COVID-19 Engagement Projects Manager / Communications Manager
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LIC - Central DOHMH - Long Island City, NY
COVID-19 Engagement Projects Manager / Communications Manage

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.



With an annual budget of $1.6 billion and more than 6,000 employees throughout the five boroughs, the New York  City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) is one of the largest public health agencies in the world, serving 8 million New Yorkers from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. We're tackling a broad range of public health issues with innovative policies and programs and getting exceptional results, but our work is never finished. The breadth of our innovative programs provides the widest range of choices for every member of our team.


Since January 2020, DOHMH has been fighting the COVID-19 pandemic- activities include but are not limited to providing timely and accurate information to the public. As part of COVID-19 recovery, DOHMH is actively pursuing DOHMH in undertaking multiple new initiatives to support jurisdictional COVID-19 prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery initiatives. This includes launch of Public Health Corps, which includes various education and marketing projects and events in need of project management support.



DOHMH is seeking a COVID-19 Engagement Projects Manager / Communications Manager

to provide high level project management and operational support until June 2022.


This role sits in the Office of the Deputy Commissioner in the Center for Health Equity & Community Wellness (CHECW). CHECW, seeks to eliminate racial and other inequities resulting in premature mortality. With an unwavering grounding in history and structural analysis, CHECW works to increase visibility of the harm perpetuated by centuries of racist, socially unjust policy while pushing towards redress for the most impacted NYC communities. CHECW addresses inequity across community and healthcare systems in partnership with community, faith-based, and health care organizations. CHECW’s work focuses on social determinants of health, including environmental and commercial determinants, and addresses both upstream and downstream factors to improve health and well-being of New Yorkers. CHECW is a division of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.


The COVID-19 Engagement Projects Manager / Communications Manager

is responsible for assisting with writing and tracking social media content, supporting marketing projects, and managing communications projects as assigned. All projects will be in support of staff or partners connected to Public Health Corps.

This person will also support the implementation of communication strategies and events, coordinate internal and external short-term projects, coordinate a history of public health storytelling project, and provide editing and design feedback on communication materials. The COVID-19 Engagement Projects Manager / Communications Manager

will report to the Assistant Director of Communications and liaise with Social Media Specialist, Policy and Public Affairs Manager and manager of the Chief Medical Officer’s Twitter account as needed.



Social Media and Content Creation 

  • Develop a 6-month health equity themed editorial calendar with draft messaging
  • Consult with bureaus to collect information to use storytelling as a media advocacy tool for social media posts
  • Write copy for event promotion/speaker social media toolkits
  • Support internal projects, including Public Health Corps, by pitching and writing equity-themed social media content related to their program details
  • Research and review recent and relevant publications, news and local events as leads for potential social media content or event talking points
  • Support ideation, copyediting and writing of mass emails 
  • Propose creative, engaging and informative messaging, infographics and creative concepts consistent with division goals and project objectives
  • Conduct social listening by reviewing, engagement on published social media posts and share relevant metrics and trends

Marketing Project management 

  • Provide Project management and coordination across multiple communications and marketing projects (e.g. speaker tracking, coordinating staff photos/headshots, the Reimaging Public Health in NYC events, collect visioning pop up events, the public health storytelling project and photo exhibit)
  • Work with the Assistant Director of Communications to update facilitation/speaker guides for virtual events
  • Support project timelines and tracking tools needed to produce live, remote and hybrid events , and create a plan to track project key performance indicators
  • Contribute to collaborative efforts and organize promotional events and recommend innovative marketing strategies
  • Post events develop a report to help with recommendations for future programs and tracking.


  • Strong, versatile copywriting skills
  • Experience writing social media content
  • Good organizational, planning, and coordination skills
  • Familiarity with color wheels, designing marketing strategies or marketing materials
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and re-prioritize as needed
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build collaborative relationships
  • History of strong decision making and proactive approaches to resolve problems
  • Quick learner and able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Comfortable working with spreadsheets, project management tools, and Hootsuite
  • Competent in Microsoft Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • Ability to understand the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias and their impact on underserved and underrepresented communities, along with a demonstrated commitment to supporting communities who have experienced systemic oppression and bias (e.g. people of color, LGBTQ+ people, immigrants, justice involved persons, etc.)
  • Have a demonstrated commitment to supporting communities who have experienced systemic oppression and bias (e.g. people of color, LGBTQ+ people, immigrants, justice involved persons, etc.)



Gotham Center, 42-09 28th Street LIC, NY 11101



Full time, 35 hours per week. This position will be funded through June 30, 2022, with possibility of extension.



$41 per hour



This position will be hired through a staffing agency.


  • All 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 hire date.
  • This position will initially operate in a hybrid work environment (partially remote), with the potential of shifting to (100% / 50%?)  in-office.
  • There is a potential for this position to transition to DOHMH, for which eligibility requirements include NYC residency



To apply, send a resume, with a cover letter including how your experience relates to this position.   We ask that you do not contact our staff directly and no phone inquiries.   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.