With an annual budget of $2.3 billion and more than 6,000 employees throughout the five boroughs, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) is one of the largest public health agencies in the world, serving 8 million New Yorkers from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. We tackle a broad range of public health issues with innovative policies and programs, but our work is never finished.

Since January 2020, DOHMH has been fighting the COVID-19 pandemic – activities have included but are not limited to: surveillance and epidemiological investigations; lab testing; engaging and providing guidance to healthcare partners; ensuring the safety and health of responders; providing timely and accurate information to the public; promoting the emotional health of New Yorkers and coordinating citywide COVID-19 vaccine administration. With grant funds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), DOHMH is undertaking a new initiative to establish, expand, train, and sustain the public health workforce to support jurisdictional COVID-19 prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery initiatives over the next two years.

The selected candidate will be an employee of Public Health Solutions, a nonprofit organization which is the fiscal and administrative manager of the grant, but their work will be supervised by DOHMH.  This is a grant-funded position ending June 30, 2023.

The DOHMH’s Division of Disease Control (DDC) is responsible for the identification, surveillance, treatment, control, and prevention of infectious diseases in NYC. DDC includes several large programs: Bureau of Communicable Disease; Bureau of Hepatitis, HIV and STIs; Bureau of Immunization; Bureau of Public Health Clinics; Bureau of Tuberculosis Control; Bureau of Division Management and Systems Coordination (DMSC); and the Public Health Laboratory. DMSC is composed of the Informatics Data and Outbreak Response program, Cross bureau initiatives, External Affairs and Priority Populations program, Administrative and Operation Strategies and oversight of the daily fiscal planning and human resources of DDC.

Job description

The DOHMH has an opening for a Strategic Pharmacy Partnerships Coordinator. Reporting to the Director of Community Health Promotion within the External Affairs and Priority Populations program. The Strategic Pharmacy Partnerships Coordinator will be responsible for working across divisions to coordinate and strategically align with COVID-19 and non-COVID-related pharmacy initiatives across the agency. Pharmacies have been critical partners throughout the COVID-19 response and will play an important role in recovery, as COVID-19 vaccines, therapies, and testing become integrated further into the existing healthcare infrastructure. This will support the City’s response to COVID-19 as well as add capacity for outbreak prevention and future response activations.

Specifically, the Strategic Pharmacy Partnerships Coordinator

Identify Division and agency programs that interface with local pharmacies and pharmacists and propose methods to improve collaboration and coordination of Health Department COVID-19 and other pharmacy related programming.
Collate existing testing standard operating procedures, identifying opportunities to minimize redundancy and burden; optimize workflows and outreach interactions with the goal of strengthening and deepening DOHMH connections with community pharmacists.
Provide input to strategic planning of specific COVID-19 or other non-COVID-19 routine testing or vaccination community-based programming.
Contribute to the development of a strategic roadmap of partnerships with community pharmacies to identify short- and long-term goals for the agency.
Participate in Division meetings and agency work groups; assist the director with coverage for full group meetings and provide summaries as needed.
Edit and proofread drafts of materials prepared.
Perform other assignments as required or assigned.


A Bachelor’s degree from and accredited College or University.


Experience with diverse stakeholder engagement and project management.
Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills.
Strong analytical skills and ability to manage and report complex information.
Experience with data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
Desire to grow professionally, develop new skills and willingness to work outside of comfort zone.
Experience working with the public health sector and coordinating projects involving multiple stakeholders.
Ability to prioritize and work in fast-paced environment with hard deadlines.
Pharmacy experience a plus.
Fluency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

Additional Information:

This is a temporary grant-funded position ending June 30, 2023.
This individual must reside in the tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT) by their confirmed start date.
Preference may be given to individuals residing in New York City (5 boroughs) or surrounding New York State counties.
This individual will be expected to work non-business hours during emergencies.

NOTE:  All applicants must comply with PHS’ vaccination policy.  Effective October 1, 2021, employees will be required to provide verification that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (with an FDA-authorized vaccine).

PHS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, and veterans.


About Public Health Solutions

Health disparities among New Yorkers are large, persistent and increasing. Public Health Solutions (PHS) exists to change that trajectory and support New Yorkers and their families in achieving optimal health and building pathways to reach their potential. As the largest public health nonprofit serving New York City, we improve health outcomes and help communities thrive by providing services directly to low-income families, supporting community-based organizations through our long-standing public-private partnerships, and bridging the gap between healthcare and community services. We focus on a wide range of public health issues including food and nutrition, health insurance, maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health, tobacco control, and HIV/AIDS. Learn more about our work at healthsolutions.org.