Special Projects Coordinator

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Special Projects Coordinator

Full Job Description

March 8th 2023
Position Announcement
Special Projects Coordinator for the Assistant Commissioner of the Bureau of Alcohol, Drug Use Prevention, Care & Treatment
Salary - $84,859 - $86,830
Grade - 24

The Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. is seeking one (1) qualified candidate to fill the full-time position of Special Projects Coordinator for the Assistant Commissioner (AC) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Drug Use Prevention, Care & Treatment (BADUPCT) in the Division of Mental Hygiene at the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH).

Overview of Division / Program

The Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention, Care and Treatment (BADUPCT) works to close gaps and reduce overall morbidity and mortality related to alcohol and substance use among New Yorkers. BADUPCT develops, implements, and evaluates interventions and prevention strategies through contracting of treatment, recovery, and support services; policy analysis and development; epidemiology and surveillance; dissemination of treatment and management guidelines; harm reduction initiatives; public and provider outreach and education; and community involvement and interagency collaboration. The Bureau amplifies the voices of those most impacted and focuses on inequitable structural, social, service, and communication factors that drive disparities.

The Special Projects Coordinator is responsible for providing project management and coordination support across BADUPCT units to help advance bureau program and policy priorities. The Special Projects Coordinator works with other members of the Office of the AC to ensure that all external and internal requests are completed in a timely manner, project indicators and trackers are appropriately disseminated and updated, and briefing documents and special projects requested by the AC are assigned and completed.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Under direction from the Assistant Commissioner, the Special Projects Coordinator will have wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative to perform the following tasks:

  • Triage internal and external requests, including requests received from the offices of the Executive Deputy Commissioner and Commissioner of Health, and ensure timely completion
  • Track, analyze, and synthesize program data for program reports and presentations
  • Conduct literature reviews and other special projects to inform bureau priorities at the direction of the AC
  • Assist in policy and program research to develop and implement special projects, at the request of the Assistant Commissioner
  • Coordinate creation and reporting of quantitative and qualitative bureau metrics and programmatic indicators for agency progress reporting and management
  • Prepare presentations, briefing documents, and talking points at the request of the Assistant Commissioner
  • Assist Assistant Commissioner in coordinating strategic planning and other bureau-wide activities
  • Help lead and manage internal meetings: intra-agency initiatives, bureau initiatives, as well as all-staff meetings and leadership meetings
  • Provide supervision to project staff in the Assistant Commissioner's office
  • Provide coordination support to bureau antiracism efforts

Minimum Requirements:

  • A Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Public Heath, Public Administration, Public Policy, or an associated field.

Preferred Skills:

  • 2-3 years of project management and research experience and demonstrate a strong commitment to and experience in working collaboratively.
  • Experience in evaluating and conducting policy and public health research and synthesizing complex data from various sources.
  • Experience tracking projects to meet deadlines and deliverables.
  • Experience writing a variety of products including research reports, briefing documents, and project proposals.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to work under tight deadlines in a high volume, fast-paced work environment.
  • Strong and demonstrated commitment to advancing racial equity.

RFMH employees may be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 depending on work location and must provide proof of vaccination. Individuals that are not vaccinated for COVID-19 are ineligible for appointment to positions that require vaccination. Fully vaccinated is defined as two (2) or more weeks since receiving either the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccination series (e.g., Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) or the first and only dose of a single-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson [J&J]/Janssen).

Work Location: 42-09 28th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101

To Apply: To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter on our website at https://rfmh.applicantpro.com/jobs/ then click on Employment Opportunities. Only applications submitted through our website will be considered. This position will be open until filled.

The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent Benefits Package. Employer/Minority/Women/Disabled/Veteran Employer. VEVRAA 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) compliant.

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