Invest in NY Project Coordinator
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Invest in NY Project 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.



Invest in New York is a two-year grant award to DOHMH to build and expand child care capacity in neighborhoods designated as child care “deserts.”  An area is identified as a child care “desert” if there are three or more children under the age of five per available child care slot in local day care centers, family day care, or group family day care programs. Lack of access to quality child care is preventing many families from returning to the workforce. Invest in New York aims to increase access to child care in New York City.


Primary location: 125 Worth Street, NY, NY 10013.



DOHMH is seeking a self-driven professional who is detail-oriented and skilled at planning to ensure the smooth operation of the Invest in New York grant program in NYC . The primary responsibility of the Project Coordinator is to provide guidance, oversight, coordination and support, within the Bureau of Child Care and across the agency, to build and expand NYC’s licensed child care capacity.



  • Coordinate with DOHMH Child Care bureau leadership and grant staff carrying out licensing, inspections and background checks for grant applicants and awardees.
  • Collect and compile process and outcome metrics for performance reports to leadership and the grantor.
  • Create project plans including delegation of tasks and establish timelines for completion.
  • Coordinate meetings, gather information from project staff and monitor tasks, deliverables and deadlines.
  • Report to leadership any barriers to achieving stated priorities and develop solutions to overcome these barriers.
  • Identify programmatic deficiencies and implement corrective action plans.
  • Assist with procurement, expense review, budget reconciliations and recording of financial transactions for the grant.
  • Act as a liaison internally with other DOHMH bureaus and offices to carry out grant activities.







  • Project or grant management – 2 years
  • Ability to set project priorities and adjust implementation strategies.
  • Ability to work proficiently under pressure and to adhere to strict deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong problem-solving, analytic, organization, and communication skills.
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office Suite is required


Selected candidate must be able to provide proof of COVD-19 vaccination.





This is an hourly paid temporary position at $35 per hour, 35 hours per week. The project funding is two-years for this position.  Selected candidate is eligible for benefits via staffing agency.



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.