COVID-19

Overview

Company Overview:

With an annual budget of $1.6 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 are 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.

Since January 2020, DOHMH has been fighting the COVID-19 pandemic- activities include but are not limited to: Surveillance & epidemiological investigations; lab testing; engaging and providing guidance to healthcare partners; ensuring the safety & 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 2 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 will work be supervised by DOHMH.  This is a grant-funded position ending June 30, 2023.

Job Description:

DOHMH has an opening for a Community Program Coordinator, who will provide COVID-19 support on strategic planning, program development and alignment of multiple streams focus on chronic disease in the Bronx.

Specifically, the Community Program Coordinator will:

  • Plan, design, and develop protocols that focus on best practices, evidence based and informed programs.
  • Contribute to resource mobilization efforts for Covid recovery and assigned programs in consultation and collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Keep abreast of and develop specialized knowledge of significant COVID-19 related datasets and community feedback.
  • Present local health information and data to partners to build a shared neighborhood response to emerging issues.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to develop and support programming for community residents and partners.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with key local organizations and community partners to identify and address health equity and the health needs of underserved communities.
  • Track and monitor programmatic and community engagement efforts through Public Health Partners Connect (our client relationship management system) and other database platforms.
  • Support special projects and serve as an ongoing resource for the community.

Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree from an accredited college or university and one year of full-time satisfactory experience.
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
  • High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
  • Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in “1” above.
  • The ideal candidate for this position must be a pro-active and self-motivated individual with the ability to work in teams and in a highly dynamic environment with multiple stakeholders and timelines.

Additional Desired Qualities:

  • Experience with stakeholder engagement and project management.
  • Excellent communication (verbal & 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.
  • Bilingual – English/Spanish
  • Ability to prioritize and work in fast-paced environment with hard deadlines.
  • 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).

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 vulnerable New York City 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 vulnerable 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. To learn more about our work, please visit healthsolutions.org.