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Family Planning Program Specialist


Job posted by: The Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc.

Posted on: August 6, 2014

Job description

Fund for Public Health in New York

Date: August 4, 2014

Job Title: Family Planning Program Specialist

Organization: Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc.

Position Reports to: Project Director and Director of Adolescent Health

The Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc. (FPHNY) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers. To this end, FPHNY implements programs to address pressing public health needs, fosters private sector support to enhance health and health care, and helps educate the public regarding the protection of individual, family and community health.


The Office of School Health (OSH) is a joint Program of the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene responsible for promoting the health of the 1.3 million school children enrolled in approximately 1,800 public and non-public schools in the New York City.

The OSH Adolescent Health Program manages, among other programs, in-school reproductive health programs at the high school level. These programs include the 1) School–Based Health Clinics, which offer comprehensive primary care services that encompass mental and reproductive health, including the onsite distribution of hormonal and long-acting reversible contraceptives as critical components of adolescent health care services; 2) Connecting Adolescents to Comprehensive Healthcare (CATCH) Program, which offers in-school pregnancy tests, emergency and hormonal contraception, and referrals for reproductive health care by OSH staff in school medical rooms; 3) the Chancellor's Initiative, which is a $30 million dollar project to develop and build 20 SBHCs over the course of three years; and 4) the School-Based Health Center Reproductive Health Project (SBHC RHP) which works closely with approximately 50 high school School-Based Health Centers in NYC to ensure adolescent access to high quality and comprehensive reproductive health care.


The School-Based Health Center Reproductive Health Project (SBHC RHP) is a grant-funded project whose goal is to increase adolescents' access to high quality sexual and reproductive health care in school-based health centers. One of the main components of the project is capacity building, which includes provider training and technical assistance. Capacity building activities include site-specific training and technical assistance to all staff on the provision of sexual and reproductive health care to adolescents and facilitating onsite dispensing of contraceptive methods.


Working closely with other SBHC RHP team members, the Family Planning Program Specialist will participate in all aspects of the development and implementation of the training and technical assistance component of the project, including but not limited to:

  • Assist in the development and implementation of site-specific monthly monitoring reports for SBHCs that document family planning services including the uptake of contraceptives (including LARC methods) by sexually active patients;
  • Together with Project staff, regularly review the monthly reports from participating project sites and identifies opportunities for training and technical assistance of medical providers;
  • In collaboration with the Medical Advisor and other SBHC RHP team members, review the family planning policies and procedures and recommend updates as well as the development of protocols that will guide the delivery of quality family planning services in the SBHCs;
  • In collaboration with other Project staff, conduct site visits to assess low performing clinics and develop and monitor corrective action plans;
  • Assist in the training and dissemination of family planning protocols to SBHC staff;
  • Together with Project staff develop and implement tool(s) to identify needs for reproductive health training and technical assistance at the SBHC for all staff;
  • Implement onsite technical assistance when indicated to improve the capacity of SBHC staff to deliver reproductive health services;
  • Participate in the project's "Clinical Learning Community" workgroup with other key stakeholders;
  • Develop, facilitate and implement small and large venue trainings/workshops on SRH clinical issues;
  • Assist with the development of educational materials;
  • Together with the Project Director, prepare reports as needed for the program as well as for the funder detailing clinical training needs and project accomplishments.


  • Graduate degree in public health or related field, including nursing;
  • Minimum of 5 years of family planning and reproductive health experience preferably working with adolescents or in women's health
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience providing training to multidisciplinary staff in both large venue format & small workshop format around health issues, including reproductive health
  • Experience working with high school SBHCs preferred;
    • Excellent analytical, writing, and oral communication skills, with strong presentation skills;
    • Experience developing health related training curricula;
    • Strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel and Power Point);
    • Creative and well organized, with good follow through to complete assignments
    • Ability to juggle and keep track of several tasks simultaneously, and to have a perspective of the big picture as well as day to day details required to implement and sustain a successful project.


Salary is commensurate with experience, with a salary range between $80,000 to $100,000 annually. In addition, FPHNY offers a comprehensive benefit package.

How to apply


Please send an e-mail with resume and cover letter, indicating salary requirements, to and include "FP Program Specialist" and your name in the subject line.

The Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.


Long Island City, NY, 11101, US


Education requirements
Employment type
Full time
Professional level
None specified
Salary range (annual, U.S. $)
80,000 - 100,000
Job function
Owner's areas of focus