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Big Cities Health Coalition Opportunities

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Associate Commissioner for External Affairs

The Office of External Affairs (OEA) at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene manages many of the agency’s most critical interactions with the public, from raising awareness and promoting healthy behaviors to advancing policies and responding to health emergencies. OEA serves as the agency’s in-house publisher, advertiser and marketer of trendsetting, culturally responsive campaigns and initiatives, maintains several websites, and oversees new and social media outreach and efforts. As the nation’s leading public health department, the DOHMH is seeking to hire a dynamic leader to serve as an Associate Commissioner who will be responsible for overseeing and managing the Office of External Affairs. Please find full details and information on how to apply here.

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Press Secretary

The Press Office for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is seeking a Press Secretary. The office plays a key role in fulfilling the Department’s mission. Whether responding to an acute crisis or advancing a new initiative, the agency relies on the Press Office to convey vital information to the public. Reporting the Associate Commissioner for External Affairs and supervising four press officers, the Press Secretary oversees the production of up to a 100 news releases a year and plays a central role in planning for, and responding to, public health emergencies. Please find full details and information on how to apply here.

Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Director, Maternal, Child, and Family Health

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) is seeking a highly qualified candidate to serve as Director of the Division of Maternal, Child, and Family Health. This leadership position is responsible for managing this division and, more generally, for establishing and implementing a strategy to improve the health of women, children, and families in Philadelphia. PDPH, with some 900 staff and a budget of $350 million, promotes and protects the health of all Philadelphians and provides a safety net for the most vulnerable. The Division of Maternal, Child, and Family Health (MCFH) has the lead responsibility to improve the health of childbearing women and help every child in Philadelphia get a healthy start in life. MCFH oversees the federally-funded Healthy Start initiative and Maternal & Child Health Services Block Grant (Title V) from the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Other key programs involve promoting breast-feeding, providing home visiting for high-risk infants, coordinating perinatal care with social services in department health centers, conducting maternal and child fatality reviews, and surveillance for congenital infections and birth defects. MCFH currently has a budget of approximately $6 million in local, state, and federal funds. Please see the full announcement and information on how to apply HERE.

City and County of San Francisco

Director of Public Health

The City and County of San Francisco is seeking a Director of Public Health to plan, organize, and direct all functions and activities for the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH), including hospitals, preventative health services, emergency medical services, community mental health, jail health services, forensic services, substance use, environmental health, and other population health functions. The Director is responsible for management of a $2.2 billion budget, 8,000+ employees, as well as administration of $400 million in health services contracts.  Additionally, the Director of Public Health directs the enforcement of all public health laws, ordinances and regulations; oversees budget preparation for approval by the Commission.  The Director of Public Health leads multiple key priorities which include: reducing Hepatitis A, B and C infection rates, addressing the many layers of mental health issues, and promoting overall public health. For more details and to apply please click HERE.

Maricopa County

Director of Public Health

Maricopa County is looking for a Director of Public Health who has proven themselves to be successful in building collaborative partnerships while directing population-based medicine and programming involving communicable diseases, chronic disease prevention, health policy, the maintenance of vital statistics, public health education and the delivery and dispensing of public health services mandated by state statutes and the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to the citizens of Maricopa County. More information and details about application HERE.

Baltimore City Health Department

Commissioner of Health

The City of Baltimore seeks a Commissioner of Health to oversee the Baltimore City Health Department. The department is the oldest in the country, has around 1,000 employees and an annual budget of $130 million. It aims to protect health, eliminate disparities, and ensure the well-being of every resident of Baltimore through education, advocacy, and direct service delivery. The candidate must have a medical degree and be a resident of Baltimore. Full description and application details HERE.

Chicago Department of Public Health

Medical Director, HIV/STI Bureau

Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) is seeking a medical director for it's HIV/STI bureau. This position is a leadership position that will provide medical and epidemiologic guidance to HIV/STI disease surveillance and prevention program activities and will provide operational leadership and clinical guidance for the STI clinics (3 sites). In 2017, CDPH announced our “Getting to Zero” plan which establishes a goal of reducing new HIV diagnoses to functional zero by 2027. Achieving this goal will not be easy but CDPH’s team and partners are determined. CDPH seeks an energetic, passionate and knowledgeable medical director to support implementation of this plan and many other priority initiatives.

Interested individuals can apply HERE.

Columbus Public Health Department

Public Health Physician

The Columbus Public Health Department is seeking a Public Health Physician who will serve as the  as the medical director/provider for the TB program and other clinical programs.  Under general direction, this position is responsible for providing diagnosis, consultation and medical treatment to patients and/or coordinating, managing, or providing consultation and advice to specialized medical programs in the Columbus Public Health Department. This position also will be involved in medical oversight of public health responses like infectious disease investigations and outbreaks to protect the public’s health. Interested candidates are advised to send a resume/CV and cover letter to Alisha Ardolino. Contact Health Commissioner, Dr. Mysheika Roberts at 614-645-5489 or MWRoberts@columbus.gov with questions.