The Bureau of Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health (BMIRH) within the Division of Family and Child Health (DFCH) seeks a dynamic leader and manager to oversee a comprehensive, multi-year strategy to reduce the persistent racial disparities in infant mortality and severe maternal morbidity and maternal mortality in NYC. DFCH 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.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
Under the direction of the Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health, the NYC Birth Equity Initiative Director will be responsible for the following duties, not limited to:
--Develop and implement a multi-disciplinary citywide and neighborhood-level initiative to prevent the leading causes of infant mortality and severe maternal morbidity through program, policy, research/evaluation and community-based activities, with a focus on neighborhoods with the highest infant mortality, severe maternal morbidity and maternal mortality rates.
--Build and strengthen partnerships with other city agencies and community partners, and aligning with current citywide and community-based efforts.
--Supervise a team of centrally and community-based staff, and oversee development and implementation of all program activities, program evaluation and the program budget.
--Work closely with the DOHMH Center for Health Equity, which is charged with strengthening and amplifying the Health Department's work to eliminate health inequities.