Position Title: City Director, Newark
Reports to: Director of Programs, PIH-US
Location: Newark, NJ
Position Type: Full time
Partners In Health United States (PIH-US) is the U.S. arm of Partners In Health, a nonprofit, social justice organization. We envision a future in which health is a human right, not a privilege in the United States. We seek the transformation of health and social systems so that structures of oppression no longer determine the quality or length of a person’s life.
PIH-US accompanies visionary public health and community partners working to build strong, integrated, community-led health systems across the US. PIH-US currently supports local health departments, health providers, elected officials, and community leaders to define clear health and racial equity agendas, and provides technical advising and operational support to deliver on those commitments. Our current focus communities include: Montgomery, Alabama; Chicago, Illinois; Immokalee, Florida; Newark, New Jersey; New Bedford, Massachusetts; North Carolina; and Pima County, Arizona. We capture learnings from across this network to mobilize resources, advance policy change, and lay the groundwork for stronger community health systems nationally.
This is a leadership role working primarily with the Newark Department of Health and Community Wellness (DHCW), as well as a range of partner community-based organizations. The City Director is responsible for strategic direction and management of PIH’s technical advising in Newark, and will accompany the City of Newark in the building, implementation, and evaluation of a primary healthcare transformation strategy.
The City Director will join a fast paced and dynamic team at PIH-US accompanying states, cities and communities across the US in ramping up more effective and equitable public health systems. This person will play a critical role in strategy development, team culture and management and lead continued development of PIH’s technical advising services. They will also help inform national learning collaborative and advocacy efforts across PIH’s partner network.
- Newark strategy development and resource mobilization (50%)
- Support the DHCW to lead the development of a 5-year strategic primary healthcare transformation plan with input from the City, partner agencies, and Newark residents
- In close collaboration with the PIH-US Program Director and Executive Director, provide thought leadership and help guide strategy development for PIH-US work within Newark, continually identifying new opportunities for PIH to add value and maximize impact, in helping the City and DHCW achieve their health equity goals
- Develop and sustain a resource mobilization plan for PIH-US’s Newark engagement to deepen and expand our work beyond COVID response in 2022 and beyond
- Newark program development and team management (40%)
- Lead the Newark team to prepare analysis and recommendations for the Newark DHCW
- Manage and lead a team of 3-5 individuals with overall budget of up to $3M; develop staffing strategy and continually assess recruiting priorities to meet Newark team need
- Establish, strengthen and maintain collaborative relationships with other state and local technical, advisory and programmatic partners to support ongoing and upcoming health equity and community health workstreams
- National strategy and team culture (10%)
- Serve as a key member of the PIH-US leadership team, ensuring strategic and operational alignment across US Technical Assistance (TA), learning collaborative, advocacy and communications programming and activities
- Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
- 10+ years of professional experience in public health, nonprofit management, health program implementation and/or consulting, including experience managing a team
- Proven track record within the public health landscape and among key stakeholders in New Jersey, preferably with focus on Newark
- Strategically minded, able to think creatively around program objectives and the detailed steps necessary to achieve these goals
- Experience stewarding donor relationships, both on grant management and new resource mobilization
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to concisely communicate complex ideas in a manner that builds buy-in among diverse stakeholders
- Ability to work independently and effectively in high-pressure, fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
- Exceptional diplomatic and interpersonal skills and ability to build strong professional relationships with diverse stakeholders
- Demonstrated strong problem-solving skills, qualitative and quantitative analytical capabilities
- Entrepreneurial spirit demonstrated through prior experience working in start-up like environments building new teams or programs and/or flexibility in the face of rapidly evolving scope of work and new challenges
- Sound judgment and ability to handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism
- Demonstrated commitment to health equity and social justice
Partners In Health (PIH) is a non-profit, global health organization that fights social injustice by bringing the benefits of modern medical science first and foremost to the most vulnerable communities around the world. PIH focuses on those who would not otherwise have access to quality health care. PIH partners with the world’s leading academic institutions to create rigorous evidence that shapes more sound and all-inclusive global health policies. PIH also supports local governments’ efforts to build capacity and strengthen national health systems.
As of today, PIH runs programs in 11 countries (Haiti, Peru, Rwanda, Mexico, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Malawi, Lesotho, Russia, Kazakhstan, Navajo Nation), where it provides direct care to millions of patients, through public facilities and community engagement.
Partners In Health (PIH) is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of PIH not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. PIH works in and with a number of governments in and outside the U.S., and to the extent applicable, this statement is intended to incorporate the prohibition of any unlawful discrimination covered by applicable laws in such countries, states and municipalities.
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