Partner Coordinator, Community-based Initiatives for Health Literacy and Action
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Partner Coordinator

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.


At DOHMH, the Center for Health Equity & Community Wellness (CHECW) 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 the social determinants of health and root causes of health inequities. CHECW is comprised of the Bureau of Brooklyn Neighborhood Health, the Bureau of Bronx 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.




The Health Department is working to ensure fair and equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccine. This requires that the communities hit hardest by the pandemic have access to the vaccine and Vaccine Hubs operated by the Health Department throughout the city. 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.


With funding from the Office of Minority Health, FPHNYC is hiring a Partner Coordinator to support the Community-Based Initiative for Health Literacy and Action (CIHLA) project. This project is two years in length. Through this project, FPHNYC and DOHMH will partner with community stakeholders to increase resources and capacity to be health literate organizations that adhere to National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (NCLAS). The project will focus on literacy related to COVID-19 and will implement and evaluate a health literacy plan in four zip codes in New York City. The project will include an academic partner who will provide quality improvement support and program evaluation. This position will sit in the Bureau of Health Equity Capacity Building in CHECW.


This position is currently remote, but office visits may be needed and remote status may change. This position will report to the Health Department office at 42-09 28th Street, Long Island City, NY. This position is funded until June of 2023 by the U.S. Office of Minority Health via the Advancing Health Literacy to Enhance Equitable Community Responses to COVID-19 grant.



In partnership with the Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC) and under the direction of the Manager, the Partner Coordinator of Community-Based Initiative for Health Literacy and Action Project will directly engage and support community- and faith-based organizations responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a high-profile, high priority project in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and other City Agencies through the Vaccine Command Center.


The partner coordinator will support implementation of deliverables for eight organizations funded to do outreach, messaging, education, navigation, and increase health literacy for the COVID-19 vaccine. The partner coordinator will be under the direct supervision of the Manager and will be coordinating partners at the zip code level. The coordinator will provide critical support to ensure contract compliance, partner engagement, and partner capacity building in priority neighborhoods and communities to confront health inequities, misinformation, and disparate impacts of COVID-19.


The candidate should demonstrate the ability to manage relationships and engagement and support completion of contract deliverables with a cohort of organizations of varying capacity. 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 and faith-based organizations to improve health outcomes and increase health literacy.



  • Manage relationships and engagement with a cohort of organizations of varying capacity
  • Convene partners on a regular basis for co-learning and support and weekly check-ins
  • Support partners in achieving contract deliverables and strategies to optimize outreach to the most impacted areas
  • Coordinate the implementation of partner engagement and capacity building strategies and ensure alignment with overall program goals of assigned partner organizations
  • Coordinate across boroughs to learn from other partner coordinators working directly with stakeholders at the neighborhood level
  • Support contract amendments and contract compliance
  • Provide technical assistance on contracting, invoicing, data entry/reporting, and other administrative processes to partner organizations
  • Ensure partners have the most up-to-date public health information and guidance
  • Support the manager in writing and the dissemination of program reports to internal and external stakeholders
  • Coordinate review of partner communications materials
  • Support partner reporting needs in collaboration with the data analyst
  • Identify partner needs and respond accordingly through the provision of technical assistance
  • Resolve partner challenges and elevate and recommend programmatic improvements
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Experience with community engagement and relationship management with partners in disinvested neighborhoods
  • Understanding of the use of contracts and scopes and how they impact partners work
  • Experience applying a health equity lens to public health programming required
  • Knowledge of capacity building strategies with a racial justice and health equity lens
  • Knowledge and experience working with diverse community-based organizations
  • Leadership skills in coalition building
  • Communications, tailored messaging, and health literacy knowledge preferred
  • Ability to support community organizations while also maintaining agency priorities
  • Creative, flexible, able to meet tight deadlines, and able to manage several tasks at once
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills


All new hires must be vaccinated against COVID-19 and supply proof of vaccination prior to date of hire.



FPHNYC offers a comprehensive benefits package. The salary range for this position is $60,000-$65,000 and is commensurate with education and experience.



To apply, send resume, with cover letter, including salary requested and 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.