Built Environment Deputy Director
The Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc. - New York, NY

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Fund for Public Health in New York

22 Cortlandt Street, 11 th Floor, Suite #1103, New York, NY 10007

Phone: (646) 710-4860 § www.fphny.org

Job Title: Built Environment Deputy Director

Organization: Fund for Public Health in New York - NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene – Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control – Built Environment

Position Reports to: Director, Built Environment Program

The Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc. (FPHNY) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers. To this end, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), FPHNY implements programs to address pressing public health needs, fosters private sector support to enhance health and health care, and helps educate the public regarding the protection of individual, family and community health.

The Fund for Public Health in New York (FPHNY) seeks a Built Environment Deputy Director , funded through a Community Transformation Grant (CTG) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This grant which has been awarded for one year and is renewable for five years, supports an integrated set of complementary evidence-based activities to bring about environment, program, and infrastructure changes to improve health outcomes by preventing the leading causes of death and disability across the life span for all New Yorkers, particularly those who experience disparities in health.

It is the intention that any individual hired by FPHNY will become a DOHMH employee during the term of the CTG, subject to completion of all DOHMH qualification and New York City residency requirements and receipt of all necessary approvals.

This position will be housed within the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control, which is in the DOHMH Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. The bureau spearheads programs and initiatives to reduce the burden of chronic diseases and to address the underlying risk factors that lead to them, such as poor nutrition, physical inactivity and tobacco use. The Bureau promotes healthful environment and system changes in the food and physical environment and develops programs that promote physical activity, healthy eating and smoking cessation. The Bureau also develops innovative strategies to convey critical health messages to the public.

POSITION OVERVIEW:
The Built Environment Deputy Director reports to the Built Environment Director and is responsible for assisting the Director with day-to-day management and supervision of staff and Built Environment Program initiatives, program budgets, administrative issues, and evaluation activities. The Deputy Director will conduct high-level correspondence and will represent the Program both internally and externally as needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist the Built Environment Director with management and supervision of staff and program initiatives;

Manage Program budgets and administrative issues and work with the Director and staff to expend OTPS funds to support staff and program initiatives efficiently and responsibly;

Represent the Built Environment Program as needed in meetings and correspondence;

Oversee Built Environment research and evaluation activities;

Assist with programmatic strategic direction;

Assist with grant identification and writing and submission of grants, as well as grant management;

Assist with drafting and undertaking publications;

Complete other tasks as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
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.

PREFFERED SKILLS:
One year of work experience in a management or supervisory capacity; preferably related to public health and/or the built environment;

Management experience in a government and/or public health setting is a plus.

Knowledge of research literature relevant to built environment public health initiatives, and the ability to translate this literature into intervention recommendations.

Proven skills and experience conducting quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation of public health interventions

Excellent writing skills and verbal communication, including experience giving oral presentations;

Ability to work both independently and in a team environment on a broad range of integrated initiatives;

Experience managing high-level administrative tasks, including oversight of organizational budgets.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:
FPHNY offers a comprehensive benefits package. The salary range for this position commensurate with experience and is dependent upon experience and salary history.

PLEASE NOTE:
Any individual selected to fill this CTG-grant funded position may be hired either by FPHNY or directly by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). It is the intention that any individual hired by FPHNY will become a DOHMH employee during the term of the grant, subject to the receipt of all necessary approvals.
The Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.

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