Sexual and Reproductive Health Project Assistant
Job Details
LIC - Central DOHMH - Long Island City, NY
Full Time
Day
Sexual and Reproductive Health Project Assistant

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. 

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

 

NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene is committed to helping create a world where all New Yorkers can safely express their sexuality and gender identity with dignity, possessing the knowledge, skills, and resources to support healthy and fulfilling lives. The Bureau of Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health (BMIRH) is dedicated to eliminating inequities in maternal, infant, and reproductive health outcomes. This mission is achieved through programs, policy advocacy, and research initiatives. The Bureau strives to apply a sexual and reproductive justice and racial justice framework to our work, and to fully engage community partners to move this work forward. One component of this work is to ensure that all New Yorkers of reproductive age, particularly young people, have the necessary information and resources to make informed decisions around sexual and reproductive health and to act on those decisions. 

 

To further this goal, BMIRH's Sexual and Reproductive Health Unit (SRH Unit) uses the sexual and reproductive justice framework that prioritizes access to services and education, as well as bodily autonomy, within the context of historical events, lived experiences, sexualities, and social conditions. The SRH unit uses a multi-faceted approach to sexual and reproductive health and justice, including community engagement, public awareness, development and dissemination of best clinical practices, data collection on health indicators, and quality improvement learning collaboratives. 

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

 

The Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Unit is seeking a full-time SRH Project Assistant to support a portfolio of broad sexual and reproductive health work. Specifically, this position will assist in research surrounding patient-centered sexual and reproductive healthcare.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

The SRH Project Assistant will:

  • Assist in the planning and execution of research on patient-centered contraceptive counseling
  • Liaise with clinical partners and patients to ensure a smooth recruitment process
  • Provide technical assistance for online focus groups
  • Code and transcribe data
  • Draft reports and communications for both internal and external use
  • Support the coordination of the Out for Safe Spaces Project 
  • Provide administrative support as necessary 

Assist with other duties, tasks, and special projects as needed 

Qualifications

The preferred candidate will possess the following: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, public policy, health sciences, or relevant field; preferably with 1-2 years of experience in reproductive health
  • Experience in working with data and research, preferably in a reproductive and/or sexual health context
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work within tight deadlines 
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Skilled in public speaking and conducting presentations 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Excel, and Word
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish or French considered a plus 

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

 

FPHNYC offers a comprehensive benefits package. The yearly salary for this position is $50,937.50. 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

This position is budgeted for one year, with a possibility of renewal in July 2023.  This position is 100% in-person.  Selected candidate may be required to work between the NYC -  DOHMH Long Island City Office at

42-09 28th Street Long Island City, NY and the Bronx Office at 1826 Arthur Avenue Bronx, NY   

 

 

TO APPLY

 

To apply, submit 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.

 

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