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Coordinator (City Birth Equity Task Force), Bureau of Maternal Infant and Reproductive Health

Constituent Services & Community Programs with NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)

Employment Type and Schedule Full-time

Salary $54,100 - $62,215

Work Location Queens

Last Updated Last updated on Mar 14, 2023

Description Description

The Division of Family and Child Health (DFCH) of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is charged with the creation and oversight of programs, policies, services, and environments that support physical and socio-emotional health, and promote primary and reproductive health services, health equity, social justice, safety and well-being for New York City families and children.

The Division is comprised of the Bureau of Maternal Infant and Reproductive Health, the Bureau of Early Intervention, the Office of School Health, and the Bureau of Administration. The vision of the DFCH is that every child, woman, and family recognize their power and is given the opportunity to reach their full health and development potential.

We encourage qualified applicants with demonstrated commitment to social justice, particularly racial, gender, and LGBTQ equity to apply.


Identify and foster relationships with public and private agencies that provide services to families; and identify resources, establish relationships with providers, maintain an updated list of resources.

Identify gaps in needed community resources and implement an outreach strategy to increase program visibility and improve relationships between maternity hospitals, community members and DOHMH.

Engage with existing community and hospital leaders and convene meetings in each of the five boroughs to address maternal health issues and build relationships.

Work closely with team members, birth justice defender hubs in the five boroughs to identify other community partners including community-based organizations and agencies.

Prepare reports, PowerPoint presentations, and present to internal and external audiences as needed.

Some work may require coordination and collaboration with team members in the central office and in the community.

Participate in weekly MHQIN meetings, MHQIN Team meetings/Strategic planning meetings and follow up work.

Travel throughout the five boroughs is required

Requirements Requirements

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in “1” above.