Project Manager, Maternal Community Clinical Connection, Bureau of Maternal Infant and Reproductive Health - 333308
The overall goal of the Maternal Community Clinical Connection is to create a sustainable and replicable model that eliminates Black/White and Latina/White Racial Disparities in Severe Maternal Morbidity (SMM) and promote Safe and Respectful Maternity Care in a Central Brooklyn neighborhood facing high SMM rates. The initiative seeks to support neighborhood and hospital-specific programmatic, system, and environmental interventions to improve women’s health and reduce toxic stress and trauma of people of reproductive age residing in this neighborhood.
Under the direction of the Director of the New York City Birth Equity Initiative, with wide latitude for independent judgment and decision making, the Project Manager, manages the day to day operations of the SMM Hospital-Community Partnership.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Design and monitor performance metrics and program plans for the Maternal Community Clinical Connections hospital and community-activities.
• Develop and modify the Maternal Community Clinical Connection’s targets and create a strategic plan and protocols to ensure quality standards are met.
• Synthesize programmatic data for the creation of routine reports at the request of the Commissioner, First Deputy Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, Assistant Commissioner and Program Directors.
• Produce reports and articles for peer reviewed journals based on programmatic data and present findings at conferences and meetings.
• Craft research agenda for Maternal Community Clinical Connection, in hopes of adding to the body of work on how social determinants of health affect SMM and other maternal outcomes.
• Supervise the daily operations/activities of the Program, including supervision of staff.
• Manage/Create spending plan for personnel and OTPS budgets.
• Lead and align the work of the Severe Maternal Morbidity team, including that of staff not directly reporting to this position.
• Build relationship with hospital administrators and teams.
• Perform confidential and/or sensitive assignments related to initiative management.
• Identify, hire and develop work plans for consultants, as needed.
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
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 three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field 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. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in "1" and "2" above.
Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.
• Graduate degree in public health or related field
• Knowledge of Maternal Mortality, Severe Maternal Morbidity and Infant Mortality
• Experience in evidence-based programmatic design and performance measurement
• Experience with qualitative research methods and community-based participatory research
• Prior experience with relevant data sources, preferred (e.g.Office of Vital Statistics, SPARCS, PRAMS, Salient, Community Health Survey, and the Youth Risk Behaviors Survey)
• Experience working with hospital-based data systems
• Minimum of five years of experience with data analysis using advanced statistical software. (SAS, STATA, SPSS, or SUDAAN)
• Passion for using data to inform programs and policies
• Strong writing skills with a track record in publications
• Exceptional interpersonal and teamwork skills
• Proven coordination and organizational skills
• Experience working on multiple projects with tight deadlines
• Experience supervising staff in multiple locations.
• Experience with Quality Improvement and Electronic Medical Records
• Experience working with health sector, non-profit organizations, hospitals and government agencies
• Excellent public speaking and presentation skills
• Fluency in Spanish and/or Haitian-Creole preferred, but not required.
**IMPORTANT NOTE TO ALL CANDIDATES:
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.
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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.
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.