Community Outreach Specialist
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LIC - Central DOHMH - Long Island City, NY
Community Outreach Specialist (OJ)

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.


DOHMH COVID-19 Vaccination Plan- Round 3 Supplemental Gotham Center, LIC

The mission of the Bureau of Immunization (BOI) is to prevent the occurrence and transmission of vaccine-preventable diseases, such as hepatitis A, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, influenza, human papillomavirus, and invasive pneumococcal disease, through immunization.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, BOI is developing and implementing a COVID-19 vaccination campaign to reduce the impact of the pandemic on the health care system and the NYC community. The campaign will focus on the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccine, ensuring access to the most vulnerable New Yorkers.



The Community Outreach Specialist for BOI will conduct activities critical to the success of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign. The incumbent will assist in developing the COVID-19 vaccine media campaign for the public, conduct outreach to priority communities to promote uptake of a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine and participate in hyperlocal vaccine activities in priority communities.



  • Collaborate with the Public Information Office, Equity Task Force, and Community Partner Engagement Team to develop a public-facing, COVID-19 vaccination media campaign.
  • Conduct educational outreach activities in collaboration with the Equity Task Force and the Community Partner Engagement Team to inform the public and promote the uptake of a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine throughout NYC.
  • Assist with public facing presentations using vetted Power Point slide decks and Public Information vetted messaging.
  • Work under the direction of the Vaccine Task Force Community Engagement Coordinator to plan and participate in community-based COVID-19 vaccine exercises and activities in communities with a high burden of COVID-19 illness.


  • Experience in conducting community outreach
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills, with ability to multi-task and track activities
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications
  • Committed to the primary prevention of disease through vaccination



  • Bilingual Skills Preferred / Preferred Languages: Yiddish and/or Hebrew.

MUST be fluent and able to interpret and communicate information in preferred languages, both verbally and in written form.

  • Familiarity with Orthodox Jewish communities in NYC and experience working with them. 


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



FPHNYC offers a comprehensive benefits package.  The salary range for this position is commensurate with education and experience.    



To apply, send a resume, with a cover letter, including the 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.