Program/Policy Associate (Nutrition Education Associate)
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LIC - Central DOHMH - Long Island City, NY
Part Time
Program/Policy Associate (Nutrition Education 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 Administrative Assistant, the Nutrition Education Associate will be a key member of a large team and will support the activities of the Nutrition Education Programs. Nutrition Education Programs are implemented in a variety of settings including childcare centers, farmers markets and other similar food distribution sites, and food pantries. Our work aims to support individuals with building the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and resources needed to inform healthy food choices. This is a 6-month position from July to December 2022 with potential to extend until September 2023. 



  • Provide support to nutrition education programs as staff prepare for program implementation. 
  • Receive, process, organize and track program supplies appropriately and according to program protocol. Maintain and organize program supplies in heavily used storage closet. 
  • Track and file consultant timesheets appropriately and according to program protocol. 
  • Attend team and partner meetings and record and share minutes. 
  • Support preparations for in-person and virtual meetings and trainings including registering visitors, preparing necessary supplies, etc. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned, such as but not limited to preparing presentations, conducting research, filing, and completing data entry. 
  • Nutrition or public health students are highly desirable. Candidate with nutrition background strongly preferred. 
  • Excellent attention to detail, organizational skills, creative thinking, and follow through. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively. 
  • Knowledge of the Microsoft Suite, including PowerPoint and Excel. 



  • This is a paid position of $20.00 per hour. 
  • Candidates will ideally be available 3 days per week (21 hours). 
  • This position is located at 42-09 28th St, Queens, NY. 



All full time and part time staff must be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have been granted a medical or religious reasonable accommodation. This requirement must be met by your date of hire. 



To apply, send resume with cover letter, including how your experience relates to this position. Deadline to apply is June 29th, 2022. 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.