Program Manager, Public Housing COVID-19 Recovery
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Program Manager, Public Housing COVID-19 Recovery

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.


The Center for Health Equity & Community Wellness (CHECW) aims to eliminate racial inequities resulting in premature mortality 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 agencys 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. During the COVID-19 pandemic, CHECW is working directly with communities experiencing the unjust impacts of inequities exacerbated by COVID-19, including impacts like high mortality rates, food insecurity, loss of employment, and eviction.




The Health Department is working towards driving an equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. This requires that the communities hit hardest by the pandemic have access to the vaccine, have confidence taking the vaccine, and have access to needed health and social resources. The Health Departments COVID-19 Equity Action Plan recognizes that underinvestment and structural racism are the root causes of the disproportionate burden of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths seen in priority neighborhoods.


The Public Housing COVID-19 Recovery Program will drive equitable pandemic recovery in priority public housing communities that have experienced longstanding health inequities and more recently, low vaccination rates. The program will fund community-based organizations to build up and utilize a workforce of community health workers (CHWs) to deeply engage with targeted NYCHA neighborhoods in COVID-19 recovery, focused on increasing COVID-19 vaccination, addressing social and health factors that increase risk of severe COVID-19 illness, and leading community wellness programs and capacity building.


 All in-person work will be at 42-09 28th Street, Long Island City, NY.


This position is funded for 1 year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021, P.L. 116-260. There is the possibility of an additional funding, contingent on grant renewal.



The Program Manager for Public Housing COVID-19 Recovery will oversee development and implementation of the Public Housing COVID Recovery Program. They will be responsible for overseeing a competitive process to bring partners on board, ensuring grant deliverables and targets are met, tracked, and reported to the funder, and supervising a Partner Coordinator. They will be responsible for guiding, supporting, and monitoring contracted community-based partners delivery of health coaching services, social support referrals, and wellness activities geared towards meeting program goals. The candidate should be able to demonstrate experience and success in implementing technical assistance, capacity building and engagement strategies with a racial equity lens to community-based organizations to improve health outcomes. The Program Manager will assist strategic planning of community and stakeholder engagement. This is a high priority project in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA).


The Program Manager will support the Program Director to ensure Public Housing COVID-19 Recoverys place in the changing healthcare landscape by identifying and developing relationships with key neighborhood stakeholders, including providers, health and social service systems, payer systems, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, professional organizations and other supporting connections that can further the programs mission and foster sustainability.


Given the nature of COVID-19 pandemic and the ever-evolving landscape, some evening and weekend work may be required. Occasional travel to partners in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island, and Queens may be needed.



  • Oversee management of deliverables for approximately five community- and faith-based organizations working on NYCHA properties.
  • Oversee partner engagement and capacity building strategies and ensure alignment with overall program goals.
  • Support the VEPE Program Director on program strategy and direction and planning towards sustainability after the grant period.
  • Supervise partner coordinator working directly with stakeholders at the neighborhood level
  • Track and manage all grant contracts, invoices, and other administrative components to ensure compliance.
  • Develop contracts in support of programmatic goals in collaboration with grants team
  • Support contract amendments and contract compliance
  • Provide technical assistance on contracting, invoicing, and other administrative processes to partner organizations.
  • Write and disseminate program reports to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Support on data collection and communications to stakeholders.
  • Ensure that NYCHA public housing is incorporated into the Health Department public health improvement initiatives.
  • Support partner reporting needs.
  • Support partners in navigating NYCHA resources, protocols, and policies.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Masters degree in Public Health, Social Work, Social Services, Public Administration, Human Services, or related field highly desirable; Bachelors degree with experience in these areas acceptable.
  • Experience managing contracted partners
  • Understanding of the emergency preparedness and response work
  • Direct supervisory or managerial experience
  • Strong relationship builder with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to be work independently, be flexible, and handle changing workload with multiple projects and changing priorities
  • Experience working with highly marginalized populations
  • Ability to operationalize workflows
  • A commitment to collective action and community organizing
  • Experience planning and implementing neighborhood-based programs
  • Experience in healthcare and/or social service administration with content focus in transformation, community/clinical linkages, integration and/or population health
  • Knowledge of the NYCHA community and public housing landscape
  • Understanding of community health workers and the role they play in health inequities



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




The salary for this position is $75,000. FPHNYC offers a comprehensive benefits package



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.