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Worksite Wellness Senior Manager, Bureau of Chronic Disease and Tobacco Control

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

The Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control spearheads programs and initiatives to reduce the burden of chronic diseases by addressing underlying risk factors, such as poor nutrition, physical inactivity and tobacco use. The Bureau aims to reduce the leading causes of preventable deaths through innovative environmental and systems changes and groundbreaking policies that promote healthy eating, physical activity, and tobacco control. The Bureau, which is part of the Division of Prevention and Primary Care, achieves its goals through implementing neighborhood and population-level programs with an emphasis on policy, systems and environmental changes, especially those that promote healthy choices.

We are looking for a highly motivated and productive public health professional to be part of an internationally-renowned Health Department and bureau.

  • Monitor and research chronic disease prevention trends and best practices in worksite wellness literature and conduct analyses to support the generation of new policy and programmatic initiatives.
  • Design and manage technical aspects of a worksite wellness pilot at the NYC Health Department, including formative research, strategic planning, programming, and evaluation.
  • Lead a team of internal agency stakeholders to identify points of integration that align the agency’s worksite wellness pilot with agency priorities, and leverage internal assets to inform this initiative.
  • Develop and implement a communications strategy, including educational materials, an annual calendar of events and training, and employee engagement tools in collaboration with the Quality of Work Life Committee; work with the Division of Administration and Commissioner’s Office and other relevant to implement these resources.
  • Create evaluation plan, including developing tools to interpret employee feedback to determine if and how the pilot might be improved in the future; analyze statistical information from pilot results to identify trends and utilization in order to track progress and inform future programming and research needs.
  • Provide strategic guidance on chronic disease prevention issues to Department leadership and serve as point of contact with key local stakeholders, including the Office of Labor Relations
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of worksite wellness and health care reform, and constantly stay abreast of new trends and opportunities to elevate a culture of health.
  • Perform other duties as needed in support of the chronic disease prevention agenda.

Minimum Qual Requirements

  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.

Preferred Skills

  • Policy analysis background with a track record of collaborating across diverse program and subject areas
  • Experience in public health or public policy development, particularly related to the prevention of chronic disease (e.g. tobacco use, diet, physical activity)
  • Ability to foster collaborative relationships in the development, implementation, and administration of policy and program delivery
  • Excellent oral and written communication, analytic skills
  • Self-motivator, team leader, and skilled at simultaneously managing multiple priorities and projects
  • Share the agency’s commitment to public health.
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Date Posted
January 11, 2016
Job Type
Long Island City, NY

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