COVID Disparities Grant (CDG) Director
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LIC - Central DOHMH - Long Island City, NY
COVID Disparities Grant (CDG) Director

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.



FPHNYC/DOHMH has been awarded a CDC grant to reduce COVID-19 racial/ethnic disparities by growing public health capacity of community-based organizations (CBOs) in the most marginalized neighborhoods in the city. The CDG project will use a multipronged community engagement strategy to increase access to COVID-19 prevention, treatment, and vaccination services; address COVID-19 risk factors including chronic disease, social determinants of health and racism; and build collective action to address racial disparities and resource needs.


The CDG model leverages CBOs local to neighborhoods to employ local Community Health Workers (CHWs) to improve the overall health outcomes of the neighborhood. The CDG CBOs are willing to become accountable for helping every person in the community district (neighborhood) achieve their optimal potential for health, and as such, they foster collaborations among people and institutions in the neighborhood, and they are advertised as the first point of contact for people who are otherwise disconnected from city-funded safety net services.  


Ultimately the CDG will provide a sustainable, organized backbone of CBO partnerships that can address health disparities at the neighborhood level, better integrate disease-specific programs into the community, and jumpstart responses to future crises.




The CDG  Director will provide oversight to the Project and serve as steward of the model’s sustainability and growth. The CDG Director will be responsible for the strategic direction of the project and for managing the internal and external relationships necessary to support neighborhood-based staff and contractors in increasing access to testing, vaccination, quarantine, and support services and countering misinformation. This includes the oversight of multiple contracts with community-based-organizations (CBOs), and the creation of a technical assistance team focused on quality improvement and sustainability for the contractors.



  • Ensure compliance with the CDC grant requirements for the project and appropriate management of its $ 35 million budget
  • Serve as steward of the CDG model described in Program Overview
  • Supervise a team of 10-15 staff members through direct and matrixed methods (team includes a variety of professional backgrounds including community engagement staff, evaluators, communicators, clinicians, contract managers, financial advisors, among others)
  • Lead the creation of a robust technical assistance program for the contractors to achieve program goals.
  • Maintain an operation that uses data for prioritization and quality improvement consistently. This includes systematic incorporation of qualitative information into the program activity.
  • Collaborate with colleagues implementing similar grants to coordinate activity and leverage lessons learned.
  • Other as directed by supervisor





  • Required:
    • Master’s level education, 5+ years of experience in managerial positions.   
    • Experience overseeing contracts with Community Based Organizations
    • Experience leading multidisciplinary teams
    • Experience with quality improvement methodologies
    • Excellent written and interpersonal skills
    • Excellent data analysis skills
    • Demonstrated familiarity with demographics, health status, and health and social assets in NYC neighborhoods
  • Preferred
    • Familiarity with policy and financial barriers and enablers for Community Health Worker programs
    • Experience overseeing Community Health Worker programs
    • Experience managing multi-million federal grants  
    • Experience in non-profit management
    • At least 7  years of experience in NYC health/social services government or non-profit sector




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.