Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA) is a trade association representing nearly 160 hospitals and health systems in the metropolitan New York area and throughout the State, as well as New Jersey, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Community Health Equity Policy and Services, the Director, Community Health Engagement leads GNYHA’s work with member hospitals on the planning and implementation of hospital community and public health improvement and community benefit initiatives, serves as community health expert for members, and keeps hospital administrators informed on community health improvement issues and initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as primary content expert for GNYHA and member hospitals on community health improvement policy and practice, including on hospital community health needs assessment (CHNA) planning and implementation
  • Maintains an up-to-date, comprehensive knowledge of community and public health policy, practice, and program evaluation; hospital community benefit reporting practices and related metrics; and be familiar with population health improvement concepts
  • Provides guidance and technical assistance to member hospitals to support the planning and implementation of hospital community health improvement initiatives in alignment with public health principles, and state and local health department expectations
  • Conceptualize and execute community health improvement educational programs for GNYHA members, including identifying topics of interest and experts to deliver content, and personally presenting content
  • Review and analyze community and public health data and describe findings—orally and in writing—to hospital administrators using non-technical language
  • Provide project management leadership, including organizing information, tracking and executing project deliverables, managing the logistics of convening members and expert speakers, creating agendas and summaries, and managing team documents
  • Assist in representing GNYHA members before public health agencies on federal, state, and local public health issues
  • Support member implementation of other public health-related initiatives, including community violence prevention
  • Direct the development and maintenance of relationships with external partners that can support hospital community health improvement initiatives
  • Regularly prepare memos and articles for internal and external publication
  • Coordinate with association legal, regulatory, quality improvement, health equity, quality improvement, and government relations staff
  • Supervise a senior project manager

Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required; Master’s degree in public health, health policy, administration or related degree preferred
  • 7+ years’ experience working in a health care policy role in a government agency, a health care provider institution, and/or in another health care organization required
  • Strong understanding of the health care regulatory framework required, with an understanding of hospital operations preferred
  • Familiarity of public health data analysis concepts
  • Superior writing and oral communication skills, including the ability to explain complex topics to a non-technical audience
  • Ability to facilitate large and small group discussions
  • Ability to build relationships with GNYHA members, government agency officials, and external organizations as needed
  • Highly organized and strong attention to detail, with an ability to work independently and as part of a team and to creatively solve problems
  • Strong Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneDrive skills
  • Ability to self-start, prioritize, work independently and as part of a team, and problem-solve in a busy member service environment
  • Experience in a supervisory role is a plus

Work Schedule: A hybrid model with the expectation to be present in the office at least 3 days per week while working remotely the remaining days. This schedule is subject to change as needed.

Company Policy Regarding COVID-19 Vaccinations: GNYHA employees must be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment or be approved for a reasonable accommodation in accordance with applicable law. If hired, a copy of a COVID-19 vaccination card or an accommodation request must be provided to Human Resources.