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Program Director, Community-Based Initiative for Health Literacy and Action Project

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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.

At DOHMH, the Center for Health Equity & Community Wellness (CHECW) aims to eliminate racial inequities resulting in premature mortality, with a focus on chronic disease, by addressing the social and environmental factors that impact health. CHECW works to increase placed-based investments in priority neighborhoods with community programming and services based on epidemiology; influence and leverage the health system to promote whole-person care; intensify the agency's approach to tackling big salt, sugar, and tobacco; and finding innovative ways to improve the built environment and address the social determinants of health and root causes of health inequities. CHECW is comprised of the Bureau of Brooklyn Neighborhood Health, the Bureau of Bronx Neighborhood Health, the Bureau of Harlem Neighborhood Health, the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention, the Bureau of Health Equity Capacity Building, the Bureau of Equitable Health Systems and the Bureau of Finance, Administration, and Services.


With funding from the Office of Minority Health, FPHNYC is hiring a Program Director to lead the Community-Based Initiative for Health Literacy and Action (CIHLA) project. This project is two years in length. Through this project, FPHNYC and DOHMH will partner with community stakeholders to increase resources and capacity to be health literate organizations that adhere to National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (NCLAS). The project will focus on literacy related to COVID-19 and will implement and evaluate a health literacy plan in four zip codes in New York City. The project will further work with City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) for quality improvement support and program evaluation. This position will sit in the Bureau of Health Equity Capacity Building in CHECW.


The Program Director is responsible for all grant management, implementation, and reporting for the CIHLA project. Reporting to the Senior Director of COVID Equity, the Program Director will supervise a team working with both CUNY SPH and community partners while collaborating with peers in the bureau also working on COVID-19-related activities. This program is one of several focused on addressing health inequities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic through partnerships with key community-based organizations in priority neighborhoods.


  • Lead strategic development and implementation of federally funded community-based health literacy initiative, the Community-Based Initiative for Health Literacy and Action (CIHLA) project, in partnership with an academic institute and community partners 
  • Ensure compliance with OMH grant requirements, including reporting, administrative, and fiscal processes, and appropriate management of its $4 million budget
  • Supervise two coordinators and various consultants in support of the project’s programmatic goals
  • Leads multi-stakeholder community engagement strategy, including collaboration with internal teams and external partners, including community-based organizations and CUNY SPH
  • Collaborates on and aligns with other COVID-19-related programs, including on communications, partnerships, and organizational performance metrics 
  • Leads management and execution of workplans, evaluation plans, strategic partnerships, program alignment, and conceptual model development 
  • Represent the program with internal and external audiences, including presenting on the program in community and academic settings
  • Collaborate with colleagues implementing similar grants to coordinate activity and leverage lessons learned
  • Other as directed by supervisor


·        Communication: Has excellent interpersonal abilities including strong listening, writing and verbal skills; demonstrates assertiveness in presenting their ideas. Can prepare presentations, key strategic documents, including revisions to health literacy plan, … write analyses, meeting summaries; Has experience integrating storytelling, community-based messaging, and narrative change into strategies for health equity.  

·        Decision-Making: Has the ability to evaluate risks and opportunities; uses analytical and problem-solving skills; is a self-starter; takes initiative and drives for results; is able to prioritize their own work. 

·        Execution: Has excellent project management skills; meets deadlines; has a sense of urgency and takes responsibility for their work, is able to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously; is able to multi-task and works well under pressure; employs attention to detail with their work and has high standards for accomplishing their work. 

·        Budget/contractor Management: Has experience selecting, managing, or overseeing grantees, contractors to achieve strategic or operational objectives. Experience in partnership development/management and grant management and reporting would also be beneficial.  

·        Subject Matter Expertise: expertise in personal, organization, and community health literacy principles.

·        Partnership and Relationship Building: Has strong professional presence and can be seen as a representative of the Agency and initiative; has intercultural knowledge, sensitivity, and appreciation; and possesses strong strategic partnership building skills. 

·        Capacity Building: Has experience leading capacity building program design for and program implementation with community-based organizations   


  • Master’s degree or 5-10 years relevant experience in public health, government, non-profit organizations, preferred.    
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Salesforce (or other CRM software); strong internet research skills and ability to learn new applications quickly. 
  • Proven experience mentoring and supervising a team.  
  • Experience integrating and leading with equity and anti-racist and systems-based change frameworks and models 
  • Experience managing and implementing strategic projects in a relevant community-based setting
  • Experience in strategy and grant management and reporting.  
  • Expertise in process and program design and management, quality improvement, and evaluation. 

There is a potential for this position to transition to DOHMH and therefore candidates must meet DOHMH eligibility requirements, including NYC residency.

All new hires must be vaccinated against COVID-19 and supply proof of vaccination. 


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


To apply, send Resume, with Cover Letter, including how your experience relates to this position here. 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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