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Executive Director of OSH, Bureau of School Health

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
New York City, New York
Closing date
Jun 23, 2022
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Job ID 531326                                              

Business Title Executive Director of OSH, Bureau of School Health

# of Positions 1

Title Code No 53047 Level M3 


Title Classification Non-Competitive

Proposed Salary Range $ 72,038.00 - $192,152.00 (Annual)

Job Category Health

Career Level Experienced (non-manager)

Work Location 1 Court Square, Queens

Division/Work Unit SH Administration

As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered city employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency.


Job 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 andwell-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 (OSH), 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.

The OSH is a joint program of the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene responsible for promoting the health of the 1.3 million school children enrolled in approximately 1,800 public and non-public schools in New York City. Services to students include case management of chronic health problems, preventive health screening, urgent care, medication administration, preventive counseling, reproductive health services, health education referral for care and assurance of ongoing effective treatment. OSH has been the provider of public health services in schools for 100 years. OSH is seeking an Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives who willreport to the Assistant Commissioner and collaborate with OSH program directors to develop and implement expanded clinical and public health program initiatives in NYC schools.

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



Working in concert with OSH medical director and nursing director, convene internal and external partners to create strategy for clinical scope and practice of OSH physicians and nurses.

Create strategic plan and actions to integrate clinical and public health programs and practice with a focus on equity and racial justice.

Oversee and implement new clinical/public health initiatives such as telehealth. Develop policies and protocols for external partnerships as needed.

Represent OSH Assistant Commissioner when needed.

Provide consultation to DOE Office of School Wellness Programs and Office of Health Services. Represent OSH inChildren and Family Emergency Response Group during city-wide emergencies.


Minimum Requirements

1. Possession of a valid license to practice medicine in the State of New York plus valid Board Certification issued by the appropriate American Specialty Board in an approved medical specialty; and four years of medical practice including one year of experience in an administrative or supervisory capacity; or

2. A combination of education and/or experience equivalent to that listed in "1" above. However, all candidates musthave a valid license to practice medicine in the State of New York, and one year of medical practice in an administrative or supervisory capacity.


Preferred Skills

The candidate should have:

Experience and knowledge of health service delivery systems preferred.

Ability to work with a broad array of stakeholders in formal and informal settings, particularly regarding policy development and implementation.

Strong focus on strategic thinking and problem-solving.

Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, interpersonal), experience with public speaking and presentation.


Additional Information


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.


As a current or prospective employee of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information on Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program, Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program and Federal Perkins Loan Cancellation and Discharge, please visit: cancellation/public-service.

For information on the New York State Student Loan Repayment Assistance Programs, please visit:



To Apply

Apply online with a cover letter to . In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 531326.

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, sexualorientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.

NOTE: This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate in your resume that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program.

Residency Requirement

New York City Residency is not required for this title.

POSTING DATE. 05/06/2022  POST UNTIL 09/03/2022

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