Project Director- HPV Planning Project

Job Type

Full Time




Long Island City
United States


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.


PROGRAM OVERVIEW (Human Papilloma Virus-Planning Grant)

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. It directs health programs in all public schools and many private schools and oversees DOE’s efforts in health and physical education. OSH provides onsite nursing, physician, and health education services to NYC students. These services include medication administration, skilled nursing care to students with special needs, case management for chronic illnesses, vision screening and exams and referrals for complex medical needs. In addition, OSH oversees teen pregnancy and birth surveillance for the City and administers two programs which deliver direct reproductive health services to students in schools, the Connecting Adolescents to Comprehensive Healthcare (CATCH) program and the School-based Health Centers (SBHC). OSH also provides technical support, quality assurance and data analysis for School-based Health Clinics in NYC which are operated by community health and hospital institutions.

The OSH has received grant funding for 1 year ( with the  possibility for a funding extension) to implement a Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) planning project that will evaluate the feasibility of a program to provide HPV vaccination the nearly 50% of New York City 13-17 year olds that have not been fully immunized.    This program will serve both male and female children and young adults currently enrolled in DOE schools and New York City charter schools. The OSH will collaborate with the Bureau of Immunization (BOI) which is responsible for promoting the immunization of children and adults against hepatitis A and B, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, Haemophilus influenzae type B, polio, influenza, rotavirus, pneumococcal disease, meningococcal disease, and human papillomavirus.



The Project Director will work closely with leadership in the DOHMH Office of School Health, Bureau of Immunization and several Department of Education (DOE) offices to complete a feasibility study for a school-based HPV immunization program. The objectives for this planning grant are: 1) Identify size of the problem by matching data from City Immunization Registry to SBHC enrollment data to identify burden of unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated population by school and grade 2) Convene partners, content experts and legal counsel to address logistical issues and potential legal constraints that impede vaccination compliance, and 3) Produce a detailed proposal and budget for implementing a multi-year initiative to increase the HPV vaccination coverage of NYC public students. 


  • Work closely with representatives from Research, Data and Evaluation units of the Office of School Health, Bureau of Immunization and City Immunization Registry to conduct data match with NYC School Based Health Center enrollees
  • Work closely with DOE representatives to implement, track and manage automated immunization reports from DOE health databases (ATS).
  • Examine the controversial issues which educators and parents may have around HPV vaccination and convene focus groups of parents and meetings of key stakeholders (educators, local elected officials) and create a proposal for addressing them.
  • Implement and direct a workgroup of content experts (medical, administrative, legal) to identify logistical barriers and other impediments to vaccination compliance.
  • Develop a detailed project plan, funding proposal and line-item budget request to implement a multi-year initiative to increase HPV vaccination coverage of NYC public school students.


  •  Master’s in Public Health or relevant field and 3 years’ experience in program development and/or program evaluation
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Knowledge of NYC DOE school system
  • Ability to explore data sets and proficiency in SAS or other data analysis software
  • Ability and experience working collaboratively with persons from multiple disciplines
  • Creative problem-solving skills


FPHNYC offers a comprehensive benefits package. The salary range for this position is $90,000 to $100,000 and commensurate with experience and education.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To apply, send Resume, with Cover Letter, including salary requested and how your experience relates to this position, to indicating “Project Director_your name” in subject line. 

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