Food Standards Associate
Job Details
LIC - Central DOHMH - Long Island City, NY
Part Time
Food Standards Associate

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. 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 expedite the execution of demonstration projects, help expand successful pilot programs, and support rapid implementation to meet the public health needs of individuals, families, and communities across New York City.

The Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention (BCDP) strives to reduce the burden of chronic disease, including heart disease, obesity, and cancer, among New Yorkers. We work to address the impact of structural racism and other injustices that are a root cause of the inequitable prevalence, treatment and outcomes of chronic diseases in communities of color and among other marginalized communities. BCDP focuses on nutrition, tobacco use, the built environment, screening for cancer, and reducing the incidence and impact of hypertension.  BCDP works with partners in government and the community to employ evidence-based policies, programs, communications and research aimed at shifting environments, changing systems and promoting health equity. The Bureau sits within the Center for Health Equity and Community Wellness. 

Reporting to the Food Standards Senior Manager, the Food Standards Associate will be a key member of a fast-paced team that develops and executes innovative approaches to changing the food environment. This position will support work around the NYC Food Standards that apply to many settings, including foods and beverages served through programming, in food and beverage vending machines, at meetings and events and in retail settings including cafeterias and cafes. This is a 6-month position with an option to extend the duration (e.g. to Spring 2023).

•    Research product nutrition information  
•    Conduct data entry and interpretation
•    Assist with nutrition analysis projects
•    Develop and modify recipes for foodservice
•    Support site visits to organizations for trainings and food assessments
•    Develop technical assistance tools and promotional materials to assist with implementation of the NYC Food Standards
•    Perform other duties as assigned, such as but not limited to drafting briefs, preparing presentations, conducting research, developing website content and reviewing and summarizing scientific articles


•    Candidate must have completed their first semester in a master’s level program, nutrition or public health students are highly desirable. Candidates studying research evaluation or public policy will also be considered.
•    Candidate with culinary background strongly preferred.  
•    Excellent attention to detail, organizational skills, creative thinking, and follow through
•    Superior writing skills and ability to communicate effectively 
•    Knowledge of the Microsoft Suite, including PowerPoint and Excel
•    Experience with NutriBase or a similar nutrition analysis software a plus

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 start date. 

•    This position will be hired through a staffing agency at a pay rate of $20.00 per hour
•    Candidate will ideally be available 2 days per week (14 hours)
•    This position is located at 42-09 28th St, Queens, NY, but may have a remote work option during the COVID-19 pandemic

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, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.