The Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC) 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, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), FPHNYC incubates innovative public health initiatives implemented by DOHMH to advance community health throughout the city. It facilitates partnerships, often new and unconventional, between government and the private sector to develop, test, and launch new initiatives. These collaborations speed the execution of demonstration projects, effect expansion of successful pilot programs, and support rapid implementation to meet the public health needs of individuals, families, and communities across New York City.
The NYC DOHMH Office of School Health (OSH) has received a grant to implement the School-Based HPV Vaccination Program in 95 NYC public schools. The program aims to increase citywide HPV vaccination rates by executing a multi-component program in NYC public schools. The program will entail vaccine administration in school-based health centers (SBHCs) as well as school nursing offices and school-based reproductive health care clinics, provider and staff education, and a largescale public advocacy campaign. The School-Based HPV Vaccination Program will take place over the duration of 3 years, expanding into new sites each year. Program’s headquarters are located in Long Island City (DOHMH Headquarters) but the project is citywide. This is a grant-funded position with 18 months remaining in the current funding cycle. There may be potential for extended funding after the current grant period has expired.
Under the supervision of the Adolescent Health Unit and the Program Director, the Senior Community Coordinator will be the liaison between the Office of School and all school-based implementation sites for the HPV vaccination program, working collaboratively with the Program Director to ensure that day to day operations are being carried out according to the project timeline. The Senior Community Coordinator will also be responsible for managing various aspects of the program’s implementation, including program design and evaluation. Tasks will include coordinating program logistics, providing direct health education, and effectively communicating with school-based clinic staff and school administration to successfully implement the program.
· Serve as project liaison between school administration, SBHC staff and OSH to in the implementation of the HPV vaccination project.
· Develop new intervention components, training modules, clinical work flows and project implementation tools to assist SBHC sites improve HPV vaccination rates.
· Strengthen and build workshops on HPV and other adolescent vaccines for students, parents, and school staff in collaboration with Community Coordinators.
· Monitor and analyze HPV vaccination rates and other factors of project sites using data from Citywide Immunization Registry (CIR).
· Assist in the creation and coordination of outreach materials for the HPV vaccination program.
· Assist in planning, organizing, and implementing Community Coordinator site schedule and school-based activities.
· Coordinate initiation and follow-up with students in need of HPV vaccination in public school settings.
· Provide HPV health education to public high school students.
· Maintain effective professional relationships with school staff, medical room staff, school-based health center staff, colleagues and supervisors to meet the needs of the program. Assist in identifying and resolving problems and issues of concern.
· Participate in local and national telephone calls, meetings, and conferences, as needed and assist with scheduling and note taking.
· BA degree from a regionally accredited college or university, one recognized by the New York State Education Department, MPH preferred
· Experience working in a school-based setting required
· Knowledge of STIs, adolescent health, sexual and reproductive health required
· Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
· Experience with public health program design and/or quality improvement initiatives
· Ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently
· Proficient in Microsoft Office
SALARY AND BENEFITS
FPHNYC offers a comprehensive benefits package. The salary range for this position is commensurate with experience: $70,000 - $75,000 per annum.
There is potential for this position to transition to DOHMH and therefore candidates must meet DOHMH eligibility requirement including NYC residency.
To apply, send Resume, with Cover Letter, including how your experience relates to this position here, indicating “Position,Title_your name” in subject line.We ask that you do not contact our staff directly and no phone inquiries please. Applicants who best match the position needs will be contacted.
The Fund for Public Health in New York City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.
The Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC) 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, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health…