Director, Human Resources

The Fund for Public Health in New York City, Inc.

Published 19 days ago

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 Director of Human Resources reports to the Director of Finance and Administration and supervises two staff including the Human Resources Benefits and Payroll Manager, and the Human Resources Generalist.

FPHNYC personnel includes two categories of staff including central office staff and grant funded staff that are hired and administratively managed by FPHNYC central office though are seconded to work on a specific Department of Health grant or project. Seconded staff are technically supervised by Department of Health program staff. This unique arrangement requires close coordination and communication with the Human Resource staff at the Department of Health as well as the program staff who oversee the work of the seconded staff on a specific grant.  

The Director of Human Resources is directly responsible for the overall administration, coordination and evaluation of the human resources function at FPHNYC and provides strategic leadership in all matters related to the assessment of and planning for the HR functions and systems. The Director of Human Resources is also responsible for the institution’s overall improvements to HR effectiveness, including organizing and monitoring efforts in process improvement, facilitating change and measuring progress.

Additionally, the Director of Human Resources, working with the Leadership Team, develops, implements and monitors programs that promote diversity within the organization. This role is responsible for developing training and initiatives to create and foster an open and inclusive environment.

The Director must be highly effective in working with individuals and teams including the ability to develop and foster positive working relationships both internal to the central office and with the HR and program staff at the Health Department, our primary partner. The Director must have the ability to focus on results while appreciating process and driving forward implementation.

Key Focus Areas

1.      Diversity and Cultural Awareness                  

2.      Benefits and Compensation                  

3.      Relationship Management                              

4.      Employee and Labor Relations                              

5.      Compliance with Labor and Employment Laws

6.      Talent Acquisition (Recruiting & Staffing)  

7.      Training & Staff Development

8.      Workplace Safety

9.      Digital Technologies: HRIS, *Payroll and all other HR-related Platforms

*Experience with Paycom highly desirable


Include but are not limited to the following:

·        Develops, implements, and evaluates FPHNYC’s HR function.

·        Supervises the Human Resources Benefits and Payroll Manager and Human Resources Generalist.

·        In partnership with FPHNYC’s leadership team, builds and strengthens organizational culture.

·        Champions an environment of equality, diversity and empowerment.

·        Develops and implements a recruitment strategy to attract, motivate, develop, and retain a diverse workforce.

·        In partnership with the FPHNYC Leadership Team, develops and implements a progressive compensation and benefits programs.

·        Develops and implements innovative human resource development/training strategies.

·        Develops appropriate policies and programs for employee relations, such as creating a harassment-free environment, sexual harassment prevention, employee complaints resolution, and employee engagement.

·        Oversees the annual performance evaluation process.

·        Seek new ways to improve FPHNYC’s HR and OD processes, including tracking and systems through digital platforms.

·        Oversee other areas such as employee communication, and employee safety and health.


Policy Development/HR Policies and Procedures

·        Provide advisement, input and writing during the development and fine-tuning of FPHNYC policies.

·        Manage communication of FPHNYC policies to employees.

Organizational Development and Process Improvement

·        Work to improve the HR efficiency and effectiveness of the organization; furnish well- researched solutions and recommendations for decision-makers.

·        Provide conflict resolution consulting and training.

·        Oversee, communicate and support an employee development/recognition program.



·        Take lead on all appropriate recruitment efforts, assisting with job descriptions and sourcing candidates.

·        Provide advisement for all recruitment efforts, including those not fully executed through HR.

·        Conduct initial screenings as needed, assembling a candidate pool of diverse and highly qualified individuals.

·        Participate in interview process alone and in-group settings for Central Office positions.

·        Orchestrate the on-boarding process for new employees, including initial welcome and explanation of benefits, all related paperwork, enrollments, systems training and introduction to relevant departments for peripheral on-boarding.

·        Manage the entire off-boarding process for all resignations and terminations.


Legal Matters

·        Work with FPHNYC Legal Counsel or acquire legal advisement as needed for pertinent matters.

·        Communicate concerns about legal matters with Director of Grants and Finances and Deputy Director as needed.

·        Take lead on state registrations, including tax and unemployment accounts.


Conflict Management/Mediation

·        Provide an open-door environment for FPHNYC employees to speak confidentially, as needed.

·        Offer non-legal advisement to employees around matters of supervisory and inter-departmental conflict.


The Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development is a proven leader and has a wide variety of experiences in all of the functional areas of HR and OD and integrates all of those functions with the mission, vision and values of FPHNYC.

·        Bachelor’s degree in human resources, sociology/psychology or public/business administration

·        Minimum of 7 years progressive experience in an HR leadership role, including direct experience and broad knowledge in the following:

o  Strategic initiatives

o  Management responsibilities

o  Recruitment strategy

o  Utilizing technology to enhance and measure the results of human resources programs

o  Training and development

o  Culture and organization development/change management

o  Employee engagement and staff relations

o  Knowledge of local (NY) labor laws

o  Policy development and guidance

o  Performance management

o  Compensation and benefits development

o  Conflict management that includes influencing, collaboration, facilitation and negotiation skills

o  Safety programs  

·        Comfortable managing change.

·        Ability to self-lead in the workplace with natural commitment to continuous improvement.

·        Able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.


FPHNYC offers a comprehensive benefits package. The salary range for this position is commensurate with experience.



To apply, send Resume, with Cover Letter. 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 (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…

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New York, NY

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