss journey, keeping them motivated and holding them accountable to their dietary and healthy lifestyle goals
  • Learn your clients’ goals and past struggles, then designing an easy-to-follow, customized menu and support plan
  • Be your clients’ biggest supporter; monitor results and alter their program as needed
  • Keep your clients successfully on the program by conducting weekly consultations, making care calls, live confirmation calls and rescheduling inactive clients
  • Consistently meet performance expectations, including work schedules and supporting the Center team in achieving goals and quotas
  • Help your clients maximize the Jenny program tool and product offerings to reach their goals
  • Teach and support flexible meal planning
  • Celebrate milestone achievements with your clients!

COMPENSATION/TRAINING

  • Base hourly compensation, plus monthly incentive plan
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Long-term disability/life insurance

   401(k)

  • Extensive training program; monthly on-going learning & development opportunities
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Some college preferred; High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Retail or sales experience preferred
  • Customer service experience
  • Ability to work flexible schedule including evenings and weekends
  • Basic computer skills

Applicants can apply by sending a copy of their resume to Ksmith2@cjc.com

Jenny Craig is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V

 

  1. Position: Youthmarket Manager/Driver

 Organization: GrowNYC

 Posting Date: May 5, 2015

GrowNYC, home to the Greenmarket farmers’ market program and other environmental initiatives, is seeking three seasonal Manager/Drivers for Youthmarket, a network of youth-run farm stands with a three-fold mission: to provide business opportunities for regional farmers, job experience and education to NYC youth, and access to fresh, healthy, local foods to underserved communities. Youthmarket is an innovative approach to both food access and youth development, and also plays a crucial role in the operations of Greenmaket Co., GrowNYC’s local food hub and distribution program.

Youthmarket Manager/Driver Position: GrowNYC seeks highly organized, self-motivated, outgoing early-risers to manage 2-3 youth-run farm stands in NYC. Reporting to the Youthmarket Program Coordinator, the Youthmarket Manager/Driver will set up and take down farm stands, oversee merchandising and sales, supervise youth and conduct at-market lessons and activities about the produce sold at the market, healthy eating, and small business skills. The Youthmarket Manager/Driver will also have scheduled office hours to deposit market income and submit all financial paperwork for their markets to the Program Coordinator. The Youthmarket Manager/Driver will function as Youthmarket’s field representative to program participants and partner organizations and must have the ability to work well with a wide variety of individuals, including youth and seniors.

Applicants should have an interest in food, knowledge about food systems, and a desire to increase food-access in NYC’s low- income communities. The position requires excellent communications skills, a professional demeanor, high physical energy, and experience working with young people and/or seniors. Applicants must be reliable, and capable of working independently, with minimal supervision. The Youthmarket Manager/Driver will be required to work weekends and early mornings and must have a valid drivers license in good standing, preferably with experience driving trucks in NYC.

Physical Requirements: The Youthmarket Manager/Driver position requires working outdoors in all weather conditions, standing and walking for extended periods, carrying heavy and bulky items on a daily basis, and working early morning hours.

Youthmarket Manager/Driver Responsibilities:

Below is a list of some, but not all, of the Youthmarket Manager/Driver duties:

  • Operate a van on NYC surface roads and highways, and distribute market equipment to Youthmarket sites;
  • Maintain equipment and materials necessary to daily market operations, including price signs, tents, tables, and scales;
  • Supervise daily market operations—including set up, merchandising, sales, and breakdown—according to schedule;
  • Fill out daily paperwork to be submitted to the Program Coordinator;
  • Maintain strict oversight of market revenue, and submitting it to the Program Coordinator;
  • Help facilitate a training session for youth staff at the outset of the market season;
  • Supervise youth at market, guiding them as they receive on-the-job training in customer service and merchandising and educating them about market product and the program’s mission;
  • Oversee and guide volunteers at market;
  • Function as GrowNYC and Youthmarket’s representative to partner organizations and their staff;
  • Be knowledgeable about origins and uses of products at market; be able to communicate that knowledge to youth and

Agriculture is seasonal in New York, as is the job of the Youthmarket Manager/Driver. The position will start with training days in late May, with full-time/seasonal work beginning in late June and ending in late November. The Youthmarket Manager/Driver will work between 30 and 40 hours per week. The position pays $15/hour and includes only statutory benefits. For additional information about Youthmarket, please see our website at www.grownyc.org/youthmarket. Submit cover letter, resume, and three references to Kori Petrovic, Youthmarket Program Coordinator, at kpetrovic@grownyc.org.

GrowNYC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to their race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, height and weight, or other personal characteristics as may be protected by applicable law.