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Health Coach Educator - NY Program **Full & Part Time Opportunities Available!**

New York City Department of Education .

Health Coach Educator - NY Program **Full & Part Time Opportunities Available!**

New York, NY
  • Responsibilities

    POSITION SUMMARY: The New York City Department of Education (DOE) is dedicated to creating and supporting partnerships among schools, families and the community. The Division of Community Empowerment, Partnerships, and Communication (DCEPC) includes a diverse portfolio of offices including the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. The Office of Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA) strives to involve and inform elected and appointed government officials as essential partners in advancing education. IGA develops and implements strategies to strengthen the DOE’s efforts to engage elected and appointed government officials and advance educational equity throughout New York City. IGA also organizes, supports and/or attends a wide range of local, citywide and upstate New York events.

    The Director of State Legislative Affairs (SLA) oversees the development and implementation of the Department’s legislative and budgetary agenda in Albany. The Director of SLA is the primary liaison between the DOE, State elected officials and their staff relating to relevant legislative issues, and assists on district-level and constituent issues. The Director of SLA engages with State Assembly, Senate leadership and central teams on legislative, budgetary and policy issues. The Director of SLA coordinates the review and analysis of all state legislation that impacts the DOE. The Director of SLA coordinates the preparation of all testimonies before State Assembly of Senate hearings. The Director of SLA also coordinates with relevant state agencies and officials, including State Education Departments and Department of Budget. The Director of SLA will maintain and develop relationships with key external contacts, including state-based educational advocacy groups, unions and other municipalities.

    The Director of State Legislative Affairs will support the coordination and preparation of information and briefings that will inform the decision-making of the Senior Executive Director of IGA, Deputy Chancellor(s), Cabinet, Chancellor and leaders throughout the DOE. The Director of State Legislative Affairs will assist in the organization and execution of issue campaigns, community events and meetings. Performs related work.

    REPORTS TO: Senior Executive Director


    KEY RELATIONSHIPS: State legislators and their staff, State Education Department, Council of Great City Schools, New York State School Board Association, National School Board Association, Council of Big 5 School Districts, Mayor’s Office, IGA Executive Director, IGA Borough Directors, Office of Community Affairs, FACE, Communications, Press Office, and outside agencies with an educational focus.


    • Serve as the DOE’s primary liaison to New York State Senators, Assembly Members, their staff and leadership on legislative, district level and constituent issues.
    • Manage the creation and implementation of the Department of Education’s State Legislative agenda.
    • Analyze all proposed and existing state legislation impacting the Department of Education.
    • Partner with other DOE Offices and the Mayor’s office to propose state legislation to further the work and success of the DOE.
    • Coordinate strategies to advocate for more state funding for the Department of Education.
    • Collaborate with other central office teams in communicating policy-related announcements, initiatives or changes to a variety of stakeholders with the goal of making policy intelligible and understandable to a wide array of audiences through direct engagement and plain language materials.
    • Serve as the legislative liaison to various public interest groups, including the New York State School Boards and Conference of Big 5 School Districts in order to identify and promote mutually agreed upon legislative initiatives.
    • Represent DOE at meetings and hearings held by the state legislators, public interest groups and government agencies.
    • Coordinate the efforts of our offices in securing the cooperation of the State Education Department and Board of Regents of New York State in providing equitable resources to our schools.
    • Develop and enhance collaborative efforts for securing legislative, fiscal and other resources from State legislators and agencies.
    • Supervise the periodic development and dissemination of informational materials which keep legislators apprised of the DOE activities.
    • Provide policy advice to the Chancellor and the senior leadership team relating to State legislative agendas.
    • Supervise the development and dissemination of reports, brochures and documents in support of the mission of the Division and the updating of existing directories and ongoing publications.
    • Coordinate the dissemination of accurate information about our schools to the public and promote the positive accomplishments of our students and staff through the media and the coordination of special events.
    • Serve as the DOE’s liaison to the New York State Education Department (SED) representing the Chancellor’s priorities and advocating for state and federal education policies that are in the best interest of our students, families and schools.



    1. Graduation from an accredited college with a baccalaureate degree and four (4) years of full-time paid supervisory, administrative, consultative, managerial or executive experience of a nature appropriate to the duties of the position, such as budgeting, personnel, public relations, education or equivalent, or four (4) years of full-time paid experience as assistant to an executive in one of the fields described above, or a satisfactory equivalent; or
    2. High school graduation or equivalent and eight (8) years of full-time, paid experience as described in “1” above; or
    3. A satisfactory equivalent combination of post baccalaureate education and experience. However, all candidates must possess a high school diploma or its equivalent as described in “2” above.


    • Existing relationships with state elected and government officials.
    • Thorough knowledge of state legislative processes and methods for accomplishing positive change.
    • Ability to interpret complex problems and synthesize solutions.
    • Experience in drafting legislation.
    • Ability to organize a large-scale operation with attention to mission, primary objectives, budget and staffing needs of the organization.
    • Flexibility, creativity, and the ability to work well under pressure.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with education and non-education personnel.
    • Skill in group problem-solving with complex concepts in a dynamic setting.
    • Familiarity with the New York City public school system.
    • Knowledge of and work experience with education policy.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and SharePoint.
    • Available for occasional meetings in the evening and weekends.
    • Available for regular travel to Albany.
    • Internal candidates preferred.

    SALARY: $91,404+

    (Internal candidates who are selected for this position and who currently hold comparable or less senior positions within the DOE will not make less than their current salary.)





    It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation. Inquiries regarding compliance with this equal opportunity policy may be directed to: Office of Equal Opportunity, 65 Court Street, Room 1102, Brooklyn, New York 11201, or visit the OEO website at

    Required Skills Required Experience

  • Qualifications


    1. Bachelor’s Degree in health related field (e.g., Health Education, Wellness, Health Promotion) - Master’s Degree or Certified Health programs preferred.
    2. 3-5 years of coaching experience – Health Coach Certification desired.
    3. Bilingual Spanish or Chinese preferred.
    4. Background in motivational interviewing, active listening skills, Transtheoretical Model, mindfulness based and other evidence-based coaching techniques preferred.
    5. Experience in wellness related areas such as weight management, nutrition, physical activity or health lifestyle behavior change.
    6. Superior presentation skills required, including ability to deliver content in an engaging way and adapt to audience needs and/or questions.
    7. Experience in facilitating patient/client positive behavioral change.
    8. Health insurance background preferred.
    9. New York travel.
    10. Hours maybe outside CCI hours or CMSI weekends or evenings possible.

    ConnectiCare is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V

    ConnectiCare is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.