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NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Farm to Preschool Coordinator, Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control in New York, New York

Job Description

The Division of Prevention and Primary Care is seeking a Community Coordinator/ Farm to Preschool Coordinator in our Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control/ Healthy Eating Unit. The Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control spearheads programs and initiatives to reduce the burden of chronic diseases by addressing underlying risk factors, such as poor nutrition, physical inactivity and tobacco use. The Bureau aims to reduce the leading causes of preventable deaths through innovative environmental and systems changes and groundbreaking policies that promote healthy eating, physical activity, and tobacco control. The Bureau, which is part of the Division of Prevention and Primary Care, achieves its goals through implementing neighborhood and population-level programs with an emphasis on policy, systems, and environmental changes.

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:

  • Plans, coordinates, and monitors programming for the Farm to Preschool community program that connects child care centers to community farmers markets.

  • Provides trainings, informational sessions, and workshops for child care center staff participating in the community program to build capacity in gardening with children and connecting to local food purchasing opportunities in the community.

  • Outreaches and communicates with child care center staff participating in the Farm to Preschool community program

  • Supervise seasonal educators who provide technical assistance and nutritional workshops to Farm to Preschool child care centers.

  • Plans and convenes regular staff meetings to develop strategies, share community resources, and provide updates for community outreach.

  • Perform on site performance evaluations and prepares reports for New York State Department of Health contract manager to measure the rate of implementation and challenges

  • Responsible for the distribution of supplies to child care centers needed for proper implementation of Farm to Preschool community program.

  • Performs other duties, as needed

Minimum Qual 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.

Preferred Skills

  • 2+ years of experience with nutrition education programming in low-income communities, preferably in an early childhood setting.

  • Understanding of the underlying causes of health inequities and community food security issues in NYC.

  • Culinary experience or education

  • Knowledge of local food systems in New York City

  • Excellent communication, written, and organizational skills

  • Strong time management skills and ability to work independently

  • Knowledge of and proficiency in the Microsoft Suite, including Excel and PowerPoint

  • Serv Safe or related food safety certification

  • Preference will be given to applicants with bilingual skills.

Additional Information

**IMPORTANT NOTE TO ALL CANDIDATES:

Please note: If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as:

  • A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license.

  • Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.

  • Current Resume

  • Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)

Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements” section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.

If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment. By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.

**LOAN FORGIVENESS

The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.

Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service

To Apply

Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 389058.

We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply.

All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.

Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

Job ID: 389058

# of Positions: 1

Business Title: Farm to Preschool Coordinator, Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control

Civil Service Title: COMMUNITY COORDINATOR

Title Classification: Non-Competitive

Job Category: Finance, Accounting, & Procurement, Health

Career Level: Experienced (non-manager)

Work Location: 42-09 28th Street

Division/Work Unit: Chronic Disease Prevention

Title Code No: 5605800

Level: 00

Proposed Salary Range: $ 52,524.00 - $ 71,551.08 (Annual)

POSTING DATE: 04/19/2019

POST UNTIL: 08/17/2019

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