Salary $72,000 - $90,000 a year
Full job description
The mayor’s office for economic opportunity (nyc opportunity) helps the city apply evidence and innovation to reduce poverty and increase equityWe work to improve the systems of government by advancing the use of research, data and design in program and policy development, service delivery, and budget decisionsOur work includes analyzing existing anti-poverty approaches, developing new strategies, facilitating the sharing of data across city agencies, and rigorously assessing the impact of key initiatives.
Nyc opportunity manages a discrete fund and works collaboratively with city agencies to design, test and oversee new programs and digital productsNyc opportunity also produces research and analysis of poverty and social conditions, including its influential annual poverty measure, which provides a more accurate and comprehensive picture of poverty in new york city than the federal ratePart of the mayor’s office of operations, nyc opportunity is active in making equity a core governing principle across all agencies.
The programs and evaluation team
The programs and evaluation team works with city agency partners to support the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of initiatives for low-income new yorkersThe team currently manages a portfolio of initiatives of its own investments, as well as managing programs that are part of the young men’s initiative (ymi)We engage in robust program management and performance monitoring for the programs within the nyc opportunity portfolio, and help partners develop appropriate performance monitoring metrics for their programs and initiativesWe also oversee evaluations of nyc opportunity programs and key mayoral initiatives.
Roles & responsibilities
As part of the programs and evaluation team, the senior advisor, health will coordinate the design, implementation, program management, and evaluation for multiple initiatives and projectsThis position will be part of nyc opportunity’s programs and evaluation team, and will work closely with other nyc opportunity teams, mayoral offices (including the mayor’s office of community mental health), and city agencies.
The senior advisor will lead and manage a portfolio of programs, special projects, and evaluations for projects generated by nyc opportunity and ymi, as well as other initiatives of the mayor focused on low-income populationsThe portfolio will focus on health and behavioral health programs, but also include programs from other issue areas.
¿ manage a portfolio of evaluations related to mental health initiatives that are part of the office of community mental health (formerly called thrive), as well as evaluations in other issue areasResponsibilities will include leading evaluation scoping and design for initiatives; managing external evaluators in developing, implementing, and finalizing evaluations; coordinating the dissemination of evaluation findings to various constituencies; and translating technical evaluation information to policymakers and other stakeholders.
¿ manage a portfolio of new and existing initiatives and programs related to health/behavioral health, and will also include other issue areas affecting low-income new yorkers such as food policy programs, children and family services, workforce development, education programs, out of school youth, and others.
¿ work with and provide ongoing feedback to city agencies to design and manage programs, including developing program implementation work plans, budgets, and data collection strategies, in alignment with nyc opportunity’s existing practices and systems.
¿ determine appropriate metrics, targets, and benchmarks for performance of initiatives, such as direct service programs, digital service tools (e.g., web and mobile-based apps and platforms), and systems change effortsIdentify and lead quantitative and qualitative data collection from a range of sources, in partnership with relevant city agency staff.
¿ conduct strategic planning, evidence-based policy research, stakeholder consultation and coordination, service design, and city agency oversight in support of programs and initiatives.
¿ generate summary reports and develop written products on program operations, evaluations, and related topicsSupport nyc opportunity communications efforts with writing reports, articles, public facing presentations, stories to highlight, draft releases, talking points, and other materials.
¿ respond to rapid turnaround research requests into: program service areas and research-based practices to assist low-income populations, mayoral policies, state/federal anti-poverty programs, and other areas as needed.
¿ regularly analyze data and research, reflect on lessons learned, and produce actionable findings and summary reportsShare insights via meetings, speaking engagements, written products, data visualizations and other community engagement activities, translating technical evaluation information to policymakers and other stakeholders.
¿ work to develop and support the launch of new programs and policy initiatives, and to identify and pursue funding opportunities for the expansion of programs, as needed.
¿ engage city agency partners and external audiences including policymakers through meetings, conference presentations, and helping to organize events.
¿ supervise staff, fellows, and/or interns and tasks assigned to others, as needed.
¿ execute special projects, as needed.
Minimum qual requirements
1Graduation from an accredited college with a baccalaureate degree; or
2Graduation from an accredited community college plus two years of experience with administrative, analytic, coordinative, supervisory or liaison responsibilities; or
3A four year high school diploma or its educational equivalent plus four years of experience as described in “2” above; or
4A satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience
¿ commitment to the mission of advancing greater equity and economic opportunity.
¿ subject area experience in health, behavioral health, or related issues.
¿ experience working closely with communities who are engaging with public services and programs and/or has lived-experience engaging with public services and programs themselvesExperience in government, and familiarity with nyc communities are a plus.
¿ ability to think creatively and proactively, embrace new approaches, and pioneer innovative solutions to intricate problems, while working collaboratively with a diverse constituency.
¿ experience with project and performance management, program evaluation, and knowledge of policies/strategies to support low-income populationsAbility to become familiarized with new issue areas and relevant research bases, as needed.
¿ motivation to guide a project and problem solve through design, execution, and completion, while engaging the support of the team/management, as appropriateAbility to work independently and within a fast-paced environment, as well as thrive in a collaborative and supportive team environmentPersistent and detail oriented.
¿ strong grasp of analytic and evaluative principles and concepts, including the ability to analyze and recommend policies and procedures, knowledge of program evaluation methodologies, ability to scope evaluation projects and support implementation/analysis/dissemination, and ability to analyze complex systems and propose innovative approaches to multi-faceted problems facing low-income new yorkersExperience managing evaluation consultants is a plus.
¿ understands and/or has employed participatory research and community-centered design research/qualitative methods and engagement practices, as well as basic quantitative data analysis.
¿ strong interpersonal skills and judgement; ability to establish productive and collaborative relationships with all levels of staff.
¿ strong oral and written communication skills.
¿ a motivated individual who can contribute positively to a learning culture and collaborative team and is willing to perform a range of tasks in a dynamic and rapidly responsive organizationEffective and creative leadership ability.
¿ masters degree (mph, mpa/mpp, msw, or related degree preferred) + at least 4 years relevant work experience or bachelors degree + at least 6 years relevant work experience.
We understand that candidates may not meet all of the above preferred qualifications; we encourage those interested to apply even if they do not meet all of themWe are looking for talented individuals to join our team.
*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 disabilityIf 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.*
See dcas directive no2020-2 (https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dcas/downloads/pdf/agencies/directive_2020_2.pdf) regarding residency requirement during the covid-19 emergency.
The u.sDepartment of education provides student loan forgiveness through the public service loan forgiveness program (pslfp) to qualifying public service employeesAs an employee of the city of new york, you may be eligible for loan forgiveness should you meet the program’s eligibility requirementsFor additional information on pslfp, please visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service.
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253 broadway, 10th floor
New york ny 10007
Please note that as of september 13, 2021, nyc government employees are no longer working remotelyThis position will require work from office located at 253 broadway.All new staff are required by the city of new york to be vaccinated against covid-19.
New york city residency is generally required within 90 days of appointmentHowever, 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 countyTo determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.