Nutrition Incentives Program Assistant
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Nutrition Incentives Program Assistant

Part-Time, Temporary (November 2021 through June 2022)


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 Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention (BCDP) strives to reduce the burden of chronic disease, including heart disease, obesity, and cancer, among New Yorkers. We work to address the impact of structural racism and other injustices that are a root cause of the inequitable prevalence, treatment, and outcomes of chronic diseases in communities of color and among other marginalized communities. BCDP focuses on nutrition, tobacco use, the built environment, screening for cancer, and reducing the incidence and impact of hypertension.  BCDP works with partners in government and the community to employ evidence-based policies, programs, communications, and research aimed at shifting environments, changing systems, and promoting health equity. The Bureau sits within the Center for Health Equity and Community Wellness.


The Nutrition Incentives Program Assistant position sits in the Healthy Eating Unit, which aims to promote healthy eating through shaping the environment and building on New Yorkers’ resources, knowledge, and skills. This is a part-time (approx. 21 hours/week) temporary position from November 2021 through June 2022.



The Healthy Eating Unit is seeking a Nutrition Incentive Program Assistant to support implementation and evaluation of nutrition incentive programs, which aim to make fruits and vegetables more affordable for New Yorkers with low incomes. The Nutrition Incentive Program Assistant will support the Health Bucks and Half Off Farm Box programs, and other nutrition incentive programs, including Get the Good Stuff, as needed. The Program Assistant will report to the Program Coordinator and join a team of approximately 4-5 people.



  • Help track Health Bucks distribution by farmers markets and community organizations and application of Half Off Farm Box discount by food box and farm share sites. Review and compile data and draft reports for program evaluators.  
  • Assist with preparation and implementation of the 2022 Health Bucks season including: outreaching to farmers market operators and collecting market information; reviewing applications for Health Bucks from community and faith-based organizations; developing and preparing promotional materials for distribution; distributing Health Bucks to farmers market operators.
  • Ensure farmers market locator website and texting service are up to date.
  • Assist with other nutrition incentive programs and research projects as needed.


  • Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Willing to travel to farmers markets, food boxes and farm share sites throughout the five boroughs of NYC.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications with strong Excel skills.



  • Current graduate student in nutrition, public health, public policy, or related field.
  • Experience working in multicultural settings with racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse communities.
  • Interest in working on regional food systems and food security issues and the underlying causes of health inequities in NYC communities.



  • Part-time, temporary position from November 2021 through June 2022 (Up to 21 hours/week Monday-Friday).
  • The pay rate for this position is $20 per hour
  • This position is located at 42-09 28th St, Queens, NY



This position will be hired through a staffing agency.  As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against COVID-19 and supply proof of vaccination.


The Fund for Public Health in New York City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.