(Manhattan) Borough COVID Community Engagement Coordinator
Job Details

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.



With an annual budget of $1.6 billion and more than 6,000 employees throughout the five boroughs, the New York  City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) is one of the largest public health agencies in the world, serving 8 million New Yorkers from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. We're tackling a broad range of public health issues with innovative policies and programs and getting exceptional results, but our work is never finished. The breadth of our innovative programs provides the widest range of choices for every member of our team.


Since January 2020, DOHMH has been fighting the COVID-19 pandemic- activities include but are not limited to: surveillance & epidemiological investigations; lab testing; engaging and providing guidance to healthcare partners; ensuring the safety & health of responders; providing timely and accurate information to the public; promoting the emotional health of New Yorkers and coordinating citywide COVID-19 vaccine administration. With grant funds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Office of Minority Health (OMH), and private and City funding, DOHMH is undertaking multiple new initiatives to support jurisdictional COVID-19 prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery initiatives.



DOHMH is seeking 4 COVID-19 Community Engagement and Planning Coordinators to support the alignment of multiple streams of COVID-19 COVID prevention and recovery work in Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan and Queens until June 2022.


This role sits in the relevant Bureau of Neighborhood Health for Brooklyn, Bronx and Manhattan, and in the Bureau of Health Equity Capacity Building for Queens. These are part of the Center for Health Equity & Community Wellness (CHECW), which 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 other social determinants of health.  CHECW is comprised of the Bureau of Bronx Neighborhood Health, the Bureau of Brooklyn 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. CHECW seeks to create healthier neighborhoods by providing New Yorkers the information and resources they need to live healthy lives and work to remove health inequities between New York City neighborhoods that are the result of structural racism such as segregation and disinvestment and social capital.


The  Covid-19 Community Engagement &Planning Coordinator will serve as the primary relationship coordinator for local community-based organizations/stakeholders. They will support community partners and coalitions. The Planning Coordinator will facilitate and support  partners capacity building following the engagement principles of: Tailored engagement, informed capacity building and meaningful partnership.



  • Coordinate and provide technical assistance to partners in catchment areas in the Borough.
  • Perform work in the preparation of planning documents required for funding.
  • Assist with the preparation of evaluation reports, the performance of analyses, and the review of program plans.
  • Make recommendations on policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the provision of technical assistance and training to community partners in various aspects of health promotion, and in techniques of program implementation and management.
  • Develop and coordinate community resources for community residents and partners.
  • Develop and maintain communication with CBO partners
  • Lead on going meetings with partner CBOs
  • Collaborate with bureau leadership to support existing COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy strategies
  • Support implementation of community engagement strategy focused on COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy


  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above.
  • Experience with leading community engagement efforts, particularly initiatives related to community health and emergency response/recovery.
  • Experience working collaboratively in small teams, effective written and verbal communication skills, and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with various priorities and deliverables.
  • Experience working in neighborhoods or with communities experiencing health inequities or other forms of social injustice, strong familiarity with racial and social justice frameworks and approaches.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills with demonstrated experience in partnership management.
  • Knowledge and relationships with key stakeholders in Harlem priority neighborhoods.




  • Bilingual in Spanish for all Boroughs (or in Haitian Creole or French for Brooklyn; Mandarin or French for Manhattan)
  • Experience in emergency recovery and resilience work
  • In-depth knowledge of borough community stakeholders
  • Ability to understand the concepts of social determinants of health, institutional racism, structural racism, health inequities and their impact on underserved and underrepresented communities
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting communities who have experienced systemic oppression and bias (e.g. people of color, LGBTQ+ people, immigrants, justice involved persons, etc.)


Brooklyn: 485 Throop Avenue, BK NY 11221

Manhattan: 158 East 115th Street, MN NY 10029

Bronx: 1826 Arthur Avenue BX NY 10457

Queens: 42-09 28th Street, QN NY 11101




35 hours per week. This position will be funded through June 30, 2022, with the possibility of extension.



$33 per hour



This position will be hired through a staffing agency.




To apply, send a 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.