Healthy Start Brooklyn Project Manager
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Healthy Start Brooklyn Project 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 Start Brooklyn (HSB) is a federally funded program that seeks to reduce infant and maternal mortality, improve maternal and infant health outcomes, and reduce health inequities. Serving the neighborhoods of Brownsville, East New York, Bedford-Stuyvesant, and Bushwick, HSB is a five-year grant that supports doula services, health education, parenting support, case management, care coordination, and training to enhance the lives of families in these communities. The project area consists of zip codes 11207, 11208, 11212, 11216, 11221, and 11233.

Healthy Start Brooklyn resides within the Center for Health Equity and Community Wellness of DOHMH. FPHNYC is responsible for fiscal and administrative oversight of HSB. The grant is awarded by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

The Healthy Start program follows a life-course approach that emphasizes the following core elements:

  1. Improve Womens Health: HSB works to improve coverage, access to care, and health promotion for women who have one or more health conditions that raises their risk for infant mortality, including a previous preterm birth, hypertension, and diabetes. Care will be provided before, during, and after pregnancy.
  2. Improve Family Health and Wellness: HSB works to improve infant health and development by promoting family health and well-being, including the integration of systems and social-support services. HSB also provides services directly to mothers, fathers, partners, and preconception young people, including parenting education and support, mindfulness practices, support for healthy relationships, and referral for mental and behavioral health services.
  3. Promote Systems Change: HSB works to maximize opportunities for community action to address the social determinants of health and to achieve collective impact.
  4. Assure Impact and Effectiveness: HSB works to ensure the high quality of its programs through staff and subcontractor training, data collection and analysis, performance monitoring, quality improvement, and evaluation.



Reporting to the HSB Project Director, the Project Manager will manage grant activities, monitor the budget and expenses, supervise grant personnel, monitor subcontractor compliance, and handle all required reporting. The ideal candidate will be a multi-tasker who thrives in a busy environment, able to see the big picture while focusing on the details, and possesses a deep understanding of how social determinants of health can cause inequities in birth outcomes.



  • Manage all administrative and programmatic operations of the Healthy Start Brooklyn grant
  • Oversee the work of HSB staff; document best practices for staff; assist with onboarding
  • Monitor progress toward meeting the Healthy Start benchmarks set by HRSA; oversee quality-improvement efforts to improve performance where needed
  • Analyze programmatic and public data to identify systemic inequities that affect perinatal outcomes in the project area; partner with local organizations and coalitions to address them
  • Update budget and contracts on an annual basis
  • Monitor the work of grant subcontractors and consultants; organize and lead quarterly compliance meetings, including data and budget reviews
  • Compile monthly reports to DOHMH leadership and to federal funder (HRSA); lead compilation and submission of annual reports to federal funder
  • Approve all invoices, purchase orders, and reimbursement requests for weekly submission to FPHNY
  • Other duties as assigned



  • 5+ years experience in program development and management for a health organization, city agency, or social-service organization
  • Experience with budgets, contracts, and grants; proven track record managing a large budget
  • Experience in public health; deep understanding of and experience around community development and health issues in urban, underserved neighborhoods
  • Understanding of and commitment to birth justice
  • Experience managing staff; outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of quality improvement processes
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong organizational and project-management skills
  • Positive attitude, strong work ethic, and excellent customer-service skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access
  • Experience with DOHMH and FPHNY policies and procedures a plus
  • Experience living and/or working in central or eastern Brooklyn a plus




  • This position will be hired through a staffing agency at a pay rate of $50 per hour, and will be funded through June 30, 2022, with the possibility of extension.



  • All new temporary hires must be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have been granted a medical or religious reasonable accommodation. This requirement must be met by your start date.
  • There is a potential for this position to transition to DOHMH, for which eligibility requirements include NYC residency.



To apply, send your résumé and 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.