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Advisor, NYC Opportunity, Bureau of Systems, Strengthening and Access - 348313

Job Description The Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity (NYC Opportunity) works to reduce poverty and advance evidence-based policy in New York City through research, program design, performance monitoring, and evaluation. NYC Opportunity manages a dedicated annual Innovation Fund and works collaboratively with City agencies and other partners to create, implement, and oversee a range of anti-poverty programs, policies, and research projects. Currently, NYC Opportunity is partnering with several different units within the Mayor’s Office and city government to execute special projects including Thrive, a comprehensive interagency effort to address mental health needs in New York City.

The Advisor will support NYC Opportunity’s behavioral health work, as well as related initiatives for other projects intended to help low-income New Yorkers.  This position is part of the NYC Opportunity Programs and Evaluation team.

You will:

-Communicate and coordinate meetings with relevant partners across Mayor’s Offices and City agency partners (such as DOE, ACS, DOH, and others) to support implementation of Thrive and other health programs.

– Support the management of four to six evaluations related to Thrive mental health initiatives that provide important community services. 

– Work with Mayor’s Offices and City agency partners to support the tracking of up to 50 Thrive-related evaluations, and related programs and interagency collaborations.

-  Provide support to the NYC Opportunity Programs and Evaluation team in managing a portfolio of 30+ new and existing initiatives and evaluations for programs that provide important community services for low-income residents.

– Generate monthly summary reports and other written products on program operations, evaluations, and related topics.
– Respond to requests to review effective research and evidence-based practices and make recommendations on effective health and anti-poverty programs. 

– Provide support with the development and launch of new programs and policy initiatives.

– Handle special projects as assigned by management.
Minimum Qual Requirements Qualification Requirements
1. High school graduation or equivalent and three years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to duties described above; or
2. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" above.
Preferred Skills – Familiarity with program evaluation, project and program management/monitoring, and policies/ strategies to address health issues and support low-income populations. 

– Demonstrated self-motivation to guide a project from start to finish, while engaging the support of the team or management as appropriate.

– Highly organized and detail-oriented. 

– Ability to think creatively, embrace new approaches and pioneer innovative solutions to problems, while working collaboratively with a diverse constituency.

– Strong interpersonal skills and judgment.

– Excellent oral and written communication skills.

– Ability to work independently and within a fast-paced environment, as well as thrive in a collaborative and supportive team environment. 

– Experience in government a plus.

Please note:  If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as:
• A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license. 

• Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title. 

• Current Resume  

• Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)

Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements” section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.

If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment.   By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.


The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements. 

Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:
To Apply Apply online with a cover letter to  In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 348313.

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

The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply.

All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.
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.

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