Healthy NYC Survey Cohort Manager
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LIC - Central DOHMH - Long Island City, NY
Healthy NYC Survey Cohort Manager

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.


Healthy NYC is an innovative project that provides the Health Department with important health information in a timely and cost-effective way. To date, Healthy NYC has recruited about 10,000 adult New Yorkers to join a survey cohort that will help us conduct population health research. Healthy NYC surveys on COVID-19 have provided critical citywide information on symptom prevalence and treatment, testing, awareness of government recommendations, racial inequities, and adverse mental health. Such information is being used by the City to respond to the pandemic. Other Healthy NYC surveys have assessed social determinants of health, mental health, vaccine access and confidence, and other important health issues.


The Fund for Public Health in New York (FPHNY) seeks a Healthy NYC Survey Cohort Manager, funded through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through June of 2024.  This position will be based at the Health Department’s office in Long Island City, NY.



This position will be within the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)’s Division of Epidemiology, Special Projects Group, and reporting to the Director of Special Projects.  The Division of Epidemiology collects and analyzes data and communicates findings to monitor and improve the health of New Yorkers, and to inform decision making both within and outside of DOHMH.


The Survey Cohort Manager will maintain a high-quality cohort of survey respondents. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to monitoring cohort health, minimizing attrition, overseeing non-survey communications, managing incentives, and maintaining the cohort database. This person will also supervise the Healthy NYC Operations Coordinator who is responsible for conducting survey interviews by phone and providing support to participants. The ideal candidate will have experience with survey research, be organized and detail-oriented, and possess excellent interpersonal skills.


The Survey Cohort Manager will:

  • Monitor cohort health, make recommendations based on findings, and execute cohort maintenance tasks.
  • Measure, minimize, and develop strategies to address attrition.
  • Maintain participant contact information in the cohort database.
  • Work with a vendor to manage and fulfill incentives.
  • Develop and distribute non-survey communications to participants, such as holiday cards, survey result summaries, and content for a member portal.
  • Supervise the Operations Coordinator, who will be conducting phone surveys and addressing participant concern.
  • Train and supervise student interns and others who help with calls during busy periods
  • Resolve escalated participant concerns.
  • MPH/MS degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum of three years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified above.
  • Experience in survey research and participant retention, particularly with panel or cohort studies.
  • Experience interacting with the survey or research study participants.



  • Highly motivated, with an aptitude for problem-solving.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Detail-oriented and can follow study protocols.
  • Dedication to protecting the confidentiality of participants’ data.
  • Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal direction.
  • Strong computer skills, including demonstrated proficiency in quickly learning new technologies.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience working collaboratively with large groups.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.



Salary is up to $80,000, commensurate with experience. FPHNYC offers a comprehensive benefits package.



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.