With an annual budget of $2.3 billion and more than 7,000 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’re tackling a broad range of public health issues with innovative policies and programs and getting exceptional results, but our work is never finished. The breadth of our innovative programs provides the widest range of choices for every member of our team.
With grant funds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), DOHMH is undertaking a new initiative that will meet critical infrastructure needs and make possible strategic investments that will have lasting effects on public health. Investments and improvements through this initiative will help modernize DOHMH’s foundational capabilities and data infrastructure, enabling it to partner in complex health and health care environments and, in turn, support better public health outcomes, including COVID-19. This initiative supports larger efforts to rebalance investments in public health and more equitably serve communities and populations.
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 will work be supervised by DOHMH. This is a grant-funded position ending in November 2027.
The Finance Division at DOHMH has central responsibility and authority for all the finance, contracting, procurement, payroll, and revenue functions of the nation’s largest local health department. DOHMH has approximately 7,000 employees and serves the nation’s largest city of 8.8 million New Yorkers.
Finance oversees policy analysis, program development, performance improvement, financial management, resource maximization, and technical assistance. Finance helps to ensure that programs and operations have the information, analysis, funding, and capacity to deliver critical services effectively and meet DOHMH’s health and racial equity objectives.
Finance is organized into four bureaus, which vary in size from 25 to 85 employees each. The bureaus are each led by an Assistant Commissioner. The bureaus include:
Bureau of the Agency Chief Contracting Officer, which procures over $1.5 billion in goods and services through 900+ contracts and 2,500+ purchase orders;
Bureau of Budget and Revenue, which directs the agency’s $3 billion operating budget and $350 million capital budget, and generates over $2 billion in revenue;
Bureau of the Controller, which administers the agency’s payroll, processes payments to 5,000+ contractors and vendors, oversees cash management, and leads fiscal closeout programs; and
Bureau of Finance Administration and Planning, which performs sophisticated financial analyses and reporting, manages agency contracts, coordinates financial systems, leads training, and prepares for budget hearings.
The Office of Strategic Financial Analysis (SFA) is a unit within the Division of Finance’s Bureau of Finance Administration and Planning. This unit is responsible for complex financial cost analysis and reporting, Article 6 eligibility determinations and compliance, operational compliance reviews, budget hearing preparation, and the development of fiscal policies and procedures. Tasks within the Strategic Financial Analysis Unit continue to evolve and will now be undertaking return on investment analysis to help the agency advocate for additional funding from policy makers, philanthropy, and the corporate sector.
DOHMH has an opening for a Program Manager. The Program Manager will report to the Director of Strategic Financial Analysis in the Division of Finance’s Bureau of Financial Administration and Planning and be responsible for developing the agency’s return on investment research portfolio. Return on investment analyses will help the agency to better understand our resources alignment with needs. DOHMH is well positioned to lead and coordinate this work because of our access to data, program expertise, and established relationships with other public health and healthcare partners.
Project manage return-on-investment research proposals, including developing and maintaining project plans and other documents, managing, and coordinating project elements, reviewing work products, and ensuring efficient progress on implementation of policy and policy related issues.
Research, identify and recommend areas for return-on-investment public health analysis.
Build and maintain relationships with academic partners and agency stakeholders.
Manage and oversee the work of the Program Analyst.
Prepare and deliver presentations to agency stakeholders on return-on-investment proposals and findings.
Facilitate the Division’s involvement in return-on-investment projects by coordinating meetings with academic partners and agency stakeholders and representing the Division in those meetings, taskforces and/or workgroups.
Coordinate with the legislative affairs team to analyze legislative proposals and support agency advocacy effort.
Apply statistical and data mining techniques to conduct detection, trend analysis, and predictive analytics using acquired data which will assist to formulate policy and/or programmatic initiatives.
Prepare documents, reports, presentations, and written correspondence as assigned.
Respond to ad hoc data and reporting requests.
A master’s degree from an accredited college in: economics, finance, accounting, business or public administration, human resources management, management science, operations research, organizational behavior, industrial psychology, statistics, personnel administration, labor relations, psychology, sociology, human resources development, political science, public health, urban studies or a closely related field, and 3+ years of satisfactory full-time professional experience in one or a combination of the following: working with large public or private organizations; in management or methods analysis, operations research, organizational research or program evaluation; in personnel or public administration, recruitment, position classification, personnel relations, employee benefits, staff development, employment program planning/administration, labor market research, economic planning, social services program planning/evaluation, or fiscal management; or in a related area. 18 months of this experience must have been in an executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory capacity. Supervision must have included supervising staff performing professional work in the areas described above; or
A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and 5+ years of professional experience in the areas described in above, including the 18 months of executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory experience, as described in above.
Salary – $100,000
Additional Desired Qualities:
Excellent communication (verbal & written) and interpersonal skills.
Strong analytical skills and ability to manage and report complex information.
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.
Fluency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
This is a temporary grant-funded position ending in November 2027.
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.
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.