Position Summary

NYU School of Global Public Health (GPH) is seeking applications for a full-time Project Coordinator for New York City Treats Tobacco (NYCTT), a grant funded by New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Tobacco Control.  NYCTT implements health system change strategies to increase the adoption of evidence-based best practices for treating tobacco use and dependence in medical and behavioral healthcare organizations that serve disparate populations.

We are looking for a candidate with a Master’s degree and strong background in one or more of the following areas: tobacco dependence treatment, practice facilitation, health communications, primary care practice transformation, and project management. The candidate will work with staff and faculty members of the New York City Treats Tobacco (NYCTT) program team, under the direction of Dr. Donna Shelley, a Professor of Global Public Health at GPH.

Job Responsibilities

Health Systems Change (60%)

  • Builds relationships with executive-level administrators at medical and behavioral health care organizations in all five boroughs where health inequities are prevalent to facilitate tobacco control change system strategies that align with evidence-based guidelines
  • Assists in implementing the Public Health Service Guidelines for tobacco use and dependence treatment at health care organizations through quality improvement strategies
  • Obtains administrative commitment to adopt tobacco dependence treatment (TDT) policies via a Memorandum of Understanding, which includes an implementation timeline and communication plan
  • Assists in routinely implementing quality control strategies with key decision makers and monitoring organization provider performance feedback data
  • Travels to healthcare organizations and partners across New York City

Communications (20%)

  • Garners earned media opportunities to share best practices that decrease health inequities among tobacco (e.g., media pitches, op-eds, letters to the editor)
  • Advises on social media and website strategy
  • Provides ongoing technical assistance, content expertise, and professional guidance to organizations on the continuing burden in disparate populations, importance and efficacy of guideline-concordant tobacco dependence treatment, and emerging issues such as e-cigarettes
  • Contributes to the NYSDOH Center of Excellence efforts concerning emerging issues, including e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine devices (ENDS)
  • Identify community resources and tailor public health toolkits and training materials for healthcare organizations and community partners
  • Prepares materials for inclusion in public health programs, reports, and papers

Policy (20%)

  • Mobilizes community partners by engaging various stakeholders (community-based organizations, healthcare systems, coalitions) in the healthcare landscape to further tobacco control efforts across NYC and NY State
  • Manages correspondence with and educates local & state legislators on tobacco use disparities, emerging trends, and effective tobacco control strategies within their districts
  • Analyzes local data to better inform elected officials and their constituents on TDT resources
  • Participates in planning efforts for annual legislative education efforts, including schedule prioritization, event advising, and coordination with external partners
  • Engages legislative partners for earned media opportunities (e.g., policy launch events, media pitches, op-eds)
  • Participates in local and state-level collaborative workgroups to improve tobacco policy
  • Attends meetings in Albany, New York

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in public health, health communications, health policy, quality improvement/assurance, health administration, or a related field with at least 2-4 years’ related experience
  • Field work experience working as a practice facilitator or quality improvement specialist with healthcare organizations that serve disparate populations, is a plus
  • Strong knowledge of quality improvement strategies, healthcare systems (primary care and mental/behavioral health), and  electronic health records
  • Knowledge of external regulations impacting the healthcare landscape
  • Strong critical thinking, analytic, strategic and “big picture” skills necessary
  • Support organization’s goals and values by fostering teamwork within teams, across teams and departments; see internal and external collaborators as equal clients
  • Ability to successfully anticipate problems before they occur, self-reflect, and apply lessons learned to future work
  • Excellent oral communication, group presentation and facilitation skills
  • Excellent written communication skills; expressing ideas clearly and concisely in a well-organized manner
  • Manage time effectively, prioritize competing demands to meet program goals, and meet and respect deadlines
  • Be professional in appearance and presentation, by being on time, reacting well under pressure, and communicating proactively with others via e-mail and phone

Application Instructions
To apply for this role, upload both a resume/CV and cover letter to the Interfolio website.

About NYU School of Global Public Health

New York University School of Global Public Health’s NYC Treats Tobacco (NYCTT) grant is funded by the New York State Department of Health’s Bureau of Tobacco Control. Our mission is to reduce tobacco-related morbidity and mortality by partnering with healthcare systems to help their patients quit smoking.