Seth Diamond

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service

Seth Diamond is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service of NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS) one of the largest human service agencies in Westchester, providing care to people of all ages and diverse backgrounds who are confronting significant challenges. Agency experts provide mental health, trauma, disabilities, your, home care and geriatric services. Mr. Diamond assumed this position in June of 2018. Prior to joining WJCS, Mr. Diamond spent nearly thirty years in city and state roles primarily providing services to low income New Yorkers. Seth was Commissioner of Homeless Services under Mayor Bloomberg and spent 15 years at the city's Human Resources Administration overseeing the cash assistance, food stamp and employment programs. He also was Chief Operating Officer for MetroPlus, the health insurance arm of New York City Health and Hospitals. Mr. Diamond was also part of the leadership team for the city responding to Superstorm Sandy and as head of the Governor's Office of Storm Recovery worked to provide assistance to impacted  homeowners and small businesses. 

Seth was awarded his undergraduate degree by Brown University, magna cum laude and graduated NYU School of Law, Order of the Coif. He lives with his family in Forest Hills. 

Policy, operations, and leadership are inextricably linked. This course aims to expose students to policy formation in a highly political environment, to operations management of systems shaped by state and local policy, and to the requirements and pressures faced by leaders wrestling with difficult problems. The course aims to build a toolbox of specific skills to assess stakeholder environments; to support analysis and decision making in a wide variety of contexts; and to appreciate the role of leadership, consensus building, and conflict management in driving policy outcomes. We will use as a backdrop a unifying Multimedia Interactive Case Study (MICS) built around the New York City family homeless shelter system. This course is an intensive engagement that incorporates perspectives from academic theorists, journalists, City, State and Federal government officials, service providers, advocacy organizations, and public interest law.

 

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Policy, operations, and leadership are inextricably linked. This course aims to expose students to policy formation in a highly political environment, to operations management of systems shaped by state and local policy, and to the requirements and pressures faced by leaders wrestling with difficult problems. The course aims to build a toolbox of specific skills to assess stakeholder environments; to support analysis and decision making in a wide variety of contexts; and to appreciate the role of leadership, consensus building, and conflict management in driving policy outcomes. We will use as a backdrop a unifying Multimedia Interactive Case Study (MICS) built around the New York City family homeless shelter system. This course is an intensive engagement that incorporates perspectives from academic theorists, journalists, City, State and Federal government officials, service providers, advocacy organizations, and public interest law.

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Policy, operations, and leadership are inextricably linked. This course aims to expose students to policy formation in a highly political environment, to operations management of systems shaped by state and local policy, and to the requirements and pressures faced by leaders wrestling with difficult problems. The course aims to build a toolbox of specific skills to assess stakeholder environments; to support analysis and decision making in a wide variety of contexts; and to appreciate the role of leadership, consensus building, and conflict management in driving policy outcomes. We will use as a backdrop a unifying Multimedia Interactive Case Study (MICS) built around the New York City family homeless shelter system. This course is an intensive engagement that incorporates perspectives from academic theorists, journalists, City, State and Federal government officials, service providers, advocacy organizations, and public interest law.

 

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