The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is hiring for two positions— an Associate Commissioner for External Affairs and a Press Secretary for the Office of External Affairs.
Associate Commissioner for External Affairs
The Office of External Affairs (OEA’s) manages many of the agency’s most critical interactions with the public, from raising awareness and promoting healthy behaviors to advancing policies and responding to health emergencies. OEA serves as the agency’s in-house publisher, advertiser and marketer of trendsetting, culturally responsive campaigns and initiatives, maintains several websites and oversees new and social media outreach and efforts. As the nation’s leading public health department, the DOHMH is seeking to hire a dynamic leader to serve as an Associate Commissioner who will be responsible for overseeing and managing the Office of External Affairs. Click here for the full job description.
Press Secretary, Office of External Affairs
As the main point of contact for community-based, citywide, national and international media, the Press Office plays a key role in fulfilling the Health Department’s mission. Whether responding to an acute crisis or advancing a new initiative, the agency relies on the Press Office to convey vital information to the public. Reporting to the Associate Commissioner for External Affairs and supervising four press officers, the Press Secretary oversees the production of up to 100 news releases a year and plays a central role in planning for, and responding to, public health emergencies. Click here for the full job description.