Director - New York City Health Justice Network

Published 23 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.


This position will be based in the DOHMH Division of Mental Hygiene’s Bureau of Health Promotion for Justice-Impacted Populations (HPJIP).  The Bureau of Health Promotion for Justice-Impacted Populations (HPJIP) aims to reduce the negative social and health consequences of justice system involvement through innovative policy and practice change. By centering community, addressing racial inequities, honoring lived experience, and elevating trauma-and-resilience-informed-approaches, we promote evidence-based best practices to address the needs of those disproportionately impacted by the justice system. 

The New York City Health Justice Network (HJN) is an innovative program working with persons returning to the community from jail or prison aiming to make reentry as positive as possible. The HJN employs community health workers with lived experience of the criminal legal system and pairs them with program participants aiming to improve access to and engagement in health and social services and also providing mentoring, peer support and health promotion.  HJN partners with community-based organizations (CBOs) and primary care providers (PCs) to form a network of organizations providing access and support to HJN participants.

The NYC DOHMH offices are located in Long Island City; some travel within the NYC boroughs will be required.


Under the direction of the Senior Director of Transition to Community (T2C), the HJN Director will be primarily responsible for the day-to-day operations of the NYC Health Justice Network.


·        Oversee and manage daily operations and project activities

·        Supervise and coach NYC HJN staff, including direct oversight of community health worker supervisor and indirect oversight of community health workers

·        Provide oversight of staff training, delivery of services and to case reviews

·        Oversee the co-design of programmatic workflows, procedures and protocols

·        Oversee community outreach and engagement initiatives including community partnerships and recruitment

·        Liaison of all subcontractors, including partner sites and training/expert consultants to ensure program implementation

·        Build and maintain relationships with key contacts from community-based organizations

·        Coordinate and co-facilitate partner convenings throughout the life of the project

·        Engage in quality improvement methods to identify areas for programmatic enhancement to ensure that effective community-informed strategies are identified, implemented and iterated as needed.

·        Review data collection, analysis, and synthesize programmatic data and create and submit ongoing reports

·        Coordinate with FPHNYC to manage/create spending plan for personnel and OTPS budgets

·        Proactively identify and manage issues/risks that may arise and escalate issues to management as necessary.

·        Assist in strategic planning and sustainability with Transitions to Community, the HPJIP program component focused on improving reentry experiences for persons released from incarceration

·        Complete required agency trainings and participate in bureau related meetings

·        Other responsibilities as assigned by management


·        Excellent interpersonal, collaborative and team skills are a must

·        Strong written and oral communication skills

·        Proven coordination and organizational skills

·        Experience working on multiple projects with tight deadlines

·        Experience supervising staff

·        Ability to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders across multiple service sectors, including government

·        Experience with health system quality improvement and data management systems

·        Experience working with health sector, non-profit organizations, hospitals and/or government agencies

·        Ability to work independently and exercise a high degree of initiative to accomplish tasks and solve problems

·        Experience in evidence-based programmatic design and performance measurement

·        Experience in working with persons involved with or impacted by the CLS

·        Willing to travel locally


·        Bachelor’s Degree and 4 years of supervisory and program management experience OR a Master’s degree in Social Work or Public Health and 3 years of supervisory and program management experience, or other experience and education commensurate with job responsibilities

·        Preference will be given to candidates with lived experience of criminal legal system

·        Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish) but not required

·        Proficiency in Microsoft Suite including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


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


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. 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…

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New York, NY, USA

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